HP’s Latest Envy Laptops Offer the First Ever IMAX Enhanced PC Experience
HP has announced a new iteration of its Envy laptop line, this time with a focus on partnerships and certifications. The headliner is the Envy x360 15.6-inch convertible, which is being touted as the first IMAX Enhanced-certified PC. Customers who opt for the OLED screen version can enjoy Disney+ movies with DTS:X spatial audio and in the taller ratio. However, the resolution is only 1080p. The laptop also promises exclusive remastered HDR content, though it may not be enough to attract buyers solely for movie watching.
Aside from the IMAX certification, HP’s latest models also offer other notable features. Both the 15.6-inch and new 14-inch Envy x360 boast improved screen-to-body ratios, the latest processors, upgraded webcams with manual privacy shutters and auto lock/wake features, and the option of GeForce RTX 3050 graphics (upgraded from RTX 2050 in the previous model) in the larger two-in-one. The x360s also top out at 16GB of RAM and deliver up to 15 hours of battery life.
The Envy 17.3-inch, which is the only conventional laptop in the lineup, shares similar specs to the x360 15.6-inch, including the camera, 13th-gen Core, and available RTX 3050 graphics. It offers 32GB of RAM and optional 4K LCD, but its battery life is slightly lower at nine hours.
The Envy x360 14-inch is available now starting at $850, while the 15.6-inch version will arrive by the end of April with a starting price of $950. The Envy 17 will be released in May with a starting price of $1,150. While these updates may not be groundbreaking, the IMAX certification is a unique selling point for movie lovers who prioritize the best possible quality, provided they can live with 1080p resolution.