Latest HP laptop reviews

HP ProBook x360 440 G1 initial review: Slim, sleek and super secure
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 initial review: Slim, sleek and super secure By Cat Thomas

During its Computex 2018 keynote speech, Microsoft highlighted security as one of the main themes, and the newly-announced HP ProBook x360 440 G1 was shown onstage as a prime example of a safe and secure, yet sexy machine. Pocket-lint was on hand to check... Read more

HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected
HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected By Chris Hall

It was late-2016 when Qualcomm, Microsoft and a number of other partners started talking about Windows 10 devices running on Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware. The reality has now arrived, with the announcement of the HP Envy x2.Announced and shown off at... Read more

HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop
4.5 stars HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop By Andrew Williams

Laptops used to come in about three flavours: sleek and portable, big and powerful, or cheap and nasty. What a choice, eh?The HP Envy 13 is a laptop that tries to merge the two good-sounding ones, without a price that'll make you run screaming for the... Read more

HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks
HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks By Cat Thomas

While perusing the Microsoft stand at this year’s Computex, we spotted and unmarked HP Spectre 360x 15-inch.This is an updated version of 2016’s model, and we suspected that there were going to be some worthwhile improvements. We decided to take a... Read more

HP EliteBook x360 preview: Thin with all the win
HP EliteBook x360 preview: Thin with all the win By Mike Lowe

At CES 2017 - the world's largest technology show - there were a lot of top-notch laptops on display. And one of the most notable was the HP EliteBook x360: the world's thinnest 13-inch convertible laptop.Now that's particularly relevant, given that Dell... Read more

HP Sprout Pro preview: It's like the old Sprout - but better and aimed at pros
HP Sprout Pro preview: It's like the old Sprout - but better and aimed at pros By Elyse Betters

HP has updated the original Sprout it launched in 2014. And it's added "Pro" to the title.The Sprout is an all-in-one with a projector and camera extrusion, and it comes with a mat for you to get all interactive with it. The original version was aimed... Read more

HP Envy x360 review: The big-scale convertible
3.5 stars HP Envy x360 review: The big-scale convertible By Andrew Williams

Convertible laptops are multiplying. It's like they've grown reproductive organs and formed their own tribe. But that means there's something to suit every scale, level of productivity and price point.The HP Envy x360 isn't a brand new model. HP been... Read more

HP Elite Slice: Innovative, modular, mini PC
HP Elite Slice: Innovative, modular, mini PC By Chris Hall

The aim of the HP Elite Slice is to get the PC back onto your desk. Moving on from tower PCs, the Slice wants to put everything in front of you in a slickly designed package.That's what HP told us when we encountered the Elite Slice at Showstoppers at... Read more

HP Spectre 13 review: Supreme quality design
4.0 stars HP Spectre 13 review: Supreme quality design By Andrew Williams

Look at the high-end, stylish Windows laptops released over the last five years and you'll see quite a lot that look a bit like a MacBook of one kind or another. The HP Spectre 13 is a concerted attempt to make something that looks about as far from a... Read more

HP EliteBook Folio preview: Super-slim laptop means business
HP EliteBook Folio preview: Super-slim laptop means business By Mike Lowe

It may well be a business laptop, but the HP EliteBook Folio sure does mean business. This slender workhorse is a mere 12.4mm thin - making it even more trim than the 12-inch MacBook.How's that possible? As the EliteBook Folio uses an Intel Core M processor... Read more

HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever
HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever By Mike Lowe

The original Spectre x360 saw HP assert its strengths in the laptop market. It was, and is, one great looking, great functioning laptop. For 2016 it's gone one better for the refresh by incorporating a 13.3-inch OLED panel into the design.And boy does... Read more

Is the HP Envy Curved All-in-One the sexiest desktop PC in the world? Spoiler alert: yes!
Is the HP Envy Curved All-in-One the sexiest desktop PC in the world? Spoiler alert: yes! By Rik Henderson

Hewlett-Packard has a wide variety of new products coming for the holiday season 2015, including laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, and even the officially licensed Special Edition Star Wars Notebook. It also has a wide desktop PC in the shape of the Envy Curved... Read more

