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PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, HP Inc. unveiled the HP Spectre x360 14, offering the viewability of a 15-inch device with the mobility of a 13.5-inch form factor for the ultimate browsing, reading, editing, and viewing experience. Also announced today is HP’s expanded 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor Spectre and ENVY line up, packed with incredible performance gains and increased battery life for the perfect work-at-home lifestyle.

The PC has become more essential than ever, with many doing more from home like work, school, and doctor’s visits, for the foreseeable future. But the home is a place often filled with roommates and family members also working or learning, requiring work and personal devices to be as flexible as the user’s environment. Less than one-third of users have an office where the door can be closed1, making living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens the open office floorplan of 2020. HP is creating devices like the new HP Spectre x360 14 to be adaptive and smart, with the use of intelligent features – like performance management and new AI-based audio capabilities – to anticipate needs before the user does.


On-the-go computing takes on new meaning as today’s users demand devices that can accommodate a variety of use cases and environments
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said
Kevin Frost
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global lead and general manager
,
Consumer
Personal Systems, HP Inc.

HP is listening to its users in real time, offering
the most intelligent Spectre yet –
designed to seamlessly adapt and anticipate the needs and demands of its users
, from intelligent
audio features
like AI Noise Removal
for
more immersive and engaging Zoom calls
to
solutions like Smart Sense that automatically adjust settings
on the device for improved performance
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HP Spectre x360 14: Beauty Meets Adaptive Intelligence and Boundary Breaking Performance
The head-turning gem-cut and dual chamfer design achieved by precision aluminum CNC machining continues to define the Spectre portfolio, along with the color offerings of Nightfall Black with Copper Luxe accents, Poseidon Blue with Pale Brass accents, and Natural Silver2. Other standout design features of the device include:

  • The first Spectre x360 with a 3:2 aspect ratio display3, the Spectre x360 14 offers roughly 20% more vertical viewing space than a 16:9 ratio4 – perfect for browsing, reading, and editing content for greater productivity and efficiency. It’s like working with an A4 size paper to easily write, sign documents, or sketch ideas out digitally.
  • A 90.33% screen-to-body ratio (STBR)5 and 100% color calibration with a Delta E of less than two for accurate, lifelike colors.
  • Optional OLED display for an incredible 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio6 and a 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut for brighter, richer colors on the screen. To combat exposure to harmful blue lights caused by spending more time in front of a device, the OLED panel shifts the display spectrum to reduce the blue light, and still delivers vibrant color vividly on the Spectre x360 14, which comes with both TUV7 and Eyesafe®8 certifications.
  • The first Spectre with an all-in-one keyboard, featuring a power button, new camera shutter button, HP Command Center, a mute mic, as well as a fingerprint reader9.
  • Energy Star and EPEAT Gold certified, the Spectre x360 14 is a welcomed addition to HP’s most sustainable PC portfolio10, which has more than 100 Gold EPEAT-registered products in more than 19 countries – more than any other company in the IT industry. HP’s innovative use of natural, renewable materials in the device’s keyboard scissors11 cut the equivalent of 1,300 pounds of coal being burned in CO2 emissions over the lifetime of the device12. Additionally, the packaging uses biodegradable molded fiber instead of plastic foam13.

Co-engineered with Intel, the Spectre x360 14 has been tested, tuned, and verified14 to meet the requirements of the Intel® Evo™ platform15, ensuring it meets Intel’s hardware specifications and key experience targets for responsiveness, instant wake, battery life, and fast charge. The Spectre x360 14 comes with the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor that delivers an 34% performance improvement16, and 79% performance gains17 with discrete-level integrated Intel® Iris® Xe graphics18 versus last year’s Spectre x360 13.

With up to 17 hours of battery life19, this device can follow you throughout the home or wherever you want to go. Working from home requires a consistent, fast connection and the Spectre x360 14 delivers with 3x faster connection speeds with Wi-Fi 620 and Bluetooth 5.0 support. The device also supports Thunderbolt™ 421 for fast signaling data rates to send and receive large files like videos, photos, and movies in seconds. And easily transfer files between devices and operating systems with HP Quick Drop. With HP MPP 2.0 Tilt Pen support and its magnetic attaching function, the Spectre x360 14 is perfect for creation and Adobe Fresco qualified, with apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere Rush, Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud Photography Plan, and Acrobat Standard free during a 30-day trial period22.

