HP refreshes some Windows 10 PCs with better performance and Alexa

HP announced two refreshed premium lines of PC hardware. The company's portfolio now includes newer Elite 1000 and ENVY series products, with some even sporting Alexa built-in. Here's a quick look at what's new.

In the thousands

HP EliteOne 1000 AiO

Part of the new 1000 series is the even more compact EliteBook x360 1030, weighing in at only 2.76 pounds and sporting a battery life of 18 hours. The included 4G LTE connectivity allows the notebook to be used pretty much anywhere and the newest model will be made available in June for $1,449. The Elite x2 1013 packs a 13-inch display into a 12-inch chassis, packing 4G LTE and latest Intel quad-core processors. Like the EliteBook x360, this device will arrive in June for $1,499.

The EliteBook 1050 is HP's ultra-slim portable business workstation. As the name suggests, this laptop comes with a GTX 1050 GPU for enhanced productivity and support for intense applications and games. It's no gaming laptop, but you will be able to work and play on a single notebook. Configurations can go up to 4TB of flash storage and the 16 hours of battery life will see you through the day and beyond. It's expected to land in May from $1,899.

Finally, we have both the EliteOne 1000 AiO and EliteDisplay S14. The former is a 34-inch curved All-in-One PC designed for video conferencing, with an FHD pop-up webcam. The EliteDisplay isn't a PC as such, but a USB Typ-C portable display, allowing you to transform your notebook into a dual-screen setup. This display will go for $219 in July, while the AIO EliteOne 1000 will set you back at least $1,279 in June.

ENVY of design

HP ENVY x360

As well as changes to 1000 series devices, HP also announced refreshed ENVY products with Bang & Olufsen, better Wi-Fi, and extended battery life. First up is the trusty ENVY 13 notebook, which rocks the latest Intel processors, Alexa connectivity, and a full USB Type-A port. It'll hit stores in May, starting from $999.99. Both the ENVY x360 13- and 15-inch convertibles have been refreshed with AMD Ryzen processors. Both variants will be available in May for $759.99 and $749.99, respectively.

Other hardware affected by changes include the ENVY 17 notebook, ENVY Curved AiO 34-inch PC with Alexa connectivity. Not only will you be able to ask your very own assistant to perform tasks, but also GTX 1050 GPU processing, latest Intel processors, and a pop-up privacy camera. The 34-inch is expected later this year, but the 27-inch AiO will hit stores in May for $1,399.99.

Last on the list is the ENVY Desktop, rocking 8th Generation Intel processors, up to a GTX 1080 GPU, and optional Intel Optane Memory for enhanced responsiveness. Prices will start from $799.99 in May.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.