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CES 2013: HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook is an all-new touch-screen Windows 8 machine

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CES 2013: HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook is an all-new touch-screen Windows 8 machine

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Windows 8 is built for touch screens, so we take a look at HP's fresh-from-the-oven Touchsmart laptop. Can it win our hearts?

-Hello, I'm Luke Westaway for CNET here at CES 2013. I'm hanging out with the HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook. It is a Windows 8 laptop with a touchscreen, oh la la. So, the screen is the most interesting thing about this. So, let's start by taking a look at that. As much as 15.6 inches on the diagonal and has a standard resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's not a mind-blowingly high pixel count, but it looks pretty good from what I can see. My only real concern on first impression is that the viewing angle seems a little shallow. If I tilt the screen just a little bit upward/down, I start to lose color. It feels reasonably light. The design is very plasticky, which could prove divisive, but I personally quite like the sparkly black effect on the wrist rest. There's a number pad on the keyboard, which is handy if you're the kind of person who uses that thing. And HP has decided to use separate click buttons [unk] integrating them as it usually does, which personally for me is a welcomed change. Ports wise, you've got all the usual suspects. There's 2 USB 3 ports and USB 2 port. There's an HDMI socket. You've got Ethernet, SD card reader as well. You can have up to 1 terabyte of storage and up to 8 gigabytes of RAM. As for the processor, these machines contain an AMD A-Series APU. That's a bit like a combined CPU and a graphics processor. And HP reckons that you'll get similar kind of performance to a laptop that has an entry-level discrete graphics chip. It's coming up on January 3rd. If you don't really want the touchscreen, then there is a non-touch version available and that's coming out in the middle of January. It's gonna start at $650, so it's a kinda mid-ranged price sort of machine. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET, and this is the HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook.

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