HP Singapore launches the HP Spectre x360 14 and HP ENVY 14 laptops. The ENVY 14 has a common 3:2 aspect ratio display while the Spectre x360 comes with a 16:10 aspect ratio display and is a 2-in-1 convertible. Each has unique features to serve your needs.
The HP Spectre x360 14 comes with OLED display with True Black HDR at a 3:2 aspect ratio. It has a 90% screen-to-body ratio (STBR). It is also equipped with quad speakers that are custom-tuned by experts at Bang & Olufsen. AI Noise Removal intelligently mutes background noise when using speakers, headphones, or the microphone during video chats, audio calls, and recordings.
The HP Envy 14 comes with 16:10 aspect ratio display. It is HP’s first 14-inch diagonal laptop featuring colour calibration and Delta E <2 colour accuracy, so users can view with greater accuracy. The PC is built with HP dual speakers and audio that are custom-tuned by experts at Bang & Olufsen. AI Noise Removal blocks out background noise so users can record videos, conduct meetings or calls, or host virtual events smoothly.
The HP Spectre x360 14 is available in stores at a starting price of S$2,899. The HP ENVY 14 is available in stores at a starting price of S$2,349. Customers can also purchase HP products at over 40 Challenger retail outlets, as well as online via www.Hachi.Tech and the ValueClub mobile app.
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New HP Premium PCs Unleash Breakthrough Experiences
Smart, high-performing features in the HP Spectre x360 14 and HP ENVY 14 help users create, stay connected and collaborative in bringing their ideas to life
April 29, 2021 – HP Singapore today unveiled the HP Spectre x360 14 and HP ENVY 14 – designed to empower users in capturing, creating and exchanging ideas in new ways through collaboration and staying connected.
The PC has become more essential than ever, driven by the increasing desire for remote working and learning. For Millennials and Gen Zs, the PC has become a personal companion for work and play. Millennials yearn to be more connected to the world and to fulfill their purpose through creativity, demanding devices that support multi-tasking, while Gen Z users are self-starters aspiring for the freedom to create, edit and share on the go.[i]
“The new generation of go-getters and self-starters are constantly expressing, connecting, and collaborating with others in the digital age and deserve the best technology to do so,” said Yogesh Bhatia, Head of Personal Systems Category, HP Singapore and Malaysia. “HP’s premium innovations are amongst the best in class to help Millennials and Gen Z users bring their ideas to life.”
The latest HP Spectre x360 14 and HP ENVY 14 are built with smart, high-performing features to deliver breakthrough experiences for creativity, collaboration, and connection. The HP Spectre x360 14 offers professionals who desire a premium lifestyle with intelligent features for seamless multi-tasking, while the HP ENVY 14 serves as a personal creative studio for creating and sharing on the go.
HP Spectre x360 14: Intelligent PC for Creative Multi-taskers
HP Spectre x360 14 is a beautifully designed 2-in-1 PC with powerful performance that makes juggling across multiple activities and platforms seamless and effortless for professionals who are also passionate everyday creators.
The HP Spectre x360 14 delivers premium visual and audio performance, intended to help users produce high-quality output that realize their creative vision and have the best browsing, reading and editing experience for greater efficiency.
- Vivid visual experience – The OLED display with True Black HDR delivers incredibly vivid colours and bold details. The larger than life 3:2 aspect ratio display[ii] and 90% screen-to-body ratio (STBR)[iii] offer users more viewing area to work with. It can automatically adapt colour and brightness based on each content for the best viewing experience.
- Best audio experience – The PC is equipped with quad speakers that are custom-tuned by experts at Bang & Olufsen, so users get superior sound when viewing video content or attending virtual calls. AI Noise Removal intelligently mutes background noise when using speakers, headphones, or the microphone during video chats, audio calls, and recordings.
With long hours typically a norm for multi-hyphenates, the HP Spectre x30 14 is engineered to help users stay productive through the day.
- Powerful processor – The PC is designed with the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor that delivers 34% performance improvement[iv] versus the Spectre x360 13.
