At CES 2021, HP launched a range of new laptops in the Elite and Envy range, a new tablet called the Elite Folio, and also new wireless stereo (TWS) headphones. The new HP Envy 14 is powered by 11th generation Intel Core processors and can include NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics. The Envy 14 includes a physical shutter for the webcam and a smart AI denoising feature. HP has also introduced the HP Elite Dragonfly G2 and HP Elite Dragonfly Max laptops, a new HP Elite wireless headset, and the HP Elite Folio tablet.
HP Envy 14 price, specs
HP Envy 14 is priced It starts at $ 999 (roughly Rs. 73,300) and is expected to be available sometime in January via HP.com. The laptop features a 14-inch WUXGA multi-touch IPS screen (1,920 x 1,200 pixels). It is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 SoC and can integrate up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with Max-Q graphics. There is 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and the laptop runs on Windows 10 Home. The HP Envy 14 has a 720p HD camera with camera shutter and built-in dual array digital microphones.
There are Bang and Olufsen audio with dual speakers, backlit keyboard support, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity options on the HP Envy 14. Includes a 4-cell, 63.3 Wh Li-ion polymer that claims to offer up to 16.5 hours of battery life. The HP Envy14 includes a physical shutter for the webcam and a dedicated microphone mute key on the keyboard. It also has AI Noise Removal to intelligently silence background noise when using speakers, headphones, or the microphone during video chats, audio calls, and recordings. Ports include Thunderbolt 4, display port, two USB Type-A ports, a headphone mic combo, an AC Smart pin, and an HDMI 2.0 port.
HP Elite Notebook Family
In the Elite range, HP has introduced HP Elite Dragonfly G2, HP Elite Dragonfly Max, HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8, HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 and HP Elite x2 G8 Notebooks. HP Elite Dragonfly G2, HP Elite Dragonfly Max, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 are expected to be available in January, HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 is expected to be available in March, while HP Elite x2 G8 is expected to be available in April. Pricing is expected to be revealed closer to launch.
Starting with the HP Elite Dragon G2 and HP Elite Dragonfly Max, the two convertible laptops are powered by the latest 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake processors and new Intel integrated graphics. They both have a 13.3-inch screen and offer up to 32GB of RAM. The HP Elite Dragonfly G2 weighs less than 1kg and includes Bang & Olufsen audio. There is a 720p HD camera on board with a shutter button on the keyboard. The HP Elite Dragonfly Max is available in Sparkling Black or Dragonfly Blue colour options. It has four wide-range microphones with AI-driven audio optimization and a 5-megapixel + IR webcam with manual shutter.
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 run on 11th generation Intel Core i5 / i7 U-Series processors. The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 features a 13.3-inch FHD or UHD display, while the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 has a 14-inch FHD or UHD display. There are up to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage offered on both laptops. They come with Intel Iris Xe graphics and offer Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 compatibility. The two laptops are also convertible and can also be used in-store mode.
The HP Elite x2 G8 Notebook has a stand on the back and is designed to be combined with HP brand displays and accessories. It is powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 U-Series processors combined with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage. There is a 47 Wh battery onboard and a 13-inch touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Lastly, the HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero is powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors and supports Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity. It has a built-in 720p HD camera with a privacy shutter. There’s also a world-facing third microphone (outside of the laptop lid), high-powered speakers, and AI-based audio support. The HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero has a traditional laptop design, has up to 64GB of RAM, up to 2TB of SSD storage, and Intel UHD graphics.
HP Elite Folio Tablet PC
HP Elite Folio expected to be available in February and pricing is expected to reveal closer to availability. This is a laptop that features a drop-down form factor so it can be used as both a tablet and a laptop. It works with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G computing platform and supports Wi-Fi 6 and optional 5G connectivity. The HP Elite Folio offers up to 24.5 hours of local video playback and has a 76-degree field of view webcam, dual-microphone array, and HD speakers with Bang & Olufsen audio. It features a 13.5-inch screen with optional HP Sure View Reflect privacy panel and an HD webcam with a built-in privacy shutter for added security.
The device also includes the HP Elite Slim Active Pen with a built-in charging and storage cradle for quick access. It can hold up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The HP Elite Folio has two USB Type-C ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a Nano-SIM slot. The HP Elite Folio comes in a single Shadow Black colour option.
HP Elite Wireless Headphones
The price and availability of the new HP Elite Wireless Headphones they are not known yet, but the TWS earphones come in a USB Type-C charging case and are compatible with Bluetooth v5. Each earbud weighs just 8 grams, while the charging case weighs 66 grams. The headphones support active noise cancellation, and the driver size is indicated as 9.2mm. It takes about 120 minutes to fully recharge the case. The rest of the headphone features have yet to be revealed.