HP have pulled a surprising laptop out of the bag today, announcing the launch of the HP Envy17 Leap Motion Special Edition with Leap Motion gesture controls built-in.
Rather than using a separate external unit, HP’s machine is the first to integrate the sensor into the laptop body, right beside the track pad. This will let you interact with the machine through waves and gestures, potentially leading to total hands-free control of the laptop.
More standard features include a 17.3 inch full HD display, Haswell-generation Intel processors and discrete NVIDIA graphics, as well as a backlit keyboard, Beats audio and over 100 Leap Motion Airspace Store apps.
Alongside the Leap Motion machine, HP have also introduced a new tablet-cum-laptop Windows 8 convertible, the HP Spectre13 x2.
A 13-inch machine, it comes with a keyboard dock and detachable display, powered by Intel Core i3 or i5 processors and remaining silent and fanless in operation. 8GB of RAM is in use, with a choice of either 64GB or 128GB SSD storage.
On sale from November, both start at £1,000.