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CES 2021: HP’s new laptop offerings

HP CES 2021

HP’s CES 2021 offerings are focused on their laptops and new USB-C monitors with blue-light protection. Of note is the refreshed HP Elite Dragonfly G2 for business users weighing at less than 1kg, and the new version of the HP Envy 14, with a claimed battery of up to 16.5 hours. There’s a lot more, so here’s the list below:

In a nutshell

  • HP Elite Dragonfly G2, 13.3-inch display, 5G connectivity
  • HP Elite Wireless Earbuds
  • HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero, optional 5G, 11th gen Intel
  • HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and 1040 G8, optional 5G
  • HP Elite x2 G8, convertible tablet
  • HP Envy 14, multitouch 14-inch display, up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
  • HP M-Series FHD Monitor, made with recycled plastics
  • HP E24u G4, E27u G4 USB-C monitors, can power connected laptop

The HP Elite Dragonfly G2 weighs less than 1 kg, and uses recycled materials such as ocean-bound plastics. It packs 5G connectivity, with a 13.3-inch display, and 11th gen Intel processors. Availability is set for March in Singapore. There’s also an Elite Dragonfly Max, but it doesn’t appear to be heading here. As for the HP Elite Wireless Earbuds, they come with audio tuning, noise cancellation and seamless switching between devices. It will be offered together with the Max or as a standalone option.

Credit: HP

Three new laptops join HP’s EliteBook series, the EliteBook 840 Aero G8, the EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and 1040 G8. Impressively, the 14-inch 840 Aero G8 claims to be the world’s lightest business laptop at 1.13 kg. The 13-inch 1030 GB and 14-inch 1040 G8 feature touchscreens and bigger batteries to boot. All three laptops are powered by 11th gen Intel processors. The 840 Aero G8 will launch in the second half of 2021, while the other two retails in March.

As for the 13-inch Elite x2, the convertible gets a refresh with 11th gen Intel processors and offers a choice of three different screen options, ranging from Full HD to a 3,000 x 2,000 pixel (3:2) display, similar to Microsoft’s Surface Book. You can buy this in the second half of the year.

The last of the notebooks introduced is the refreshed HP Envy 14, featuring 11th gen Intel chips and up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q discrete graphics. It will be available in January for S$2,299.

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HP E24U G4
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Lastly, the three new monitors, the HP M-Series, HP E24u G4 and E27u G4 will retail for S$179, S$339, and S$499 respectively. These monitors come with various forms of protection for your eyes from emitted blue light such as HP’s Eyeshield and HP Eye Ease.

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