HP launches cheap Windows 8 laptop

The Pavilion DM1-4341sa is being sold for £279, but becomes the cheapest machine offering the latest operating system should people use a special code to receive a 12 per cent discount, IT Pro Portal reports.
In addition, purchasers can also get hold of a printer and the Deskjet 3000 at little extra cost.
The Pavilion boasts a dual-core AMD E2-1800 processor with 1.7 GHz and 1 MB L2 cache, as well as a 320 GB hard disk drive and 4 GB of RAM.
Users are likely to be attracted by the computer’s 11.6-inch BrightView LED-backlit display, in addition to its high-definition webcam and Wi-Fi offerings.
From an aesthetic point of view, buyers may be impressed by the machine’s “superfine, smooth finish” that is provided through HP’s soft-touch imprint technology, while the laptop comes in ash black and includes a pinwheel pattern.
Other features of the Pavilion DM1-4341sa include Beats Audio technology, a six-cell battery, Bluetooth, a keyboard in an island-style, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, as well as HDMI connectors.