The product teams at HP must have been busy over the holidays. They just announced more than a dozen new and refreshed PC products at the big CES 2019 show in Las Vegas.
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“This is an exciting era of PC innovation, fueled by amazing new experiences across all aspects of our lives,” HP’s president of personal systems, Alex Cho, told CES 2019 attendees.
Here’s your tech provider’s update on the latest from HP.
HP at CES announced that its Spectre x360 15 will become the first 15-inch laptop to offer an AMOLED display. This new version will be available in March, with prices still to be announced. Currently, the Spectre x360 15 has a starting retail price of $1,390.
AMOLED, short for Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, is a thin-film technology used mainly in smartphones, cameras and media players. Its main benefits are high refresh rates and low power requirements.
HP believes cool displays will attract customers. It points to recent IDC research showing that 97% of PC customers say a hi-res display is the most appealing feature of a device.
HP at CES introduced 2 new devices and updated 2 others:
> EliteBook x360 830 G5: HP calls this new device the “world’s brightest convertible.” It will ship in March with prices still to be announced.
> EliteOne 800 AiO G5: This new all-in-one PC features an integrated privacy screen. Shipments will start in June, with prices still to be announced.
> Omen 15 Laptop: This updated gaming system will offer an optional 240 Hz display, optional Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 GPU, and optional 802.11ax Wi-Fi. The updated version will ship in July, with prices not yet announced.
> Omen Obelisk Desktop: This updated gaming system will offer up to 64GB of memory, optional Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080Ti graphics, and up to 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K CPU, dual SSD, and liquid cooling. Shipments of the updated version are set to begin in March, with retail prices starting at $2,250.
HP at CES 2019 introduced 5 new PC displays:
> Pavilion 27 Quantum Dot: This 27-inch PC display will offer 1 billion viewable colors. It ships in March and will retail for $400.
> Pavilion 27 FHD: Another new 27-incher, it features built-in audio speakers and a pop-up privacy camera. Shipments are set to begin in March with the retail price set at $330.
> Pavilion 32 QHD: HP calls this a “dynamic display” that’s viewable from nearly any angle. It will ship in June and retail for $380.
> EliteDisplay E243p Sure View: “Sure View” is HP’s line of integrated privacy screen. This display, featuring the technology’s third generation, will ship in February and retail for $380.
> Omen X Emperium 65 Big Format: A gaming display, it features an HP soundbar and Nvidia G-Synch HDR. Shipments are set for February, and it will retail for just under $5,000.
HP at CES 2019 also introduced the Envy USB-C Hub and new colors for the 15.6 Odyssey Backpack.
The hub for mobile PCs lets the user charge the device with either of 2 USB-C ports, and attach a 4K monitor via an HDMI 2.0 port. The Hub will ship in March and retail for about $80.
The 15.6-inch (diagonal) backpack has been specially designed to carry HP laptops. What’s new is that it will now be offered in 3 different colors. Shipments start in March, with the retail price set at $70.
Speaking of colors, HP also announced that its Spectre Folio convertible PC is now available in a new color - Bordeaux Burgundy. Retail prices for this device start at about $1,310.
Do you have customers looking for new PCs and displays? Point them to HP’s latest.