HP announces new Envy, Probook laptops and Reverb VR Headset

On: March 21, 2019

HP has launched new additions to its Envy and Probook series of laptops. The laptops carry 8th-Gen Intel processors and 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen processors. The company has also released a new Reverb VR Headset. Let’s look at these new offerings in more detail.

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HP Envy laptops: specifications, features and price

Under the Envy series, the company has launched four new models. They include the HP Envy 13, HP Envy 17, HP Envy x360 13, and HP Envy x360 15. The first two of these offerings are regular laptops while the other two are convertibles.

The HP Envy 13 carries a 13-inch Full HD display with slim bezels, and the HP Envy 17 has a 17-inch panel with these properties. The two laptops are identical to each other in many ways. They have a metallic frame, smart security features like fingerprint sensor, webcam kill switch for security, privacy screen and three-way micro-edge display. Consumers can choose the optional 4K display panel for the HP Envy 13. Both the models can work with up to 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 processors with a clock speed of 4.6GHz. The graphics are handled by the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with up to 2GB of graphics memory in the smaller model and 4GB of graphics memory on the larger one. They have a battery life of up to 19.45 hours. These two offerings will start selling from April for an approximate price of $900 (~Rs 62,200).

HP Envy x360 15 launched

The HP Envy x360 models are convertible laptops where the 13-inch offering has Full HD and UHD display panel options and the bigger 15-inch model has a 4K display. The HP Envy x360 13 relies on up to 2nd-generation AMD Ryzen 7 processors with a clock speed of 4GHz and AMD Radeon Vega 10 graphics.

The HP Envy x360 15 comes in both AMD and Intel processor configurations. For Intel, the offering can be configured with up to an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU with 4GB of graphics memory. For AMD variants, the offering comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and AMD Vega 10 graphics. The two offerings will also be available in April. The smaller convertible will have a price tag of $700 (~Rs 48,400) and the bigger one with Intel and AMD processors will cost $870 (~Rs 60,100) and $800 (~Rs 55,300), respectively.

HP Probook laptops: specifications, price and features

In the ProBook series, the company has launched has two laptops – the ProBook  445R G6 and the ProBook 455R G. They run on the 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen processor. Both of these have a 180-degree hinge and metallic body with MIL-STD certifications. These laptops will start selling in June in the US, but we do not have information about their pricing yet. Additionally, HP has also launched the ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini which relies on the 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen Pro processor for power along with an AMD Radeon Vega GPU. This desktop will start selling in May with a price tag of $499 (~Rs 34,500).

HP Reverb VR Headset: specifications, price and features

HP Reverb VR Headset launched

The HP Reverb VR Headset has two LCD display panels with a 2,160 x 2,160 pixels resolution and refresh rate of 90Hz. It is light and weighs 1.1 pounds. It has dual front cameras and a 114-degree field of view. It supports Windows Mix Reality platform and has two variants – HP Reverb Professional Edition and the HP Reverb Consumer Edition. It features integrated headphones with spatial audio and smart assistant compatible dual microphones for collaboration in multi-user VR environments.

The two editions are priced at $649 (~Rs 44,530) and $599 (~Rs 41,100), respectively. This product is likely to launch only in the US as there’s no word about its global launch.

Avica Bedi

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