HP's Back-to-School Laptops, Hybrids Get More Options

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2015-04-23 Print this article Print
HP school laptops and tablets

The HP ENVY x360

The HP ENVY x360 has a new aluminum top and keyboard deck as well as a 15-inch diagonal IPS touch display available in either HD or full HD, as well as the latest Bang & Olufsen audio. The machines include fifth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and up to 16GB of RAM and can be configured with up to 1TB hard drives or up to 256GB SSD drives. The machines have 48-watt-hour batteries as well as more efficient processors and system tuning, increasing battery life to up to 8 hours and 45 minutes, compared with up to 7 hours in the previous version, according to HP. The redesigned model also weighs almost three-quarters of a pound less than the previous generation, according to the company.

The ENVY x360 is expected to be available in the United States on June 18 directly from HP and on June 21 through select retailers at prices ranging from $679.99 to $899.99, depending on configurations.

HP Pavilion Notebooks

The latest Pavilion notebooks have a redesigned unibody chassis and come with HD or full-HD displays that include touch-screen or non-touch-screen options in 14-, 15- or 17-inch diagonal sizes, according to HP. The machines can be equipped with either sixth-generation AMD A-Series or fifth-generation Intel Core i3 through i7 processors. The machines can be equipped with hard drives up to 2TB and up to 16GB of RAM. Users for the first time can even choose between AMD Radeon or Nvidia graphics processors on the Pavilion notebooks, according to HP.

The 14-, 15- and 17-inch Pavilions get up to eight hours and 15 minutes, 7 hours and 30 minutes and 6 hours and 15 minutes of battery life, respectively, according to HP. The Pavilion notebooks come in Natural Silver, Blizzard White, Sunset Red, Cobalt Blue, Violet Purple, Peachy Pink or Twinkle Black.

The HP Pavilion notebooks will be available in the United States on May 13 from HP or on June 21 from select retailers at prices ranging from $549.99 to $629.99.


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