11 January 2021
HP at the CES 2020 is showcasing many upgraded models of its existing convertibles and All-in-one. Starting with its much-beloved Spectre x360 convertible, its 15-inch model has received the much-needed upgrade.
Just like what was done to the last year’s 13-inch Spectre x360 convertible model, the 15-inch also receives the same much-needed improvements. To start with, the design is now better with a slimmer profile and reduced bezels. In fact, the narrower bezels have given an appeal to the convertible and this comes as one of the drastic changes done to the 15-inch Spectre x360 convertible. This makes the latest model 13 percent smaller than the previous generation, hence it enhances portability even further.
The trackpad of the HP Spectre x360 15-inch 2020 is functional as well as it uses Window Precision Drivers. This offers consistent and smooth pointing while ensuring accuracy and responsiveness at the same time.
Not only the design, but the specifications have also been improved. The new Spectre x360 15 can be configured with up to Intel’s 10th-gen six-core Core i7 processor. Note these are Intel’s 14nm Comet Lake lineup, not the 10nm Ice Lake ones. The processor is accompanied by NVIDIA GeForce graphics and up to 17 hours of battery life.
The remaining things are unchanged, even the connectivity ports – there are still 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB-A port, and an HDMI port. The starting price of the HP Spectre x360 15 is $1,599.99 and it is expected to be available in March via HP.com and Best Buy.
There is one more convertible that HP has brought at CES and it is the Elite Dragonfly G2. It is the world’s first 2-in-1 with Tile tracker and 5G as well. It is the upgraded business-focused device that includes better specifications for customers.
The Elite Dragonfly G2 looks virtually identical to its predecessor but these are the internal changes that make the newest model different. It comes with a 10th-gen Intel Core vPro processor with a new 1TB and 2TB storage options. HP has added the X55 LTE + 5G modem and Tile tracker as configuration options. This means HP has made the device future-ready and with the tracking tech, you can keep a tab on your laptop as long as the battery remains. It has a built-in tracking system just like any other Tile device so that you could track your convertible.
The HP Elite Dragonfly G2 has a couple of features that distinctively target the business customers. It comes with HP Sure View Reflect that activates privacy mode with the press of a keyboard to instantly block prying eyes from viewing what is on the screen. It utilizes the copper-colored privacy to protect your work or data.
HP Elite Dragonfly G2 with optional Tile integration and HP Sure View Reflect is expected to be available starting February 2020 via HP.com. And, the one with 5G support and a 10th-gen Gen Intel Core vPro processor is expected to be available later in the summer. The pricing of the two models hasn’t been announced yet.
At the CES 2020, HP has also brought the two monitors – E24d G4 and E27d G4. The Advanced Docking Monitors let you transfer data with the help of one USB-C cable. They both come with Windows Hello for login purposes. You can power on both the display and the laptop with the push of a single button, even if the lid of the laptop is closed.
The price of the E24d G4 Advanced Docking Monitor is $349 and the E27d G4 costs $479. They both are expected to be available in January via HP.com.
There is one more device that the company is showcasing at the CES 2020 and it is an All-in-One (AiO). The HP Envy 32 All-in-One is the world’s widest 4K display. It can be configured with up to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, and up to 1TB SSD or dual storage options.
HP touts the Envy 32 AiO is the world’s first AiO with the loudest volume and the world’s first AiO with Advanced Audio Stream. It has an edge-to-edge glass display with matte Nightfall Black finish. It comes with a built-in wireless charging, multi-device keyboard to switch from one device to another with a press of a button.
The HP Envy 32 AiO is available for purchase at a starting price of $1,599.99. It can be purchased from Best Buy, Amazon, and other US retailers.