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HP Inc.

October 12, 2016 00:01 ET

HP Inc. Innovates Its Premium Consumer Portfolio for Holiday

Latest Convertible, Laptop and All-in-One Raise the Bar in Design, Quality and Performance

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 12, 2016) - HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)

News Highlights:

  • Bolsters premium PC portfolio with focus on design, quality and performance.
  • Thin and light laptops with longer battery life exude quality materials and features.
  • Stunning all-in-one and display deliver cinematic experiences in the home.

HP Inc. today unveiled its latest generation premium consumer PC line-up for the 2016 holidays. The next generation portfolio features a thinner and lighter convertible with better battery life for portability and a beautifully designed all-in-one to bring amazing sound experiences into the home.

The premium portfolio is built to address customers' need for devices that inspire and excite. Whether for within the home or on the go, the HP Premium products have become the gold standard for what customers expect from their computing experience. New products debuting today include:

  • HP Spectre x360, the second generation of HP's revolutionary x360 convertible now features a near zero border display in a design that is 13 percent thinner and 11 percent lighter.
  • HP ENVY laptop offers a sophisticated design offering up to 14 hours of battery life1, four more than the previous model.
  • HP ENVY AIO 27 combines computing power with media experiences that features a near borderless Technicolor Color Certified HD display that floats over an integrated four speaker sound bar tuned by Bang & Olufsen.
  • HP ENVY 27 Display a feature-rich 4K IPS display2 with a micro-edge bezel design for dual display set-ups.

"Premium customers have high expectations around device performance and quality for consuming media and productivity whether at home, work or on the go," said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, consumer personal systems, HP Inc. "We are strengthening our leadership in premium with our redesigned PC portfolio to deliver big power in thin and light designs to be even more portable and revolutionize our all-in-one to bring amazing sound into the home."

HP Spectre x360 delivers powerful performance in sleek package
HP has taken its most successful premium laptop PC and made it even better. The Spectre x360 now achieves 25 percent more hours of battery life with up to 15 hours.1 This was accomplished by optimizing the PC for the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and fitting a larger 57.8W battery in the thinner design. The new micro-edge display bezel design reduces the overall footprint by eliminating almost 10mm from each side of the screen to provide a beautiful viewing experience for improved portability. With a new hinge design, it is 13.8mm thin, over 2mm thinner than the previous generation and is lighter at 2.85lbs3 compared to 3.2lbs. The PC now includes four speakers instead of two to deliver crisp audio. Thanks to tuning by Bang & Olufsen plus HP Audio Boost, the two forward facing speakers in addition to two on the bottom provide superb sound in every mode.

The new Spectre x360 features great connectivity with two USB-Type C™ ports with Thunderbolt™ 3 support and a USB-Type A 3.0 port allowing users to connect the latest peripherals both today and tomorrow. The bright display boasts a 13.3-inch diagonal FHD IPS4 panel that delivers great viewing experiences. The Natural Silver color with polished accents on the hinges creates the sleek profile customers crave.

Other features include:

  • The new dual fan design optimizes thermals to ensure the device runs cool during demanding activities
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processors5
  • Options with up to a 1TB PCIe SSD6 for fast performance and plenty of space to store high resolution videos and photos
  • HP TrueVision FHD Webcam with 12% wider field of view, great for web chats.
  • A FHD IR camera supports Windows Hello7 Facial Log-In for secure, easy log in without typing a password.
  • HP Fast Charge to recharge the batteries to 90 percent capacity in just 90 minutes8

HP ENVY Laptop is powerful in a thin and light design
Designed for the customer who wants premium laptop at an affordable price, the HP ENVY combines beauty and power with refined metal materials and slim lines offered in Natural Silver. The new 13.3" diagonal HP ENVY laptop packs four more hours of battery life up to 14 hours1 compared to last year's model. At only 14mm and 3.15lbs3, the new HP ENVY is slightly thicker and heavier than the previous generation, but now boasts a larger battery and the latest generation Intel® Core™ processors for big power on the go.

An elevated hinge design provides a more comfortable typing experience coupled with a backlit keyboard for working in low light and an extra-wide glass touchpad for less resistance. The optional edge-to-edge flush glass display offers vivid visuals for movies and games with a QHD+9 and UHD2 panels. Customers can also choose a FHD4 panel or add touch with the QHD+9 display option. Dual firing speakers, with audio expertly tuned by Bang & Olufsen plus HP Audio Boost Technology offer amazing sound to amplify movies and music.

