HP is going full steam ahead in 2020 with an HP Spectre X360 with reduced borders, a 5G compatible laptop and an all-in-one design with audio from Bang & Olufsen.
At HP, it hasn’t been idle lately, as the manufacturer proves during this new edition of the CES which opens in Las Vegas. In particular, the American brand is pushing its ranges ever further, and adapting to the fashion for borderless screens. At the end of 2019, HP managed to fit a 13-inch screen on its HP Spectre X360 with a greatly reduced chassis. This year, the firm is doing the same thing, fitting a 15-inch screen into a chassis that would normally house a 14-inch panel with its HP Spectre X360 15″. The desired effect, it stays right on the edge. If you’re not up to the level of what Samsung offers on its smartphones and its latest TV, the display edges of HP’s computer are very thin, especially the lower edge that pays for itself with a successful slimming cure. In total, HP achieves a chassis to screen ratio of nearly 90% on its new Spectrum, a very good ratio for a laptop. Inside, you’ll find all the refinements needed in 2020, namely 10th generation Intel Core i7 processors backed by a GPU from Nvidia. We also note the presence of Wi-Fi 6 and a particularly good autonomy announced at 5pm. The computer will be available starting at $1599.
Another particularly interesting laptop of this 2020 vintage from HP’s CES: the HP Elite Dragonfly. Updating the notebook launched last year for professionals, the HP Elite Dragonfly features the latest technologies, including 10th generation Intel Core chips, and even an optional Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem. The particularity of this computer lies notably in its privacy filter applied to the screen, but also in its convertible format which allows it to be transformed into a tablet by turning the screen over.
On the desktop side, HP launches the HP ENVY AiO 32, an all-in-one iMac-style (a market in which HP was a forerunner) with a good setup, starting with its sumptuous, almost borderless screen and sound system. The result is a 32-inch 4K panel (HDR600, DCI-P3 98%) with a contrast ratio of 6000:1. This slab occupies 92.8% of the front facade of the all-in-one. Underneath, we find the speakers hidden under a rather elegant piece of fabric. We will be able to perfectly do without external loudspeakers since the HP ENVY AiO 32 embeds a sound system 2.1 signed Bang & Olufsen and composed of 4 speakers, including 2 tweeters and 2 midrange. The computer comes with a particularly practical keyboard, since it is possible to add a smartphone or tablet, which can be housed in the upper part of the computer.
HP Pavilion 13-an0029nf PC…
- 8th Generation Intel Core Processor i7-8565U (1.8GHz frequency, 8MB memory, 8MB of memory)…
- 13.3″ IPS FHD (1920 x 1080 px) ultra-thin-edge display with side-by-side keyboard
- 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD
- Intel UHD 620 graphics card