HP unveils $300 Pavilion X2 hybrid and new Envy laptops
HP’s acquired refreshed laptops for price range consumers and people on the lookout for one thing a bit extra premium. The corporate simply introduced its newest Pavilion X2 hybrid laptop computer, which includes a 10-inch removable display and an Atom Bay Path processor for simply $300. The large change this yr is a brand new magnetic latch which shortly connects the X2’s display and keyboard, and in addition enables you to simply reorient the laptop computer in several orientations. Additionally introduced was the brand new 15.6 and 17.three-inch Envy laptops sporting the newest Intel and AMD processors and double the battery life from final yr. The smaller mannequin will run you $630 for the AMD chip or $800 for the Intel one, whereas the 17.three-inch begins at $1,000. (HP additionally introduced a 14-inch Envy that will not make it to the U.S.)
Amongst these new units, the Pavilion X2 appears extra intriguing. Positive, its quad-core Atom processor in all probability will not pack punch, however at $300 it is a whole lot for a totally removable Home windows laptop computer. The X2’s display weighs simply 1.29 kilos by itself — connect the display and it jumps to 2.forty eight kilos. It makes use of USB-C for charging, and it comes with 32GB of storage by default (it’s also possible to shell out a bit extra for 64GB). HP additionally claims it lasts virtually eleven hours whereas enjoying 1080p video.
The brand new Envy laptops, however, are just about what you’d anticipate. They’re highly effective mainstream tablets meant for consumers who do not need to shell out for fancy ultraportables. The 15-inch mannequin weighs 5 kilos (half a pound lighter than its predecessor), which is not precisely moveable. And good luck lugging the 6.2-pound 17-inch mannequin round. Nonetheless, the battery life enhancements are spectacular: the 15-inch mannequin lasts for 9.5 hours with an Intel chip and seven.5 hours with an AMD processor, whereas the large model will get as much as 10 hours.