“The new HP laptops are said to elevate premium and personalised PC experiences”
At the Computex 2019 in Taiwan, HP has introduced three new laptops called ENVY Wood series, Elite series, and ZBook series. The new laptops, especially the ENVY Wood and Elite series, are said to elevate premium and personalised PC experiences. The HP ENVY Wood laptop uses “authentic” wood to accentuate the design, while the HP Elite notebook has a leather finish that may remind you of the brand’s Spectre range of laptops.
“Today’s consumers, workers, and creators desire products that provide authentic and human-like experiences that adapt to the way they work and live,” said Alex Cho, president, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “Our newest additions to the HP portfolio – premium EliteBooks, powerful Z workstations, immersive VR, and premium one-of-a-kind ENVY PCs – is why HP leads the way in creating the world’s most exciting devices and intelligent solutions,” HP said in its blog.
HP ENVY Elite series specifications
The major highlight of the HP ENVY Elite laptop series is its wood structure across the keyboard. The wood inlay comes in three combination — Nightfall Black with Natural Walnut, Ceramic White with White Birch, or Natural Silver with Pale Birch. The series includes HP ENVY 13, HP ENVY x360 13, HP ENVY x360 15, and the HP ENVY 17 laptops, which are powered by next-gen Intel Core processors or 2nd gen AMD Ryzen Mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics.
The HP ENVY Wood series lineup price is not available yet but they will be available for sale in the US later this year.
HP Elite series specifications
The HP 2019 Elite series include Elite x2 G4, EliteBook x360 1030 G4, and EliteBook x360 1040 G6 laptops. The former is touted as the world’s first business detachable machine, with a leather keyboard folio, dual-camera privacy shutters, and privacy screen. The laptop features 14-inch anti-glare LED-backlit display with 3,840 x 2,160p resolution and has 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA Quadro M620/ Intel UHD Graphics 620 ticking at its core. The processor is mated to 8GB of RAM and 512GB PCIe NVMe storage.
As for the EliteBook x360 1030G and EliteBook x360 1040 G6, they are the world’s smallest and lightest business convertible, as per the company. The laptops sport a 14-inch display, with an optional 4K HDR resolution and up to 32GB RAM. The EliteBook x360 1040 G6 houses a battery that is rated to last up to 24 hours.
The HP Elite x2 G4 is likely to hit retail stores in August at a starting price of $1,499 (~Rs 1,04,450). The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4, on the other hand, is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $1,449 (~Rs 1,00,970) and the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 at $1,499 (~Rs 1,04,450).
In addition to these, HP also announced HP Mini-in-One 24, new HP EliteDesk, HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDisplay E223d, and the HP EliteDisplay E273d docking monitors.
HP ZBook series
HP also announced ZBook 15 G6 and ZBook 17 G6 mobile workstations with 15-inch and 17-inch display, respectively. The laptops boast of the 100 percent DCI-P3 screen and up to 9th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors, and next-gen NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. Notably, the ZBook G6 series has the same chassis design, keyboard, and trackpad as its predecessor G5 series that was launched last year. The new HP workstations are likely to be available on sale from July. Unfortunately, there is no information over their prices at the moment.
Other than that, the laptop maker also unveiled its HP Z1 Entry Tower G5, HP Z2 Mini G4, HP Z2 Small Form Factor G4, and HP Z2 Tower G4 workstations.