The Spectre x360 14 offers a host of intelligent features and software capabilities designed to seamlessly adapt to a user based on the activities and apps being used at a given time. These features include:

  • Intelligentially manage power management to optimize productivity with smarter features in-bag detection using Intel® Dynamic Tuning to avoid overheating or battery drain when the device is in a bag, and quick hot key access on the all-in-one keyboard for HP Command Center to easily select features like Power Saver mode. And help protect the health of the battery with the Adaptive Battery Optimizer.
  • Focus Mode for multitasking and productivity, dimming the background apps not in use while keep the app currently being used bright. This also helps battery life by dimming other parts of the screen that are not in use, which is also great for privacy.
  • AI Noise Removal23 with Intel® GNA 2.0 for intelligent adaptive noise cancellation, to mute any background noise automatically across communication apps Microsoft Teams and Zoom and audio outputs and inputs like speakers, headphones, and the mic.
  • Smart Sense in HP Command Center, which optimizes and adapts the system for performance, acoustics, and temperature automatically, based on the application being used and the placement of the laptop.
  • Auto Color, the newest setting in HP Display Control, will automatically switch to the optimal color space for the best viewing experience based on the content being viewed. This means the device will switch from the DCI-P3 color space when watching a movie, to sRGB for surfing the Internet, to Adobe RGB when printing and imaging.

Next-Gen Premium PCs: Versatility for Endless Possibilities with Power and Connectivity
Also available this Fall are select HP Spectre and ENVY notebooks with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, and Intel® Evo™ platform verification15, designed for users seeking the best in performance, versatility, and mobility for their digital pursuits. These devices include:

  • HP Spectre x360 13: The impressively mobile convertible is even more powerful with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, with a 35% CPU performance improvement versus the previous generation to tackle demanding tasks like photo editing or 3D creation24, and offers up to 16.5 hours of battery life19.
  • HP ENVY x360 13: Available for the first time with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, the adaptive, mobile design of this convertible PC is perfect for creators working from home, with HP MPP 2.0 Tilt Pen support, up to 12.75 hours of battery life19, and privacy features like a camera shutter, fingerprint reader, mute mic, and HP Sure View25 button built into the all-in-one keyboard.
  • HP ENVY 13: Updated with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics this elegant and powerful creator device features an 88% screen-to-body ratio5, up to 13 hours of battery life19, up to 4K UHD display26, fast signaling data speeds and 5K display output with Thunderbolt 427, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity28.

Also new to the Spectre lineup is the HP Spectre x360 13 with 5G29, with up to 4x faster download speeds30 and up to 2.8x better coverage with HP Dynamic Range31.

Pricing and availability32:

  • The HP Spectre x360 14 is expected to be available in October via HP.com for a starting price of $1,199.99. The device is also expected to be available at Best Buy and BestBuy.com in November.
  • The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to be available in October via HP.com for a starting price of $1,199.99. The device is also expected to be available at Best Buy and BestBuy.com in November.
  • The HP Spectre x360 13 with 5G module SKU configuration is expected to be available in early 2021 via HP.com. Pricing will be provided closer to availability.
  • The HP ENVY x360 13 is expected to be available in November via HP.com for a starting price of $949.99. The device is available now at BestBuy.com.
  • HP ENVY 13 is expected to be available in October via HP.com with a starting price of $899.99.

About HP
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

Jenni Balthrop, HP, Consumer
jenni.balthrop@hp.com
www.hp.com/go/newsroom

Intel, the Intel logo and Iris are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

