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HP Unveils Convertibles, Chromebooks

Palo Alto, Calif. — HP introduced this week a new lineup of sleek consumer PCs, with an emphasis on convertibles.

In total, the company unveiled two HP Envy x2 detachable PCs offering notebook functionality with the ability to transform into a tablet for entertainment apps; an ultra-portable HP Pavilion x2 detachable PC that transforms from a tablet to a laptop; and two colorful HP Chromebooks.

The two new HP Envy x2 detachable PCs will be available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch form factors.

The 13.3-inch HP Envy x2 is expected to be available Oct. 29 at a $1,049 suggested retail.

The 15.6-inch HP Envy x2 is expected on Nov. 5 at $949.

The HP Envy x2, powered  by Intel’s Core M processor, features a fabric-covered, backlit Bluetooth keyboard and a 500GB hybrid hard drive storage in the tablet on the HP Envy x2 15-inch or up to 256GB SSD storage on the HP ENVY x2 13-inch. It also comes with built-in Beats Audio.

The new HP Pavilion x2 10-inch diagonal Windows tablet shifts to a full-featured laptop with a detachable dual-purpose keyboard/cover that both protects the screen and serves as a multi-position stand.

The HP Pavilion x2 is powered by the latest-generation Intel Atom processor, and features front-firing speakers with DTS sound and a battery that lasts up to 11.75 hours.

The HP Pavilion x2 is expected to be available in the United States on Oct. 29 at $329.

The two new HP Chomebooks offer 11-inch and 14-inch screens. Both include 100GB of Google Drive Cloud storage for two years, allowing customers to access Google Apps, work on documents independently or collaboratively, enjoy third-party apps such as Hulu or Netflix, or stream TV with Google Chromecast, HP said.

The 11-inch HP Chromebook will be available Oct. 5 at $279, and the 14-inch will be available Oct. 22 at a $299 starting price.

The 11-inch HP Chromebook has an Intel processor and is available in a choice of colors: Ocean Turquoise, Snow White or Twinkle Black.

The 14-inch HP Chromebook is powered by a new-generation Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with fast GPU performance and multitasking capability.

Tegra K1’s power efficiency gives the 14-inch HP Chromebook an improved battery life. It also features a silent, fanless design and is optimized for Google Hangouts, supporting Hangouts in HD.

The 14-inch model is available in Twinkle Black or Snow White with a choice of complementary accent color options, including Smoke Silver, Sorbet Orange, Ocean Turquoise or Neon Green.