HP Introduces New Elite, Envy, ZBook Series Laptops at Computex 2019

HP introduced the new Envy laptop range with wood finish

  • HP made a slew of product announcements at Computex 2019
  • HP introduced Elite x2 G4 and ZBook 17 G6 laptops
  • It also announced new Envy range integrated with wood

HP at Computex 2019 announced a new range of Elite, Envy, and ZBook series of laptops. As part of the Envy range, HP announced the HP Envy 13, HP Envy x360 13, HP Envy x360 15 and the HP Envy 17 Wood Series laptops. In the ZBook range, HP announced the HP ZBook 15 G6 and HP ZBook 17 G6 laptops, and the Elite range sees the launch of the HP Elite x2 G4, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4, HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6, and even the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini. Finally, the US-based company also announced a new version of its VR Backpack.

HP Envy range

Starting with the Envy range, the new portfolio is expected to be available in fall 2019. HP says that the pricing will be shared closer to availability. The new HP Envy 13, HP Envy x360 13, HP Envy x360 15, and HP Envy 17 Wood series laptops are the world’s first to be integrated with wood inlay, and come in three options – Nightfall Black with Natural Walnut, Ceramic White with White Birch, or Natural Silver with Pale Birch. Essentially an upgrade from the metal variants launched earlier, the new offerings are powered by the next-gen Intel Core processors or 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics. They come with Amazon Alexa support, modern standby, wake on voice, wake on fingerprint reader, HP Sure View, and HP Webcam Kill Switch solution as well. HP has experimented with novel materials before, integrating leather into its Spectre Folio laptop last year.

HP has also announced a new Uptown Tote, Backpack, and Convertible Backpack just for the HP Envy series. For additional connection to dual 4K monitors, network, and accessories, the HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 with HDMI Adapter has also been introduced that works across HP and other non-HP laptops through a single USB Type-C cable connection. The HP Envy Uptown Tote, Backpack and Convertible Backpack are expected to be available later this summer for $169.99-$179.99 (roughly Rs. 11,800 to Rs. 12,500). The HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 with HDMI Adapter is also expected to be available later this summer for a starting price of $249 (roughly Rs. 17,300).

HP Elite range

The Elite series has an array of product announcements, and HP says that the next-generation of HP’s EliteBook PCs are designed with mobility kept at the forefront, while also integrating premium and enterprise secure experiences. It integrates HP Sure Sense to the new EliteBook and ZBook lineup for built-in malware protection. The company announced the HP Elite x2 G4 offers a sleek design and is touted to be the world’s first business detachable with a leather keyboard folio. It comes with a dual camera privacy shutter, and a privacy screen as well. Specs include a 14-inch 4K (3840×2160 pixels) IPS anti-glare LED-backlit display, 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA Quadro M620 or Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8 GB DDR4 and 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD. The HP Elite x2 G4 is expected to be available in August for a starting price of $1,499 (roughly Rs. 104,000).