HP Inc. launched on Tuesday a lineup of new devices combining premium design, security and performance.
HP said they created its latest Spectre and Elite models to enable creativity, connectivity and confidence throughout the day. They build on a series of breakthrough devices, including the recently announced HP Spectre Folio.
HP Spectre x360 15
The newly redesigned HP Spectre x360 13 and HP Spectre x360 15 join the HP Spectre Folio - available later this month.
Available in dark ash silver with copper luxe accents and the all-new poseidon blue with pale brass accents, the devices feature a gem-cut design that can only be achieved with aluminum CNC machining. Functional design is equally important, which is why the angled USB-C port is now placed in the faceted edge on the right side of the device for better cable management, and the dual chamfer design makes the lid easier to lift from three sides. The design of the speaker pattern is also unique, with each hole micro-drilled to improve acoustic transparency, delivering an audio experience optimized by Bang & Olufsen.
The new Spectre lineup has also been equipped with security features. A privacy camera kill switch allows the user to turn off the webcam when not in use. Spectres also come with optional HP Sure View, an integrated privacy screen to help users avoid prying eyes in public areas.
The devices also include long-lasting battery life, with up to 22.5 hours in the Spectre x360 13 - a 37 percent increase versus the previous generation - and up to 17.5 hours in the Spectre x360 15. The optional gigabit-class 4G LTE on the 13-inch device and ultra-fast Wi-Fi with up to 1 gigabit download speeds on both devices ensure connectivity from almost anywhere.
While the Spectre x360 13 is designed for the highly mobile professional on the go with up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors, the Spectre x360 15 is the most powerful Spectre convertible laptop to date, delivering up to 20 percent more performance versus the previous generation. The 15-inch convertible features a new thermal design, up to the latest six-core 8th Gen Intel Core processors and the optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with Max Q design. In addition, the Spectre x360 15 offers various display options, including a 4K touch display or up to 650-nit FHD display and Thunderbolt 3 ports that support dual 5K displays.
Four modes of HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5
Building on the heritage of the HP Elite Portfolio, the new HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is a 14-inch diagonal convertible in a 13-inch form factor with a unibody CNC aluminum chassis and an adonized finish.
The device features up to 17 hours of battery life, gigabit-class 4G LTE, the optional HP Outdoor Viewable Display with an anti-glare screen and up to 700-nit display, and optional HP Sure View.
The EliteBook x360 1040 and all Elite devices include HP's hardware-enforced security and features such as HP Sure Start Gen 4, a self-healing BIOS and HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging, which enables users to restore their PC to a working state in minutes.
Additionally, HP has two new solutions designed to simplify connections. The new HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor offers a simpler and cleaner alternative to dock-and-monitor solutions with a single USB-A cable or single power-enabled USB-C cable for data and video, as well a pop-up privacy webcam. The new HP USB Fingerprint Mouse enables users with dedicated PCs to unlock their Windows 10 PC with a single touch, allowing for secure biometric authentication that IT departments can deploy for access control to devices.
- Pricing and availability
- The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to be available in November at HP.com for a starting price of $1,149.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.
- The HP Spectre x360 15 is expected to be available in November at HP.com for a starting price of 1,389.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.
- The HP USB Fingerprint Mouse is expected to be available in December at HP.com for a starting price of $49.
- The HP EliteBook x360 1040 is expected to be available at the end of October at HP.com for a starting price of $1,499.
- The HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in December at HP.com for a starting price of $329.
- Custom laser cut skins for the HP EliteBook 1000 series are available now at www.zazzle.com/hpelite for a starting price of $19.95.