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HP CES 2018 Announcements: Everything you need to know

HP has shown off some of their latest products at CES 2018, including their Always-Connected PC, an Alexa-powered speaker/desktop and more.

HP Spectre x360 15

HP says the Spectre x360 15 is the “world’s most powerful convertible PC” partly because it’s made for creative enthusiasts.

The Spectre x360 15 can be optioned with a 8th Gen Intel Core processor, with one of the options being the Intel Core i7 8705G processor with the Radeon RX Vega M graphic card, which offers up to 12 hours of battery life and Fast Charge Technology which can get up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

The other configuration is with the 8-Gen Intel Core processor with Nvidia GeForce MX 150 graphics and up to 13.5 hours of battery life with Fast Charge technology. You can get up to 90% battery in just 90 minutes.

The Spectre x360 15 is made from aluminum  and weighs 4.62lbs and comes in two colours, Dark Ash Silver and Copper Luxe. The laptop can be option with up to a 4K UHD touch display with support for HP’s Tilt Pen, there is also Windows Hello support in the camera and a fingerprint reader.

The Spectre x360 15 will be coming to Canada but no Canadian pricing was announced. But it starts at $1,369 USD  and will ship on March 18 in the United States.

HP Envy x2

The HP Envy x2 was announced back in December at Qualcomm’s summit. This laptop is one of Microsoft’s new Always-Connected PCs.

It was initially announced to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor but it seems that isn’t true anymore. It’s now powered by the 7th Gen Intel Core Y-Series processor.

It has a 12.3 WUXGA+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. You can expect up to 17 hours of battery life and since it’s a Always-Connected PC, it has LTE-Advanced support with Intel XMM LTE modems.

For storage it be optioned with up to 256GB of SSD storage and up to 8GB of RAM. The Envy x2 will be released in the spring and won’t be coming to Canada.

HP Pavilion Wave

The HP Pavilion Wave is a desktop PC that now has Amazon Alexa built-in. You can expect 360 degrees of surround sound with the built-in speaker which is tuned by B&O.

It’s powered by the 7th Gen Intel Core processor, can be optioned with 16GB of RAM and has 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI and DisplayPort.

In addition to Alexa, you can also talk to Cortana. The Pavilion Wave will start at $549 USD and won’t be coming to Canada but will start shipping in the spring.

HP OMEN Game Stream

The HP OMEN Game Stream allows games to play their PC games anywhere with a high-speed internet connection. Think of this as HP’s answer to Nvidia’s GeForce Now service.

HP says that you can use any Windows 10 device with OMEN Game Stream.

HP OMEN Game Stream will be available in Canada, when it launches in spring.

HP OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display

At Nvidia’s CES 2018 press conference, they announced something called Big Format Gaming Display, they’re 4K displays with Nvidia G-Sync.

HP has officially announced their BFGD with the OMEN X 65. It has support for gaming in 4K UHD and HDR-10 and has a 120 Hz refresh rate. There’s also Nvidia Shield built-in.

The OMEN X 65 BFGD will be available this fall, no pricing was announced but it will be coming to Canada.

HP Z 3D Camera

The HP Z 3D Camera allows users to create realistic 3D digital images from object in real-life. The camera is meant to help the workflow of CG artists, 3D designers, game developers and more.

The HP Z 3D Camera can be attached to any computer display, not necessarily one by HP.

The HP Z 3D Camera is set to retail for $599 USD and ship in the spring. No word on if the camera will be coming to Canada.

Source: HP


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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