1 HP Consumer Insights – The PC is Essential: Play, Work, Learn June 3, 2020; survey conducted with 1,095 end users who work at home at least some of the time in US, UK, China, Australia and France.
2 Color availability may vary by region.
3 HP internal analysis based on all Windows OS convertible PCs in the market as of October 2, 2020. Screen to body ratio is the percent of active plus nonactive viewing area to active viewing area plus border. Measure with lid vertical to the desk.
4 Based on Excel rows comparison vs a 16:9, 13.3″ laptop. Same row height level. Actual experience on your device may differ from image shown.
5 Screen to body ratio is the percent of active plus nonactive viewing area to active viewing area plus border. Measure with lid vertical to the desk.
6 High dynamic range (HDR) content required to view full HDR images. OLED content required to view OLED images. FHD: Full high-definition (FHD) content required to view FHD images.
7 TUV Low Blue Light is the Display Compliance Test Specification quality. See https://www.certipedia.com/?locale=en#search for more details.
8 Eyesafe® Display: Eyesafe® Display for Low Blue Light is the Display Compliance Test Specification quality. See https://eyesafe.com for more details. All performance specifications represent the typical specifications provided by HP’s component manufacturers; actual performance may vary either higher or lower.
9 Fingerprint reader: Internet service required and not included.
10 Applies to HP PCs, Workstations and Displays manufactured after January 2019. Based on most Gold and Silver EPEAT® registrations by meeting all required criteria and achieving 50-74% of the optional points for EPEAT® Silver and 75-100% of the optional points for EPEAT® Gold according to IEEE 1680.1-2018 EPEAT®. Status varies by country. Visit www.epeat.net for more information.
11 Based on mass balance approach. Keyboard scissors made from natural, renewable feedstock.
12 Calculations based on supplier’s internal calculations of carbon dioxide reductions and on the HP Spectre x360 14 projected product life cycle volume. Carbon dioxide reductions equivalencies compared to other keyboard scissors’ material, based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website calculator: https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator.
13 Based on U.S. EPEAT® registration according to IEEE 1680.1-2018 EPEAT®. EPEAT® status varies by country. Visit www.epeat.net for more information.
14 Select HP skus qualify as an Intel® Evo™ Platform. Verified, measured and tested against a premium specification and Key Experience Indicators as part of Intel’s laptop innovation program. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit Intel.com/Evo.
15 Intel Evo designated devices are sku dependent. Intel CORE: Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance. Intel® Iris® Xe graphics: Intel and Iris are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. Intel, the Intel logo and Iris are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. Intel® Evo™ Platform: Intel® Evo™ Platform and Intel Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
16 Based on Cinebench R20 overall score comparison between HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) with Intel 10th gen processor vs, HP Spectre x360 14 (2020) with Intel 11th gen processor. Under HP Command Center Performance mode. Estimated performance gain will vary by configuration.
17 Based on 3Dmark Fire Strike overall score comparison between HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) with Intel 10th gen processor vs, HP Spectre x360 14 (2020) with Intel 11th gen processor. Under HP Command Center Performance mode. Estimated performance gain will vary by configuration.
18 Intel® Iris® Xe graphics: Intel and Iris are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. Intel, the Intel logo and Iris are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.
19 Windows 10 MobileMark 18 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2018/ for additional details.
20 Wi-Fi 6: Wireless access point and internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs. The specifications for Wi-Fi 6 are draft and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other Wi-Fi 6 devices. Based on Wi-Fi 5 80 MHz and Wi-Fi 6 160 MHz minimum requirements when transferring files between two devices connected to the same router. Requires a wireless router, sold separately, that supports 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6). Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.
21 Thunderbolt 4: Actual throughput may vary
22 See www.Adobe.com for more details.
23 Available on all configurations. Requires Windows 10 or above.
24 Based on Cinebench R20 overall score comparison between HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) with Intel 10th gen processor vs, HP Spectre x360 13 (2020) with Intel 11th gen processor. Under HP Command Center Performance mode. Estimated performance gain will vary by configuration.
25 Available on select SKUs; HP Sure View integrated privacy screen that functions in landscape orientation.
26 4K content required to view full 4K images.
27 Actual throughput may vary.
28 Wi-Fi 6: Wireless access point and internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs. The specifications for Wi-Fi 6 are draft and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other Wi-Fi 6 devices. Based on Wi-Fi 5 80 MHz and Wi-Fi 6 160 MHz minimum requirements when transferring files between two devices connected to the same router. Requires a wireless router, sold separately, that supports 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6). Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.
29 5G model is not Intel® Evo™ certified.
5G module is available on select skus and must be configured at the factory. Module designed for 5G networks as carriers deploy Evolved-Universal Terrestrial Radio Access New Radio Dual Connectivity (ENDC) with both 100 MHz of 5G NR and LTE channel bandwidth, using 256QAM 4×4 as defined by 3GPP, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection, upload and download speeds will vary due to network, location, environment, network conditions, and other factors. 5G not available on all products, in all regions. Backwards compatible to 4G LTE and 3G HSPA technologies. 5G module planned to be available in selected countries, where carrier supported.
Calculation:
1 Gbps=1024 Mbps
1 Gbps*3.97 = 1024 Mbps*3.97= 4077 Mbps (5G speed)
4077 Mbps (5G Speed) / 979 Mbps (4G Speed) = 4.16X (100 Mbps vs. 4077 Mbps = 1: 40)
4G DL = 978 Mbps, 5G DL = 3.97 Gbps
30 5G module is optional and must be configured at the factory. AT&T and T-Mobile networks supported in the U.S. Module designed for 5G networks as carriers deploy Evolved-Universal Terrestrial Radio Access New Radio Dual Connectivity (ENDC) with both 100 MHz of 5G NR and LTE channel bandwidth, using 256QAM 4×4 as defined by 3GPP, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection, upload and download speeds will vary due to network, location, environment, network conditions, and other factors. 5G not available on all products, in all regions. Backwards compatible to 4G LTE and 3G HSPA technologies. 5G module planned to be available in selected countries, where carrier supported.
31 Based on HP Spectre x360 13 Convertible PC test results using Time Average Power capabilities in an unobstructed antenna chamber test with HP Dynamic Range Technology and without. Coverage improvement based on 10% uplink ratio use-case, and Friis formula where n=3.5 for outdoor free space calculation.
32 Pricing from HP.com, subject to change without notice. Retailers pricing may vary. 

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