02 September 2021
HP has unveiled a range of new Windows 11 products, from laptops to desktops and even tablet PCs. The top of the lineup includes the new 16-inch HP Spectre x360 16.
The HP Spectre x360 16 is a convertible laptop with 3,072x1,920 pixels resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. HP touts many things but the 5MP webcam gets the main spotlight. HP claims the camera has 1080p video resolution, which is a good feature since video calls have been popularized so much and quality is one major aspect. HP also explains that the 5MP IR camera will bring ease to the login process with the help of Windows Hello.
HP has also all praises for the 5MP camera it has embedded in the x360 16 convertible laptop. The camera offers some cool AI features so to enhance the experience. One of them is termed “GlamCam” which works similar to several beauty modes or apps like it touches up the skin, enhances teeth, and eyes.
There is one more feature called the Autoframe, which basically lets the camera follow you around. This means if you get up and walk around, the camera will keep the focus on you, a feature similar to what several vlogging cameras offer today.
Another feature that needs mention is presence detection, and as the name implies, the camera detects your presence and if you walk from your PC, it will lock the PC for security purposes.
The HP Spectre x360 16 also includes quad speakers that deliver higher volume and more balanced treble than the Spectre x360 15. This laptop has an Intel Evo verified platform option, with up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, and up to 17 hours of battery life.
The starting price of the HP Spectre x360 16 is $1,639 and it will be available at HP.com in October. It will also be available at Best Buy later this fall.
HP also launched an 11-inch tablet PC, the company’s first Windows 11 tablet PC. It’s an entry-level tablet PC and features a 2K display, which means it can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation. It has a built-in kickstand with the help of which you can place in whatsoever orientation you want and enjoy the content. It also features a 13MP front camera for video calls. Additionally, you can also attach a magnetic keyboard or be creative with the help of a stylus called HP Rechargeable Tilt Pen.
The 11-inch Tablet PC uses an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor with 4GB RAM.
The starting price of the HP 11-inch Tablet PC is $599 and it is expected to be available in December at HP.com. It will also be available at Best Buy in December.
Together with them, HP has also launched a 14-inch Laptop PC, its lightest 14-inch consumer laptop with optional 4G LTE. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 and coupled with 8GB LPDDR4 RAM with 128GB storage. HP claims it offers 15 hours of battery life. The price of the laptop is currently unknown but it will be coming in October at Walmart.