HP has revealed a refreshed line-up to its Pavilion laptops, offering workhorse machines with Intel's latest Skylake processors and facial recognition security from Windows Hello authentication.
The line-up starts with the 14in and 15.6in HP Pavilion laptops, which the company claims are now 22 per cent thinner than their predecessors - weighing 3.3 pounds and 4.26 pounds and measuring in at 19.5mm and 22.5mm thick, respectively.
There is also a new 17.3in HP Power Pavilion option, which sports a hefty build weighing in at 6.28 pounds with a 29.9mm thickness.
Under the chassis, HP's new Pavilion laptops pack Intel's sixth-generation Skylake chips up to Core i7 models, which can be paired with a choice of Nvidia GeForce 940MX, 950M or 960M graphics, or an AMD A12-9700P quad-core processor with optional Radeon R7 Graphics.
With an Intel RealSense camera onboard, the new HP Pavilion supports Microsoft's Windows Hello authentication feature that will allow you to unlock the laptop through facial recognition.
HP is also offering a choice of displays; either an edge-to-edge HD or FHD IPS screen. The laptop will also be offered with up to 16GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD, and up to 2TB of HDD, along with an optical disk drive on selected models.
HP's new Pavilion laptops will arrive in the UK in August, with the 14in, 15.6in and 17.3in models priced from £379 up to £899.
HP has also updated its Spectre x360 laptop hybrid offering, which acts as an affordable alternative to the newly-launched MacBook-rivaling HP Spectre.
Available in 11.6in, 13.3in or 15.6in models, the new machine features the same 360-degree hinge as last year's model, allowing it to be used as a laptop, a tablet or anything in between, but HP claims it's up to 14 per cent thinner than before.
For the hardware, HP offers a choice of processors running up to Intel's sixth-generation Skylake Core i7, up to 16GB of memory, a 512GB SSD and up to 1TB spinning hard disk.
The new models also pack custom B&O audio, a battery life quoted up to nine hours and 15 minutes, and a number of colour options including Dragon Blue and Sport Purple.
HP's updated Spectre x360 laptops will be available from 1 August with prices starting at £279.
The choice of laptops, ranging from ultraportable with solid specifications to hybrids that manage to fit in Intel processors, means the choice of work machines for both enterprises and small businesses is getting ever wider, particularly given Acer’s recent reveal of its Aspire S 13 laptop and Switch Alpha 12 hybrid.
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