Just a day after FedEx dropped off the HP ENVY Curved All-in-One in a VW-sized box, I have a few more observations about this stunning new PC.
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Last year, I described the original HP ENVY Curved All-in-One as "the most beautiful PC in the world." So how does the new version stack up?
HP's nearly-perfect Spectre x360 (2016) is now available in new configurations that support an active pen and, optionally, a 4K/UHD display.
HP, to little surprise, is joining the HMD arena too and we have our first look at the upcoming device but sadly, could not try it on.
The 2016 model HP Spectre x360 is a near-perfect convertible PC, and it offers a smaller and lighter form factor and excellent battery life.
While I've used Continuum in the past, wirelessly and wired, and with and without a dock, the HP Elite x3 Desk Dock is the best experience I've had so far.
As a complete solution for business workers, the HP Elite x3 comprises hardware devices and peripherals, software, and services. Let's look at the phone hardware first.
As some of you may have noticed, I'm a bit down on the HP Elite x3 as a smartphone. But as a locked-down "3-in-1" PC for businesses only, the Elite x3 could make sense. Maybe.
Picking up the stunningly light and well-designed new HP Spectre x360, my mind flashed immediately to Surface Book. Does the HP actually beat a device I just described as "the perfect thing"?
HP's Spectre x360 reigns over the premium portable PC market, a near-perfect combination of design and versatility. Now it's been completely redesigned.
Today, HP announced a major revamp of its innovative Spectre x360, plus new versions of its HP ENVY Laptop, ENVY All-in-One 27 and ENVY Display, the latter of which supports 4K resolutions. Together, the new devices represent a major new push for the holidays.
It looks like the Amazon Echo but is a full-featured PC. Or, it looks like a Mac Pro but it's only a tiny fraction of the price. Yep, it's the Pavilion Wave, HP's rethinking of what a small form factor tower PC can be.
At IFA 2016 today, HP announced the new Elite Slice modular PC. No, it's not the first modular PC system. But thanks to its cable-less USB-C connectivity and stellar design, this new small form factor PC could very well trigger a rethinking of the desktop PC market.
Forget Microsoft Surface and by all means ignore Apple's Mac. Because it is once-staid HP that is reinventing the PC today. And the hits just keep on coming.
The new HP Spectre is gorgeous, impossibly thin, and so light it almost disappears into my carry-on bag, and it offers the performance one would expect of a much bigger and heavier PC. What's missing, of course, is all-day battery life, a multi-touch screen, and simple connectivity with existing peripherals.