Ultrabooks improve by the day. HP's latest Envy Leap Motion challenges products like MacBook Pro especially with their latest sensors and apps. Now, people can control their programs or interface elements just by waving over the notebook. MacBook Pro, on the other hand, features better display through the Retina Display technology. Which ultrabook should people go for?
HP Envy Leap Motion
Interest over Leap Motion has been building for several weeks now. The technology is a tiny device that allows people to control their computers through gestures. Announced in 2012, HP is leading the pack in incorporating it in their latest ultrabook.
The company has started providing the hands-on free interface starting at $80 through an external controller. This time, HP wants system builders to integrate the sensors into laptops. Asus previously claimed they will be offering a similar interface but HP beat them this time. Leap Motion found its way first through HP Envy.
The Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition allows people to manage apps just by waving their hands. Users can also control gaming by just waving over the sensor. There are still mixed views about the Leap Motion in HP's Envy.
Other features include 17.3-inch 1080p touch screen display, Haswell Core i7, Nvidia Graphics, 1TB hard drive and 8GB RAM. The Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition starts at $1,049. Preorder begins on October 16.
MacBook Pro 2013
There are several reasons why people are anticipating the next MacBook Pro. These include Haswell processors, 802.11ac WiFi, PCIe storage and Thunderbolt 2. People expect the MacBook Pro series to receive Haswell chips just like the MacBook Airs. This chipset can improve battery by almost 70% to 80%. Battery life can extend more than 12 hours with this improvement.
As for WiFi, MacBook Airs received 802.11ac WiFi configurations offering better connectivity and faster performance. A PCIe storage, on the other hand, ensures faster performance and better storage capabilities. If the reports are right then Thunderbolt 2 will also be included in the lineup.
A number of sources claim that Apple may release the latest MacBook Pro lineup this coming October. This will coincide with the release of their new iPads. The tech giant has yet to make an official announcement.
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