HP’s new ultrabook and sleekbook lineup doesn’t stop at the 14 inch screen. The company also has a new model with a 15.6 inch display. It’s available today with an Intel Core processor for $800 and up.
And AMD-powered sleekbook model should be available soon for prices starting at $600.
The largest notebook in the new HP Envy ultrabook/sleekbook lineup is also the heaviest. The 15.6 inch model tips the scales at 4.5 pounds and measures about 0.78 inches thick — but HP assures me it still technically falls within Intel’s guidelines for ultrabooks.
Like the 14 inch model, HP will offer two models of this 15.6 inch notebook. There will an ultrabook version with an Intel Core family processor and an HP Sleekbook model with an AMD processor.
The case design, weight, and other features remain the same no matter which model you choose.
Aside from the extra size and weight, the 15.6 inch model is nearly identical to HP’s Envy 14 ultrabook/sleekbook. It has the same sized keyboard, a similar 1366 x 768 pixel glossy display, and comes with a range of hard drive and solid state disk options.
HP did take advantage of the extra space in the larger laptop to offer a higher capacity battery. The company says you should get about 9 hours of battery life from the 15.6 inch model, compared with 8 hours for the 14 inch version.