If you’re looking for a new computer for the upcoming school year (or you just need one), HP has announced five new models coming this summer spanning the different operating systems. On the Windows 8.1 side, there’s the new Pavilion X360. It’s a 13.3″ brother to the existing 11″ model. It’ll fold from a traditional PC laptop to a 10-point touchscreen tablet and features the latest Beats Audio. You’ll have your pick of the newest Intel or AMD CPUs. If you like the concept, but want something more powerful, there’s the Envy X360 featuring a Full-HD 15.6″ screen. If you want a detachable screen tablet/PC, the Split X2 will dock from a 13.3 inch tablet to a laptop. There’s an optional dual battery system for expanded battery life. Either way, it’s powered by Intel Core-series CPUs. HP has also announced colorful Chromebooks with an HD Screen, and their 14″ Nvidia Tegra 4-powered SlateBook.
The Pavilion x360 starts at $629 with an AMD and a shipping date of July July 9th, while you can get the Intel version for $599 on July 20th. The Envy x360 costs $679 and will be available June 11th. The Split X2 will set you back $599 and can be in your hands June 29th. Rounding out the lineup, the Chromebook will ship in July for $279 while the SlateBook is $429.99
HP Unveils Next-generation PC Portfolio for Back-to-school Season
Unique hybrid designs and a variety of operating systems let customers work and play the way they want to
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 1, 2014 — HP today announced new milestones in the transformation of its consumer personal systems portfolio with a host of innovative form factors, and multiple operating system (OS) options, including a new notebook powered by Android.
Unique two-in-one PC designs, including two new 360° convertible PCs and a new detachable PC, give customers the performance and mobility they want and need. Additionally, HP’s new Chromebook introduces new colors and designs for customers who want a quick and easy way to complete everyday tasks, while HP’s new Android-based notebook makes popular Android apps available in a clamshell design.
“Customers have made it clear that they need devices that better adapt to work and play the way they do,” said Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. “Today, we are announcing the next generation of laptops and two-in-one PCs, along with a new Chromebook that combine power, versatility and design for home and on the go.”
Next-generation form factors
HP is extending its lineup of touch convertible PCs with the new HP ENVY x360 and the next-generation HP Pavilion x360, both of which enable customers to switch easily from a notebook to a stand, tent or tablet.
The HP ENVY x360 is ideal for customers looking for a high-performance PC that bridges the gap between work and play. Featuring a powerful Intel® Core™ processor, 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD(1) 10-point touch screen display, and the HP Control Zone™ trackpad that transforms the Windows 8.1 experience,(2) the HP ENVY x360 is designed to tackle any task, while its unique hinge enables users to seamlessly shift to tablet or tent mode for watching videos or playing games.
The HP Pavilion x360 has a 13.3-inch diagonal touchscreen and is available in multiple colors for customers who want enhanced productivity and mobility at a value price. Built with the latest Intel or AMD processors, the HP Pavilion x360 keeps up with the most demanding tasks while delivering next-generation entertainment with a 10-point touch screen and Beats Audio™.
The evolution of the detachable PC
The HP Split x2 enables users to shift effortlessly from work to play by combining tablet portability with notebook productivity in a sleek, lightweight device. Feature packed with a powerful Intel Core processor, a 10-point touchscreen display and an ultra-quiet fanless design, the HP Split x2 combines power and portability with the Windows 8.1 OS. With an advanced hinge design and optional dual battery system—one battery in the base and one in the tablet—users can easily switch from notebook to tablet and back on this 13.3-inch detachable PC.
Expanding HP’s Chrome and Android portfolio
HP is also expanding its Chrome and Android offerings with the new HP Chromebook and the HP SlateBook.
The HP Chromebook is a thin notebook with an11.6-inch diagonal HD(1) display that enables customers to quickly connect to their favorite websites, online music and videos,(3) and tens of thousands of apps in the Chrome Web Store. The HP Chromebook is available in Snow White or Ocean Turquoise. Plus, up to six hours of battery life(4) makes the HP Chromebook PC an ideal companion for customers who want a stylish Chromebook at a great price.
The HP SlateBook is a sleek, lightweight Android-powered notebook that gives customers access to the more than 1 million Android apps and games on Google Play in a more productive form factor. Equipped with a 14-inch Full HD touch screen, this compact, 16-mm thin notebook provides up to nine hours of battery life.(5) An NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 mobile processor, plus integrated GeForce® graphics, means the notebook lets users keep up with tasks at the office, home or on the go.
Enhanced protection for consumers
HP SmartFriend now provides one-on-one assistance to help customers manage their privacy settings on social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter, protect themselves from phishing and other online scams, and prevent third parties from tracking their online activities.
Pricing and availability
- The HP ENVY x360 is expected to be available in the United States on June 11 for a starting price of $679.99.
- The HP Pavilion x360 is expected to be available in the United States with an AMD A8 processor on July 9 and with an Intel Core i3 processor on July 20 for starting prices of $629.99 and $599.99, respectively.
- The HP Split x2 is expected to be available in the United States on June 29 for a starting price of $599.99.
- The HP Chromebook is expected to be available in the United States in July for a starting price of $279.99.
- The HP SlateBook is expected to be available in the United States on July 20 for a starting price of $429.99.
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