HP Updates 3 Envy Premium Laptops, Unveils Ultra-Thin Spectre Laptop

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-04-08

HP's four latest flagship laptops, the thin and light Spectre, the 2-in-1 convertible Envy x360 Hybrid and two Envy models with 15.6- or 17.3-inch displays, debuted April 5 for users who are seeking portables that be custom-configured to meet their work or personal needs. The new Spectre is just 0.41 inches thick, features a 13.3-inch full HD display and an aluminum chassis, and weighs 2.45 pounds. The Envy x360 Hybrid is an updated version of an earlier model and features a 15.6-inch display, weighs 4.5 pounds and is 0.74 inches thick. The redesigned HP Envy 15.6-inch laptop is a half-pound lighter than the previous generation at 4.4 pounds and is 0.70 inches thick, while the 17.3-inch version weighs 6.6 pounds and is 1 inch thick. Spectre preorders begin April 25 through HP.com and Best Buy and start at $1,170, while the HP Envy x360 is available on HP.com on June 1 and BestBuy.com on May 29 and start at $680. The 17.3-inch machine will start at $1,030 through HP.com on June 1. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details about the laptops.


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