CES 2017: HP announces redesigned Sprout Pro, 4K PCs and curved gaming display
Ahead of CES 2017, HP announced exciting new PC innovations built for Windows 10 that will change the way people interact with their PCs, including the next-generation Sprout Pro by HP that boasts a new sleek and streamlined design with new hardware and software such as Windows 10 Pro to power 3D experiences. In addition, HP’s latest updates to its premium portfolio celebrates ingenuity and power in beautifully crafted designs, while a new curved gaming display takes game play to the next level. These new devices will start to become available for pre-order as early as today.
Here’s a closer look at what HP announced:
The new Sprout Pro by HP powered by Windows 10
The new Sprout Pro by HP, the second-generation, immersive all-in-one PC now incorporates advanced technologies and new features that empower you to create highly visual content and interactive experiences by blending the physical and digital worlds. HP has evolved Sprout Pro’s software to make it easy to interact between Windows 10 Pro and Sprout’s unique HD resolution projector, touch mat and 2D/3D cameras. The touch mat is a secondary horizontal display and enables a more natural interaction with the Sprout system. HP has made it easier to interact with Windows 10 Pro and developed streamlined software that gives easy access to Sprout’s key features, including faster 2D scanning and — for the first time — high-precision 3D scanning. You can simply hold and rotate a physical object beneath the camera for a much more intuitive experience. HP also added more powerful graphics capabilities to drive visualization apps for interactive 3D, making creations come to life.
Sprout Pro now features a hefty Intel Core i7 processor, 1TB of SSHD storage, up to 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics for faster 3D scanning and Windows 10 Pro with its innovative and secure experience.
Pricing and availability: Sprout Pro by HP pricing and availability for commercial consumers is expected in March 2017 in select countries.
Redesigned premium PCs powered by Windows 10
For work, home or on the go, HP premium PCs raise the bar to exceed expectations for what can be done on a PC. New premium products debuting today include:
HP EliteBook x360 is an extremely thin business convertible at just 14.9mm thin. It combines HP Spectre’s powerful thin and light design, HP EliteBook Folio’s collaboration capabilities and HP Elite enterprise security and durability with Windows 10 Pro. It features an incredibly long battery life for a convertible, at up to 16 hours and 30 minutes. Its integrated collaboration capabilities enhance productivity and bring new life to meetings with dedicated conferencing keys, powerful audio and an optional 13.3” diagonal 4K UHD display. Its IR camera enables easy and secure login with Windows Hello and the touchscreen with pen support is perfect for Windows Ink. It also protects the office of the future with HP WorkWise, the most advanced Smartphone App for PC Management and first to offer Tamper Protection.
Pricing and Availability: The HP Elitebook x360 is expected to be available at the end of January 2017 in the US.
HP Spectre x360, following the global success of HP’s 13.3” diagonal model, the second generation of HP’s 15.6” diagonal revolutionary x360 is the most powerful in the Spectre portfolio. A bigger battery allows for up to 12 hours while powering a micro-edge 4K display, maintaining close to the same battery life compared to last year’s Full HD model. It features the latest Intel Core processors, high performance NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, adds two new front facing speakers expertly tuned by Bang & Olufsen for a great audio experience and an IR camera that enables fast and secure login with Windows Hello.
Pricing and Availability: The HP Spectre x360 15.6” is expected to be available for pre-order in the US starting on Jan. 3, 2017 and purchase on Jan. 15, 2017 via BestBuy.com starting at $1,499. The HP Spectre x360 15.6” is expected to be available via HP.com in the US on February 26, 2017 starting at $1,279.99.
HP ENVY Curve AIO 34 the next edition of HP’s award winning and wide curved all-in-one, now adds more computing power for immersive media experiences. The new curved all-in-one features a 34” diagonal Technicolor Color Certified Ultra WQHD micro-edge display that floats over an integrated four speaker sound bar tuned by Bang & Olufsen. For evening use, the display can easily switch to a low blue light mode for improved eye comfort and a better night’s sleep.
This device also includes 7th Generation Intel CoreTM i5 and i7 desktop processors, the HP Privacy Camera with IR support for Windows Hello and a microphone that is hidden when not in use. It offers wireless charging support for mobile devices and optional NVIDIA GFX discrete graphics and storage options up to 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD.
Pricing and Availability: The HP ENVY Curved All-In-One 34 is expected to be available on HP.com on January 11, 2017 and select retailers on February 26, 2017 starting at $1,729.99
The new OMEN X 35 Curved Display
First launched in August, OMEN X by HP is now bringing gamers closer to their respective virtual worlds with the immersive experience of the new OMEN X 35 Curved Display. As the first OMEN display with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, you don’t need to worry about stutter and lag when paired with a NVIDIA compatible GPU, providing higher refresh rates that result in a more natural, realistic, true-to-life gaming experience. HP continues to expand the OMEN by HP portfolio to meet the need of gamers everywhere. The latest addition of a 35-inch diagonal curved display to the OMEN lineup adds a whole new level of immersion for gamers engaging enemies on the battlefield or maneuvering against the competition on the racetrack.
Pricing and Availability: The OMEN X 35 Display is expected to be available on HP.com and select retailers in March 2017 starting at $1,299.99.
It’s exciting to see HP deliver these incredible new devices that will unlock new innovations and experiences powered by Windows 10. Be sure to keep it right here on the Windows Blog for all the hardware news coming out of CES, and head over here to learn more about HP’s news.