HP Uses Cannes to Launch Notebook Updates

By Bob Raikes
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HP used the Cannes Film Festival and its association with the creative industries by supplying workstations, to launch new Spectre x2, Envy x360 and Envy laptops.

The Spectre x2 is the first HP ‘luxury’ detachable that is designed for Windows Ink with pressure sensitive pen input. It has a 12.3″ 3000 x 2000 display, a full size keyboard and glass trackpad. There are 13mp and 5mp cameras and an infrared camera for Windows Hello. The battery is claimed to last for up to 8 hours and can charge to 50% in 30 minutes. Pricing starts at $999.

The Envy 13 is claimed to offer ‘desktop performance’ and has a 13.3″ display with FullHD or UltraHD resolution, slim side bezels and optional Nvidia graphics. Ports include dual USB Type-C ports and a mini-DisplayPort. It sells for $1,049 and above.

The Envy x360 is a 15.6″ convertible that supports Windows Ink and has been refreshed with the latest Intel CPUs. Pricing is from $899.

HP’s Spectre x2 gallery has a 3000 x 2000 display supporting Windows Ink