HP's Back-to-School Laptops, Hybrids Get More Options
The new school-aimed HP notebooks and convertible laptops/tablets will arrive in May and June, with a host of processor and memory choices, as well as lots of vivid color options.Hewlett-Packard is wasting no time unveiling its first round of back-to-school convertible laptops/tablets and notebooks for students by announcing a wide range of models with releases scheduled for May and June, in plenty of time before the start of the new school year in August. The company on April 22 announced the latest HP Pavilion and Envy convertibles and Pavilion notebooks with plenty of processor, graphics and display choices to match the devices to the needs of students. The new HP Pavilion x360 convertible and the HP ENVY x360 premium convertible, which is built with features found in a typical high-performance notebook, each can be flipped and configured into a notebook mode for working, a standing mode for watching video content, a tent mode for playing games or a tablet mode for on-the-go use, according to HP. In addition, the latest HP Pavilion notebooks are highly customizable, with lots of hardware choices, including discrete graphics, higher-resolution displays and more vibrant color choices. The new machines are the first HP consumer PCs to be available with improved sound systems from Bang & Olufsen and the latest B&O Play audio capabilities as part of a recent audio partnership between the companies.
"Customers told us that they wanted more color choices, more hardware options and better battery life in our Pavilion notebooks and x360 convertible PCs," Mike Nash, vice president of portfolio strategy and customer experience for HP's personal systems division, said in a statement. "With our 2015 Pavilion line up, we have combined bold new colors from Milan with the latest processors to give customers systems with a fresh new look that delivers better performance and battery life across the board."