New HP Pavilion Notebooks and HP Pavilion x360s Convertibles Announced

Today, HP introduced its next-generation HP Pavilion Notebooks and HP Pavilion x360s convertibles. The new HP Pavilion x360s comes with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with NVIDIA MX130 Graphics option on select 14-inch models and an AMD Radeon 530 Graphics option on select 15-inch models. Whereas, HP Pavilion Notebooks features up to 11.75 hours of battery life with 8th Gen Intel Core processors or the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics on select models. Check out more details below.

HP Pavilion x360s convertibles Specs and features

  • Windows Hello with a fingerprint reader on select models for a safe, secure, and quick logon experience.
  • Chrome-plated hinge allows you to switch your device into four different modes, while simultaneous pen and touch functionality with Windows Ink allow you to turn the convertible into a canvas for drawing on photos or marking up webpages in Microsoft Edge.
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 dual and quad processors with discrete graphics options
  • A NVIDIA MX130 Graphics option on select 14-inch models and an AMD Radeon 530 Graphics option on select 15-inch models.
  • Narrow bezel design allows a 14 and 15-inch diagonal HD or FHD IPS display to fit in 13-inch and 14-inch chassis, respectively.
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HP Pavilion x360s with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 Sihmar

HP Pavilion x360 14-inch starting price is $499 and HP Pavilion x360 15-inch starting price is $579. These new convertibles will be available on May 9, 2018.

HP Pavilion Notebooks Specs and features

  • A rainbow of rich, new colors and options for HD and FHD IPS displays with micro-edge bezels.
  • The lift hinge supports a more comfortable typing experience and improves airflow to keep the device running cool.
  • Up to 11.75 hours of battery life depending on the model, and 8th Gen Intel Core processors or the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics on select models.
  • Up to 512 GB of SSD or up to 2 TB HDDs on the 15-inch device. Dual storage options are available providing plenty of hard drive capacity with the added speed and responsiveness of an SSD. In addition, Intel Optane memory for storage acceleration is offered on select models.
  • Dual speakers custom tuned by B&O Play with HP Audio Boost for rich, authentic audio
  • Fingerprint reader option on the 14-inch Pavilion model facilitates safe, secure, and quick login with Windows Hello.
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HP’s new line-up of Pavilion 14 and 15-inch notebooks sihmar

HP Pavilion Notebook 14-inch starting price is $369 and HP Pavilion Notebook 15-inch will start at $629. Both notebooks will be available on May 30, 2018.


Windows 10 PCs with 5G Connectivity Coming Next Year

Intel today announced that Windows 10 PCs with 5G Connectivity is coming in 2019. Intel is partnering with Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, and HP to bring 5G connectivity to Windows 10 PCs.

The new PCs and tablets will be powered by the company’s XMM 8000 series of commercial 5G modems. The chip maker says the 5G modems it’s building will also support 2G, 3G, and LTE.

Intel is showing off a prototype 2-in-1 detachable device powered by an early version of its 5G modem and its 8th gen Core i5 processors at MWC. The company is betting big on these 5G-connected PCs, though details are arguably scarce at the moment.

According to the company – “5G is not just another generation of wireless connectivity. It promises new opportunities for technology innovation across the computing and connectivity landscape from the cloud, to the network and the client”.

It will be interesting to see the battery life of these upcoming PCs. The upcoming Qualcomm’s ARM processors powered PCs are capable of providing up to 20 hours of battery life.


HP Spectre x360 15 with Intel 8th-Gen CPU and AMD Graphics announced

Today HP announced its new HP Spectre x360 15 laptop with Intel 8th generation processor. The new laptop comes with Core i7 Processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphic card which can handle the most intensive tasks. In addition, the new laptop comes with up to 4K UHD 15.6-inch diagonal touch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display and HP Tilt Pen.

