Today, HP Inc. unveiled a new Pavilion PC portfolio in a bold colour palette featuring new convertibles and notebooks with sleek designs and more power ideal for students, millennials and families. The new portfolio lets customers reflect their sense of style and delivers the power they need to be productive and entertained at a price that delivers value.
· HP Pavilion x360: Offered in five colours with a stylish new digital thread design on the keyboard deck, a 15.6” (39.6cm) diagonal model joins the 11.6” (29.4cm) and 13.3” (33.7cm) diagonal platforms with a geared hinge inspired by the HP Spectre x360 to transition into four modes.
· HP Pavilion: Features discrete graphics, five new colours, the iconic digital thread design and Intel RealSense Camera option for improved security with facial authentication with Windows Hello.
“Some customers want thin and light PCs for on-the-go while other customers want power and performance to create and store,” said Louis Perrin, director, consumer products, Personal Systems EMEA, HP Inc. “HP’s redesigned Pavilion PCs offer affordability and a variety of options for customers to get the functionality they need in a PC packed with style and personality.”
Performance with a Pop of Colour
The new HP Pavilion PCs feature updated designs with more colour options. Audio custom tuned by experts at B&O PLAY and vibrant displays, including Full HD IPS options, provide an immersive computing experience. The new line-up also features the latest Intel or AMD processors and graphics.
To meet customers’ increased desire for more mobile solutions, the HP Pavilion convertible and notebook PCs are thinner and lighter than the previous generation. They feature Prismatic Lithium ion battery cells to maintain long battery life and offer HP Fast Charge, which can charge the PC up to 90 percent in 90 minutes even when powered off.
Versatility for On-the-Go Entertainment
For 2016, HP redesigned the HP Pavilion x360 to be sleek with audio custom tuned by experts at B&O PLAY for on-the-go entertainment. HP added a new 15.6” (39.6cm) diagonal model to the 11.6” (29.4cm) and 13.3” (33.7cm) diagonal HP Pavilion x360s which are 12-14 percent thinner with lighter designs compared to the previous generations with starting weights at 2.93lbs (1.33kg) and 3.48lbs (1.58kg) and profiles at 19.3mm and 19.8mm thin respectively. HP’s new 15.6” diagonal HP Pavilion x360’s starting weight is 5.07lbs (2.3kg) and is 23.9mm thin. This year’s models feature a new digital thread pattern on the keyboard deck in a pearl colouring for added depth and style which now spans across the Pavilion convertible and notebook portfolios.
The Pavilion x360s are available in an assortment of colours including Natural Silver, Modern Gold, Dragonfly Blue, Cardinal Red and Sport Purple.
Other features include:
• Up to nine hours and 15 minutes of battery life depending on model.
• HD or option for Full HD IPS displays on the 13.3” and 15.6” diagonal models.
• A full-size keyboard with an optional backlit keyboard on 13.3” and 15.6” versions and 1.5mm key travel for a comfortable typing experience
• Up to 12GB of memory with multiple large storage options (HDD/SSD/SSHD) depending on the model.
• Choice of the latest Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium or up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processors subject to model.
• A full-size keyboard now offering optional backlit keyboard on 13.3” and 15.6” diagonal versions and 1.5mm key travel for a comfortable typing experience.
Pavilion Laptops Deliver Style and Power
The new portfolio of Pavilion notebooks include 14” (35.5cm) and 15.6” (39.6cm) diagonal Pavilion notebooks that are 11-22 percent thinner and lighter with a smaller footprint compared to the previous generation. The starting weight is 3.3lbs (1.49kg) and 4.26lbs(1.93kg) with thin profiles at 19.5mm and 22.5mm, for the 14” and 15.6” versions respectively. For creating and consuming media, HP is also offering more power and performance in 15.6” (39.6cm) and 17.3” (43.9cm) diagonal Pavilion models with starting weights at 4.62lbs (2.09kg) and 6.28lbs (2.84kg) and 24.5mm and 29.9mm thin profiles, respectively. The new designs are offered in a variety of colour options including Natural Silver, Modern Gold, Blizzard White, Onyx Black, Cardinal Red, Dragonfly Blue and Sport Purple1with the new threaded design element on the keyboard and speakers.
Other features include:
• 6th generation Intel Core up to i7 processor options with optional NVIDIA GeForce 940MX or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics or 7th generation AMD A10-9600P Quad-Core processor with optional Radeon R7 Graphics on select models.
• Up to 16GB of memory and up to 512GB SSD or up to 2TB for single storage options or dual storage options with up to 2TB HDD and 128GB SSD on select models.
• Optical disk drive for select Pavilion models.
• Edge to edge HD or FHD IPS displays for a more interactive experience on the PC depending on model.
Enhancing the Desktop Experience
To further the desktop experience, HP is offering a new Pavilion 32” (81.2cm) Quad HD display with wide-viewing angles and 100 percent sRGB colour space that delivers true-to-life colour. Customers will also be able to conveniently connect to their devices with dual HDMI, DisplayPort and a USB hub. The HP Pavilion 32” also comes with AMD FreeSync technology, reducing image tears and stutters, smoothing choppy gameplay, and reducing mouse lag for an immersive gaming experience.
Pricing and Availability
Local South African prices and availability are yet to be confirmed.
· The 11.6” diagonal HP Pavilion x360 is expected to be available in EMEA in May with a starting price of €379.
· The 13.3” diagonal HP Pavilion x360 is expected to be available in EMEA in May with a starting price of €699.
· The 15.6” diagonal HP Pavilion x360 is expected to be available in EMEA in June with a starting price of €499.
· The 14” diagonal HP Pavilion is expected to be available in EMEA in June with a starting price of €499.
· The 15.6” diagonal HP Pavilion is expected to be available in EMEA in June with a starting price of €499.
· The 15.6” diagonal HP Pavilion with NVidia GTX Graphics solutions is expected to be available in EMEA in May with a starting price of €799.
· The 17.3” diagonal HP Pavilion is expected to be available in EMEA in June with a starting price of €899.
· The 32” diagonal HP Pavilion Display is expected to be available in EMEA in June with a starting price of €479.