What you need to know
- HP's latest Envy laptops now come with an optional wood palm rest.
- The new Wood Series comes with three different options: Nightfall Black with Natural Walnut, Ceramic White with White Birch, or Natural Silver with Pale Birch.
- The new wood options will be available this fall across HP's Envy and Envy x360 laptops.
HP first dipped its toe in experimenting with natural finishes with the leather-clad Spectre Folio last year, and now it's making the jump to wood with the latest updates to its Envy laptop range. Announced at Computex 2019, the new Envy Wood Series brings natural wood palm rests in a trio of finishes to both traditional Envy laptops and the Envy x360 line.
The laptops essentially remain the same as the current crop, but with the distinct addition of the woodgrain look across the palm rests around the trackpad. What's more, the Wood Series will come in three varieties: Nightfall Black with Natural Walnut, Ceramic White with White Birch, or Natural Silver with Pale Birch. HP also says it has committed to sourcing its wood in a sustainable way – yes, you're getting real wood here, not a vinyl cover.
The updated look will be available across the HP Envy 13, x360 13, x360 15, and Envy 17. Other updates include the choice of "next-gen" Intel Core processors or AMD's second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors.
The Envy Wood Series is expected to go on sale starting this fall, but HP is mum on price details for now. We should learn much more as the launch approaches. For now, you can check out HP's current Envy lineup, which is available at some solid discounts.
Not only does the Spectre Folio look different compared to most other notebooks, but it also has the latest tech both in terms of computing performance and LTE connectivity, enjoying full support for Cat 16 speeds of up to 1Gb/s if you splash out for the pricier model.
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