HP's new Pavilion lineup is getting a refresh that includes a wider field-of-view web camera, Microsoft HDR streaming, UHD and FHD panels as well as Intel Iris Xe graphics, but perhaps its most conscientious update is its new sustainability-driven construction efforts.
According to HP's latest announcement, the Pavilion 13, 14, and 15 will now be using "post-consumer-recycled and ocean-bound plastics in the construction of the speaker housing," in addition to the already used 100% sustainably sourced and recyclable retail packaging. While it may be a little less impressive than an entire laptop made up of ocean-bound plastic, it's the first steps in refurbishing previously unsustainable portions of the hardware. Ideally, HP and other OEM's will continue to experiment in replacing other portions of hardware with more sustainably friendly alternatives.
Aside from the speaker housing upgrade, the Pavilion line up will also see improvements processing with Intel's 11th Gen chips onboard and in video streaming with support for Microsoft HDR streaming and High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) preinstalled on both UHD and FHD variants.
Updated battery tech for the Pavilion lineup should also result in up to eight and half hours of power. HP is also highlighting the Pavilion's support of HDMI 2.0 to help customers power upcoming 5K monitors as well as making use of USB-C for both power and display delivery. The inclusion of Wi-Fi 6 should help with customers using the Pavilion from home, to help speed up FTP and server transfers from home.
The latest Pavilions will be available for sale via HP's own website and retail partners Costco and Amazon beginning in October and starting as low as $579.99 in Natural Silver, Forest Teal, and Pale Gold options.