Today, HP is announcing some new convertibles from its entry-level Pavilion lineup, coming in 14- and 15-inch flavors. As you'd expect, they come with 11th-generation processors and the usual specs that you'd find in a laptop in 2021, such as Wi-Fi 6, but that's not all.
The new Pavilion x360 laptops use sustainable materials, a trend that we've been seeing in HP's laptops ever since it introduced the Elite Dragonfly back in 2019. Originally, the company was using ocean-bound plastics in the speaker enclosure, and while that's still the case, it's been expanded to include them in the bezels. They also include recycled aluminum in the keyboard deck, and post-consumer recycled plastic.
HP noted that these laptops have narrow bezels with an 88.92% screen-to-body ratio, actually saying that it's the same for both the 14- and 15-inch models. The weight has been dropped down to 1.509kg for the 14-incher (1.89kg on the 15-inch model), and the footprint is 6% smaller now with a 12% decrease in the Y dimension.
It's all about immersion, and these laptops are also going to come with OMEN Gaming Hub pre-installed. It's a scaled-down version of the app, naturally, but users will still be able to check system vitals, download wallpaper, earn rewards, and more.
They come with Amazon Alexa, so people can use it to play music, ask questions, and use a variety of skills to interact with their PC. As always, Cortana is supported, and on the smaller Pavilion x360 14, China's Xiaowei is supported.
As for the HP Pavilion x360 14, it's coming later on this spring. The 15-inch model is available today starting at $749.99, and you can find it here.