Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

HP's all-in-one brings Alexa to the party

HP's all-in-one brings Alexa to the party

The new models have impressive design aesthetics, sharp and bright display panels, and all new hardware. HP ENVY 13 laptop is expected to cost $999.99.

Professionals looking for a bit more flexibility might want to consider the EliteBook x360 1030, which HP says is the world's smallest business detachable at 2.7 pounds. Wireless charging has been integrated into the base, just as with the old version of the All-in-One, but HP has made it three times as powerful to get your smartphone up and running even faster.

The second series by HP is the HP ENVY Portfolio which packs more features. It features up to 18 hours of battery life, 4G LTE capabilities, and active pen support with proximity alert to notify when the pen is left behind. It will go on sale in the U.S. in June with a starting price of $1,449 (approximately Rs. 97,900).

Another machine in the Elite 1000 line is the Elite x2 1013 G3 with a 13-inch screen packed into a 12-inch chassis. The Envy 17 also has an optional variant with a 4K display. The detachable includes a keyboard cover that has quick launch shortcut buttons. It too comes with an 8th Gen Intel quad-core processor.

The new products will be available starting in May and June. The HP Envy Desktop is a premium desktop with various 8th gen Intel Core multi-core processors, optional GTX 1080 graphics, and optional Optane memory. Along with the optional HP Privacy Camera to protect the webcam against malicious surveillance, the device has up to 16 hours of battery life for all-day connectivity and productivity.

It is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $759.99. Memory and storage configurations will vary by specific model, but options include PCIe NVMe SSDs and 1TB HDDs with 16GB Intel Optane modules installed. Similarly, HP has provided audio backed by Bang & Olufsen and dedicated collaboration keys. The EliteOne 1000 AiO has been designed for video conferencing with screens measuring between 23.8in and 34in.

By far the coolest feature of the HP Envy 13 are the new drop down USB-A ports.

HP EliteDisplay S14 is expected to be available in July for a starting price of $219.

HP has revealed its latest lineup of notebooks, desktops and displays, with its focus clearly on making work more mobile for business users. While the AMD variant runs on a Ryzen 7 with Radeon Vega graphics. Further, the Envy 17 has an optional 17-inch 4K display.

HP has said the Envy 13 can be equipped with optional MX150 graphics, but the company has yet to release pricing information for this upgrade. Both are expected to go on sale through HP's official site later this month.

Another feature in all Envy laptops is HP Command Center, an application that optimizes performance based on your needs.

HP ENVY Curved AiO 34 is set to be the first PC with Amazon's Alexa personal digital assistant built-in. HP has also provided an intuitive audio dial that gives a natural way to control the volume or skip songs on a playlist.

A blue strip light to the front signifies that Alexa is ready to help, and users can expect to interact with Alexa in the same way as with other devices, such as checking the weather or lining up favorite music. With a quad HD 3,440 x 1,440 screen and newer 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processors and GeForce GTX 1050 graphics to power it, the Envy Curved All-in-One comes in a wood-grain finish.

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