- Smart performance system – Smart Sense feature optimizes and adapts the performance of the PC system based on the applications used and the laptop placement, so users can create uninterrupted.
- Battery life – Offering up to 17 hours of battery life[v], the PC is equipped with an Adaptive Battery Optimizer to protect the health of the battery.
- Enhanced thermal design – The in-bag detection helps avoid overheating or battery drain when the device is in a bag.
Virtual collaboration has never been more necessary for many professionals to stay engaged and connected in the age of remote working. The HP Spectre x360 14 offers super-fast connectivity that makes file sharing, content streaming and collaboration so much easier.
- Connectivity – The PC delivers 3x faster connection speeds with Wi-Fi 6[vi] and Bluetooth 5.0 support.
- Content sharing – HP QuickDrop allows users to easily and reliably share content between PC and mobile devices over Wi-fi.[vii]
The HP Spectre x360 14 also boasts the world’s first keyboard scissors which are made from natural, renewable material[viii], cutting the equivalent of 1,300 pounds of coal being burned in CO2 emissions over the lifetime of the device.[ix]
HP ENVY 14: Personal Creative Studio for Mobile Self-Starters
For aspiring and professional creatives and self-starters in the gig economy, the HP ENVY 14 is a sleek personal studio that helps users unleash creativity, share content, and post on the go.
The HP ENVY 14 is built with an immersive display screen that offers precise colours so users have a bigger canvas to work on. Advanced audio features elevate the sound quality with AI features.
- Immersive visual experience – The PC is outfitted with a 16:10 aspect ratio display, which offers 11% greater viewing area than a traditional 16:9 laptop.[x]
- Precise colours – The PC is HP’s first 14-inch diagonal laptop featuring colour calibration and Delta E <2 colour accuracy[xi], so users can view their creations with greater accuracy.
- HP Display Control – This feature provides users with easy access to customize display settings depending on the creative scenario.[xii]
- HP Enhanced Lighting – Selfie light helps to enhance a person’s appearance in video calls or virtual events.
- Audio – The PC is built with HP dual speakers and audio that are custom-tuned by experts at Bang & Olufsen, providing users with the power to produce high-quality content. Meanwhile, AI Noise Removal blocks out background noise so users can record videos, conduct meetings or calls, or host virtual events smoothly.
With creators designing and editing remotely, a personal studio that provides the flexibility to work anywhere anytime has become a necessity. The HP ENVY 14 is also equipped with pro-grade performance features with enhanced thermal design and long battery life.
- Latest processor – Powered with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors[xiii] and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q design graphics[xiv] combine to bring faster rendering, seamless playback, and smooth multitasking.
- Thermal design – An IR thermal sensor and thin-blade fans and heat pipes keep the PC cool throughout the day.
- Battery life – The PC offers up to 16.5 hours of battery life.[xv]
- HP Dynamic Power – This feature allocates power between the CPU and GPU for the optimal creator workflow.
- Compatibility with creative software programs – The PC is compatible with tools typically used by creators, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Lightroom, and more.
To facilitate collaboration with other creative minds, the HP ENVY 14 offers HP QuickDrop so users can easily and reliably transfer photos, videos, documents, and more, wirelessly between PC and mobile devices.[xvi]
Privacy Features for Peace of Mind
Remote working has blurred the lines between work and life. Concerns such as PC webcam hacks and virtual meeting anxieties have raised the bar for technology providers to approach privacy and security with intentional design.[xvii], [xviii] HP Spectre x360 14 and HP ENVY 14 are both equipped with the following stand-out features so users can focus on creating with assurance:
- Built-in camera security – The PCs have physical, digitally-controlled camera shutters that allow users to turn their cameras off or know at a glance if their cameras are on, preventing hacking concerns.
- Mic security and privacy – The PCs have dedicated buttons to switch microphones on/off easily, so users do not have to worry about people listening in to their conversations.
