07 January 2019
HP's CES 2019 camp is full of new product announcements including new options for a few of the existing ones. It is showcasing products across different categories including laptops, monitors, convertibles, and more. It also unveiled Spectre x360 15 with OLED display panel but rest of products, let's have a look at them one by one.
Starting with monitors, HP took wraps off three new HP Pavilion monitors: Pavilion 27 Quantum Dot, Pavilion 27 FHD, and Pavilion 32 QHD. The first one is claimed to world's first monitor with Quantum Dot on the glass display. It is 6.5mm thin which makes it the thinnest monitor in the HP lineup. It has almost negligible bezels on three sides excluding the bottom one. There is also support for AMD's FreeSync technology. It features one DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI port, one USB Type-C port, and two USB 3.0 ports.
Most of the features and tech specs remain the same for the Pavilion 27 FHD and 32 QHD. HP has priced three monitors at $399, $329, and $379.99 respectively. It will start selling the Pavilion 27 Quantum Dot and FHD variants in March 2019 and the QHD variant in June 2019.
In the OMEN lineup, it introduced the Omen X Emporium gaming display. It is a 65-inch gigantic 4K display with 144 Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA's G-Sync HDR support. This should result in a smoother gaming experience with almost no frame drops or stuttering. The most interesting part is that it comes with a soundbar called OMEN X Emporium Soundbar. It means if you are a gamer who can afford to spend a whopping $4,999, this is a product you should definitely check out. This is likely to be the perfect package with a focus on both visual and audio aspects of gaming.
Next up in the lineup, HP has refreshed the OMEN Obelisk desktop with latest high-end specifications. It now features up to 9th-gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU. There is support for up to 64GB HyperX RAM memory and up to dual SSD storage. It also has liquid cooling to keep the increasing temperature under control. It will cost $2,249 for the base model with availability expected around March 2019.
The team also took the opportunity to announce a new OMEN 15 laptop variant. It is essentially same as the older one but now boasts the latest NVIDIA RTX 2000 GPUs and an optional 802.11ax WiFi. There are no words on the pricing yet but it will go on sale sometime around July this year.
HP's Elite lineup also saw the arrival of three new products: EliteBook x360 830 G5 notebook, EliteDisplay E243p Sure View monitor, and EliteOne 800 AiO G4 all-in-one desktop. Each of these is focused on professionals to help them improve their productivity and efficiency. There are no words on the pricing yet.
Other products include HP Envy USB-C Hub and a new HP Spectre Folio convertible variant. The Envy USB-C Hub features a pass-through charging to user's notebook, two USB-A charging ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port with 4K resolution support. It has been priced at $79.99 with sales starting March 2019. As for the Spectre Folio, it is now available in Bordeaux Burgandy color with 4K display for a starting price of $1,309.99.