HP rolls out new PC lineup in pre-split coming out party

With only weeks to go before the big split, HP is rolling out a new lineup of Spectre and Envy PCs, as well as a retooled Pavilion with improved gaming graphics.
Written by Natalie Gagliordi, Contributor

HP is scheduled to split into two companies next month, with one focused on the enterprise and the other on PCs and printers.

But before officially becoming HP Inc., the PC division of Hewlett-Packard has already begun churning out a batch of new products. The company today introduced a new lineup of Envy, Spectre and Stream PCs, as well as a retooled Pavilion with improved gaming graphics.

The Envy range includes an 8-inch Windows 10 tablet with a 10-inch keyboard and advanced note-taking capabilities, as well as a slimmed down HP Envy notebook, which the company says is its thinnest notebook ever. It features a minimalist design and the newest generation Intel Core i-series processors. The new HP Envy will start at $849 in the US and be available October 18.

The Envy lineup also includes the massive 34-inch HP Envy Curved All-In-One. The all-in-one's curved display is designed for an immersive user experience and comes equipped with Intel RealSense 4 technology to enable Windows Hello. Unsurprisingly, the starting price is pretty high at $1,799 in the US. Availability is slated for November 8. Check out this video via CNET:

Additional products include:

  • HP Spectre x2: Similar to the Surface, the hybrid notebook combines a tablet design with a detachable metal keyboard. The audio is tuned by Bang & Olufsen for both dual speakers on the tablet and keyboard. Pricing starts at $799 in the US and will be available at Best Buy stores on November 8.
  • HP Spectre x360: Similar to the Lenovo Yoga Line, the x360 is a clamshell laptop that folds its screen backwards to transform into a a thick tablet. Features include new Intel sixth-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors and a 13.3-inch screen. The special edition version starts at $1,299 in the US and be available November 8.
  • HP Stream: HP's low-cost laptop range comes in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch size options. New inclusions is an updated Intel Celeron processors, new slimmer designs and vibrant colors options.
  • Pavilion: HP added aggressive color and boosted the hardware with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M and 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. It comes with a 15.6-inch diagonal high-definition or Full HD6 IPS display with optional touch.

HP also unveiled the details of Partner First and Partner Ready, the new partner programs for HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), respectively. Both programs build upon HP's existing PartnerOne program.

"With more than 80 percent of our revenue coming through the channel, partners are critical to our success," said Dion Weisler, future CEO of HP Inc. "Separation is a catalyst. As we create a new HP, we have a focused strategy that will enable our partners to provide innovative products and solutions that amaze customers. Together, we will capitalize on new growth opportunities and quickly adapt to market and customer dynamics."

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