HP Envy became the first laptop with IMAX Enhanced and

HP Envy became the first laptop with IMAX Enhanced and also received a multi-camera capability

HP’s new line of Envy notebooks are the world’s first IMAX Enhanced-certified PCs, delivering superior image quality. The laptop also offers enhanced webcam capabilities and a digital pen with up to a year of standby time.

    Image source: HP

Image source: HP

HP’s new Envy will be available in three different sizes: 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch displays. They all offer 13th Gen Intel Core processors, with the 15.6-inch model also being offered with an AMD Ryzen 7000-series chip. Versions with 14 and 15 inch screens are convertible with the possibility of opening the screen 360 degrees and working in tablet mode.

The 15- and 17-inch laptops with Intel processors will ship with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPUs. The new Envy also features two Thunderbolt 4 ports, providing connectivity for up to two 4K displays over Thunderbolt. Versions with Ryzen only include USB-C ports.

Select models of the updated Envy range will be certified according to the IMAX Enhanced standard, which allows you to view relevant content with increased quality. Disney+ subscribers in particular can enjoy IMAX Enhanced on higher quality screens with DTS sound and a wider aspect ratio. The Disney+ service offers some of the latest Marvel and Pixar movies using this technology.

HP has also introduced a Presence 2.0 front camera feature in the new Envy, the main function of which is “multi-camera presentation”. HP Presence can “pair” a laptop camera with a separate camera, allowing the Teams or Zoom application to see two videos at the same time, which are merged into one stream. Almost all new Envys have a 5-megapixel webcam with unlocking face recognition. The exception is the 14-inch model, which uses a fingerprint scanner instead.

The 360-degree convertible versions of the Envy also come with the HP MPP 2.0 Active Digital Pen, which now attaches to the side of the laptop with magnets. The pen comes with two different nibs and can last up to a year on standby.

According to HP, the 14-inch HP Envy x360 is available now for $849.99. The 15-inch model will be available later this month starting at $949.99, while the 17-inch laptop will be available in May for $1149.99.


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