At CES 2018, HP is ushering in the next generation of personal computing and enabling a wide range of exciting PC experiences.
The six new HP products range from the world’s most powerful convertible PC and its newest Always-Connected PC 2-in-1 to a groundbreaking 3D camera and cutting-edge gaming technology.
Creative Powerhouse: HP Spectre x360 15
From intensive workloads to editing huge video files, the HP Spectre x360 15 offers fast performance and powerful discrete graphics to effortlessly create, edit and stream 4K and 3D content. Gorgeously designed, the Spectre x360 is offered in Dark Ash Silver with Copper Luxe accents including sleek geared hinges for seamless transitions between laptop, tablet and entertainment modes, and a durable, brilliant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 4K UHD display. Speakers now sit above the keyboard for an improved audio experience while allowing the keyboard to offer numeric keypad ideal for Adobe short-cut keys.
Techradar declares, “With the latest HP Spectre x360 15, HP has managed to straddle the line between modernity and legacy, not to mention power and panache.”
Starting at $1,369.99, the HP Spectre x360 15-inch is planned to be available via HP.com and Best Buy on March 18.
Always-Connected: HP ENVY x2
Thin, light, and durable, HP ENVY x2, features Intel® CoreTM processors and a brilliant 12.3-inch diagonal touch WUXGA+ display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. The leather-like textured Oxford Blue case integrates an adjustable stand to transform from laptop to tablet mode. Built for productivity anywhere, it offers a backlit keyboard with a 1.3 mm key travel for a smooth typing experience in any lighting condition, Windows Ink pen for a natural drawing and writing experience, and up to 17 hours of battery life. 7th Gen Intel® CoreTM Y-Series processors are optimized for maximum performance gains, equipped with up to 256 GB PCIe SSD Storage to store presentations and multi-task with up to 8GB LPDDR3 memory.
Engadget says, “It's more of a traditional Surface competitor for people who aren't yet ready to adopt a Snapdragon chip for their computing needs. And based on what we've seen, it'll offer up some worthy competition to Microsoft's machines.”
The HP ENVY x2 is planned to be available in Spring 2018.
Next-Gen Designing: HP Z 3D Camera
Created for CG artists, 3D designers, game developers and digital fine artists, the HP Z 3D Camera reinvents creative workflows by bringing the Sprout by HP experience to the PC. The new camera allows for richer, more immediate remote live sharing by putting the desk, hands, and more into view. With easy-to-download tracking and scanning software, it constructs 3D models in real time. Workflows are enhanced by scanning objects with computer-graphics-friendly resolutions that maintain separate texture maps for physical-based rendering and AR, VR and mixed reality content creation.
“The demand for 3D content has skyrocketed, and 3D pros are constantly looking for new hardware and software innovations,” said HP’s Louis Kim, global head of Immersive Computing, Personal Systems to Tom’s Hardware. “The HP Z 3D Camera helps speed up modeling, reinvent the creative palette and protect the artistic point of view. . .”
The HP Z 3D Camera is planned to be available in the US only in March 2018 for $599.
Alexa, Meet Your PC: HP Pavilion Wave
HP Pavilion Wave brings the Amazon Alexa for Windows 10 experience to the powerful and beautiful compact desktop. A unique desktop built around a fully integrated, advanced audio system to play music, listen to movies, and web chats, the Pavilion Wave is the perfect device to take productivity and multitasking to the next level with Amazon Alexa to help. Customers can control music, timers, alarms, smart home devices and more simply by asking Alexa while web browsing, working, or streaming content. HP Pavilion Wave is planned to ship with Amazon Alexa in Spring 2018 with a starting price at $549.99.
Anywhere, Anytime: OMEN Game Stream
Gamers can now take their OMEN gaming experience with them on-the-go: Using any Windows 10 device, they can connect to their OMEN PC and play games that are well beyond the hardware specifications of the connecting device for an incredible cloud gaming experience.
“HP offers the latest in a growing number of options intended to solve the problem of playing power-hungry games on increasingly lightweight hardware,” Cnet explains, saying the OMEN Game Stream “lets you play on another Windows system without a discrete GPU (or a lame one) streaming off a more powerful OMEN gaming system over the internet.”
OMEN Game Stream is planned to ship on OMEN systems in Spring 2018.
Ultra Vivid: OMEN x 65 Big Format Gaming Display
“HP has peeled the covers off some more cool gear at CES 2018 and one of the coolest things in the mix is the OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD). This is a gigantic 65-inch 4K UHD HDR-10 monitor for you to get your game on in the living room, or your man/woman cave,” crows Hothardware.
OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-Sync™ is a next-generation big format gaming display for the home featuring a cutting edge 4K UHD 65-inch diagonal display. The display runs a 120 Hz refresh rate with ultra-low sub latency and HDR-10 for gamers to enjoy gorgeous color, brightness and contrast with the performance they crave to beat the competition. NVIDIAG-Sync™ and NVIDIA® SHIELD™ TV integration provide incredible fluidity to the screen for gaming, streaming movies, TV shows and music.
OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ is planned to be available in Fall 2018.
For more information on all the cool HP products announced at CES, visit the CES Online Press Kit.