Other features include:

  • Two USB 3.0 ports, including one dedicated to sleep and charge, and one USB Type-C™ port
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors5
  • Up to a 1TB SSD6 PCIe provides fast response times when opening or moving large files
  • Up to 16GB RAM
  • HP Fast Charge up to 90 percent in 90 minutes8

HP ENVY AIO 27 looks great in any room, delivers cinematic experiences
The HP ENVY AIO 27 offers a simple yet sophisticated design that makes it look great in any room in the house. By moving the computing power into the base, the two volume design reduces the display thickness by 44 percent for a 15mm thin, beautiful 27-inch diagonal QHD9 display. The base includes an innovative sound bar with four speakers expertly tuned by Bang & Olufsen to provide theatre-like sound quality and an audio dial that allows for easy touch control. The 3.6 million pixel screen resolution with Technicolor Color Certification helps ensure high accuracy colors when watching videos or creating and editing content. This is HP's first all-in-one display to feature low blue light mode for improved eye comfort and a better night's sleep. To safeguard privacy, the ENVY AIO 27 offers a HP Privacy Camera with IR support and a microphone that is hidden when not in use.

Other features include:

  • Powerful processing options available, including 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 quad-core desktop5
  • Optional discrete NVIDIA GTX 950M graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 video for blazing fast 3D gaming performance
  • Hybrid storage options include up to a 256GB SSD6 and 2TB HDD6 to give customers faster performance and plenty of storage for digital media collections
  • USB Type-C™ port with Thunderbolt™ 3 support
  • HDMI-out to connect to a second monitor or to project to a TV
  • HDMI-in port for connecting a laptop to take advantage of the ENYV AIO 27's beautiful display

HP ENVY Display brings vibrant, 4k images to prosumers
The HP ENVY 27 Display leverages a contemporary design featuring a thin aluminum stand that enhances the floating display experience of the 27-inch diagonal 4K IPS2 panel with a micro-edge bezel. AMD FreeSync™10 support reduces the image tears and stutters. Its sRGB color accuracy exceeds 99 percent, making sure today's 4K content look breathtaking. The versatile connectivity includes Display Port™, HDMI and USB-C™, which can also charge your PC or mobile device with up to 60 watts of power.

Pricing and Availability11

  • The HP Spectre x360 is expected to be available October 12, 2016. HP.com and BesBuy.com starting price at $1,049.99.
  • The HP ENVY Laptop is expected to be available on HP.com and select retailers on October 26, 2016 starting at $849.99.
  • The HP ENVY All-In-One 27 is expected to be available on HP.com and select retailers in October 2016 starting at $1,299.99.
  • The HP ENVY 27 Display is expected to be available on HP.com and select retailers on December 4, 2016 starting at $499.99.

About HP
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1) Windows 10/ MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See www.bapco.com for additional details.
(2) 4K Ultra High-definition (HD) content required to view 4K Ultra HD images.
(3) Weight will vary by configuration.
(4) Full high-definition (FHD) content required to view FHD images.
(5) Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
(6) For storage drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 35GB of hard drive is reserved for system recovery software.
(7) Some features including Windows Hello require more advanced hardware. See www.hp.com/go/windows10upgrade and www.windows.com/windows10upgrade. Pre-release product shown, subject to change. Apps sold separately.
(8) Recharges your battery up to 90% within 90 minutes when the system is off (using "shut down" command). Recommended for use with the HP adapter provided with the notebook, not recommended with a smaller capacity battery charger. After charging has reached 90% capacity, charging speed will return to normal speed. Available on select models.
(9) Quad High-definition (QHD) content required to view QHD images.
(10) FreeSync is an AMD technology is enabled on FHD displays and is designed to eliminate stuttering and/or tearing in games and videos by locking a display's refresh rate to the framerate of the graphics card. Monitor, AMD Radeon™ Graphics and/or AMD A-Series APU compliant with DisplayPort™ Adaptive-Sync required. AMD Catalyst™ 15.2 Beta (or newer) required. Adaptive refresh rates vary by display.
(11) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
USB Type-C™ and USB-C™ are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.
NVIDIA, GeForce, Surround, and the NVIDIA logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
DisplayPort™ and the DisplayPort™ logo are trademarks owned by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) in the United States and other countries.

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