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HP Spectre x360 15

HP Spectre x360 15 features

  • Responsive performance and graphics capabilities with the choice of:
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8705G processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics offering up to 12 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology – 50 percent in 30 minutes
  • 8th generation Intel Core quad-core processors with NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics with up to 13.5 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology – 90 percent in 90 minutes.
  • Built from an aluminum CNC machined chassis with a new angular profile at 19.5 mm enable 2.5 times faster performance and weighs 4.72 lbs.
  • Speakers now sit above the keyboard for an improved audio experience in any mode while allowing the keyboard to offer numeric keypad ideal for Adobe short-cut keys.
  • The 4K UHDX 15.6-inch diagonal touch display and optional HP Tilt Pen set ideas in motion on the digital canvas. The durable and brilliant Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display is strong and scratch-resistant for when creating on the go and using a touch display.
  • Packed into this powerful PC includes an IR camera supporting Windows Hello and a fingerprint reader to log in safely and seamlessly.
  • Available in Dark Ash Silver with Copper Luxe accents

Pricing and availability: HP Spectre x360 15-inch starting pricing is $1,369.99 and will be available at and Best Buy on March 18.


AMD announced new Ryzen chips for ultrathin notebooks

AMD has unveiled new Ryzen mobile processors for 2-in-1s, convertibles, and ultrathin notebook computers. The company claims that its new mobile CPUs are the world’s fastest CPUs for these devices.

According to the company, these new Ryzen mobile processors provide superior performance compared to the previous AMD mobile processor generation, including:

  • Up to three times the CPU performance
  • Up to 2.3X the GPU performance
  • Up to 58 percent less power consumption.

New in Ryzen mobile processors:

  • New Precision Boost 2 technology, which accelerates processor performance in workloads using from one to many CPU cores, which means that core speeds can be adjusted independently and on the fly according to power availability ad thermal constraints
  • Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR), which boosts performance on systems with enhanced cooling solutions on systems certified for “Ultimate XFR Performance”

Ryzen mobile processors Specs:

Ryzen 7 2700U with Radeon Vega Graphics:

  • 4 cores/8 threads
  • 3.8 GHz max clock
  • 10 Graphics Compute Units
  • 1300 MHz GPU
  • 6MB L2/L3 cache
  • 15W nominal TDP (ranging between 12W and 25W)

Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Graphics:

  • 4 cores/8 threads
  • 3.6 GHz max clock
  • 8 Graphics Compute Units
  • 1100 MHz GPU
  • 6MB L2/L3 cache
  • 15W nominal TDP (ranging between 12W and 25W)

Both the Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U support 10-bit H.265/HEVC decoding for 4K video and VP9.

Acer, HP, and Lenovo will launch AMD Processors based 15-inch HP Envy x360, a 13-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 720S, and a 15-inch Acer Swift 3.


Now you can buy Windows Mixed Reality Headsets from Microsoft Store

Windows Mixed Reality Headsets are now available for purchase. Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is also releasing today with Mixed Reality headsets support.

Currently, Windows Mixed Reality Headsets are available from Dell, Lenovo, Hp, Acer, and Samsung with the price range starting from $399 to $499.

Dell Visor:

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Dell Visor comes with a pair of high resolution 1440 x 1440 LCD panels offering a sharp and smooth 360° panoramic experience. Order it here from Microsoft Store for $449.

Lenovo Explorer:

Lenovo Windows Holographic headset
Lenovo Windows Holographic VR headsets

Lenovo comes with a sleek profile and a premium iron grey finish. Order it here from Microsoft Store for $399.

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset:

HP Windows Holographic VR headsets

The HP headset comes with controllers to deliver a stunning and immersive mixed reality experience thanks to 1440 x 1440 resolution per eye, up to a 90Hz refresh rate. It’s an incredibly comfortable. Order it here from Microsoft Store for $449.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset:

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Acer headset comes with the double-padded headband ensures you have the perfect fit for your head. You can order it here from Microsoft Store for $399.

Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset:

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Samsung Odyssey headset comes with dual 2880 x 1600 AMOLED displays. Samsung has also integrated AKG headset for an incredible audio experience. You can pre-order it here from Microsoft Store for $499.

