HP’s 2012 Ultrabooks aim to make others envious

While we haven’t seen much from HP in regards to Ultrabooks, the company looks set to change that in 2012 with the unveiling of a new breed of laptops designed to be thin, light, and packed with features.

Shown for the first time this year, HP is adding more products to its current single Ultrabook lineup found in the recently reviewed HP Folio 13.

The new products shown this week include the HP Envy Spectre XT, HP Envy Ultrabook, and HP Envy Sleekbook computers.

Out of these, the Spectre XT is the one likely to turn heads, as it features an all-metal design and a thickness of 14.5mm. HP is packing the technology in with the Spectre, featuring a 13.3 inch HD screen, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, HDMI, Beats Audio, up to 256GB of solid-state storage, and the latest Intel Core processors, which means we should see Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge chips making an appearance.

Next up is the HP Envy Ultrabook, a computer that is – as you can probably guess – an Ultrabook. Two models will be available with a 14 and a 15.6 inch version available and featuring Intel Core processors. Solid state storage is part of the package, as is a battery life of up to nine hours.

A new type of computer will also be coming from HP, with the Sleekbook, a thin and light computer that doesn’t have to adhere to Intel’s “Ultrabook” standard and can use either Intel or AMD processors.

Right now, HP’s Australian arm doesn’t have any information on pricing or availability, but we should have details in the next few weeks.

HP's new Spectre XT is designed to be thin, light, and kinda sexy.