With 2015 coming to a close, HP has decided to sent 2015 off with a bang by introducing a handful of premium PCs that feature exlusive form factors, sleek industrial designs, high-resolution displays and audio by Bang & Olufsen, each of which comes with powerful processors and Windows 10.
First on the list of PCs shown off by HP is the HP Spectre X2. This machine is made for customers who prefer a tablet-first design without compromising on productivity. To that end, the Spectre X2 combines a thin and light tablet design with the productivity of a notebook with a superior metal keyboard for the best of both worlds. The tablet has a 10 hour battery life, and when it is not attached to the keyboard, weighs around 850g and has a thickness of just eight millimeters. With the keyboard attached to the tablet, the Spectre X2 weighs in at 1.2 kg and measures 13.15 millimeters in thickness, making it the thinnest 2-in-1 PC HP has ever made.
For productivity, the HP Spectre x2 comes with a full-sized, 1.5 millimeter travel keyboard that easily detaches and attaches with a magnetic connector, allowing it to transform from to a notebook or a tablet on the fly. A 120 x 55 millimeter touchpad with Precision TouchPad (PTP) technology is also available for the Spectre x2, giving users a smooth experience when using Microsoft’s Edge browser. Furthermore, the touchscreen display is optimised for the use of a stylus.
The tablet experience comes full circle as the Spectre x2 offers three cameras. There is a HP Truevision FHD 5MP front facing camera for web chats, a HP Truevision HD 8MP rear facing camera to take pictures and shoot videos, and finally, an Intel RealSense Camera R200 to capture and enable 3D experiences. Other accessories for the Spectre x2, such as the HP Acitve Pen, will be made available soon. The Spectre x2 is now available with a retail price of RM 3,999.
Riding on the Star Wars hype, HP has also revealed the Star Wars Special Edition notebook. Featuring a “battle-worn” distressed design with “Galactic Empire” written in the unique Star Wars Aurebesh font on the finge and the iconic Stormtroppers on the keyboard dect, this laptop comes with a Full HD 15.6 inch display, 7 hours of battery life, and a choice of sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. Prices for the Star Wars Special Edition notebook begins at RM 3,999.
HP’s Spectre x360 also makes an appearance at the event . The Spectre x360 has been updated as it now sports the 6th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors on top of a lightning fast SSD with a storage space of up to 256GB. A limited edition 13.3 inch Ash Silver with Copper accented Spectre x360 is also on display, celebrating Bang & Olufsen’s 90th anniversary. The Spectre x360 has a starting price of RM 4,999 and is available now.
Traditional notebooks were not neglected as the HP ENVY was shown off at the event too. The latest HP ENVY 13 comes with a 13.3 inch screen that offers Quad HD+ resolution, dual speakers which are tuned by Bang & Olufsen, as well as dual fans and a lift hinge that promotes better air circulation under the device, keeping it cool and quiet. The HP TrueVision Webcam on the ENVY features dual array microphones with noise cancellation technology and the fingerprint reader takes advantage of Windows Hello, allowing users to log on to their PC with a swipe of a finger. The HP ENVY 13 has a starting price of RM 3,699.
Lastly, HP unveils the latest entry of the Pavillion Gaming notebook. With a 15.6 inch display, the Pavillion Gaming notebook comes with boosted hardware to offer the processing power and great graphics gamers demand in an afforadble and portable gaming PC. Memory intensive applications would not be a factor for the notebook as it is capable of supporting up to 16GB of system memory. Prices for the HP Pavillion Gaming notebook begins at RM 3.499.