HP Spectre x2 hands-on: A 2-in-1 that gives the Surface Pro 4 a run for its money
HP Spectre x2 hands-on: A 2-in-1 that gives the Surface Pro 4 a run for its money By Rik Henderson

The HP Spectra x2 is, after an initial bout of scrutiny, a gorgeous device. It will need a lot more testing before we can tell exactly what it's capable of, but it's both an impressive tablet and a decent laptop to boot.HP includes the keyboard with the... Read more

HP Spectre x360 Bang & Olufsen limited edition hands-on: The best Windows 10 laptop just got better
HP Spectre x360 Bang & Olufsen limited edition hands-on: The best Windows 10 laptop just got better By Rik Henderson

HP has unveiled a new version of its recent success story, the Spectre x360, that has been reworked thanks to the company’s ongoing partnership with Bang & Olufsen.Not only does it now adopt the B&O logo (even though it has been revealed that the speakers... Read more

HP Spectre x360 review: Shaken, not stirred
4.5 stars HP Spectre x360 review: Shaken, not stirred By Andrew Williams

We've long heard Apple lauded for its laptop ranges, but the Cupertino company has arguably taken its eye off the ball of late: the MacBook Air looks a bit stale these days and the MacBook Pro hasn't changed much in a few years.That gives Windows laptops... Read more

HP Spectre x360 hands-on: A slim, sexy, sophisticated two-in-one
HP Spectre x360 hands-on: A slim, sexy, sophisticated two-in-one By Britta O'Boyle

HP has announced the Spectre x360 at Mobile World Congress, offering a 13.3-inch laptop that effortlessly turns into a tablet thanks to the geared hinge. It's a beautiful looking device that oozes premium appeal and we were impressed by how professional... Read more

HP Sprout hands-on: Behold the PC of the future
HP Sprout hands-on: Behold the PC of the future By Britta O'Boyle

HP introduced a new Windows PC called Sprout in October last year but it isn't just your average desktop computer, it is an immersive computing platform that combines an all-in-one desktop with a natural user interface to provide an entirely touch-input... Read more

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess
Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess By Mike Lowe

There's a whole lot of choice out there when it comes to laptops and 2-in-1 devices, so the smallest of misjudged design decisions can be costly. Although we rather liked the look of the HP Pavilion x2 - and have been even more impressed by the company's... Read more

Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor
Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor By Mike Lowe

Before now we've seen some tablet-style desktop replacements that, let's face it, have been so big and bulky that they had little appeal. But in the latest HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch models the company has created a viable desktop-replacement home office... Read more

HP Pavilion x360 review
3.0 stars HP Pavilion x360 review By Mike Lowe

The post-PC era is upon us and we're in a period of transition. There are tablets, there are laptops and there are devices that want to do more than the two combined. Take the HP Pavilion x360, a touchscreen device that outwardly looks like a laptop but... Read more

HP Envy Rove 20 review
4.0 stars HP Envy Rove 20 review By Nik Rawlinson

If you haven't upgraded your PC in the last couple of years, then you're probably still wondering what Microsoft was thinking when it came up with the blocky Start screen in Windows 8. The answer: a computer just like the HP Envy Rove 20.Much like an... Read more

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x360 review
Hands-on: HP Pavilion x360 review By Stuart Miles

With the Post-PC era supposedly upon us in full force, traditional PC makers are flummoxed as to what to create. The latest example is HP with the HP Pavilion X360, a laptop, come tablet, come ruggedised work machine.We caught up with the new device at... Read more

HP Split x2 review
3.5 stars HP Split x2 review By Mike Lowe

There’s an expanse of laptop-tablet devices in recent months, to which HP adds its latest hand, the Split x2, to the ever-expanding stack. A stack that, with few exceptions, hasn't quite managed to wow us yet. It’s all Microsoft’s fault, really,... Read more

HP Chromebook 11 review
3.0 stars HP Chromebook 11 review By Stuart Miles

The Google Chromebook is an interesting experience and proposition. For your money you get a browser-based operating system that is easy to use, but limited by the fact that you need to be online to really be able to use it to its full potential. Despite... Read more

