HP announces new devices for back to school and its first commercial tablet

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    Today, HP announced its latest generation of Pavilion x2 detachable PC and ENVY notebooks for back to school and its first commercial tablet. The new platforms are designed with Windows 10 in mind and are eligible for a free upgrade when Windows 10 becomes available beginning July 29.

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    HP Pavilion x2 takes the detachable PC category to a new level by merging the best of a super thin tablet with a notebook form factor. Designed for productivity and stability, even when used on the lap, the detachable PC uses an innovative magnetic hinge to easily transition from notebook to tent mode to stand mode.

    The HP Pavilion x2 is a thin and light device offering portability and style. Coming in Blizzard White, Sunset Red and Turbo Silver, the tablet alone weighs just 1.29 pounds and 2.48 pounds with the keyboard attached. It is 9.65 millimeters thin and 16.75 millimeters with the keyboard attached.

    The device features a USB Type-C connector to charge and power the device and enable data transfer via USB 2.0. The HP Pavilion x2 has a full size USB 2.0 port to attach external devices without a dongle and a micro HDMI to connect to an external display or TV. The new detachable PC comes with one year of Office 365 Personal including 60 Skype premium minutes per month and 1terabyte (TB) of OneDrive Storage. The HP Pavilion x2 is expected to be available on July 21, 2015 in the United States at www.hpshopping.com and select retailers starting at $299.99.

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    HP ENVY 14 and 15.6 inch notebooks, the 14 and 15.6 inch HP ENVY notebooks have a whole new look for 2015 showcasing elegant simplicity in a powerful package. The ENVY notebooks have a curved profile and elevated lift hinge to allow the fan to circulate air out the sides. The lift hinge design also gives customers a more comfortable typing and viewing experience.

    The HP ENVY notebooks support the latest processors from Intel and AMD to tackle demanding tasks without lag. On the 14 and 15.6 inch notebooks, customers have the choice of fifth generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors. On the 15.6 inch, customers have the option of sixth generation AMD FX and A10 accelerated processors. Customers also have the option to select between NVidia GeForce 940M or GTX 950M discrete graphics, or AMD Radeon™ R7 or R6 graphics on 15.6 inch HP ENVY notebooks. The 14 inch HP ENVY notebooks come with three USB 3.0 ports. The 15.6 inch HP ENVY Intel version has four USB 3.0 ports and the AMD version has three USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port.

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    HP ENVY 17.3 inch notebook delivers power and style with premium hardware options including discrete graphics and high resolution touch displays. At 6.22 pounds, the 17.3 inch HP ENVY notebook can go anywhere so customers can get work done, watch movies or play games. It supports fifth generation dual Intel Core i7 processors and NVidia GeForce 940M or GTX 950M discrete graphics. Customers have the option of dual hard drives up to 4TB of storage and choices of standard hard drives, hybrid hard drives or SSD. Customers will also have added connectivity with four USB 3.0 ports and the option for an optical disk drive.

    All three of these HP ENVY notebooks feature premium sound reproduction with Bang & Olufsen audio for customers to enjoy their favorite music and movies with quad speakers and a subwoofer. The 15.6 inch AMD based ENVY Notebook has dual speakers and subwoofer. The dual array microphones and noise cancellation technology eliminates background noise for customers to experience crisp and clear sound on the devices.

    HP ENVY Notebooks are expected to be available in July 2015 in the United States at www.hpshopping.com. Select configurations on the 15.6 and 17.3 inch HP ENVY notebooks will be available in Best Buy on August 30 and July 5 respectively. The 14 inch HP ENVY notebook starts at $699.99 The AMD and Intel based 15.6 inch HP ENVY notebook start at $629.99 and $799.99 respectively. The 17.3 inch HP ENVY notebook starts at $999.99.

    The HP Pro Tablet 608, HP’s first commercial tablet shipping with Windows 10 pre-installed

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    This new tablet offers purpose-built business mobility with a stunning 8-inch diagonal HD screen, high performance and impressive productivity with Windows 10. The tablet provides great audio support for Cortana and videoconferencing, and includes advanced security features that build on Windows 10, making it the perfect mobile productivity companion for busy travelers and executives.

    Thin and light at just 8.35 mm and under 1lb., the tablet delivers a premium viewing experience indoors and out with its 2048 x 1536 high resolution display that automatically adjusts to lighting conditions. The 4:3 aspect ratio is optimized for working with business productivity apps, providing 35% more viewing area than 16:9 displays for more natural readability of full-page content.

    The Pro Tablet 608 has a full Windows Professional experience with up to eight hours of battery life. Designed with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a metal-reinforced chassis, this tablet endured more than 115,000 hours of durability testing. Productivity is enabled in the office and at the work site with dual-band WLAN ac/b/g/n and a choice of optional 3G or 4G WWAN. The HP Pro Tablet 608 G1 is expected to be available with Windows 8.1 Pro in July starting at $479. The Pro Tablet 608 will ship pre-installed with Windows 10 starting in August.

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