HP Spectre x360 updated with sleek ENVY along for the ride

HP has revamped its flagship convertible notebook, outfitting the Spectre x360 with Intel's newest 6th-gen Core "Skylake" processors. The revamped laptop – which owes its name to a 360-degree hinge that allows the 13.3-inch touchscreen to rotate all the way around into a slate form-factor – also gets a new color option, a striking Ash Silver with Copper accents.

It's probably going to be a divisive finish, and will certainly get you noticed in the boardroom, though HP will also offer the regular silver model if you're not feeling quite so outlandish.

Either way, there's now Bang & Olufsen tuning for the audio, and HP is still claiming up to twelve hours of battery life from a full charge.

Then there's the HP ENVY notebook. Billed as the laptop for the person who loved the Spectre x360 style but had no need – or no budget – for the touchscreen and the 360-degree hinge, it's a more traditional form-factor though still with some clean design.

The hinge, for instance, is made so that when the 13.3-inch Full HD or Quad HD+ screen is open, it lifts the keyboard up for more comfortable typing and better air circulation. Inside there's a choice of Core i3, i5, or i7 Skylake chips, with up to 512GB of SSD storage.

Ports include three USB 3.0, HDMI, and an SD card reader, and there's a webcam and Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers.

HP tells me it expects up to 10 hours of battery life from the 2.8 pound, sub-13mm notebook. It's certainly a handsome machine, and there's definitely an audience out there which still hasn't embraced touch on Windows 10.

The HP Spectre x360 in Ash Silver and Copper will go on sale November 8, priced from $1,299.99, while the 13-inch HP ENVY will arrive October 18, priced from $849.99.

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