HP Chromebook 14 hands-on, we check out the colourful late 2013 Intel Haswell model
HP Chromebook 14 hands-on, we check out the colourful late 2013 Intel Haswell model By Mike Lowe

The HP Chromebook 14 is the latest - and joint-largest - Chromebook to show its face at this year's Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco.The replacement for the earlier "Pavilion" Chromebook 14, the latest model is available in a number of different... Read more

HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 review
3.5 stars HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 review By Mike Lowe

The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 is a slightly different Chromebook prospect: the Google Chrome OS operating system laptop - which needs to be online via Wi-Fi for its full cloud-based functionality - boasts a 14-inch screen size, making it the largest Chromebook... Read more

HP SlateBook x2 pictures and hands-on
HP SlateBook x2 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

The HP SlateBook x2 ushers in a new era: this is the first device we've seen use Nvidia's Tegra 4 quad-core processor. Pocket-lint had a hands-on play with this hybrid Android tablet meets laptop to see what we made of it.The SlateBook is a Full HD 10.1-inch... Read more

HP Envy x2
3.5 stars HP Envy x2 By Mike Lowe

HP's take on the Windows 8 tablet-meets-laptop concept comes in the form of the Envy x2, an 11.6-inch brushed-aluminium hybrid that, on initial inspection, looks to be a quality nugget of glistening tech. Under the silver-like skin there's the likes of... Read more

HP EliteBook Revolve 810 pictures and hands-on
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

Windows 8 has brought with it all manner of screen implementations. The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 has opted for a central pivot to swivel its 11.6-inch screen around from a laptop-like position into a more tablet-esque, touchscreen-favourable position.HP... Read more

HP Spectre One all-in-one PC pictures and hands-on
HP Spectre One all-in-one PC pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

There's a lot of good to say about the way HP's latest range of laptops and PCs look, and the HP Spectre One all-in-one PC is no exception.At HP's Connected Music launch all the latest HP models were on display to have a tinker with, and the Spectre One... Read more

HP Spectre XT TouchSmart
3.5 stars HP Spectre XT TouchSmart By Ian Morris

There a couple of things that we’re going to do our best to leave at the door for this HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review. The first is Windows 8. This is a Windows 8 machine. There’s no two ways about it. If you buy the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart, it’s... Read more

HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

The Windows 8 explosion begins, and even laptops are getting in on the touchscreen action. The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, which comes loaded with Windows 8, led Pocket-lint to go hands-on - quite literally - to see how this new touch-enabled... Read more

HP Envy x2 pictures and hands-on
HP Envy x2 pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

HP has entered the convertible tablet-cum-notebook arena with the HP Envy x2. With Windows 8 on board, it seems that everyone is eager to get a piece of the "hybrid PC" pie.It was announced at IFA 2012 in Berlin, and we caught up with HP at Showstoppers,... Read more

HP Envy 6 Sleekbook
3.5 stars HP Envy 6 Sleekbook By Mike Lowe

The Ultrabook market is growing rapidly. But just as quickly as it grows, it segments. The HP Envy 6 can't consider itself an "Ultrabook" because it's not powered by an Intel processor. Instead its "Sleekbook" moniker goes hand in hand with the AMD CPU... Read more

HP Envy 4 and HP Envy 6 pictures and hands-on
HP Envy 4 and HP Envy 6 pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

HP has gone laptop mad at its Shanghai-based influencers conference, announcing a confusingly large array of new portable machines headed by the flagship Spectre XT. Sitting behind these are a newly updated range of Envy Ultrabooks and the alternatively... Read more

HP Envy Spectre XT pictures and hands-on
HP Envy Spectre XT pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

HP has announced a whole heap of Ultrabooks at its Global Influencers conference in Shanghai. By far the sweetest piece of kit there has to be the new Spectre XT which sits at the top of HP's Ultrabook lineup. The laptop shell is built out of a combination... Read more

HP Envy 14 Spectre
4.5 stars HP Envy 14 Spectre By Ian Morris

What's in a name? In the case of the HP Envy 14 Spectre, a lot of really confusing nonsense. Of course, it's better than the model numbers you get with TVs, but even so it's very hard to work out what Spectre really has to do with anything - although... Read more

