HP Outs Refreshed Line Of Premium EliteBook And Envy Laptops, Convertibles, Desktops
HP has rolled out a newly refreshed line up of notebook computers, convertible machines, all-in-ones, displays, and other devices. There is a wide mixture of machines aimed at consumers and business users. One of the business-focused machines is the HP Elite 1000 series, HP says these machines are among the world's most secure and manageable PCs. The series features the HP Endpoint Security Controller, HP Sure Start Gen4, and HP Sure Run.
One of the machines in that series is the EliteBook x360 1030 G3, which HP says it is the first device to feature HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging. That option allows the software system image to be stored in embedded memory so that data recovery can happen even if the hard drive has been wiped and no network connection is available. This machine is very lightweight at 2.76 pounds and 15.8mm thick. It has up to 17 hours of battery life, Cat9 LTE, and the world's first active pen with proximity alert for business PCs. That feature notifies the user if they leave the pen behind. The machine can also be fitted with an outdoor viewable display.
Another machine in the Elite 1000 line is the Elite x2 1013 G3 with a 13-inch screen packed into a 12-inch chassis. HP says it is the world's smallest business detachable tablet with an integrated privacy screen. HP offers it with Intel Quad Core vPro processors and up to integrated Cat9 LTE. The HP EliteBook 1050 G1 is the first ultra-slim business notebook with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics and optional hexacore processors. HP offers up to 4TB of SSD storage for the machine and an optional HP Privacy Camera to protect the webcam. Power comes from a battery good for up to 16 hours of life per charge.
For the non-mobile pros, HP has the EliteOne 1000 AiO G2 hailed as the first business class 34-inch curved AIO with discrete graphics. The device is designed specifically for collaboration with a pop-up FHD webcam, integrated collaboration keys, and audio featuring noise cancellation. Sometimes when working on the road pros need more screen space so HP has rolled out a portable USB-C display called the EliteDisplay S14. This is the first 14-inch USB Type-C display in the world and gets graphics and power from the single USB port and folds down for easy carry.
HP also has several new devices in its Envy line. The line has new HP Command Center tech allowing users to optimize system performance, fan noise, and temperature with CoolSense tech. The devices support Gigabit WiFi, Fast Charge, and more. The HP Envy 13 laptop offers 8th
The Envy x360 13 is the latest addition to the line and is the first 13-inch convertible PC available with an AMD Ryzen processor with Radeon Vega Graphics. HP says it has optional Sure View tech and up to 11 hours of runtime per charge. A step up the Envy range is the Envy x360 15 with touch and pen input supported. It is available with Intel or AMD processors, include Optane memory (with Intel processors, of course), up to a 4K resolution screen, and HP Sure View tech. Battery life is up to 12 hours and 45 minutes.
HP's Envy 17 laptop is a desktop replacement system with 8th generation Intel Quad-core processors, NVIDIA MX 150 graphics, Intel Optane memory as an option, and an optional 17-inch 4K display. For Envy fans wanting a desktop system, the slick Envy Curved AiO 34 (as 27-inch size will be offered as well) is the world's widest curved AiO machine and the first to have embedded Amazon Alexa. The machine has optional GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, wireless charging integrated into the base for smartphones, and a pop-up privacy camera. The HP Envy Desktop is a premium desktop with various 8th gen Intel Core multi-core processors, optional GTX 1080 graphics, and optional Optane memory.
Pricing and availability are as follows:
- HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $1,449.
- HP Elite x2 1013 G3 is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $1,499.
- HP EliteBook 1050 G1 is expected to be available in May for a starting price of $1,899.
- HP EliteOne 1000 AiO G2 is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $1,279.
- HP EliteDisplay S14 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $219.
- HP ENVY 13 Laptop is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $999.99.
- HP ENVY x360 13 is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $759.99.
- HP ENVY x360 15 is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $749.99 (AMD version) and $869.99 (Intel version).
- HP ENVY 17 Laptop is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $1,049.99.
- HP ENVY AiO 27 is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $1,399.99. The 34-inch curved version of the device is expected to be available later this year.
- HP ENVY Desktop is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $799.99