HP has updated its PC lineup with bumped up specs and slimmer designs. HP’s Envy 13 laptop and Spectre x360 laptops will now be available with the seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, while its 27-inch Envy all-in-one PC comes with redesigned speakers and a thinner display.
The HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop now comes with a micro-edge bezel design, which removes the large bezels from its previous iteration. The display retains the 13.3-inch screen size as well as the touchscreen feature, but the highest screen resolution available is at 1080p full HD. The new Spectre x360 is also thinner at 13.7 millimeters from 16 millimeters and now weighs 2.85 pound down from 3.17 pounds, according to PCWorld.
The new Spectre x360 also comes with two USB Type-C ports that come with Thunderbolt 3 support and a new webcam with 12 percent wider field of view plus an infrared sensor for Windows Hello. The convertible laptop can be configured to have up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage, according to The Verge.
One of the best things about this refresh is that it comes with a bigger battery which can now last up to 15 hours on a single charge. The battery can also be charged up to 90 percent in just 90 minutes. The new Spectre x360 will sell for a starting price of $1,159.
The HP Envy 13, on the other hand, isn’t as slim as the Spectre x360, but it’s a bit more affordable with a starting price of $849. The new Envy 13 is configurable with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.
HP says that this model also has a battery that’s 28 percent larger than its predecessor, making it last up to 14 hours on a single charge. The one thing that the Envy 13 that’s better than the Spectre x360 is that consumers have the choice of getting a full HD 1080 display or a quad-HD 1440p display.
Lastly, the new 27-inch HP Envy all-in-one comes with a quad HD IPS touchscreen. HP says that it will also be releasing a 4K version at a later date. HP has refreshed the AIO by also adding a new four-speaker system sound bar on its base, while the display itself is suspended from the base to give it a “floating” design.
Like the new laptops, the new Envy AIO will be available in Core i5 and Core i7 configurations. There’s an optional Nvidia GTX950 GPU as well, according to Engadget. The new HP AIO will be available with a starting price of $1,249. All of the refreshed HP computers will be available to buy later this month.
“Premium customers have high expectations around device performance and quality for consuming media and productivity whether at home, work or on the go,” HP's VP of Consumer Personal System Kevin Frost said.
“We are strengthening our leadership in premium with our redesigned PC portfolio to deliver big power in thin and light designs to be even more portable and revolutionize our all-in-one to bring amazing sound into the home.”