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HP Launches New Premium Laptops at Cannes Festival

Tech giant HP took advantage of its participation in the Cannes Film Festival to release several new premium laptops aimed at creative professionals. HP is at Cannes to celebrate its more than seven decades of “empowering filmmakers and creative visionaries.”

The laptops announced at the film festival include new entries in the Spectre and Envy lines, as well as new features such as support for Windows Ink, metal chassis, and detachable keyboards.

An Artist’s Dream

The newest member of the Spectre line, dubbed the HP Spectre x2 (pictured above), seems to be aimed at animators and graphic designers. The laptop comes with a Windows Ink-certified stylus that supports a wide range of artistic effects such as varying line weight, shading, and coloring. It also comes with a stainless steel kickstand, allowing artists to either draw on a flat surface or with up to a 165-degree tilt.

Photographers and graphic designers, meanwhile, will likely be pleased with the large 12.3-inch 3K2K display, featuring 6 million pixels, HD rendering, and a variety of ambient light options to help improve screen visibility regardless of the environment.

The Spectre x2 also has plenty of features that will appeal to just about any user, including a more durable aluminum chassis, a full-size detachable keyboard, and a glass trackpad. It also comes with two high-resolution cameras: a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. In addition, the device has an IR camera to support Windows Hello biometric authentication, boasts up to eight hours of battery life on a full charge, and claims to be able to recharge up to 50 percent of its battery life in as little as 30 minutes.

Portability and Power

The Envy 13, on the other hand, is being more explicitly marketed as an ultra-portable machine. It weighs only 2.72 pounds, while still offering…


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