9 July 2015

New HP Pavilion x2 detachable, ENVY notebooks sleeker and more powerful

HP has launched its latest generation Pavilion x2, a detachable, and ENVY notebooks in a thinner, curved design.

The HP Pavilion x2. *Laptop
mode at 12 o'clock, stand
mode at 3 o'clock, tablet mode
at 6 o'clock and tent mode at
9 o'clock.
The HP Pavilion x2 takes the detachable PC category to a new level. Designed for productivity and optimised for entertainment, the detachable PC has a snap-in magnetic hinge to transition from notebook to tent mode to stand mode*.

The HP Pavilion x2 is available in Blizzard White and Sunset Red, and gets up to 10.45 hours of battery life playing full HD video (5). The device includes a quad-core Intel Atom processor with up to 64 gigabytes of storage and a micro SD card reader to further expand storage (1). The 10" tablet is 9.65 mm thin and 16.75 mm with the keyboard attached.The tablet alone weighs 0.59 kg and 1.12 kg with the keyboard attached (2, 3).

The HP Pavilion x2 features a USB Type-C connector to charge and power the device and enable data transfer over USB 2.0. The device also has a full-size USB 2.0 port. The Pavilion x2 also includes a micro HDMI to connect to an external display or TV, and comes with one year of Microsoft’s Office 365 Personal including 60 Skype premium minutes per month and 1 terabyte (TB) of Microsoft OneDrive Storage (6).

The redesigned HP ENVY14 and 15.6" notebooks offer quality, power and performance. The ENVY notebooks feature aluminum finishes and a backlit keyboard, Bang & Olufsen premium audio and high resolution displays. A new hinge design elevates the notebook for easier typing and better cooling.

The new notebooks use prismatic batteries to give customers a thinner and lighter design with improved battery life when compared to previous models. While the 14" HP ENVY now has a 55.5 watt-hour battery, it is 3.7 millimeters slimmer than the previous version with up to 10.25 hours of battery life at 1.9 kg (3, 11). The 15.6" Intel based HP ENVY notebook battery grew from 48 watt-hours to 55.5 watt-hours to extend battery life to up to 9.5 hours (11).

There is a choice of Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (1), up to 2TB of storage with options for a hybrid hard drive and solid-state-disk (SSD) with up to 16GB of memory (7, 8). The HP ENVY 14" notebook is available in a 14" diagonal HD or Full HD non-touch display (4, 9) while the 15.6" notebook comes with a choice of HD, Full HD and Quad HD+ panel options with optional touch (4, 8, 9, 10).

The 14" HP ENVY notebooks come with three USB 3.0 ports, while the 15.6" version has four USB 3.0 ports. All 2015 HP ENVY notebooks include one USB 3.0 port that supports HP Sleep and Charge to charge a phone or tablet even when the computer is sleeping or off.

Another view of the Pavilion x2 showing the width of the keyboard and the screen, with the Blizzard White model in the foreground and the Sunset Red model just next to it. The new HP ENVY notebooks are in the background.

“Customers want devices that are portable and powerful,” said Serena Yong, General Manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Singapore. “For 2015, we are reinventing our detachable Pavilion notebook to deliver an improved design, with a latchless magnetic connector that makes the transition from notebook to tablet even easier, and B&O Play for better entertainment, communications and productivity experiences.”

“For more than 50 years, Intel has marched to the beat of Moore’s Law, developing microprocessor technologies that power the evolution of personal computing. We are committed to innovation and will continue to push the boundaries of personal computing technology by working together with our customers, like HP, to produce devices that make amazing experiences possible,” said Sumner Lemon, Country Manager, Malaysia and Singapore, Intel.


The HP Pavilion x2 will be available from July 2015 onwards in Singapore, starting at S$549. The HP ENVY14 and 15.6 inch will be available from July 2015 onwards in Singapore, starting at S$1,499 and S$1,599, respectively (7).

*View four modes here, from left: stand, tent, laptop and tablet.
1 Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance. 
2 Colour availability varies by region. 
3 Actual weight will vary by configuration. 
4 High definition (HD) content is required to view high-definition images. 
5 Battery life tested by HP using continuous Full HD video playback, 1080p (1,920x1,080) resolution, 80% (150 nits) brightness, system audio level at 50%, player audio level at 100%, played from local storage, headphone attached, wireless off, auto dimming off. Actual battery life will vary depending on configuration and maximum capacity will naturally decrease with time and usage. 
6 The OneDrive free cloud storage offer is available for a limited time. Check the activation card inside the package for details. For more information, go to http://onedrive.com/windowsoffer. 
7 Estimated prices. Actual prices may vary. 
8 For hard drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 30GB of hard drive is reserved for system recovery software 
9 Full High definition (HD) content is required to view full high-definition images. 
10 Quad High definition plus (QHD+) content is required to view quad high-definition plus images. 
11 Battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. Battery life was tested using MobileMark 12. 

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