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We’re followers of HP’s Spectre vary, and the 15-inch mannequin CES is lastly getting its flip to be refreshed to Intel’s newest and biggest processors at this yr’s CES.
The brand new Spectre x360 15 is among the first techniques to be introduced that makes use of the brand new Kaby Lake-G processors from Intel. These processors mix an Intel CPU (with its personal built-in GPU) with an AMD GPU, all inside a single package deal.
Whereas Intel has positioned the Kaby Lake-G as a gaming chip—the corporate’s benchmark scores are all video games—the Spectre x360 15 would not have the standard shiny LEDs and garish design of gaming techniques. It makes use of HP’s “Darkish Ash Silver” with “Copper Luxe Accents” coloration scheme that we have seen on a number of of the corporate’s machines over the previous couple of years. The colour scheme is enticing and critical, however with sufficient accents so as to add visible curiosity.
The brand new Spectre ought to show a flexible performer; whereas it is definitely going to be a sensible choice for 1080p gaming, it additionally has a 4K, 15.6-inch Gorilla Glass four contact display, with assist for HP’s Tilt Pen, and a 360-degree hinge. As such, it ought to show to be a stable creative and artistic machine. Connectivity contains two Thunderbolt three ports for high-speed peripherals, and it sports activities each fingerprint and IR digicam logins with Home windows Howdy. That is all backed by 13.5 hours of battery life.
If the thought of a processor that weds Intel and AMD know-how is simply an excessive amount of, HP can also be promoting the machine with an Intel Kaby Lake-R processor, coupled with an Nvidia GeForce MX 150 GPU.
HP has additionally introduced a refreshed model of its Envy x2 hybrid pill. The 1.65lb, 12.three inch, 1920×1280 pill has a removable keyboard/cowl/stand, a fanless Kaby Lake processor, Home windows Howdy facial recognition, stylus assist, and 5MP entrance/13MP rear webcams. Built-in LTE is non-compulsory.
Envy x2 entrance.
Envy x2 rear.
And if you do not need an Intel chip in any respect, an ARM model of the Envy x2 was introduced final yr. HP claims as a lot as 20 hours of battery life, with built-in LTE, with the identical display, keyboard, and stylus assist.