Chromebooks have arrived in Singapore and for some reasons, they are only on sale at Courts and not elsewhere like Challenger, Harvey Norman or Best Denki. I guess Courts got the exclusivity rights for the time being.
Before I start this review on the HP Envy 4, I would like to highlight that there are 2 models to the HP Envy 4 and they are quite different. The model I am reviewing is the HP Envy 4 (1035TX) which is an Ultrabook, while the entry level HP Envy 4 (1026TU) is what HP call them the Sleekbook. The HP Envy 4 Ultrabook (1035TX) is retailing for S$1,299 while the HP Envy 4 Sleekbook (1026TU) is retailing for S$1,099.
The price different of S$200, gets you 8GB of RAM, a dedicated graphics card (AMD Radeon HD 7670M) and 32GB SLC mSATA SSD. It is that 32GB SLC mSATA SSD together with Intel Smart Response & Rapid Start Technology that differentiate the laptop from a Sleebook to an Ultrabook.
Had a chance to play with the HP Folio 13 for about a week and it was my first time playing with a Windows-based UltraBook. And I was pretty impressed. Normally when I get friends or family members who asked me to recommend an alternative to MacBook Air for Windows, I would always just ask them to buy MacBook Air and install Windows in it via BootCamp
But now, I have an alternative UltraBook to recommend to them which is the HP Folio 13. It is retailing for S$1,499 which is pretty affordable and very competitive to the 13″ MacBook Air which similar specifications is retailing for S$1,688.
At HP Booth 8428 â HP Direct Counter Only
The 16GB and 32GB HP TouchPads will be available for S$118 (S$126 with GST) and S$188 (S$201 with GST) per unit respectively during the first two days of COMEX 2011 (1-2 September 2011). 100 units of the 16GB and 32GB versions each will be available each day and this purchase is limited to one unit per person, regardless of whether itâs 16GB or 32GB. The mode of purchase is cash and carry only, no credit cards or NETs. This is non-refundable and non-returnable.
These units will be available at HP booth 8428 (specifically the HP Direct counter), Hall 402/403.
Â At HP Booths (8150, 8245, 8428)
You will also be able to purchase a HP TouchPad 16GB and HP TouchPad 32GB for S$49 (with GST) and S$119 (with GST) respectively with any purchase of a HP TouchSmart610 -1138d, 1178d, 1188d; and HP Pavilion dv4-3020TX, HP Pavilion dv6-6144TX, dv6-6105TX and dv6-6106TX.
Your purchase-with-purchase HP TouchPad will be available at RewardsLINK, first come first serve, while stocks last.
3 Temasek Boulevard #02-163
Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Monday â Sunday, 11.00am â 7.00pm
Eve of Xâmas /New Year/CNY: 11.00am â 3.00pm
Closed on Xâmas, New Year and CNY
Li Xiang and I was invited to the HP’s Everybody On Blogger event located at The Gallery in Hyatt Hotel on Tuesday where they showcase to us 5 new consumers products:
Everybody On is HP’s new marketing campaign. This new campaign is the next chapter of HP’s marketing vision, spanning music, fashion, community activism, business and is supported by an integrated marketing campaign featuring print, broadcast, online and social media, and builds on the highly acclaimed “The Computer is Personal Again” campaign.
I was invited for HP Singapore 40th Anniversary at Dempsey The House last Friday. Didn’t take pictures as I left my camera at home, but you can check out Joe’s Blog for pictures! And the food there is fantastic. The part is hosted by Muttons from 987FM and they are awesomely funny!
To celebrate HP Singapore 40th Anniversary, there is 40 Days of Christmas with HP. From 22nd November 2010 through to 31st December 2010, HP will be giving Christmas shoppers 40 days of great offers.