"HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook is an all-new touch-screen Windows 8 machine"
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HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook is an all-new touch-screen Windows 8 machine
-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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