HP's new PCs embrace an up to date convertible, a skinny-and-mild and a few all-one-ones
Of all the merchandise HP is saying this morning, its Floor Professional competitor is more likely to get probably the most consideration. That stated, the corporate’s new line of PCs does not finish there. HP is making some minor tweaks to its premium Spectre x360 convertible, which we appreciated very a lot the primary time round. For these with easier tastes, the agency unveiled a brand new skinny and lightweight pocket book that retains its weight (and waistline) down by forgoing a touchscreen and sticking with a primary clamshell design. And, finishing the gamut, HP additionally launched some new all-in-one desktops.
Beginning with that skinny-and-mild, the Envy thirteen weighs in at 2.eight kilos and measures a slim 12.95mm (zero.fifty one inch) thick, all whereas packing full-fledged sixth-gen Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors (none of this watered-down Core M enterprise). It additionally guarantees as much as 10 hours of battery life, which, if correct, can be spectacular for a laptop computer this skinny. Moreover, the metallic chassis has a rounded hinge that lifts the machine off the bottom when the lid is open — a design contact that is not simply fairly, however also needs to assist hold the underside aspect cool. Different perks embrace Bang & Olufsen audio and a fingerprint reader that permits customers to reap the benefits of Microsoft’s Home windows Hey biometric login. That may’t be stated of all new notebooks — heck, even HP has some new fashions that do not make the minimize for Hey. The primary commerce-off, as I discussed, is that the display is a non-contact panel — with a thick bezel to go together with it. Anticipate the Envy thirteen to ship on October 18th for $850 and up.
As for the x360, it seems to be the identical as ever, with a three.2-pound, CNC-machined aluminum physique and a 360-diploma hinge that permits the thirteen.three-inch touchscreen to fold again into pill mode. Underneath the hood, nevertheless, HP has upgraded to sixth-gen Core processors. Thanks partially to these new CPUs, battery life is now rated between thirteen and 15 hours, up from 12.5 within the unique. Why the 2-hour vary, you ask? It appears HP padded its estimates to account for whether or not the system has an i5 or 7 processor, and both a Full HD or Quad HD show. As well as, the x360 is now obtainable in a particular Bang & Olufsen version (pictured above), with an “Ash Silver” colour that to my eyes seems like darkish a metallic brown-grey with gold accents. The refreshed model begins at $900, the identical worth as earlier than, although the Ash Silver model will begin at $1,300 when it arrives on November eighth.
Lastly, HP additionally trotted our three new desktops, together with two plainer ones and one with a curved show. The curved mannequin, aptly referred to as the Envy Curved All-in-One, has a 34-inch, three,440 x 1,440 panel with a 21:9 facet ratio and a tilting hinge that permits the display to dip 25 levels. The display can also be Technicolor-licensed, promising excessive shade constancy. Underneath the hood, it runs sixth-gen Core i5 or i7 processors with both 8GB or 16GB of RAM and an elective NVIDIA GTX 960A graphics card. Storage choices embrace a 128GB strong-state drive, as much as a 2TB HDD or a hybrid disk. For the cash, it additionally has six Bang & Olufsen audio system and a RealSense digital camera setup that, like a few of HP’s different PCs, permits the consumer to log in by way of Home windows Whats up — this time via facial recognition. It lands on November eighth beginning at $1,800, making it far costlier than the opposite two desktops HP introduced.
Talking of the type, the brand new Envy all-in-one is available in 23.eight- and 27-inch display sizes, with a flat display that may be configured with both Full HD or Quad HD decision. Aside from having a extra conventional display, the specs are considerably just like the curved mannequin, in that you simply get a sixth-gen Core processor; as much as 16GB of reminiscence; your selection of an SSD, HDD or hybrid disk; a Technicolor-licensed display; and Bang & Olufsen audio, albeit with 4 audio system right here as an alternative of six. Search for them on November 1st, beginning at $1,000 for the Envy 24 and $1,200 for the 27.
- Key specs
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- Sort Ultraportable
- Display measurement thirteen.1 inches
- Display decision 1366 x 768
- Bundled OS Home windows (7)
- Processor velocity 1.86 GHz
- System RAM 3072 MB
- Dimensions zero.eight x 12.fifty nine x eight.forty six in
- Weight 5.07 lb