Download the app to check whether your PC is compatible with these Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

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HP Omen X Gaming Laptop announced with easy to upgrade options

Today at Gamescom 2017, HP announced its new Omen X Gaming Laptop. The new HP OMEN X Laptop includes support for virtual reality, while engineered with thermal tech to support unlocked CPUs and factory-overclocked GPUs. Plus, it’s packed with memory options for unparalleled gaming performance in a stunning design with customizable lighting.

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HP Omen X Gaming Laptop

HP Omen X Gaming Laptop Features:

  • Mechanical and RGB LED-per key backlit keyboard, including 2.5 mm travel with tactile feel; RGB LED per key for customizable key maps; independent, programmable macro keys; and, N-Key rollover on every key for anti-ghosting functions.
  • 17-inch 4K display option for ultimate high-resolution gaming, or 120Hz 1080p display options for fast refresh rates and smooth visuals; and all configurations are NVIDIA G-Sync enabled for reduced image tearing.
  • DTS Headphone:X for simulated surround sound with any headset and premium sound featuring HP Dual Speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen.

HP Omen X Gaming Laptop Specs:

  • HP Omen X Gaming Laptop Sihmar (4)Intel 7th gen Core i7 CPUs with unlocked options for overclocking, XMP memory options for memory overclocking and tested profiles up to DDR4-2800.
  • Factory-overclocked graphics cards up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.
  • RAID0 SSD option for ultra-fast game loading, PCIe SSD+HDD storage options, or standalone 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD option.
  • Thermal management including high-performance fans to increase airflow and an integrated vapor chamber on select models* with four 3.5 mm heat pipes improve heat transfer from the GPU and CPU to the four rear-corner-mounted radiators.
  • The OMEN Command Center Software to manage CPU and RAM overclocking, gaming network traffic and latency in online games, and chassis and keyboard lighting.

Easy to upgrade Options:

  • HP Omen X Gaming Laptop Sihmar (2)Single access panel to HDD, SSDs, and RAM, so all end-user replaceable components are easily accessible
  • Connect to a range of different gaming accessories with three USB 3.0 Type A, two Thunderbolt 3-certified USB 3.1 Type C, HDMI 2.0a with HDR support, Mini DisplayPort, RJ45 and a multi-format media card reader
  • Dual audio jack with separate microphone input and headset jacks (input/output)

Pricing and availability: The OMEN X Laptop is expected to be available later this year at, starting at $1,999.


Deal: Get HP EliteBook Folio G1 with 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Touchscreen for $999

HP EliteBook Folio G1 is now available for $999 at Microsoft Store. HP EliteBook Folio G1 notebook was launched last year, it was the world’s thinnest and lightest business-class laptop, coming in at just 0.47 inches and a featherlight 2 pounds. It is powered by a 6th Gen Intel Core m5 processor, 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM. You can sign in to this PC with just a look enabled by Windows Hello and the EliteBook Folio’s HD infrared camera. 

The laptop is powered by a 6th Gen Intel Core m5 processor, 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM. The device also features Windows Hello and the EliteBook Folio’s HD infrared camera. It comes with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports with Thunderbolt support for your connectivity needs.

HP EliteBook Folio G1 notebook features:

  • Windows 10 Pro 64
  • 6th Generation Intel Core m5 processor
  • 8 GB memory; 128 GB SSD storage
  • 12.5″ FHD touch display
  • Intel HD Graphics 515
  • Bang & Olufsen audio

You can get this laptop for just $999 (was $1,299) from Microsoft Store here. The 512GB model is available for just $1,099. Find the deal here from Microsoft Store.


HP Pavilion All-In-One PCs with 7th-Gen Intel CPU and Windows Hello unveiled

Today, HP unveiled its Pavilion All-In-One PCs with Windows 10. The new HP Pavilion All-In-One PCs are offered in two sizes. A 23.8-inch model comes with Full HD display touchscreen with ultra-thin bezels, and a ‘privacy camera’ that pops up out of the top of the PC when it’s in use.