- Keeping content confidential – Users can log on securely and easily with a fingerprint reader for additional protection.[xix]
Pricing and Availability[xx]
- The HP Spectre x360 14 is available in stores at a starting price of S$2,899.
- The HP ENVY 14 is available in stores at a starting price of S$2,349.
- Customers can also purchase HP products at over 40 Challenger retail outlets, as well as online via www.Hachi.Tech and the ValueClub mobile app.
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[i] “How Gen Z is redefining their world through technology”, HP, 11 July 2019. https://garage.hp.com/us/en/modern-life/generation-z-redefining-the-world.html.
[ii] HP internal analysis based on all Windows OS convertible PCs in the market as of October 2, 2020. Screen to body ratio is the percent of active plus nonactive viewing area to active viewing area plus border. Measure with lid vertical to the desk.
[iii] Screen to body ratio is the percent of active plus nonactive viewing area to active viewing area plus border. Measure with lid vertical to the desk.
[iv] Based on Cinebench R20 overall score comparison between HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) with Intel 10th gen processor vs, HP Spectre x360 14 (2020) with Intel 11th gen processor. Under HP Command Center Performance mode. Estimated performance gain will vary by configuration.
[v] Windows 10 MobileMark 18 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2018/ for additional details.
[vi] Wi-Fi 6: Wireless access point and internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs. The specifications for Wi-Fi 6 are draft and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other Wi-Fi 6 devices. Based on Wi-Fi 5 80 MHz and Wi-Fi 6 160 MHz minimum requirements when transferring files between two devices connected to the same router. Requires a wireless router, sold separately, that supports 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6). Only available in countries where 802.11ax is supported.
[vii] HP Quick Drop requires Internet access and Windows 10 PC preinstalled with HP QuickDrop app and either an Android device (phone or tablet) running Android 7 or higher with the Android HP QuickDrop app, and /or an iOS device (phone or tablet) running iOS 12 or higher with the iOS HP QuickDrop app.
[viii] HP analysis of PC laptop keyboards currently in market as of October 2020. Based on mass balance approach. Keyboard scissors made from natural, renewable feedstock.
[ix] Calculations based on supplier’s internal calculations of carbon dioxide reductions and on the HP Spectre x360 14 projected product life cycle volume. Carbon dioxide reductions equivalencies compared to other keyboard scissors’ material, based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website calculator: https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator.
[x] Based on pixels comparison versus a 16:9 ratio 14-inch diagonal laptop.
[xi] Available only on non-touch SKU. All configurations are factory color calibrated and Delta E < 2.
[xii] Available on all configurations. Requires Windows 10 or above.
[xiii] Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance.
[xiv] NVIDIA® Max-Q Design can help reduce system heat and noise in thinner form factor PC’s. Form factor design and thickness of the system will vary. Overall graphics performance may be lower than alternative graphics solutions that do not utilize Max-Q design.
[xv] Battery life tested by HP using continuous FHD video playback, 1080p (1920×1080) resolution, 150 nits brightness, system audio level at 17%, player audio level at 100%, played full-screen from local storage, headphone attached, wireless on but not connected. Actual battery life will vary depending on configuration and maximum capacity will naturally decrease with time and usage.
[xvi] HP Quick Drop requires Internet access and Windows 10 PC preinstalled with HP QuickDrop app and either an Android device (phone or tablet) running Android 7 or higher with the Android HP QuickDrop app, and /or an iOS device (phone or tablet) running iOS 12 or higher with the iOS HP QuickDrop app.
[xvii] ‘Commentary: As laptop use rises with WFH, users vulnerable to hackers taking control over webcams”, CNA, 28 April 2020. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/work-from-home-cybersecurity-webcam-access-hacker-secure-tape-12683156
[xviii] “Zoom anxiety lingers even a year into the WFH era”, CNET.com, 3 April 2021. https://www.cnet.com/news/zoom-anxiety-lingers-even-a-year-into-the-wfh-era
[xix] Fingerprint reader: Internet service required and not included.
[xx] Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.