HP Announces New Envy Laptops, Mouse for Creators

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Mobile, Windows 10 with 5 Comments

HP this morning announced new Envy-branded laptops and convertible PCs aimed at the consumer creative market. There’s a new mouse, too.

“With 74 percent of creative consumers doing more creative activities during COVID, they are often participating in hobbies that require a computer for more intensive workloads like photography, live blogging, and making/editing short videos,” an HP representative told me. “The HP Envy x360 15 and HP Envy 17 are designed for the way creators are working now, giving people the freedom to create and stay connected from anywhere.”

The HP Envy 17 is a 17-inch version of the HP Envy 15 that I reviewed last October. It features a 17.3-inch 4K/UHD display with color calibration and an 86.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, 11th-generation Intel Core processors, optional NVIDIA MX450 graphics, up to 32 GB of RAM, up to 1 TB of PCIe-based SSD storage, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. Prices start at $999.

The HP Envy x360 15 is a convertible laptop that’s available in Natural Silver and Nightfall Black. It features a 15.6-inch display with optional 4K/UHD, up to AMD Ryzen 7 or 11th-generation Intel Core processors, optional NVIDIA MX450 graphics, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. Prices start at $749.99 for AMD versions and $899.99 for Intel.

HP has also announced the HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse, which features 7 programmable buttons, up to 12 weeks of battery life, and can be paired with up to 3 devices You can charge the mouse over USB-C for 1 minute to get three hours of additional battery life. The price is $89.99.

Each of the PCs is available for preorder starting now, and each will ship to customers starting in April. The HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse will be available this spring.

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6 responses to “HP Announces New Envy Laptops, Mouse for Creators”

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    basic sandbox

    I don't understand the branding of HP laptops: Pavilion, Envy, and Spectre. Dell's branding isn't better: Inspiron, Latitude, XPS.

    I don't understand what these names convey or which version is appropriate for my needs.

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    sykeward

    I doubt that many creators are using high-performance laptops on soft, fluffy shag carpets unless they're trying to get the laptop to throttle the CPU down to 15%.


    ...I don't think I'm the person these ads are intended to appeal to.

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    bentessier

    Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Wireless Mouse Review | PCMag

    The mouse looks like a version of the Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Mouse, with more buttons.

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