HP made the Spectre even better, but that is still not enough.
Today, HP announced new members of its laptop series. Two of the company’s new laptops are going to be in serious competition with Microsoft’s Surface series. The renewed HP Spectre x2 seems to compete more effectively with Microsoft Surface Pro while the revamped HP Envy 13 is likely to be an alternative for both the MacBook Air and the Surface Laptop.
Having a removable keyboard, the Spectre x2 received positive comments when introduced two years ago. However, the availability of only the Intel Core M processor options caused the Spectre x2 to remain behind the Surface Pro and other notebooks in terms of performance. Listening to users for higher performance calls, HP has begun offering new Spectre x2 and Core i series processor options. The upgraded Spectre x2 allows users to do more than just surfing the internet. However, with the new processor, the battery life of 10 hours on the original model was reduced to 8 hours on the new X2. Though the HP Spectre x2 is a bit thicker, the screen frame is thinned out to make it more stylish in a visual sense. The original Spectre x2 had a 12-inch screen at 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution was increased to 3000 x 2000 pixels while the screen size did not change in the new Spectre x2. The internal storage space is 128 GB to 360 GB SSD. The new Spectre x2, which has two USB-C inputs, will be sold at prices starting at 1,599 euros from next month.
Another model that the company continues to market is the new Envy 13 laptop. Envy 13, HP’s answer to the MacBook Air, also reminds the Dell XPS 13. It has a 13.3-inch display with 1080p resolution, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage in addition to the 14 hours battery life. Envy will be available for sale next month at prices starting at 1,389 euros.
Two other new models that HP added to its notebook family are the Envy 17 and Envy x360, which will be on the shelf next month. The new models will be launched on the market starting at 1099 and 749 euros respectively.