HP Introduces new powerful devices at CES 2018

By Anuj Sharma - January 9, 2018
The CES 2018 lineup showcases what’s possible when you combine the voice of the customer with world-class design and engineering capabilities.

Global tech major HP Inc. today unveiled a series of new products including a powerful convertible, an always-connected 2-in-1 PC and a 3D camera – at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018), happening in Las Vegas.

“Our CES 2018 lineup showcases what’s possible when you combine the voice of the customer with world-class design and engineering capabilities. Whether it’s the world’s most powerful convertible and the incredible versatility of our ENVY x2 Always-Connected PC, or our best-in-class Z 3D camera accessory and cutting-edge suite of OMEN gaming hardware and software, HP technology is changing the game,” said Ron Coughlin, President, Personal Systems, HP, Inc.

According to HP, the premium HP Spectre x360 15 is the world’s most powerful convertible PC designed to offer fast performance to seamlessly create, edit and stream 4K and 3D content.

The laptop is powered by 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8705G processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, and offers up to 12 hours of battery life with fast charge support -- 50 per cent in just 30 minutes.

The HP Spectre x360 15 is also available in quad core 8th Gen Intel Core processors with NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics configuration. The device offers up to 13.5 hours of battery life with support for fast charging -- 90 per cent in 90 minutes.

Further both the variants feature an aluminum CNC machined chassis with a new angular profile at 19.5 mm and weighs approx. 2 kgs. The laptops come in dark ash silver with copper luxe accents with sleek geared hinges for seamless transitions between laptop, tablet and entertainment modes. Speakers now sit above the keyboard for an improved audio experience in any mode while allowing the keyboard to offer numeric keypad ideal for Adobe short-cut keys.

There is a 4K UHD 15.6-inch diagonal touch display that can be converted into a digital canvas with the optional HP Tilt Pen. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Packed into this powerful PC is also an IR camera supporting Windows Hello and a finger print reader to safely and seamlessly log in with both in any mode.

The HP ENVY x2, an always-connected PC is purpose built for an always-on, always ready to work experience featuring Intel Core processors. The fanless CNC machined aluminum tablet is 7.9 mm and weighs 760 grams. The PC features 12.3-inch diagonal touch WUXGA+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for increased durability and scratch resistance when on the go and offers up to 17 hours of battery life and comes with Window 10 Home, Wi-Fi, LTE-advanced support option with Intel XMM LTE modems.

Intel 7th Gen Core Y-Series processors coupled with 8GB of RAM powers the 2-in-PC and offers 256 GB PCIe SSD storage.

The HP Z 3D camera launched at the show is designed to create realistic 3D digital images from real objects by bringing the Sprout by HP experience to the PC.  It creates life-like digital images by rotating an object with the user’s hands or positioning under the camera. With tracking and scanning software that is easy to download, it constructs the 3D model in real time.

Workflows are enhanced by scanning objects with computer-graphics-friendly resolutions that maintain separate texture maps for physical-based rendering (PBR) and AR, VR and mixed reality content creation, the company said.

The company also introduced HP Pavilion Wave – a desktop built around a fully integrated, advanced audio system to play music, listen to movies, and web chats and also supports voice interactions with hands-free Amazon Alexa.

Customers can control music, timers, alarms, smart home devices and more simply by asking Alexa while web browsing, working, or streaming content.

The OMEN Game Stream unveiled at CES 2018 allows gamers to play top AAA games anytime and anywhere by leveraging the power and performance of their OMEN PC on any Windows 10 device with a high-speed internet connection.

Offered within the OMEN Command Centre, gamers can now take their OMEN gaming experience with them on-the-go with their OMEN gaming PC doing all the heavy lifting by acting as a cloud gaming server.

The OMEN X 65 big format gaming display with NVIDIA G-SYNC showcased at the event is a next-generation big format gaming display for the home featuring a 4K UHD9 65-inch diagonal display.

The display runs a 120 Hz refresh rate with an ultra-low latency.

Pricing and availability

The HP Spectre x360 15-inch has a starting pricing of $1,369.99 and will be available via HP.com and Best Buy, starting March 18.

The HP ENVY x2 is planned to be available later this year. Pricing and mobile carriers will be disclosed closer to product availability, HP said.

The HP Z 3D Camera is planned to be available in the US only in March 2018 for $599.

The HP Pavilion Wave with Amazon Alexa will be available later this year at a starting price of $549.99.

The OMEN Game Stream is planned to ship on OMEN systems in late 2018.

The OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC will be available later this year. Pricing will be disclosed closer to product availability.

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