HP announces its refreshed Pavilion laptop lineup for 2017

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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