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

The HP Envy 14 Spectre may be a crash diet or two away from rivalling the likes of the new Samsung Series 9, or the Acer Aspire S5, but what it lacks in svelteness it more than makes up for in substance.The Beats audio packing machine has now been given... Read more

HP Pavilion dv7 6b04ea
4.5 stars HP Pavilion dv7 6b04ea By Chris Holmes

If the HP dv7 looks slightly familiar, it's because it's the latest version of the 17-inch Pavilion, updating the model we looked at a few months back. There have been changes to both the spec and the styling, which fits the design HP is rolling out across... Read more

HP TopShot Laserjet Pro M275 3D object scanner pictures and hands-on
HP TopShot Laserjet Pro M275 3D object scanner pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

It's not often that a printer gets us excited over at Pocket-lint. Ours are primarily reserved for the reproduction of slightly awkward looking holiday snaps to send to grandparents. There are, however, a few exceptions to that rule and the HP TopShot... Read more

HP EliteBook 8460p
4.0 stars HP EliteBook 8460p By Chris Holmes

The brushed aluminium case over a magnesium chassis makes the HP EliteBook 8640p look business-like and well built, and that's exactly what this Core i5 14" laptop is. Stylish without any extreme design styling, it's crammed with ports and useful features,... Read more

HP Pavilion dv7
4.0 stars HP Pavilion dv7 By Chris Holmes

Looking for something bigger and better than the HP dv6? It could be the HP Pavilion dv7, but we have more reservations about this model. This is a hefty machine, weighing in at just under 3.5kg and it's quite clearly the dv6's big brother; actually... Read more

HP Pavilion dv6
4.0 stars HP Pavilion dv6 By Chris Holmes

There's a certain HP style these days, with curved edges, large trackpads and subtle engravings on the case. That signature style is there in the Pavilion dv6, a machine designed to look good in a modern home. Combining a Core i5 processor with AMD's... Read more

HP Envy 17 3D
4.0 stars HP Envy 17 3D By Chris Holmes

You might not know it from the range of notebooks on the market but Nvidia isn't the only graphics company with 3D technology. The HP Envy 17 3D pairs ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5850 with a 120Hz 1080p LED backlit screen, active shutter glasses and Blu-ray... Read more

HP ENVY 14-1195ea Beats Edition review
3.5 stars HP ENVY 14-1195ea Beats Edition review By Chris Holmes

From the stylish packaging to the aluminium case emblazoned with the Beats logo to the impressive specs (which include colour-coded Beats Solo headphones courtesy of Dr Dre), the HP Envy 14 is a desirable beast. Even the power supply has thoughtful touches... Read more

HP EliteBook 2740p
4.0 stars HP EliteBook 2740p By Chris Holmes

PC makers taking a swing at the tablet market tend to go for low-power, lightweight systems to compete with the iPad, but that means they’re giving you a netbook experience at rather more than a netbook price. With the EliteBook 2740p, HP has gone in... Read more

HP Photosmart eStation C510
3.0 stars HP Photosmart eStation C510 By Paul Lester

It’s been well publicised that 2011 will be “the year of the tablet”, and with the new version of Android on the way, rumours of a new iPad gathering momentum and a handful of capable devices doing the rounds at the moment, there should be plenty... Read more

HP Photosmart CN503b
3.5 stars HP Photosmart CN503b By Paul Lester

HP takes another stab at the home all-in-one market with its new Photosmart series, which includes the mid-range CN503b - a printer/copier/scanner inkjet device that distinguishes itself from many rivals through the use of a 2.4-inch full colour touchscreen... Read more

HP Photosmart Wireless e-All-in-One printer
4.5 stars HP Photosmart Wireless e-All-in-One printer By Paul Lamkin

Back in June, Pocket-lint hop-skipped over the Atlantic to take a butchers at HP's latest web-based print solutions, the ePrint range, that were unveiled at Internet Week in New York. At the time we were mighty impressed with what we saw - especially... Read more

HP Mini 5101 notebook
3.0 stars HP Mini 5101 notebook By Andrew Tiney

We've seen several HP netbooks in the past, and although they've always offered excellent usability and quality, there has often been something missing. The HP Mini 5101 is the latest, and sitting at the top end of the netbook market it has to be good... Read more