The Windows 10-based HP Pro Tablet 608 offers users with an 8-inch HD display offering users with a resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels. The tablet doesn’t compromise too much on the design aspects either and is only 8.35mm thin, weighing just under one pound. The tablet will be powered by an Intel Core Atom Quad Core Z8500 processor paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The HP Pro Tablet 608 is also equipped with a number of IT-related tools such as the HP Client Security, firmware 2.08 and certified hardware like TPM and NFC.
There are dual front-facing stereo speakers, dual microphones, a 2MP camera for web conferencing and an 8MP main shooter for photos and videos. The company touts it can offer users with a battery time of up to eight hours, but to be honest, the real world usage may vary — nonetheless, it’s still good enough for many users.
As far as the pricing and availability is concerned, the tablet with Windows 8.1 Pro is slated to launch in July carrying a $479 price tag. For the Windows 10 version of the tablet, users may have to wait until August.
Coming over to the new laptop range introduced, there are a handful of choices for consumers when it comes to Envy laptops, as well as the detachable Pavilion x2. HP has introduced 14-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch Envy laptops with the latest processors and powerful GPUs.
“Customers want devices that are portable without sacrificing battery life or power,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. “For 2015, we are reinventing our ENVY notebook product line to deliver great battery life, thinner and lighter designs, bright, high resolution displays and Bang & Olufsen audio for better entertainment, communications and productivity experiences.”
The detachable HP Pavilion X2 boasts a 10-inch display with touch screen support so it can also be used as a tablet. The tablet only weights 1.29 pounds, combine it with the keyboard and it becomes slightly heavier to carry weighing around 2.48 pounds. The device also features a USB Type-C port, one full-sized USB 2.0 port, over 10 hours of battery life playing HD videos, and ships with Windows 8.1 as its operating system. The HP Pavilion X2 is expected to hit retail on July 21st in the United States through the company’s website as well as Best Buy starting at $299.99
As far as the Envy line up is concerned, customers have an option to choose from multiple display sizes and configurations. The 14 and 15.6-inch versions offer users with a choice of the fifth generation Intel i5 and i7 processors. For the 15.6-inch models, customers also have an option to opt for either sixth generation AMD FX and A10 accelerated processors, as well as the NVidia GeForce 940M or GTX 950M discrete graphics, or AMD Radeon™ R7 or R6 graphics.
HP is offering users with an option of HD or Full HD non-touch display for the 14-inch model, while users opting for the 15.6-inch Intel Envy Laptop can choose from either HD, Full HD and Quad HD+ panel options with optional touch. The AMD version offers either a touch or non-touch display option.
The 17.3-inch Envy laptops offers a premium look, and is more suited for those who want to perform power intensive tasks on the laptop, or play heavy games. It features fifth generation Intel Core i7 processors and NVidia GeForce 940M or GTX 950M discrete graphics, four USB 3.0 ports, up to 4TB of hard drive, one with HP Sleep and Charge, a full-sized HDMI port, an RJ45 port and the option for a DVD or Blu-ray optical disk drive. The company touts its can offer a battery life of up to 10 hours, but as we’ve said before, real usage may vary.
HP Envy Notebooks are set to launch in the United States in July via the company’s website. Selected configurations of the 15.6 and 17.3-inch models will be available at Best Buy on August 30 and July 5th respectively.
Here’s the pricing breakdown for the Envy laptops:
- The 14 inch HP ENVY notebook starts at $699.99.
- The 15.6 inch AMD and Intel HP ENVY notebooks start at $629.99 and $799.99 respectively.
- The 17.3 inch HP ENVY notebook starts at $999.99.