A second version of the HP Pavilion AIO is available with a 23.8- or 27-inch display, with Full HD or Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution, and optional touch support.

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HP Pavilion All-In-One PCs

The new HP Pavilion All-In-One range is powered by latest Intel 7th-generation (‘Kaby Lake’) processors, optional AMD Radeon 530 graphics, along with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.

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HP Pavilion All-In-One PCs

Die-cast aluminum and metal stand include a hinge tilt. Other features include an optical disc drive, fabric-covered speakers and audio custom-tuned by B&O Play. You can also opt for an optional infrared camera that supports Windows Hello face authentication.

The new all-in-one PCs will start from $749.99. There is no official release date.


Get $280 discount on HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 2 in 1 PC

Microsoft is now offering $280 discount on HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 2 in 1 PC. Original price of the laptop is $729, but it will cost you only $449. The device is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U. HP Pavilion x360 features a 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen, 8GB memory/1TB HDD storage, and up to 8 hours battery life.

Cover every angle with the flexible and powerful HP Pavilion x360, the thinnest and lightest Pavilion to date. This convertible PC can be used four ways—laptop, stand, tent, and tablet—thanks to a unique 360-degree hinge that flips to the perfect view.

HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 2 in 1 PC

HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 2 in 1 PC Features:

Be flexible

Get down to work as a laptop. Fold into a stand and watch movies. Flip to a tent and play games. Or go flat for tablet use.

Totally touchable

A razor-sharp 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen makes it easy to zoom, flick, or tap your way through all your work and play needs.

Powerful Intel Core i5 processor

The 7th Gen Intel Core i5 delivers the most responsive performance to date with features like built-in security and 4K resolution support.

Swing into action

The Pavilion x360 has a newly designed display hinge that makes transitions between modes more precise and smooth than ever.

Long-lasting battery

With up to 8 hours* of battery life per charge, the Pavilion x360 keeps pace with your busy workday and into the night for some entertainment.

Signature Edition PCs

No Junkware or 3rd party trialware. The best computer meticulously configured. World-class security software

Tech specs

Display 15.6 in diagonal Full HD IPS UWVA WLED-backlit edge-to-edge glass touchscreen (1920 x 1080), 10-finger multi-touch support
Processor Intel Core i5-7200U 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10 GHz
Memory 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Hard drive size 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
Operating system Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
PC type 2 in 1
Optical drive None
Media drive SD card reader
Audio B&O PLAY, dual speakers
Video Intel HD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
Ports 2 USB 3.0 • 1 USB 2.0 • HDMI • Headphone output/Microphone input combo • LAN (10/100)
Battery 3-cell lithium-ion, 48WHr (up to 8 hours)*
Camera HP Wide Vision HD webcam
Wireless 802.11ac (Miracast enabled)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions 15.04 x 9.84 x 0.94 in (382.01 x 249.93 x 23.87 mm)
Weight 4.60 lbs (2.08 kg)
Color Silver
Other Model number: Pavilion x360 Convertible 15-bk193ms • TPM 2.0 • Touchpad dimensions: 117 x 67 mm • Security lock slot


Get the offer from the Microsoft Store here.


HP’s Cortana speaker will be a small puck-like speaker for PC

Today at Computex, Microsoft demonstrated HP’s Cortana speaker. Earlier this month, the company revealed that HP is planning to build a Cortana-powered speaker.


Before you get excited, HP is taking a different approach for its digital assistant speaker. HP’s Cortana speaker or what Microsoft described it as HP’s “digital assistant” is a small puck-like speaker that attaches to a Windows 10 PC and runs Cortana.

HP hasn’t provided actual hardware at Computex, but Microsoft demonstrated what is a “visual representation” of the device. The new HP speaker needs to attach to a Windows 10 PC to work.

It appears that HP is creating this hardware as a companion to its range of Windows 10 PCs, rather than a full Cortana speaker.

Those hoping for a separate HP speaker, like Harman Kardon’s Evoke, will be disappointed. Currently, there is no release date or pricing for HP’s digital assistant hardware.