PC Show 2012 - Notebooks, PC Systems, Networking & PC Accessories Buying Guide

Notebooks and Desktops - HP & Lenovo

HP (Level 4, Hall 401)



HP Envy 4 Ultrabook

This very affordable 14-inch 1366x769 display Ultrabook from HP comes equipped with a 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U Processor (1.7GHz), 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD and 32GB SSD. For your entertainment needs, it boasts a discrete AMD Radeon HD 7670M GPU and is the first Ultrabook to feature a built-in subwoofer. As with all HP Envy machines, it comes loaded with Beats technology for a better audio experience. 

  • PC Show Price: $1,299
  • Promotion: Free HP wireless mouse X3000, multimedia speakers, Trend Micro Internet Security, HP carrying case, 1 year Smart Care Service Care


HP Touchsmart 620

It's hard to build yourself a machine that has multi-touch. So why not just get one that already has multi-touch built in? THe 23-inch, Full HD, HP Touchsmart 620 is built to bring a fun multi-touch experience into your home. Although it doesn't have the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processor, it's still eligible for the Windows 8 upgrade, which means you'll be ready to take advantage of the touch experience that Windows 8 is optimized for. It's got a Core i7 (3.4GHz) processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB storage, and discrete (AMD Radeon HD 6670A) graphics.

  • PC Show Price: $2,299
  • Promotion: Buy an Xbox console ($339), HP Deskjet 3070A ($149) for $99, and a Beats Audio Solo headphones ($420) for $299


Click here for HP notebooks & desktops brochures.


Lenovo (Level 3, 4, Booth 314, Hall 401, 402, 403)


Lenovo Ideapad U310

Technology is no longer for the geeky. It's now gotten to a point where mainstream devices can't just perform well -- they've got to look good too. That's the rationale behind the introduction of the full aluminum, 13.3-inch Lenovo Ideapad U310 Ultrabook. These slim yet affordable notebooks comes in 3 different colors, and are updated with Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors. There's a standard 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hybrid drive (32GB SSD cache), and it runs on the integrated graphics (Intel HD 4000) found on its Core i5 (1.7GHz) processor.

  • PC Show Price: $1,299
  • Usual Price: $1,499
  • Promotion: Free McAfee Anti-Virus, Lenovo sleeve, HDMI to VGA converter, 2nd year carry-in warranty


Lenovo Ideacentre A720

One of the best deals in the PC Show is the fact that you can get an upgrade to Windows 8 for less than $20. And one of the best ways you can take advantage of that, is to get yourself a multi-touch enabled PC -- the Lenovo Ideacentre A720. The reason why this machine is so thin (Lenovo claims it's the thinnest 27-inch AIO on the planet) is because it uses notebook guts. However, its quad-core Ivy Bridge i7 processor is more than enough to handle anything you throw at it. There's also an NVIDIA Geforce GT630M  (2GB) to make sure that you can also play games (low settings) with it. This machine also has an adjustable hinge that puts it down flat -- useful for when you're taking advantage of its 10-point multi-touch for some family fun.

  • PC Show Price: $2,699
  • Usual Price: $2,999
  • Promotion: Free McAfee Anti-Virus Plus, 3rd year carry-in warranty


Click here for Lenovo notebooks & desktops brochures.
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