Like ASUS, Dell, and other leading PC manufacturers, HP too unveiled its latest consumer products at the Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. HP’s latest lineup includes the updated EliteBook line, new Envy Wood series, and a new VR backpack PC. The company’s latest notebooks not just offer a more attractive design but also deliver better performance and battery life.
HP Elite x2 and EliteBook x360
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 is a 14-inch convertible notebook that comes with Intel’s 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8665U processor and an aluminum chassis. Its main highlight is a 14-inch Full HD display that HP claims draws just 1 Watt of power. Thanks to the highly efficient display panel, the EliteBook x360 is capable of providing up to 24 hours of battery life. The notebook packs a 56.2 Wh battery, which is more or less on par with other notebooks in its class in terms of capacity. It can be configured with up to 32GB DDR4-2666 memory and a 2TB SSD. On the connectivity front, it offers Wi-Fi 802.11ax as well as Bluetooth 5.0 support. Enterprise-focused features on offer include optional privacy screen, privacy camera, TPM 2.0, and Sure Sense anti-malware protection.
HP’s new Elite x2 G4 convertible comes in two screen sizes: 12.3-inch and 13-inch. While the 12.3-inch panel offers 1920 x 1280 resolution, the 13-inch panel comes with 3000 x 2000 resolution. HP is also offering a third 13-inch display option with 1920 x 1280 resolution and up to 1,000 nits peak brightness. In terms of the core hardware, the Elite x2 G4 features an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8665U CPU along with 16GB RAM and up to 2TB storage.
HP Envy Wood Series
HP’s latest Envy 13, Envy x360 13, Envy x360 15, and Envy 17 notebooks are the first notebooks in the world to use actual wood as one of the build materials. You can get the Envy Wood series with either natural walnut or pale birch. HP hasn’t revealed specifics regarding the hardware specifications of the new Envy models. It has only confirmed that they will be available with a choice of “next-gen” Intel Core processors or 2nd Generation Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega graphics from AMD. They also utilize Microsoft Precision trackpad drivers instead of Synaptics drivers on the older models. HP will begin shipping the new Envy Wood series this Autumn.
HP VR Backpack PC
Along with new notebooks, HP brought its next-generation VR backpack to Computex this year. It packs an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and a mighty NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU to deliver a 30 percent increase in performance compared to the previous generation. Apart from being more powerful, the new VR backpack PC from HP promises easier movement, better ergonomics, as well as improved battery management.
HP Mini-in-One 24 Display
HP’s all-new Mini-in-One 24 Display aims to fix the biggest problem with All-in-One PCs: upgradeability. It has a 23.8-inch sized Full HD display along with a slot at the back to attach an HP Mini PC. So whenever you need to upgrade the memory or storage, just remove the HP Mini PC and make the required changes. However, if you wish to upgrade to a newer generation processor or motherboard, you will need to swap the HP Mini for a newer model. HP says the Mini-in-One 24 Display will begin shipping in August. It will cost $279 (INR 19,400 approx.) in the US.