HP announced a range of new premium products, among these is a redesigned Spectre x360 convertible notebook. HP redesigned its Spectre x360 13, and it is now lighter and thinner than last years model. Last years Envy 13 laptops was said to be the thinnest and lightest yet, but the company appears to have reversed course on that distinction with a slightly thicker and heavier Envy 13 for 2016. Weighing it at 2.85 lbs and sporting a 13.8mm profile, the new device also features the latest 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i5 and i7 U-series processors, offers longer battery life and is available with up to 16GB of memory and a 1TB PCIe SSD. It starts at $1,050 which is $150 more than the base price of the previous version.
Unlike the previous version which featured two speakers, HP upgraded the audio of it’s new laptop with four speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen. Battery life for the Spectre x360 13 has also improved, with the new model supporting up to 15 hours of runtime 25 percent more than the original version. Mike Nash, vice president of customer experience and portfolio strategy at HP, you can get 90 percent of a full charge in 90 minutes.
Although the HP Spectre x360 lacks an HDMI, DisplayPort, and mini DisplayPort interface, but the two USB Type-C ports support Thunderbolt 3 data speeds (40 Gb/s) in addition to DisplayPort 1.2 functionality, which allows you to connect an external display using the next-gen interface. The device also features support for the Windows Hello authentication through face recognition.
In addition to the new Spectre x360, HP also introduced a 13.3-inch Envy laptop, a 27-inch Envy all-in-one PC (Envy AIO 27), and a 27-inch 4K Envy display.
The Envy AIO 27 features a 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7, up to 16GB of memory, up to a 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD combo. Also it features an optional Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 4GB graphics card, giving the device increased GPU horsepower over the stock Intel HD 620 graphics, which comes in handy with the QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS touchscreen display.
The 4K 60Hz IPS display comes with AMD FreeSync support and 99% sRGB color accuracy. The display features HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and USB-C connectivity, and it can power a device via the USB-C interface with up to 60 watts of power.
|HP Product||Envy 13 Laptop||Envy AIO 27||Spectre x360 13|
|Processor||Up to 7thGeneration (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i7||Up to 6thGeneration (Skylake) Intel Core i7||Up to 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i7|
|Memory||Up to 16GB||Up to 16GB||Up to 16GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD 620||Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 4GB GDDR5||Intel HD 620|
|Display||FHD (1920 x 1080), QHD (2560 x 1440), UHD (3840 x 2160)||QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS||13.3” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touchscreen|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD||Up to 256GB SSD, Up to 2TB HDD||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD|
|Networking||Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi w/Bluetooth||Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi w/ Bluetooth||Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi w/Bluetooth|
|Ports||USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (5 Gb/s), USB 3.1 Type-A, Headphone Out/Mic-In, Micro SD Card Reader||USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt, Display Out, Power), USB 3.0 x 4, HDMI (In), Headphone-Out/Mic-In, 3-in-1 Card Reader||USB 3.1 Type-C x2 (Thunderbolt 3, Display Out, Power), USB 3.1 Type-A, Headphone-Out/Mic-In|
|Display Output||HDMI||HDMI, USB Type-C||USB-C x2 (DisplayPort 1.2)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||9.8 x 12.83 x 0.55 inches||24.21 x 7.48 x 17.98 inches||8.58 x 12.03 x 0.54 inches|
|Weight||3.15 lbs.||24.25 lbs.||2.85 lbs.|
HP didn’t say if it would come up with a refreshed version of the 15.6-inch version. HP Spectre x360 is available from HP or at Best Buy starting at $1,050. The Envy 13 laptop and AIO 27 will come up later this month starting at $850 and $1,300 and the HP Envy 27-inch display will arrive on December 4 starting at $500.
Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by William “Bill” Redington Hewlett and David “Dave” Packard starting with a line of electronic test equipment. HP was the world’s leading PC manufacturer from 2007 to Q2 2013, after which Lenovo remained ranked ahead of HP. Major product lines included personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products.