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HP poor man’s Ultrabook on sale for £549, with up to £150 cashback & £200 reward pack

Take an Intel-based Ultrabook, rip apart its CPU and replace it with an AMD APU and you have a Sleekbook. This is, in essence, what HP did with its Envy 6 range.

Currys sells both the Envy 6 Ultrabook for £599.99 and the Envy 6 Sleekbook for £51 less. Both share the same chassis and the bulk of the component list; a 500GB SATA 5400 RPM hard drive, GbE, three USB ports, a card reader, a 15.6in display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI port, beats Audio with two speakers and a triple bass reflex subwoofer, a 2-megapixel webcam, HP’s Imagepad and a full size island-style Keyboard and a four-cell battery that can power the laptops for up to eight hours.

Both weigh the same (2.15kg) and run Windows 7 home Premium 64-bit. Intel’s Ultrabook comes with an Ivy Bridge-baed Core i5-3317U processor clocked at 1.7GHz with a 2.4GHz TurboBoost and 3MB L3 cache, Intel HD4000 graphics, WiDi and an additional 32GB mSATA SSD.

The AMD model comes with a dual-core A6-4455M processor clocked at 2.1GHz with a 2.6GHz TurboBoost and 1MB L2 cache, an AMD Radeon HD 7500G GPU and 6GB of RAM (up from Intel’s 4GB).

You can get up to £150 cashback when you trade in an old but fully functional laptop and you can still grab that £200 goodies pack until 12 September.

Source: HP Ultrabook and HP Sleekbook