HP updates its Envy and Specter laptops with 12th Gen Intel chips and more OLED displays

hp has renewed two of its families of portable computers, the Envy and Specter series with several novelties, which include, among others, the adoption of 12th generation Intel processors, as well as the possibility of acquiring some models with OLED screens. In the case of the new processors, they will be offered by the “2 in 1” models Specter x360 with 13.5 and 16-inch screen; the Envy x360 with 13.3 and 15.6-inch screenand conventional format laptops Envy 16 and 17.3 inches of screen. In addition, all will incorporate a webcam with a resolution of 5 Megapixels with support for Windows Hello.

Other additions to these renewed models are the option of incorporating OLED screens in some of them, as well as the integration of Intel Arc A370M graphics in the HP Envy and Specter with a 16-inch screen. Laptops with the ability to mount the aforementioned displays are the 13.3-inch Envy x360 and the 16-inch Envy. In addition, there will be a configuration with a GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card in the latter case. The battery of the Envy x360 with a 13.3-inch screen will also grow in capacity to offer a range of up to 20.5 hours. Optionally, this equipment can have fast charging through its USB type C port, which allows you to fully fill it in 45 minutes. (

The 16-inch HP Envy achieves screen refresh rates of up to 120 Hz and a screen aspect ratio of 16:10. It can integrate up to 32 GB of RAM and is designed to support video output from up to three external 4K monitors at the same time, as well as through its screen. It also has four speakers and an infrared sensor to unlock access to systems through facial recognition. In addition, it has a sensor that can detect if the laptop is stored in a bag, which avoids unnecessary battery drain if it is in sleep mode or is on.

The 12th generation Intel will not be the only new chips that these teams can integrate. Thus, the Envy x360 with a 15.6-inch screen will also be able to incorporate some of the latest AMD processors.

The refreshed notebooks of both series will feature various optimizations in terms of video conferencing software, such as HP Presence, auto-framing, voice leveling, network bandwidth management to prevent connection freezes and drops, backlight correction, software microphone noise reduction, and automated screen blur when the camera detects someone behind you who is participating in the videoconference. HP includes a stylus pen with the notebook.

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