HP has just launched the refresh for the Envy and Elite lineup of PCs. The updated computers come with 8th generation Intel Core series processors and a few of them even come with Alexa built-in.
Updates To The HP ENVY Lineup
The first computer to be updated in the series is the Envy 13 Notebook. It gets the 8th Gen Intel processors with an option of an Core i7-8550U quad-core CPU. The laptop can also be equipped with an optional MX150 graphics. By default, you get a Full HD Display which can be upgraded to a 4K panel.
It is also one of the first HP computers to ship with Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant. With all the manufacturers following Apple, all we expected was a couple of USB Type-C ports. But to our surprise, this laptop packs not one but two full-sized USB ports in addition to a USB Type-C port. Sadly, there’s no Thunderbolt 3 support. It will hit stores by the end of May with prices starting from $999.
The Envy 17 Notebook has very similar specs except for the 17-inch display. It gets the same set of processors and RAM configuration. However, it has the MX150 as standard. HP claims that the Envy 13 gets an estimated run time of 14 hours whereas the Envy 17 gets 9 hours and 15 minutes with mix usage. Both the laptops also get Bang & Olufsen certified speakers.
The HP ENVY x360 13- and 15-inch convertibles get updates too. HP has branched out with AMD to power these convertibles. With the x360 13-inch, you get limited to either the Ryzen 5 2500U or the Ryzen 7 2700U. With the 15-inch, there is an option of both Intel CPUs or AMD APUs. With AMD, you get either Radeon Vega 8 or Radeon RX Vega 10 GPU integrated with the CPU.
Both the laptops come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of nVME SSD. As the name suggests, the x360 13 gets a 13.3-inch screen while the x360 15 gets a 15.6-inch display. Both have a resolution of 1080p with a 4K panel as an upgrade option.
HP also updated their Envy 34 All-in-one PC with 8th generation Coffee Lake CPU. Since it is a desktop PC where power draw isn’t much of an issue, HP has stuck the 50W Hexa-core i7 processor into the machine. This AiO can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM. It comes with Nvidia GTX 1050 discrete graphics card as standard. There’s also a pop-up webcam which pops out only when it is in use. It’s one cool feature especially for those who are concerned about their privacy.
Updates To The HP Elite Lineup
Dubbed “The world’s smallest business convertible”, the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is the first refresh in the series. The laptop can be configured with up to 8th Generation Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. This laptop also gets 4G LTE connectivity as an option. Weighing just 2.76lbs and measuring just 15.8mm in thickness, it’s one of the most portable laptops around.
Lastly, we have the updated HP Elite x2 in the form of x2 1013 G3. It’s the competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro and is feature loaded.
The x2 1013 G3 is a detachable PC which can be used both as a laptop or a tablet. It gets up to 8th generation Core i7 processor, fast charging and an ultra-bright Full HD Display. It also gets 3 USB Type C ports on the side which is a solid addition. Prices start at $1499 with the device shipping in June.
HP is one of the first companies to refresh their entire lineup of PCs with new hardware. Which of the above refresh got you most excited? Do let us know in the comments section down below.