HP Launches 16-Inch Spectre x360, Consumer PCs, and Peripherals

Posted on September 21, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Mobile, Windows 11 with 14 Comments

Today, HP is announcing several new prosumer and consumer PCs and peripherals, key among them an exciting 16-inch Spectre x360. And yes, they all target Windows 11.

“The last 18 months has forever changed how we work, learn, and play,” HP general manager Josephine Tan said. “Now more than ever, consumers need devices with the latest technologies to keep up with their lifestyle. We are excited that this powerful combination of HP and Windows 11 will give consumers the best consumption, collaboration, and creation experiences to bring them closer to the people and things they love.”

Here’s what’s coming soon from HP.

HP Spectre x360 16. This 16-inch 2-in-1 convertible PC could be just what the doctor ordered, with two color choices (nocturne blue with celestial blue accents and nightfall black with pale brass accents), an integrated 5 MP webcam with “HP GlamCam” capabilities, a 16-inch 16:10 UHD+ display, quad-speakers, an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics, and Wi-Fi 6E capabilities. Prices start at $1639 with availability in October.

HP ENVY 34 inch All-in-One Desktop PC. Aimed at creators, this stunning AIO PC features a wide 34-inch 21:9 micro-edge 5K display, a detachable, magnetic camera, up to 11th-generation Intel Core i9 processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, an embedded power supply, wireless charging pads built into the stand, and Thunderbolt 4 support. It will ship in October with prices starting at $1,999.

HP 11 inch Tablet PC. This thin and light Tablet PC features a rotatable, 13 MP (yes, 13 MP) webcam, optional HP Rechargeable Tilt Pen, HP Palette software, a SuperSpeed USB Type-C port, and more. It will ship in December and start at $599.

HP 14 inch Laptop PC. This consumer laptop runs Windows 11 on ARM and features a 14-inch display, the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute Platform, up to 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and optional 4G LTE connectivity, and it offers up to 15 hours of battery life. It will ship in October, but pricing is TBD.

HP Pavilion All-in-One Desktop PC. This consumer AIO PC features a Zoom Certified 24- or 27-inch Full HD or Quad HD display, a 5 MP pop-up privacy webcam, and AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors. It will ship in October for $799 and up.

HP AiO All-in-One Desktop PC. This entry-level AIO features an AMD Ryzen 5000 series or Intel processor and an emoji key integrated on the keyboard. It will ship in October for $749 and up.

HP U32 4K HDR Monitor. This 31.5-inch 4K HDR monitor features a factory-calibrated color gamut with 99 percent sRGB and 98 percent DCI. It will ship in October and will cost $499.

HP M34d WQHD Curved Monitor. This 34-inch WQHD display features quad speakers. It is available now at HP.com for $529.99.

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14 responses to “HP Launches 16-Inch Spectre x360, Consumer PCs, and Peripherals”

  1. red.radar

    The tablet looks nice. could be a real versatile machine. Hope it has a cellular variant.


    While I have enjoyed my iPad Pro. I am disenchanted somewhat by the limited I/O and app experience.

  2. solomonrex

    Left unmentioned above, the tablet PC starts with a Pentium and 4gb of RAM. MS is ruling out various gaming PCs that are a few years old, but haven't raised the minimum RAM on Windows 11? I'm pretty sure that's less RAM than every major mobile device on the market, now. Given the lifespan of Windows 10/11 now, (4 years out at least), is it really MS' plan to cater to devices that can't run the internet capably, but also don't have a huge library of mobile-style apps?


    Well, no, there's still the base ipad, isn't there? Which can't run many websites.

    • jchampeau

      Who runs a website from an iPad?

    • ikjadoon

      A great point. That Microsoft can’t explain why Kaby Lake CPUs or Zen1 CPUs are somehow unsupported still now has essentially confirmed there’s something fishy going on.

    • wright_is

      It depends on what you are doing with the tablets. We have a bunch of them in our production. They use 1 app all day long. They don't use the Internet, they don't use the web browser, they don't use the built-in apps, they just use a custom app for measuring ingredients into large chemical vats.


      The app connects wirelessly to an industrial scale, tells the operator how much of what raw material to weigh out and pour into the vat and passes that onto our ERP system. A Pentium with 4GB RAM is more than adequate for the task.


      So, yes, the base specification is more than capable enough for our needs and paying more for a more powerful tablet would be a waste of money.

      • solomonrex

        Well, you know what you're doing and clearly MS could give you a 'Windows Industrial' or 'Windows Kiosk' or even tweak 'Windows Embedded' without letting OEMs flood the consumer market with barely usable stuff that ultimately just drives people away.


        They are no longer the volume OS maker, or the low end device OS maker. They can be pickier, they can find a better balance and still make money. Are they a cloud-and-services-and-experiences provider or a provider to cheap OEMs?

  3. iantrem

    Will be keeping an eye on these as my x360 laptop could do with an upgrade soon but why are they getting rid of the number pad on the keyboard? I use that all the time rather than the fiddly little arrow keys at the bottom of the standard keyboard!


    The main question will be do I bump up the specs of the laptop or buy one of those nice new monitors to go with it???

  4. bluvg

    16:10 is finally a trend 🎉🎉🎉 Thank you to Paul and others for pushing this!


    Next push: mobile-phone quality webcams. A cam bumps is one accepted way to do it, and there are others.

    • matsan

      +1 I’ve had many Macs during the years with 16:10 and always feel cramped when using 16:9. But hasn’t Paul always praised the awkward 3:2 ratio of Surface making it useless as a tablet but pretty good as a laptop?

      • bluvg

        I don't think 3:2 is awkward at all, and I would prefer it to 16:10. And it's especially good as a tablet where both 16:9 and 16:10 are too long and narrow (the iPad is 4:3, even wider than 3:2). But it's surprising how much better 16:10 is than 16:9.

  5. Dan

    A bunch of ‘meh’. Anyone get excited or give any craps about HP announcements?

  6. blue77star

    Nice devices however Windows 11 won't be a pleasant experience. I am on it for a month now and things are not 100% stable. Lot of annoyances and instability issues. I wish Microsoft waited for Windows 11 whole another year, to put whole year worth of development and testing for the first release.

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