The rotatable camera of the HP 11 Tablet, or look your best with the lighting correction and face-tracking of the new Spectre x360 16 2-in-1.
A pop-up camera that rotates and holds your face in the frame will come model, including HP’s most advanced 11-Inch Windows tablet. The 13-megapixel shooter that HP calls a “glam cam” should serve you videoconference and catch selfies in vogue.
Revealed as a section of the company’s autumn product list, the new tablet is just a few consumer-oriented Windows tablets on sale. The tablet is close to Microsoft’s entry-level Surface Go 2 tablet with an 11-inch diagonal screen and an Intel Pentium Silver processor. It is slated to go on sale in December for a palatable $499 starting price without the keyboard.
That’s quite a bargain for a Windows-powered tablet that shoots high-quality video. And it’s not just for getting you to look great. HP says that when you establish the tablet on your desk using the added kickstand, you can raise the camera and rotate it to reveal what’s on your desk to everyone on the call. The camera possesses automatic keystone correction. It kicks in to get the viewable space of a rectangle no matter how angled it is.
The 11-inch tablet’s specs are almost pedestrian other than the smooth camera. They accommodate up to 4GB of memory, 128GB of solid-state storage, and just a sole USB-C port for charging and connecting peripherals. However, the design is reasonably high-end. The tablet is made of anodized silver aluminum and a framework coating for both the integrated kickstand and the rear of the elective keyboard cover.
Spectre x360 16: Preventing the Shoulder Snoopers
Markdown hunters searching for a tablet that dispenses them in their most favorable light aren’t the only ones who might choose HP’s fall lineup. At the higher end of the business, the company kidded a sleek new Spectre x360 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a superb 16-inch OLED screen and a few camera skills of its own.
The Spectre x360 16’s camera doesn’t rise or rotate, but it does have some other superior features that you won’t get on other user laptops. For instance, handling HP’s GlamCam app, Spectre’s 5-megapixel camera will automatically fit lighting conditions and even keep your face in the support when you move about.
The face-framing feature is comparable to the Center Stage feature Apple added on its flagship iPad Pro tablet this year. However, HP announces its face-tracking technology can follow other purposes, including detecting when you look away from the laptop to dim the screen and save battery life. The new camera will also see when someone peeks at your screen above your shoulder and trigger a pop-up alarm.
The latest 16-inch Spectre x360 16 is the most advanced member of HP’s flagship laptop family. Its performance grows by an inch beside the innovative camera, following the enlightenment of the highly acclaimed 14-inch model earlier this year. Likely, they’ll eventually displace the 13-inch and 15-inch Spectre x360 laptops in HP’s list. In addition, the 16-inch display has a 3K resolution, which helps out to 3,072-by-1,920 pixels.
You’ll be able to configure the brand-new laptop with an Intel H-series Core i7 inside from the latest Tiger Lake generation and an arbitrary Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card. Despite the large screen and the absolute power of these available processors, the Spectre x360 16 is still comparatively light at 4.5 pounds and thin. It will start at $1,639 while it goes on sale the succeeding month.
New Ultra-Wide Envy 34 AIO
HP’s the Envy, flagship all-in-one desktop PC, is also growing an improved camera this autumn. The new 34-inch Envy 34 AIO will appear with a magnetically connected webcam that you can place as you see fit. The camera matches standalone webcams sold by Dell, Logitech, and others, but it quickly snaps into place on the Envy 34’s upper layout bezel and equals the AIO’s sleek silver surface.
The 16-megapixel shooter also has IR sensors for Windows Hello face recognition and dual-array digital microphones. However, one potential downside is that it must be connected to the PC via an external wired connection, potentially adding clutter to your desk.
While HP launched a new 32-inch Envy 32 AIO last year to decisive acclaim, concentrating on audio performance, it hasn’t refreshed the more notable 34-inch model in some years. Besides the latest camera, the Envy 34’s signature feature is its ultra-wide format. The PC’s screen holds 5,120-b7-2,160 pixels and is considered to display 98% of the P3 color gamut, though it needs touch support. Inside, you’ll be ready to configure the new AIO with a desktop-class Intel Core i7-11700. As a result, there should be more than sufficient power for many types of content creation coupled with up to 32GB of memory, and in fact, HP claims that the Envy 34 outperforms Apple’s M1-powered iMac by up to 50% on everyday tasks in Adobe Premiere Pro.
HP Plans First Snapdragon Windows 11 PC
If that doesn’t fit your budget, HP is also refreshing its mainstream all-in-one PCs. Available in 27-inch screen size, the new HP Pavilion 27 AIO will start at $749 and offer an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor with 1TB of storage. While still plenty powerful for everyday tasks, the U-series Ryzen is intended for use in laptops and doesn’t offer enough power to run some CPU-intensive workflows. And the 1TB drive is a spinning platter, with no option for a far superior SSD.
HP is rounding out its AIO refresh with minor updates to the entry-level HP AIO models, available in 24-inch or 27-inch versions. They’ll start at just $500. The company also teased new 32-inch and 34-inch monitors with 4K or curved WQHD panels, respectively. It is a new HP 14 laptop that will be the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c laptop to ship from the factory with Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 operating system; the PC and new OS arrive in October.