The HP Envy 4 Ultrabook is one of the most stylish Ultrabooks out there. It's unique style consists of a lid and interior done up in sleek black, brushed aluminum, and if you flip it over, its base has a vivid soft-touch red finish. Not only does it look good, it's also powerful enough to get some serious work (or casual gaming) done. It's packing an Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz) processor, discrete AMD Radeon HD 7670M GPU, 8GB RAM and a 500GB HDD with 32GB SSD cache. Music lovers should should definitely give this one a closer look as, on top of its Beats Audio, it's also the only Ultrabook out there with an on-board subwoofer.
The HP Touchsmart 520 may not look like much, but it's definitely ready for Windows 8. For a very reasonable price, this 23-inch Full HD all-in-one PC has a responsive multitouch screen, either a 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3450S (2.8GHz) processor or a 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3770S (3.1GHz) processor, 6GB RAM, and a 1TB HDD. The i5 version comes equipped with an AMD Radeon HD 7450A, while the i-7 is armed with an NVIDIA Geforce GT 540M.
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If durability and build-quality are important to you, there's no better Ultrabook than Lenovo's latest Thinkpad, the X1 Carbon, which is fully constructed from carbon fiber. Not only durable, carbon fiber is also known for its lightweight properties, and the X1 Carbon is no exception; in fact, at 1.36kg it's likely to be the thinnest and lightest 14-inch notebook on the show floor. Specs on the X1 carbon include a low-voltage Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz) processor, 14-inch 1600 x 900 resolution display, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. It is available in Singapore for the first time at Comex 2012.
Just in time for Windows 8, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 boasts a gorgeous 23-inch multi-touch full HD screen, and combines sleek looks with moderate performance that should be adequate for most multimedia needs. Behind the glass you get a 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3450s (2.8GHz) processor, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA Geforce GT 615M and 1TB HDD. It also includes a variety of fun touch-enabled games (like Air Hockey and the ubiquitous Angry Birds) pre-installed.
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