In 2021 HP’s laptop line-up continues to offer versatility of features, useful across widely varying scenarios.
We asked CyberCall Computer Repair Bristol to review four distinct devices from HP line, tailored for different users. As laptop specialists they give their expert opinion on the different types and how they can be used.
HP ENVY x360 13-ay0009na Convertible Laptop 2020
This convertible laptop features a beautiful 33.8 cm (13.3″) diagonal FHD, IPS screen. With multitouch, edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass, this is a perfect device for drawing or note-taking using a stylus. With only an AMD Radeon Graphics at your disposal, you can expect to run some games on the lowest settings. This device bests serves those working on the go.
HP ENVY Laptop 17-cg1001na Touchscreen
Sporting a 17.3″ diagonal FHD IPS, powered by an Intel Core i7 and an NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 graphics card, can handle photo/video editing and gaming fairly well. Tasks such as writing and programming benefit from the large, high resolution screen. Its memory capacity is no joke – 16 GB memory; 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD storage – so this laptop can serve as your main work horse. At £1,199.99, this device is competitive with others of it’s kind in the market.
HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0004na Convertible Laptop
This HP Chromebook sits squarely in the budget laptop zone. If you need to run Windows for any specialized software or games, you’ll be better served elsewhere. On the other hand, with Chrome OS, you get an affordable device able to perform basic tasks using the Google suite of online software (Chrome, Docs, Drive, Spreadsheet, etc…) with an incredible battery life (11 hours). The device features a touchscreen 12″ diagonal HD+ IPS micro-edge display (1366 x 912) – compatible with a pen – that can be folded backwards to simulate a tablet, or into a tent for watching video in style.
OMEN 17-cb1003na Gaming Laptop – NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Super™
This one’s a powerhouse. Powered by an Intel® Core™ i7-10750H, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080, it can handle most processor intensive tasks. In particular, the high end graphics card can handle broadcasting to a 4k 1080p external monitor. Additionally, it sports large enough RAM – 16 GB memory – to handle multiple programs at once, and massive memory – 512 GB PCIe® SSD and 1 TB HDD storage – to store those programs along with thousands of photos, videos, and other documents. At £1,900.00, though, it’s positioned among the higher end of HP’s selection.