HP Envy 4-1101ea Windows 8 Ultrabook on preorder for £700

Windows 8 launches at midnight tonight and the HP Envy 4-1101ea is likely to get heads turning thanks to its design when store doors open.

This Ultrabook, which is on sale at Currys for £700, comes with an Intel Core i5-3317U processor which is clocked at 1.7GHz (with a 2.6GHz Turbo Boost speed) and comes with 3MB cache.

It has 8GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, a 14in 1,366 x 768 Brightview LED display, a 32GB SSD and a 500GB hard drive, three USB ports, a card reader, Windows 8, HDMI, a big touch pad, Beats Audio with two speakers and HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer, island style keyboard, a 4-cell battery that can power the laptop for up to 7.5 hours, HP Protect Smart (anti-shock system) and CoolSense technology, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

As expected, there are a number of applications installed already, like Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update), Beats Audio with SRS 3D, HP Connected Music powered by Universal Music Group, HP Connected Photo, HP Coolsense and HP ProtectSmart.

The HP Envy 4 is only 19mm thick and weighs a mere 1.8kg, which is average for entry level Ultrabooks.