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HP launches a Range of Windows 11 Laptops and Ultrabooks

HP launched a wide range of new Windows 11 laptops and Ultrabooks two weeks ahead of the official launch of the OS. But the HP Spectre x360 16 is the star of the show.

 

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HP launched a wide range of new Windows 11 laptops and Ultrabooks two weeks ahead of the official launch of the OS. But the HP Spectre x360 16 is the star of the show.

The HP Spectre x360 16 is aimed at creatives and includes a keyboard that can be converted to a digital canvas and a 4K OLED 16-inch touch display. It also comes with some solid features and hardware such as an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, a 5 Megapixel IR camera, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, and also boasts a 17-hour battery life.

The HP Spectre x360 was not the only laptop revealed. HP announced a whole range of laptops and desktops powered by Windows 11. The new operating system officially launches on October 5, which means all the HP devices have been announced much earlier than we would expect.

Microsoft just launched its own Surface products ahead of the launch of Windows 11, with the most notable being the Surface Laptop Studio. But even Microsoft’s own Windows 11 devices are only available for preorder – they won’t  ship until October 5. So it’s pretty safe to assume that if you want one of these new HP devices, you’ll have to wait until early October – and probably later.

The HP Spectre x360 16 also comes with a program called HP GlamCam. It’s not entirely clear what GlamCam will do, but HP claims that one of its main features, Beauty Mode, will “touch up skin, teeth, and eyes” during video calls. The goal, HP says, is to “keep your focus on what you’re saying, not your looks.”

GlamCam includes some other features to simplify your video calls, like Auto Frame (which will keep the camera’s focus on you if you get up and move around) and Lighting Correction (which will adjust your feed to keep lighting consistent if you’re moving from indoors to outdoors). The laptop can auto-lock when the camera sees you leave your desk and unlock itself when you return, dim its screen when you’re looking away, and add blur by itself if someone is behind you.

It’s HP’s first consumer notebook made from recycled CNC aluminum, as part of a broader sustainability focus that HP has brought to many of its recent premium models. Inside, it comes with up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, and support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. It will be available in October on HP’s website.

The new Spectre can come in either “nocturne blue with celestial blue accents” or “nightfall black with pale brass accents.” It has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, with up to a UHD+ OLED panel. It’s HP’s first consumer notebook made from recycled CNC aluminum, as part of a broader sustainability focus that HP has brought to many of its recent premium models. Inside, it comes with up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, and support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.


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