HP has debuted a new generation of notebook and convertible portable computers that are thinner and lighter than its previous models, as well as a new all-in-one computer and a Pavilion desktop machine with a footprint 30 percent smaller than its earlier version.
The latest machines are aimed at a wide range of customers, from general users to students, families and others, with colorful designs and myriad features and options. The new lineup was announced by HP on May 3.
The new HP Pavilion x360 (pictured) comes in a range of colors and is available in three screen sizes—11.6 inches, 13.3 inches and a new 15.6-inch version—while the HP Pavilion notebooks will come in 14-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch versions. The latest HP Pavilion all-in-ones will be available with a standard 23.8-inch Full HD display or with optional 23.8-inch quad HD or 27-inch Full HD touch-screen or non-touch-screen displays, while the latest Pavilion desktop computer is available with a wide range of processor, memory and storage drive options.
"Some customers want thin and light PCs for on the go while other customers want power and performance to create and store," Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager of consumer personal systems at HP, said in a statement. "HP's redesigned Pavilion PCs offer affordability and a variety of options for customers to get the functionality they need in a PC packed with style and personality."
The HP Pavilion x360 Convertible
The redesigned 11.6- and 13.3-inch Pavilion x360 models are 12 to 14 percent thinner than the models they replace and are also lighter than previous versions, according to HP. The 11.6-inch version is 0.75 inches thick and starts at 2.93 pounds, while the 13.3-inch model is 0.77 inches thick and starts at 3.48 pounds. The all-new 15.6-inch version is 0.94 inches thick and starts at 5.07 pounds. All three x360 machines get a new geared hinge that is inspired by the HP Spectre x360, allowing the machines to be positioned into four different user modes.
The x360 can be configured with a range of processors, including Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium and up to sixth-generation Intel Core i7 CPUs, depending on the model. Also available are memory configurations up to 16GB and solid-state drive (SSD) storage up to 512GB or hard drives up to 1TB, depending on the model. The machines can also be equipped with standard HD or optional Full HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) displays on the 13.3 inch and 15.6 inch models. The Pavilion x360s come in an assortment of colors, including Natural Silver, Modern Gold, Dragonfly Blue, Cardinal Red and Sport Purple.
The 11.6-inch Pavilion x360 will be available on May 15 at HP.com starting at $379.99 and at BestBuy.com starting at $399.99. The 13.3-inch version will be available May 29 on HP.com starting at $479.99 and on BestBuy.com starting at $499.99. The 15.6-inch version will be available May 25 on HP.com starting at $579.99 and through select retailers on July 6 starting at $729.99.
The Pavilion Notebooks
HP's latest 14-inch and 15.6-inch Pavilion notebooks arrive roughly 11 to 22 percent thinner and lighter than the models they replace and also boast smaller footprints, according to the company. The 14-inch model starts at 3.3 pounds and is 0.76 inches thick, while the 15.6-inch model starts at 4.26 pounds and is 0.88 inches thick. The 17.3-inch Pavilion model starts at 6.28 pounds and is 1.17 inches thick.
The new Pavilion notebooks can be configured with up to sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processors, as well as optional Nvidia GeForce 940MX, Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M or Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics. Also available are optional seventh-generation AMD A12-9700P quad-core processors with optional Radeon R7 Graphics on select models. The machines can be purchased with up to 16GB of memory, SSD drives up to 512GB, and hard drives up to 2TB on select models. Optical drives as well as edge-to-edge HD or Full HD IPS displays with optional touch are also available on some notebook models. The latest Pavilions come in a range of colors, including Natural Silver, Modern Gold, Blizzard White, Onyx Black, Cardinal Red, Dragonfly Blue and Sport Purple.
The 14-inch Pavilion notebook will be available at select retailers on June 12 starting at $539.99, while the 15.6-inch version will be available May 18 on HP.com starting at $579.99 and through select retailers starting at $599.99. The 17.3-inch version will be available on HP.com on May 18 starting at $899.99 and through select retailers starting at $1,099.99.