As promised, HP is starting to offer thin and light laptops that look like ultrabooks, but are instead “sleekbooks.” The only real difference is that sleekbooks feature AMD processors, since Intel owns the trademark on the word “ultrabook.”

Oh yeah, Sleekbooks are also cheaper.

The HP Envy 6-1010us Sleekbook with an AMD A6-4455M processor has costs $699.99. Meanwhile the HP Envy 6t-1000 Ultrabook with an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU starts at $799.99.

Update: HP is now offering a configurable model called the HP Envy 6z-1000 with a starting price of $599.99.

HP Envy 6 Sleekbook

Both pre-configured laptops feature 15.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drives, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI, and audio jacks. They also each feature 4 cell batteries, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet.

Each laptop measures just 0.78 inches thick — but the Intel model is a little heavier at 4.75 pounds. The Sleekbook version weighs 4.53 pounds.

The AMD model has Radeon HD graphics, while the Intel model comes with Intel HD graphics — or an optional AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card.

The ultrabook model also has a 32GB solid state disk for cache.

Update: You can configure the HP Envy 6z-1000 with a choice of dual core quad-core AMD processors, up to 8GB of memory, and up to 500GB of disk space.

via Ultrabook News

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12 replies on “HP Envy 6 Sleekbook with AMD now available for $600”

  1. HP has updated their webshop today and added the fully cutomizabel Sleekbook 6z-1000!
    Not only that, but, compared to the pre configured 6t-1010, it has also
    received a $100 price cut. And if that wasn`t enough, for only $50
    extra you can now get this with the quad core, 25W A10!

    https://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/B2S72AV;pgid=tLpw5OcY4U9SRpoMqAqEGhBK0000yt9TaJbl;sid=sLhiTnd8NvKSRDida1E72q5zhKSnG0Ngde1PQqTjumPv5bENPY32B9Xu?HP-ENVY-Sleekbook-6z-1000

  2. Wasn’t this supposed to be $599? With the price hike, I’d just get the Intel based version.

    1. Yep, this is the $599 model-guess the Chinese slave labour went on strike for a raise—or HP just got greedy–or both!

    2. Look at the discount options, it seems it can get as low as $599 for at least as long as HP supports those discount offers.

      1. So they increased the price of the original by $100 and came out with an even lower end version for $599. I see.

        1. Mind that the cost difference between Intel and AMD processors is only one factor for total system costs.

          The screen, casing, battery, etc still cost the same regardless. So most predicted there would only be about a $100 difference on average between Intel and AMD configured systems.

          Note that the Ivy Bridge version does start at $799.

          HP was the only one rumored to be more than the average and now it seems it’s only through their discount offerings that this is true.

          Also consider that pricing below to $499 enters the price range of AMD’s Brazos/Brazos 2.0 range products and HP does sell models like their Pavilion DM1 series with those options.

        2. Exactly. When you announce a product you give the MSRP not the limited time discount or the price of some other lower end device.

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