The last year and a half have shaken up the world of work: Digital meetings as video conferences and collaboration via screens instead of in conference rooms have become standard. With three Windows 11 devices, HP is now getting ready to make working from home or homeschooling better.
In the lid of the premium notebook Specter 16 2-in-1 (f00), there is not only a pen-operated, high-resolution screen (3072 × 1920 pixels) in 16:10 format, but also an unusual webcam: the 5-megapixel camera in conjunction with the GlamCam assistance system, ensures that the user can always be seen in the middle of the picture of other conference participants. Further image improvements are possible on request – from color and lighting corrections to a digital beauty treatment.
The notebook, which weighs around two kilograms, uses Intel processors of the eleventh generation of Core-i (Tiger Lake-H35) and transmits according to Wi-Fi 6E. The Specter x360 16 2-in-1 should be available in October at prices starting at 1,600 euros.
The new all-in-one PC Envy 34 (c00) is intended for stationary use. The screen shows the eponymous 34-inch diagonal in an extremely wide format (5160 × 2160 pixels), so that you should usually deal with windows placed next to each other in everyday life. In addition, the 16-megapixel webcam included in the scope of delivery is not permanently integrated in the screen frame, but can be attached magnetically at eight different points – for example in the middle of the left or right half of the screen.
Desktop processors of the eleventh generation of Core i work in combination with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q in the Envy 34. The Envy 34 should be available from November at prices from 2500 euros.
The webcam is also the focus of the Windows tablet HP 11 Tablet PC (be0): It is not rigidly integrated into the frame, but is located in a pull-out and swiveling attachment on a narrow side. The highlight: If you put the tablet upright in front of you (which the stand allows) and fold the camera all the way down, the tablet switches it to a presentation mode. Other participants in a video conference are then shown a document lying between the user and the tablet without distortion thanks to keystone correction (and also in the correct orientation).
Intel’s low-end processor Pentium Silver N6000 works in the tablet, the touchscreen shows 2160 × 1440 pixels in 3: 2 format. In the US, the tablet will be available in October at prices starting at 500 US dollars (without keyboard) and 600 US dollars (with keyboard).
Information on German prices, local availabilities and equipment variants planned in this country were not yet available when this article was created.