After reporting disappointing quarterly earnings in February, President and CEO of HP Dion Weisler shared that “We have a clear strategy that leverages our strengths, and we are focused on execution, taking cost out of the business and delivering innovations that will amaze our customers and partners”.
While we already saw the early results from this new strategy a month ago with the brand new HP Spectre laptop (“the world’s thinnest laptop” according to HP), the manufacturer just introduced this morning its latest Pavilion PC line-up featuring “amped up power, battery life and capabilities found in premium lines at an affordable price”.
HP new Pavilion PC portfolio of convertibles, notebooks and desktops include the latest Intel or AMD processors and graphics but also bring other niceties such as updated designs with more color options, improved audio thanks to a partnership with B&O PLAY and upgraded displays including Full HD IPS options.
HP Pavilion convertible and notebook PCs are also thinner and lighter without compromising on battery life, and HP also brought its “Fast Charge” technology which can charge the PC up to 90 percent in 90 minutes when powered off. Let’s dive into the details below.
The HP Pavilion x360 now features a digital thread pattern on the keyboard deck in a pearl coloring and is offered in five colors (Natural Silver, Modern Gold, Dragonfly Blue, Cardinal Red and Sport Purple). HP added a 15.6″ diagonal model to the family of convertible laptops which already included 11.6″ and 13.3″ models. All three models are 12-14 percent thinner compared to the previous generations and feature a geared hinge inspired by the HP Spectre x360 to transition into four modes.
Other features include audio custom tuned by experts at B&O PLAY, up to nine hours and 15 minutes of battery life depending on model and optional backlit keyboard plus HD or option for Full HD IPS displays on both 13.3″ and 15.6″ diagonal models. The HP Pavilion x360 will become available in May at a starting price of $379.99.
The new portfolio of Pavilion notebooks includes 14″, 15.6″ and 17.3 models that feature the same digital thread design in thinner and lighter chassis (available in a variety of color options including Natural Silver, Modern Gold, Blizzard White, Onyx Black, Cardinal Red, Dragonfly Blue and Sport Purple).
Other features include discrete graphics options, Intel RealSense Camera option for facial authentication with Windows Hello, optical disk drive for select Pavilion models and edge to edge HD or FHD IPS displays with optional touch depending on the model.
The 14″ diagonal HP Pavilion is planned to be available at select retailers on June 12 with a starting price at $539.99, while the 15.6″ and 17.3″ diagonal models are planned to be available on May 18 on HP.com and select retailers with a starting price at $579.99 and $899.99 respectively.
The new HP Pavilion All-in-Ones are available in 23.8″ and 27″ diagonal displays with an edge-to-edge display or a micro edge display option on select models that “further reduces the border 75 percent for more viewing area compared to the edge-to-edge display”. The IPS displays are available in Full HD or Quad HD with optional touch while the two front firing speakers can be custom-tuned to add dynamic sound.
Last, select models can be configured with an Optional Intel RealSense camera for enabling biometric authentication with Windows Hello. The HP Pavilion All-in-One will become available in July at a starting price of $699.99.
Last, HP Pavilion Desktop offers a 30 percent smaller footprint compared to the previous generation and will be offered in new colors including Natural Silver, Blizzard White and Twinkle Black. HP is also offering a new Pavilion 32″ Quad HD12 display with wide-viewing angles and 100 percent sRGB13 color space that also features dual HDMI, DisplayPort and a USB hub. The HP Pavilion Desktop will become available in June at a starting price of $449.99 while the HP Pavilion Display will be available as soon as June with a starting price of $399.99.
HP Vice President and General Manager for consumer personal systems Kevin Frost is shared:
“Some customers want thin and light PCs for on the go while other customers want power and performance to create and store. HP’s redesigned Pavilion PCs offer affordability and a variety of options for customers to get the functionality they need in a PC packed with style and personality.”
You can visit HP.com to learn more about the new devices, please tell us what do you think of HP’s 2016 Pavilion PC line-up in the comments.