HP Envy and Elite PCs: Smallest convertible to widest curved all-in-one

Pablo Tucker
May 15, 2018

The new HP notebooks are a mix of laptop, convertible (2-in-1), and detachable models belonging to the Envy series and freshly minted EliteBook 1000 family of products.

The new Envy products are more interesting from a gaming standpoint.

HP EliteBook 1050 G1 is expected to be available in May for a starting price of $1,899.

It is an ultra-slim notebook with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. It has up to 17 hours of battery life, Cat9 LTE, and the world's first active pen with proximity alert for business PCs. The latter is available with an optional 4K display. This laptop is powered by 8Th Generation Quad Core processor and optional NVIDIA GeForce MX150 furthers battery life up to 14 hours. The first AiO purpose-built for collaboration, this AiO is an ideal video conferencing solution, with a FHD pop-up webcam, integrated collaboration keys, powerful audio and HP Noise cancellation. The Elite X2 1013 also supports HP Fast Charge which will charge the notebook up to 50% in just 30 minutes. Envy 13 buyers get up to 14 hours of battery life per charge and have a fingerprint reader, and optional HP Sure View.

The HP Elite series is going to be bolstered by the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3, HP Elite x2 1013 G3, HP EliteBook 1050 G1, and HP EliteOne AiO G2, whereas the upgraded HP Envy series has additions like the new HP Envy 13 and Envy 17, HP Envy x360 13, HP Envy x360 15, HP Envy Curved AiO 34, and HP Envy Desktop.

This device features 13-inch convertible with AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics.

HP EliteOne 1000 AiO G2 is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $1,279.

HP ENVY Curved AiO 34 is set to be the first PC with Amazon's Alexa personal digital assistant built-in. The news HP Audio Stream, allows users to stream their favorite songs from a smartphone to the HP ENVY AiO speakers using Bluetooth technology.

It is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $999.99.

Both this 13.3 mm thin tablet/laptop hybrid and the larger, thicker, slightly less flexible HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 come with optional 4G LTE support for "ultimate connectivity", obviously starting at pretty steep prices of $1,499 and $1,449 respectively from June. They also have sound tuned by Bang & Olufsen, service for Gigabit Wi-Fi rates and new HP Control Center software, which enables you to quickly enhance functionality, fan sound and system temperatures based upon what you need. I just wish it were on the whole lid, and not just the rear end.The Envy x360 15 in laptop mode.

Pricing, availability and exact specs aren't available for the 34-inch version, but a Curved AiO 27-inch model will start at $1,400 (roughly converted to £1,030 or AU$1,850) and features an eighth-generation Intel Core i7-8700T processor, 16GB of memory and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. Rs 51,599) while the x360 15 with AMD processors will retail starting at $749.99 (approx. It will be available for purchase in the U.S. starting June with an initial price tag of $1,279 (approximately Rs. 86,400). The 34-inch curved version of the device is expected to be available later this year. It will be available later this month with a price starting at $799.99 (approximately Rs. 54,000).

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