HP has unveiled its refreshed Pavilion and Pavilion x360 laptops for 2017, and things are looking pretty good for the more budget-friendly lineup. According to Liliputing, the whole lineup is thinner and lighter than last year's models while offering a more robust set of features.
To start, the x360 range will be available with 11.6-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch variants. The smallest of the three only allows for a Intel Pentium N4200 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. The larger models can be configured with up to a Core i7 processor, up to 12 or 16GB of RAM, and a discrete NVIDIA or Radeon graphics.
The larger x360 models can also be configured with M.2 SSD drives for a speed boost. However, what is likely to be a bigger draw is that all three x360 variants now come with a digital pen in the box. Display resolutions come in at 1366x768 for the 11.6-inch model, and HD and FHD options for the larger models.
The more traditional Pavilion line, on the other hand, will be available in 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch variants. As Ars Technica reports, the new Pavilion notebooks pack an updated design that includes a sloping keyboard and a new "lift-hinge" design. Essentially, the hinge curves slightly where it meets the bottom portion of the laptop, lifting it slightly on flat surfaces.
Inside the Pavilion range, you'll be able to pick from Intel Celeron and Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs. AMD processors are also available, along with HDD or SDD storage. Again, both NVIDIA and AMD discrete graphics are available as well. Display resolutions include HD and FHD options.
Both the Pavilion and Pavilion x360 lineups will go on sale between May and June with prices starting at around $349.
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Seems to me like they are going to gimp the 11.6 inch HP Pavilion x360 a lot if it only has 1 CPU/RAM/Storage option. I'd like to see a Core-M version with 8GM and an SSD for around $500.
Two in ones ?
have one on black friday already. dont want a new one
I just picked up the Pavilion X2 Detachable with 12" screen and the M3. It's pretty awesome. It would be interesting to see what they would have to replace it.
Why hasn't any of these manufacturers' follow the Surface Book's lead? 3:2 aspect, detachable/table mode, and pen inputs. I'm looking for a replacement for my small Windows Atom 8" tablet and I haven't found a good one yet!
I got the Huawei MateBook last winter. It's very equivalent to the base Surface Pro 4 (m3/4GB/128GB). The styuls is extra, but it's better.
I was so tempted to buy that one. I love my Xiaomi MiPad 2 with Windows 10. It's just right for reading in bed. Atom on the other hand was horrible on Anniversary Update. So far on Creator's Update it's been great.
No number keys, not a full laptop in my book.
That might be the smaller laptops - the 17 inch should be having a numeric keypad
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