HP's Latest Consumer Laptop Models Include a 2-in-1

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2015-10-08 Print this article Print
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The new models include an Envy notebook, a Spectre x2 2-in-1 and a Spectre x360 Limited Edition laptop with special finishes.

Hewlett-Packard has added three new consumer laptops to its broad lineup, all featuring Windows 10 and a wide range of configuration options for buyers.

The new machines, which were unveiled Oct. 8, include the 13.3-inch Envy 13 notebook, the Spectre x2 2-in-1 and the HP Spectre x360 Limited Edition.

Envy 13

The Envy 13 notebook, which is 0.52 inches thick, weighs under 3 pounds and has a battery life of up to 10 hours, according to HP.  

The new notebook can be configured with a choice of sixth-generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, as well as solid-state storage (SSD) storage drives of up to 512GB. The notebook ships with 8GB of memory and includes three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and an SD card reader.

The latest Envy also boasts a metal chassis and dual cooling fans and offers a choice of a Full HD or Quad HD+ display. The machine is fitted with dual speakers and Bang & Olufsen-tuned audio, as well as an HP TrueVision Webcam that includes dual-array microphones with noise cancellation technology. Also built in is a backlit keyboard for low-light environments and a fingerprint reader that works with Windows Hello for user authentication and device security.

The Envy is slated to be available in the United States on Oct. 18 starting at $849.99.

Spectre x2 2-in-1

With the Spectre x2, HP has combined a tablet design with a metal keyboard to create a notebook that can be easily converted into a tablet or notebook. The machine can be configured with several choices of sixth-generation Intel Core M processors and an SSD drive with up to 512GB of storage.

The device is built with three cameras: an HP TrueVision FHD 5-megapixel front-facing camera, an HP Truevision HD 8-megapixel rear-facing camera for photos and videos, and an Intel RealSense Camera R200 that can capture 3D video. The Spectre x2 also includes a Bang & Olufsen-tuned audio system, with dual speakers on the keyboard and dual speakers on the tablet so the audio can be heard regardless of whether the machine is being used as a tablet or notebook. The Spectre x2 promises battery life of up to 10 hours of battery life.

The device weighs 1.85 pounds when using only the tablet and 2.69 pounds when being used with the detachable magnetic keyboard as a notebook. Also included are two USB Type-C connectors, as well as a detachable accessory USB-Type-C to USB Type-A adapter.

The Spectre x2 will start at $799.99 when it goes on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 8.

HP Spectre x360 Limited Edition

Also slated for release on Nov. 8 is HP's new Spectre x360 Limited Edition, which is a limited edition version of the company's traditional 13.3-inch Spectre x360 model. The limited edition version is finished in Ash Silver with Copper accents to celebrate Bang & Olufsen audio's 90th anniversary, according to HP.

The Spectre x360 Limited Edition is being offered with a range of sixth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and with SSD storage drives up to 512GB. The machine weighs 3.17 pounds is are 0.62 inches thick. Battery life with the Quad HD display is expected to be up to 12 hours.

Full-size HDMI and mini-DisplayPort 1.2 ports are built in so that users can display content across multiple screens. Also included are three USB 3.0 ports.

The limited edition version will start at $1,299.99 when it goes on sale Nov. 8 from HP.com and Best Buy.



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