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HP's sleeker and more sensible laptops for summer 2017We welcome some notable updates to its key Envy models and the Spectre two-in-one.
[MUSIC] For summer, HP has just refreshed the key models of one of its consumer laptop lines. In this case, it's Envy, which is the not quite as cheap as Pavilion and not as quite as expensive as the Spectre line. The update is coming to its clam shell MV13 and 17 and that line is convertible X360. The also updated the Spectre X2211 to improve it's experiences to laptop. First thing you'll notice about the new Envy 13 is this is a lot more premium looking. Narrower screen bezzles more attractive speaker grow in positioning and updated keyboard design and layout. Plus it's got the other design changes we've seen in many of the 2017 models Including the new logo. In fact, it looks eerily like a sector. The 17 inch version, on the other hand, has a similar overall design to its predecessor, but the connectors and SD card slot have been moved to make room for a built in optical drive. There's also a choice for dual storage on the inside. Those changes are in keeping with the laptop's primary function as what we called in the olden days a desktop replacement. No skinny bezels here though. HP made some similar cosmetic changes to the Envy x360, including the Specter-like narrow bezel on the display. But for the most part, you just get more recent component choices such as seventh-generation Intel processors. In addition to eschewing the Core M processor in favor of a more powerful option for the Spectre X2, HP brings similar design updates to the keyboard and displays the rest of the Spectre line. It also has a new higher resolution display with a three by two aspect ratio and a more solid keyboard. They're gearing it toward productivity and away from movie streaming. Still has the fat display bezels, though. [MUSIC]