Aside from launching a host of new devices in the HP Pavilion Gaming series, HP has also refreshed its line-up of the budget Pavilion desktops, notebooks, and convertibles with the latest gen Intel processors for an extra dash of performance boost and new design elements. Among the new PCs announced by the company is the HP Pavilion x360 convertible and HP Pavilion Notebook, which come in 14-inch or 15-inch variants, as well as the new HP Pavilion desktop.
HP Pavilion x360
The HP Pavilion x360 convertible comes in 14-inch and 15-inch versions with HD and FullHD display options, both of which feature a sleek build carved out of anodized aluminum and come in three color options viz. Natural Silver, Pale Gold, and Sapphire Blue. Under the hood, the convertible devices come with a choice of the 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors paired alongside discrete graphics cards, with some of the 14-inch models featuring an low-end NVIDIA MX130 GPU, while a select few 15-inch models come equipped with the AMD Radeon 530 graphics card.
The convertible devices have support for stylus input and an optional world-facing camera, alongside a fingerprint sensor for quick Windows Hello login. The 14-inch HP Pavilion x360 convertible starts at $499 and will be available from HP’s official website starting May 30 this year, while BestBuy will get the stocks on June 10, 2018. The 15-inch HP Pavilion x360 convertible carries a starting price of $579 and will go on sale from the HP.com website and authorized retail stores starting May 9, 2018.
HP Pavilion Notebook
Like the Pavilion x360 convertibles, the new Pavilion Notebook also comes in two versions i.e. 14-inch and 15-inch variants with HD and FullHD display options, both of which feature a metallic build and come in six color options viz. Mineral Silver, Pale Gold, Sapphire Blue, Velvet Burgundy, Tranquil Pink, and Ceramic White. The new Pavilion notebooks can be configured with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors or the new generation AMD Ryzen mobile CPUs which come with Radeon Vega graphics onboard.
The updated Pavilion notebook models come in multiple storage configurations such as only SSD (up to 512GB), only HDD (up to 2TB) or dual storage options, however, maximum storage capacities may vary between the 14-inch and 15-inch models. Moreover, buyers can also configure select Pavilion Notebook models with Intel Optane memory.
Aside from B&O Play-tuned speakers coupled with HP Audio Boost technology, the new Pavilion notebooks are rated to deliver up to 11.75 hours of battery back-up and also come with a fingerprint sensor (14-inch model only) for seamless Windows Hello-based authentication. The 14-inch HP Pavilion Notebook starts at $369 and will be available from retail stores starting June 3, 2018. On the other hand, the 15-inch HP Pavilion notebook starts at $629, and will go on sale from the official website and authorized retail stores starting May 9, 2018.
HP Pavilion Desktop
The HP Pavilion desktop features a metallic build and under the hood, it can be configured with up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i+ series processors with Optane memory, or up to the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors. In terms of graphics brawn, the Pavilion desktop can be equipped with up to an NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU or an AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card.
Buyers can opt for only up to 512 GB of SSD, only up to 3TB of HDD or a combination of both the memory standards with an optional Intel Optane memory for faster data processing speeds. It also comes with a host of other goodies too, such as Surround Sound 5.1 and HP’s proprietary Audio Stream technology. The HP Pavilion desktop starts at $329.99 and is expected to go on sale from the official HP website and authorized retail stores starting April 27, 2018.