If you’re living on the Chinese land by luck, you can pre-order the not-yet-announced HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook. HP China has listed numerous configurations of the Envy 4, and we tried to make what we could to read the specs and the product description via Google translate.
These are the specs of the high-end HP Envy 4-1021tx on HP China:
Screen: 14-inches 1366 x 768 resolution with BrightView (glossy)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2467M 1.60GHz processor
Graphics: AMD Radeon the HD 7670M (2 GB DDR3 dedicated graphics memory)
Chipset: Intel HM77 Express
Weight: 3.85 lbs (1.75kg)
Dimensions: 13.38” x 9.28” x 0.78” (34 x 23.58 x 1.98 cm)
Memory: 4GB RAM (2 slots available for max of 8GB)
Storage: 500GB SATA HD (5400RPM)
Ports: 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, RJ45 port, a microphone input port, 1 headphone output port (stereo), SD card reader
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth
Audio: 2 Beats Audio built-in speakers
Color: Natural silver metal keyboard tray
Battery Life: up to 8-hours with 4-cell battery
Price: 6,299 Chinese yuan = $999 US dollars
Contrary to the before-leaked ENVY 4 and ENVY 6 documents, the case for the ENVY 4-1021tx is silver, not black, although another model ENVY 4-1006tx on HP China does have a black color so we may have the option to choose between silver and black.
HP describes the Envy 4 as an Ultrabook and a “Sleekbook”, which we are not sure what category Sleekbook fits in precisely. We can assume that it could be another term in Asia regarding Ultrabooks, or it is an unannounced HP advertising motto. In comes at 3.85lbs weight and a 0.78” width. It may be a bit too much for an Ultrabook, but as the Ultrabook category continues to extend, it fits in between the lines well.
Even though it seems the big story on the ENVY 4 is its price, HP China has placed an Intel Core i3 powered ENVY 4 for the price of 5,499 Chinese yuan, which converts to $871 U.S. dollars. If these same prices hold on the U.S market, it would indicate that HP is going for lower prices to get more of the Ultrabook market share. It may be that HP is going for the same budget-oriented Ultrabook market since the Lenovo announcement of the $699 IdeaPad U310 and U410.
However, at this price point, it seems HP has switched to a 5400RPM HD rather than an SSD, which is the case with most Ultrabooks. It is exciting to see an AMD 7670M graphics card rather than a standard Intel integrated graphics, which means HP is not coming out cheap on us.
And as for the HP ENVY 6, we will keep our eyes open and be ready to inform you.