Also showcased today is a refreshed version of HP’s Spectre x360 15 premium 2-in-1. Set to ship in March and powered by up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7processors, the device is engineered to provide up to 17 hours of battery life.
According to HP, furthermore, the laptop’s 4K OLED 15.6-inch display provides 98% coverage under the DCI-P3 color standard, offers a 30% wider color gamut range than its predecessor, and offers a 90% screen-to-body ratio (versus 79.78% in the current edition of the product). Onboard Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity enable nearly three times faster file transfer speeds as well.
Due from HP this month are two new docking monitors, the 23.8-inch E24d G4 and the 27-inch E27d G4. Both offer FHD and QHD resolution and can consume video, data, and up to 100W of power through a single USB-C cable.
“For the end user, it greatly simplifies their desk,” McElroy notes.
The two monitors also come with “single power-on” functionality that lets users start a docked laptop and multiple displays simultaneously. “I can use a single button on the notebook to power up displays and the notebook, or I can use the power button on the display to also power on my notebook,” McElroy says.
Network management features in the two units include support for MAC address pass through, Wake-on-LAN, and PXE booting.
According to HP, 82% of buyers are more likely to choose environmentally friendly products. As a result, many of the products the company introduced today are designed to promote environmental sustainability. For example, more than 82% of the mechanical parts in the new Elite Dragonfly, which HP says is the world’s first notebook made with “ocean-bound plastic,” are based on recycled materials.
Sustainably sourced materials figure prominently in a range of new accessories coming from HP as well. For example, the HP Renew Series of carrying cases for notebooks up to 15.6 inches is made from as many as 10 post-consumer plastic bottles each. The new HP Renew Sleeve for 13-inch laptops, which is also made from recycled plastic bottles, will ship in April at a list price of $59.99 and up.
Other carrying cases announced today include new HP Spectre Folio backpack and topload products made from water-resistant waxed canvas and equipped with a dedicated RFID pocket to protect credit cards and passports. Set to become available next month, both will feature a $199.99 starting price.
According to Nash, all of the products announced today are tailored to the demands of a new generation of users who want the freedom to work and consume content securely from any location, to connect devices simply, and to buy products that reflect their commitments to environmental responsibility.
“This whole concept of freedom is an underlying theme that transcends a lot of the feedback that we’re getting,” he says.