HP announced updates to both its Spectre x360 and the ENVY 13. Both are getting larger batteries, among other refreshments.In the Spectre x360 — which is available now,
starting at $1,049.99 — you’ll find a seventh-generation Intel Core processor, an infrared camera, and a pair of USB Type-3 ports (aka Thunderbolt 3). HP claims that when the system is off, you’ll be able to recharge the battery up to 50% within 30 minutes. (The rest of the charge will be at normal speed.) The 13-inch variant is only 13.8 millimeters thick — no, thin — and weighs just 2.85 lbs. The 15-inch is not shabby at all either, at 15.9 millimeters thick and weighing 4.02 lbs. You’ll also get a solid aluminum chassis, a wide glass trackpad, and a backlit keyboard. There’s a fluid 360-degree hinge, so you’ll be able to use it for presentations and easy video viewing. It works in tablet mode, too. Audio is the result of a collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, and there are even quad speakers.
The ENVY 13, available on October 26, is the more affordable relative of the Spectre x360. Starting at $849.99, it’s a little bigger (3.31 lbs.), without the 360-degree hinge and Thunderbolt 3. However, you’ll still get an impressive battery starting with up to 10 hours of life, Full HD IPS or QHD+ IPS display at up to 5.7 million pixels, and audio is also by Bang & Olufsen. You’ll get a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard, an SD card reader, and three USB ports.