HP Spectre x360 Gets 4K OLED Display, EliteBook Folio Notebook Updated
HP opems CES with a new premium PC line-up that includes the an ultra-light 15.6" convertible PC with high-resolution 4K display, an OLED display option on the 13.3" HP Spectre x360, a new Pavilion x2 and the stylish EliteBook Folio enterprise laptop. HP Spectre x360
The 15.6" diagonal HP Spectre x360 offers a 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) touchscreen with wide viewing angles of more than 8 million pixels. To deliver high-performance, HP has included optional Intel Iris graphics and up to 16GB of memory. In addition, the new HP Spectre x360 includes quad front firing speakers custom tuned by Bang & Olufsen.
The HP Spectre x360 convertible PC has an all CNC aluminum chassis and display cover. Starting at four pounds and 15.9 millimeters thin, the new HP Spectre x360 to be the thinnest and lightest 15.6" diagonal convertible PC yet. The machined chassis designed to accommodate a 64.5 Whr battery. The result is up to 13 hours of battery life on the Full HD version and up to 9.5 hours on the Ultra HD models.
The HP Spectre x360 offers 6th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and an SSD up to 512GB. It also features three USB 3.0 ports with Sleep and Charge and one USB-Type-C connector that supports up to 5GB of data transfer and can charge peripheral devices like a smartphone without having to use an adapter. The HP Spectre x360 also comes with a mini display port, HDMI and audio jack.
The 15.6" diagonal HP Spectre x360 is expected to be available on February 14, 2016 on hp.com and BestBuy with a starting price at $1,149.
HP’s First OLED Convertible PC
HP announced it will offer a Quad HD OLED display option on its 13.3" diagonal HP Spectre x360 starting in spring 2016. The OLED display is thinner and decreases the weight of the device by 50 grams while providing higher color gamut at 103% vs. 72% on WLED displays. The convertible PC will also offer optional Intel Iris graphics and up to 1 TB of SSD storage.
The 13.3" diagonal HP Spectre x360 is expected to be available in spring 2016.
New 12.1" Diagonal Pavilion x2
HP is building upon its Pavilion x2 10.1" diagonal detachable PC and is now offering a 12.1" (1920 x 1280) diagonal version. The new HP Pavilion x2 offers new features including a metal tablet for a thin and light design, Intel processors, a variety of storage options and a high-resolution display.
The latchless magnetic connector detaches and attaches the keyboard for a traditional notebook experience that allows the display to tilt up to 130 degrees, transforming the device into a tablet for on the go, stand mode for watching movies, and tent mode for playing touch games. It has a full-size keyboard with 1.5 millimeters travel and a 54 x 98 millimeter touchpad.
With up to 8 hours and 15 minutes of battery life, the tablet only weighs 1.6 pounds and is 8.4 millimeters thin.
HP is offering the choice of processors including Intel Atom with 64 GB eMMC or 6th generation Intel Core M processors with 128 GB or 256 GB SSD storage.
The HP Pavilion x2 features a USB Type-C connector, a full-size USB 2.0 port to attach external devices and a micro HDMI port.
The 12.1" diagonal HP Pavilion x2 is expected to be available on February 7, 2016 at hp.com and select retailers with a starting price at $499.99.
HP’s EliteBook Folio For Pros
HP also today delivered the HP EliteBook Folio. Twenty-one percent slimmer and up to 15 percent lighter than the HP EliteBook 1020, the EliteBook Folio is HP’s sleekest business-class notebook to date, at only 12.4 mm – thinner than a AA-battery – and under 1 kg .
The EliteBook Folio is a 12.5-inch diagonal notebook, featuring a polished diamond-cut CNC aluminum body. Like the Elite family of devices, the EliteBook Folio is designed to pass MIL-STD tests, undergoing 120,000 hours of HP’s Total Test Process.
The EliteBook Folio has a 180-degree piano hinge, allowing the device to open completely flat. The device also comes with the full-size, HP Premium Keyboard, a Windows 10 gesture-enabled clickpad, and two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3. Users can ditch the dongles with the optional HP USB-C Travel Dock.
The edge-to-edge glass display of the EliteBook Folio also has an optional Ultra HD (UHD) 4K display with a pixel density of 352 pixels per inch. The UHD panel enables 95 percent of the Adobe RGB gamut.
The device includes Windows 10 Pro and is built with an optional 6th generation Intel Core M vPro processor. This gives the EliteBook Folio power, fanless operation and up to 10 hours of battery life. The design and materials of the device also allowed HP engineers to maximize space for an HP Long Life Battery, built to last more than three years
The HP EliteBook Folio is expected to be available in March at HP.com starting at $999.
HP also partnered with Bang & Olufsen to custom-tune the audio. The quality of components and emphasis on surrounding engineering of the notebook helped achieve a 40 percent increase in loudness compared to previous HP devices so the Folio can be used as a phone. The four speakers on the device are optimized from sound to size for the spoken word but are providing a great experience when listening to music or watching videos.
HP today also unveiled a thin 14" business-class notebook - the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 - and the new HP EliteBook 800 G3 series – the next generation of HP’s business-class notebooks. To achieve its thin and light style, the EliteBook 1040 uses the same all-aluminum diamond cut design as the new EliteBook Folio.
The EliteBook 1040 and the EliteBook 800 series offer Windows 10 Pro, 6th generation Intel Core vPro processors, PCIe Gen3 SSD , and DDR4 memory. All the devices come with Audio by Bang & Olufsen, HP Noise Reduction Software and HP Clear Sound Amp. The EliteBook 800 series is available in 12.5-inch, 14.0-inch or 15.6-inch diagonal HD, FHD, QHD or UHD screens11 ; the EliteBook 1040 offers a choice of either FHD or QHD screens12 .
For those who need additional power, HP is introducing the new optional HP Notebook Power Bank for the HP Pro and Elite series, which charges an HP notebook and two additional mobile devices at the same time, such as a smartphone or tablet.
The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is expected to be available in January starting at $1,199.
The HP EliteBook 800 G3 series is expected to be available in January starting at $949.