HP is clearly taking a page out of Apple’s playbook. Its quite a well known fact that some of the Envy Laptops produced by HP have an intense Apple MacBook Pro influence. Now that the extremely touch-friendly Windows 8 is coming, HP is taking a page out of the iMac line of AiOs with its latest Spectre line of AiOs. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 30,000 for multitasking to buy in October 2021
The top of the line model, the Spectre One features a 23-inch panel, measuring 11.5mm, but it drops the touch screen seen in the TouchSmart line of AiOs produced by HP. Instead, like the iMac it features a trackpad that supports Windows 8 gestures. Other features include, the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors, 6GB of RAM, 750GB or 1TB of HDD space, Beats Audio, NFC and a HP TrueVision web camera. Also Read - Best laptops to buy under Rs 50000 in India: Dell Inspiron 5578, Acer Aspire E, and more
As of now the release for the US market stands for November 14 with a pricing of $1,299, though no Indian release has been announced. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 30,000 to buy for daily usage in October 2021
Besides this, HP has launched two TouchSmart AiOs that come with touch displays with support for Windows 8 gestures, the latest Intel Ivy Bridge silicon and come in 20-inch and 23-inch display sizes. Both models will cost $849 and $1,099 respectively and both these be available on October 23, which is weirdly three days before Microsoft launches Windows 8. Another AiO product called the Pavilion 20 has also been announced and it will also be Windows 8 compliant and it is being billed as an entry-level AiO offering at $499.
Again all these computers have only a US release date, so there is no information regarding an Indian release.