HP’s New Envy Laptops Have Bigger 4K Displays
HP regularly updates its Desire line of laptops, equipping them with the latest processors and graphics, while bringing some improvements. In an effort to attract more creative people, the company is launching two new laptops that offer the choice of an improved 4K display, improved processing and graphics hardware, as well as a separate wireless mouse that allows you to work on multiple screens.
Starting at $ 1,000, the HP Envy 17 is the more expensive of the two newcomers. As the name suggests, it has a 17.3 inch screen with Full HD display resolution. Inside is an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor paired with Intel Iris X graphics, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of internal storage. The laptop has a clamshell design (reversible hinges were reserved for its little brother), slim bezels, and an 86.3% screen-to-body ratio. If you’re looking for something beefier, you can upgrade to 1TB PCIe SSD storage, 32GB memory, and a 4K display.
The HP x360 15, on the other hand, starts at $ 750 for the AMD-based model and $ 900 for the Intel version. It weighs 1.8kg – a little less than its 2.5kg counterpart – and packs a 2-in-1 laptop that lets you use it as a touchscreen tablet. With that in mind, HP is offering a 4K OLED model that should be ideal for video streaming and gaming. The x360 15 is available with an 11th Generation AMD Ryzen 7 or Intel Core processor and features NVIDIA MX450 graphics. Both new devices also have a 19% larger touchpad and a new feature called Enhanced Lightning, which essentially turns the screen into a built-in selfie light for video calls.
You can pre-order new Envy devices from HP Store or Best buy, with shipping starting in April. Along with the new laptops, HP will also release a new HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse later this spring that works on up to three devices simultaneously via USB-A or Bluetooth dongles. The $ 90 mouse comes with seven programmable buttons, a scroll wheel, and apparently lasts up to 12 weeks on a single charge.