Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

HP's ENVY Curved AiO 34 gets sleek new design and Alexa

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Sherri Watson | 15 May, 2018, 11:33

The Elite x2 1013 G3 is probably the most versatile of the bunch, squeezing a 13-inch display into a traditional 12-inch chassis, which makes it the world's "smallest business detachable". The HP Elite 1000 series is an ideal match for the person who wants sleek design and durability, industry-leading security and collaboration tools as they weave in and out of their work day.

One of the machines in that series is the EliteBook x360 1030 G3, which HP says it is the first device to feature HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging. This enables recovery of data even if the hard drive is wiped and no network connection is available.

The refreshed EliteBook x360 is billed as the "world's smallest business convertible", at only 2.76 pounds and up, staying on for a maximum of 18 hours between battery charges, and featuring a unique alert system making sure you'll never lose your laptop's active pen. HP also claimed that the EliteBook x360 1030 G3 sports a first-of-its-kind outdoor viewable display, but it didn't go into the specifics of the feature. For the truly mobile professional, this device is the world's first detachable and tablet with an integrated privacy screen, offers Intel Quad Core vPro processors and up to 4G Cat9 LTE. It will support unbelievable 16 hours battery life.

For a smarter AiO experience, HP has brought the Envy Curved AiO 34 that includes Amazon Alexa integration.

Finally, the EliteDisplay S14 is a portable 14-inch screen that can connect to your PC via a USB Type-C port.

The new Envy products are more interesting from a gaming standpoint. They also all have audio tuned by Bang and Olufsen, support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and new HP Command Center software, which lets you easily prioritize performance, fan noise and system temperatures depending on your needs.

The device includes HP's Rapid Charging, as do all of the portable PCs announced today, and that will get you a 50% charge in just 30 minutes. HP isn't sharing too many detailed specs just yet, basically only revealing that it features Intel's 8th generation Core T-series processor lineup and up to GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.

HP ENVY 17 Laptop is one of the few desktop replacements with the everyday content creator in mind. HP Sure View technology along with fingerprint readers or IR cameras are also available on select models to keep information safe and secure. A step up the Envy range is the Envy x360 15 with touch and pen input supported. This device extends powerful storage and memory options with a 4K display. HP also said the 1050 G1 would offer up to a total of 4TB SSD storage and up to 16 hours of battery life.

The HP Envy curved all-in-one is a desktop with a 34-inch curved screen, and Amazon Alexa built in (May $1,400). Along with eighth-gen hexa-core processors, the other improvement fixes what we found to be the main pain point of the first-gen model; you can now configure it with a dedicated AMD Radeon RX 560 GPU with 4GB GDDR5.

The HP ENVY x360 13 is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $759.99.

It hit stores in June, starting at £1,099. HP EliteBook is expected to wear a price tag of $1899. The Envy AIO 34 will come later in the year, starting at £1,099. HP EliteBook S14 is expected to wear the tag of $219.

Interestingly, the Envy x360 13 only comes with an AMD processor option. The processor equipped with Intel will cost $869.99 and the AMD version $749.99. It will go on sale in the U.S. in June with a starting price of $1,449 (approximately Rs. 97,900).