Tech giant HP is rolling out a slew of new PCs in various shapes, sizes and weights. All told, HP is introducing six new models to its line up. In the first round, the company is offering a 15.6-inch diagonal version of the popular HP Spectre x360.
The machine’s 4K display option, along with Bang & Olufsen audio and optional Intel graphics, aims at customers who want to create and consume multimedia. The 13.3-inch diagonal HP Spectre x360 (pictured) offers an OLED display option for brighter screens. And the new Pavillion x2HP offers a bigger tablet design to drive more productivity with its 12.1-inch diagonal display.
“Screen quality -- including resolution, brightness and contrast -- are increasingly important to customers creating and viewing rich media content on their personal systems, and PCs are no exception,” said Mike Nash, vice president of customer experience and portfolio strategy, personal systems at HP Inc., in a statement.
Best of Both Worlds?
Beyond the new Spectre and Pavillion machines, HP has also rolled out a new line of EliteBook Folio machines with the goal of introducing consumer designs into commercial-quality devices. HP is billing the notebooks as the thinnest and lightest the company has ever manufactured.
Specifically, the 12.5-ich EliteBook Folio is 21 percent thinner and as much 15 percent lighter than HP EliteBook 1020. At 12.4 mm, which is thinner than an AA battery, it ranks as the company’s slimmest-ever business-class notebook.
“Just because someone uses a PC at work, doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice their desire for a cool, thin and light device,” said Alex Cho, vice president and general manager of Commercial PCs and Personal Systems at HP, in a statement. Cho said the machine is consumer friendly with business-level security and manageability.
What These Will Cost You
For its part, the EliteBook Folio has a 180-degree piano hinge that makes it possible to lay the machine flat, ultimately offering more flexibility than the standard 145-degree angle most notebooks offer. The idea is to make it easier to collaborate with people at meetings.
Also new to the market, the EliteBook 1040 G3 and EliteBook 800 G3 series offer Windows 10 Pro, a sixth-generation Intel Core vPro processor, and DDR4 memory. The 800 series is available in 12.5-inch, 14.0-inch or 15.6-inch diagonal screens. The 1040 offers a choice of either FHD or QHD screens.
The 15.6-inch diagonal HP Spectre x360 is set to arrive on February 14 with a starting price of $1,149. The 13.30-inch diagonal HP Spectre x360 should roll out this spring. No pricing was offered. The 12.1-inch diagonal HP Pavilion x2 is expected to start selling on February 7 with a starting price of $499.99.
The HP EliteBook Folio should hit the market in March with a $999 price tag. Heading to stores later this month, the 1040 G3 has a starting price of $1,199, and the 800 G3 will go on sale starting at $949.