HP refreshes its Pavilion lineup with 8th-gen Intel processors

Today, HP announced that it's expanding its Pavilion brand to leverage its mainstream gaming efforts. Alongside of that though, the company also refreshed its regular Pavilion lineup to include Intel's eighth-generation processors.

The new laptops include the Pavilion 14, Pavilion 15, Pavilion 14 x360, and Pavilion 15 x360. If it's not obvious, they come in 14- and 15.6-inch display sizes, and the ones marked as x360 are convertibles.

Both the Pavilion 14 and 15 come with 1080p displays, and they include an Intel Core i5-8250U processor. That means that they're quad-core, whereas previous generations of the U-series were dual-core. They also include HP Fast Charge, so you should be able to go from 0-50% in just 45 minutes.

The new Pavilion x360 devices also boast narrow bezels, and they even offer discrete graphics from AMD or Nvidia. There's a fingerprint sensor on the side for Windows Hello, and like the clamshell laptops, they include Bang & Olufsen audio.

One of the big differences with the x360 models is that they have pen support, so you can use it for Windows Ink. This includes drawing, taking notes, marking up photos, drawing routes in Maps, and more.

The new Pavilion laptops will be available in May or June. The Pavilion 14 will start at $629, while the Pavilion 15 will start at $739.99. The Pavilion 14 x360 will start at $499.99, although that will contain a Core i3, which is still dual-core. Finally, the Pavilion 15 x360 will start at $759.99.

There's also a new desktop PC, the Pavilion Desktop 590. The CPU options are anything from an AMD Ryzen 3 to a hexa-core Core i7-8700. The entry-level model costs $399.99 and includes 4GB RAM, while the higher end one is $899.99 and includes 16GB RAM. The Pavilion Desktop will also be available in May or June.

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