HP Inc. unveils holiday PC line-up

HP Inc. has announced its latest generation of consumer PC’s for the 2016 holiday season. With a focus on features such as being thinner and lighter with better battery life, the HP 2016 line-up is as follows.


HP Spectre x360

HP has taken the 2-in-1 PC Spectre brand and doubled down on making it sleeker, while adding extra battery life in the process. A new micro-edge display bezel design reduces the the overall footprint of the device compared to the previous generation by eliminating nearly 10mm from each side of the screen. Topped with a new hinge design, the Spectre x360 is 2mm thinner at 13.8mm and lighter at 2.85lbs compared to the 3.2lbs of its predecessor.

Powered by the latest seventh generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, the Spectre x360 boasts 25 per cent more battery life with up to 15 hours, and up to 1TB of internal storage. Additionally, it now uses four speakers instead of two to increase audio quality, has two USB-C ports, and uses HP Fast Charge allowing for 90 per cent recharges in 90 minutes.

The HP Spectre x360 is available for a starting price of $1,049.99 USD.


HP Envy 13 Laptop

At 14mm and 3.15lbs, the HP Envy 13 laptop is slightly larger that the previous iteration. In exchange however, it now uses a larger battery allowing for four more hours up to 14, and is powered by seventh generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with up to 16GB of RAM, as well as up to 1TB of internal storage.

Customers have the option of choosing between an FHD panel or a QHD+ display option that would add touch compatibility with the Envy 13. It also includes a backlit keyboard, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB-C port, dual firing speakers, and HP Fast Charge.

The HP Envy 13 Laptop releases October 26, and starts at $829.99 USD.


HP Envy AIO 27

The HP Envy All-In-One 27 has moved all power to the base of the display to make it more accessible. This has reduced display thickness by 44 per cent for a 15mm thin, 27in diagonal QHD display that includes a sound bar with four speakers in order to provide theatre-like sound quality. The sound bar includes an audio dial that allows for touch control.

Processing options include sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 quad-core desktop processors. Additionally, the AIO 27 features optional Nvidia GTX 950M graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 video for 3D gaming, hybrid storage options at either 256GB or 2TB, USB-C port, HDMI-out and HDMI-in ports.

The AIO 27 is also HP’s first all-in-one to support low blue light mode for improved eye comfort in addition to its 3.6 million pixel screen resolution with Technicolor Color Certification. For security concerns, the AIO 27 features a HP privacy camera with IR support and a microphone that is hidden when not in use.

The HP Envy AIO 27 releases in late October, and starts at $1,299.99 USD


HP Envy 27 Display

The HP Envy 27 Display stands upon a thin aluminum stand and features a 27in diagonal 4K IPS panel with micro-edge bezel. It is 4K compatible, as supports an AMD FreeSyncTM to reduce image tears and stutters. Ports include Display PortTM, HDMI, and USB-C that can charge your PC or mobile device.

The HP Envy 27 Display releases December 4, and starts at $499.99 USD.

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