15 May 2019
HP has refreshed the Envy laptops lineup with 8th Gen Intel processors and 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen processors. Alongside this, the company has also launched two new laptops in the ProBook series powered by AMD processors. There’s a new VR headset as well that gets launched alongside the new hardware and it carries the name HP Reverb VR headset.
Talking first about the company’s new VR headset, it has support for the Windows Mixed Reality platform. It comes in two variants – the HP Reverb Professional Edition and the HP Reverb Consumer Edition priced at $649 and $599. Both the headsets will be available to purchase in April, but only in the US market.
The VR headset features a lightweight design and packs two LCD displays with a resolution of 2160x2160 pixels and 90Hz refresh rate. The HP Reverb has a 114-degree field of view and comes equipped with two front-facing cameras.
he HP Envy 13, HP Envy x360 13, HP Envy x360 15, and the HP Envy 17 laptop are the new models that have been added to the series. The HP Envy 13 and the Envy 17 feature the same design with metallic chassis. They both come with webcam kill switch feature, have a fingerprint sensor, and privacy screen to prevent others from peeping on the screen content. Both the laptops can be configured with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with a peak clock speed of 4.6GHz (Turbo) and discrete Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics. Also, they both come equipped with 3-way micro edge full-HD display with slim bezels.
The HP Envy 13 and the Envy 17 will be available for purchase from HP's online store starting next month carrying a price tag of $899.99. The larger HP Envy 17 will also be available from Best Buy in May.
The Envy x360 convertibles borrow features from the vanilla Envy lineup such as the webcam kill switch. They also have a fingerprint sensor, privacy screen, Bang & Olufsen audio, and a 3-sided micro-edge display. The Envy x360 13 offers a choice between full-HD and UHD screens, but the x360 15 offers a choice up 4K.
While the Envy x360 13 can be configured with up to a 2nd gen AMD Ryzen 7 processor with maximum clock speed of 4GHz paired with AMD Radeon Vega 10 graphics, the Envy x360 15 offers a choice between AMD and Intel processors. The Intel variant packs up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor alongside the 4GB Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics. On the other hand, the AMD variant can be configured with up to AMD Ryzen 7 processor paired with AMD Vega 10 graphics.
Talking about the new ProBook series, they come powered by AMD processors. There are two laptops launched in this series - ProBook 445R G6 and the ProBook 455R G. Both of these pack a 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processor and feature a MIL-STD certified metallic build with a 180-degree hinge. The new ProBook series laptops will hit the shelves in June, but there is no word on their pricing yet.