New HP Spectre x360 is thinner and yet more powerful
Today, HP upgraded two of its premium consumer laptops; x360 and Envy 13. Both of them come with a new design as well as with bigger batteries. Spectre x360 gets a huge design change with its new thinner body and edge-to-edge display while Envy 13 gets a performance upgrade with a new slicker design.
Despite its thin body, the lovely x360 continues to have the ability to rotate its touchscreen display all around to the back. Besides, it is now narrower than the previous models thanks to its edge-to-edge display, which, by the way, only comes with Full HD display so far. New model is 11.8 mm narrower. However, it is even powerful than before. You have a choice of seventh-generation Core i5 or Core i7 processor, RAM capacity up to 16GB, and SSD storage up to 1TB. Furthermore, thanks to the bigger battery and optimizations in the software, new x360 provides a battery life of 15 hours and can be charged to 90% in only 90 minutes. New redesign HP Spectre x360 will be available starting this month with a starting price of $1,159.
On the other hand, HP Envy 13 is another computer that has been updated. It does not come with major changes like the new x360 but keep in mind, it is also not as expensive as the Spectre. Being made out of the combination of aluminum and magnesium, the Envy 13 is still an ultrabook; not a convertible. It can be chosen with either Full HD display or QHD with the option of touchscreen. Under its body, there lies the new seventh-generation Core i processors with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of SSD main storage. Like the Spectre, it also comes with a bigger battery compared to the last generation. This way, it is able to work for 14 hours and to be charged to 90% in 90 minutes. It is priced at $849 and will be available at the end of this month.
Besides the laptops, HP also updated its desktop PC, Envy all-in-one. Like the laptops, the new Envy all-in-one comes with a new design which places the computer in the base with the monitor standing right above it. 27-inch touchscreen IPS display has a resolution of quad-HD although the 4K option will be available later. It is powered by Core i5 or i7 processors with an optional GTX950M graphic card. The Envy all-in-one will be in the market starting this month for $1,249.
The last updated product is the Envy Display which is a monitor with 27-inch 4K display. Now, it comes with an IPS panel, which means you can view the screen within 178 degree, as well as with the support for nearly full of the sRGB color gamut. Unlike all other updated devices though, Envy monitor will be out at the end of the year and the monitor costs $499.