Press Release: April 13, 2017

HP Inc. Inspires Creativity with Inking and Modern Designs for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Reinventors

New Pavilion PC convertibles and notebooks with premium features power amazing experiences at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

INDIO, CA, April 13, 2017 – At Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2017, HP Inc. today announced a new lineup of Pavilion laptops with sophisticated designs, and features to inspire today’s students and tomorrow’s reinventors. The new Pavilion convertibles and laptops deliver a rich set of features and performance options previously reserved for higher-end products, including the addition of premium materials like 3D metal to help remove all visual seams, USB-C™ for more connectivity options and active pen support to bring Windows Ink 1 to life on Pavilion x360s. Additionally, in anticipation of the Creators Update from Microsoft and Windows Ink1 technology available on the new Pavilion x360, Coachella Festival Music and Arts Festival attendees will be able to interact with the PC in new and unique ways, witnessing how the entire HP portfolio provides unforgettable immersive experiences when technology, art and music come together.

“Coachella is the perfect venue to launch and show the inking capabilities in our new Pavilion line up because of the festival’s strong focus on music and art. Attendees can use the inking platform to create their own memorable experience at the show,” said Kevin Frost vice president and general manager of consumer personal systems, HP Inc. “Our latest Pavilion is a convertible offering features typically reserved for our premium products, including pen for those who want to draw or take notes directly on the screen, so students and aspiring digital creators can interact and create on our PCs in new and unique ways.”

The new Pavilion x360 gives customers what they want -- mobility and flexibility in a convertible PC. Pavilion x360s not only morph into four modes, but also infuse premium materials and features like 3D metal to help remove all visual seams, USB-C™ to enable more connectivity, and active pen support to bring Windows Ink1 to life. Windows Ink1 allows users to interact with content in new ways and quickly turn thoughts into action – create lists, sticky notes, and draw your ideas directly onto the screen. To highlight just how interactive, versatile and creative the Pavilion x360s with Windows Ink 1 allows users to be, the 2017 Pavilion x360 will headline a Bandana Inking experience in the HP LOUNGE at Coachella. Festival attendees will have the ability to design their very own custom bandana, and HP graphic printers bring it to life allowing what is created to be printed on-the-spot and put into people’s hands before heading to see the next big artist on stage. The 2017 Pavilion x360s are offered with an 11.6” diagonal HD IPS display, or 14” or 15.6” diagonal screen options with HD or Full HD2 IPS.

The latest Pavilion laptops bring amazing new designs inspired by HP’s premium Spectre and ENVY lineup. In bringing quality new designs to the Pavilion portfolio, HP is able to offer its Pavilion customers scalability and performance. The use of 3D metal, a single piece of metal that wraps around the sides and back of the PC effectively removing visual seams, on the 2017 Pavilion laptops adds durability and an elegant look while the combination of hues, finishes, and textures give the PCs a more sophisticated look. The incorporation of a lift hinge, previously reserved for ENVY products, provides a more comfortable typing experience, but also more efficient airflow to the bottom vents. With a design engineered for functionality, the combination of comfort for end-users and airflow for performance makes Pavilion perfect for users who are creating their own videos and editing photos, then sharing them on social media. The new portfolio of Pavilion notebooks are offered with a 14”, 15.6” or 17” diagonal screen options with Full HD or Full HD IPS displays2 and the option to add touch.

HP’s Pavilion x360 and Pavilion laptop devices feature a wide-range of configuration options to meet the needs of the consumer needing the reliability to connect and get things done or be entertained. Pavilion gives consumers a PC that not only performs, but is also a true reflection of how people interact with their devices.

HP Pavilion Features:

  • All day battery life with up 10 hours3 and HP Fast Charge 4 (90% in 90 minutes) on select models
  • Latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-i7 processors5
  • Storage options: Dual storage up to 256 GB SSD+1TB HDD or single storage up to 512GB SSD or up to 2TB HDD on select models 6
  • Choice of AMD® Radeon & NVIDIA® GeForce® Discrete Graphics
  • Enhanced 2x2ac WiFi option7
  • HP Wide Vision camera or optional IR camera8 which supports Windows Hello
  • Exceptional audio with dual speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by the experts at B&O Play
  • Pavilion Laptops offer unique color options to fit any personality including Opulent Blue, Silk Gold, Orchid Pink, Mineral Silver and Empress Red.

HP Inspiring the Hidden Artist in Everyone at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

In the first year as Coachella’s official technology sponsor, HP is treating music fans to an unforgettable experience at Coachella with its latest portfolio of products that inspires creativity and the artist within everyone. Festival-goers will be able to escape the heat and immerse in The Antarctic, the new 360 degree audio visual sensory experience housed inside a large-scale projection Dome powered by HP workstations. The 11,000 square foot audio-visual adventure is programmed exclusively for Coachella’s art and music enthusiast.

Guests will also be able to uniquely express themselves through the use of HP technology at the HP LOUNGE. HP is allowing everyone at the festival to create, reinvent and share their work with their peers for a truly unforgettable weekend. HP LOUNGE experiences include:

  • Bandana Inking: Create a bespoke bandana on HP Pavilion x360 convertible laptops announced at Coachella, for Coachella. The Pavilion x360s will be using Dial Inking technology and HP graphics printers so you can walk away with your custom creation and prepare for the annual Indio dust.
  • Kinetic Art: Step into a 360-degree blackout photo booth that captures a sharable 120-degree photo with your very own custom light design created by you on HP Spectre x360s and HP EliteBook x360s.
  • Light Ink: Design your very own real life, life size kaleidoscope in real time with the HP Inking Laser Show, created on HP’s Spectre x360 laptop and the latest HP Pavilion x360s.
  • VA Virtual Reality: Combine art, music and dance into a real-time generated, creative virtual reality experience. Guests will be able to manipulate the existing dome content time into their very own unique creation on OMEN X desktops.

Pavilion Pricing and Availability 9

  • The HP Pavilion x360 11 is available now, starting at $349.
  • The HP Pavilion x360 14 is available now, starting at $449
  • The HP Pavilion x360 15 is available now, starting at $579
  • HP Pavilion 14 Laptop is available now, starting at 699.99
  • HP Pavilion 15 Laptop is available now, starting at 599.99
  • HP Pavilion 17 Laptop is available now, starting at $629.99

For more information on these products, along with datasheets and images, visit the HP Pavilion Online Press Kit. For more information about Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, visit here.

  1. Some features including voice supported Cortana, inking, and Continuum require more advanced hardware. See Apps sold separately.
  2. Full high-definition (FHD) content required to view FHD images.
  3. Windows 10/ MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See for additional details.
  4. Recharges your battery up to 90% within 90 minutes when the system is off (using “shut down” command). Recommended for use with the HP adapter provided with the notebook, not recommended with a smaller capacity battery charger. After charging has reached 90% capacity, charging speed will return to normal speed. Charging time may vary +/-10% due to System tolerance. Available on select HP Spectre, HP Envy, HP Omen and HP Pavilion PC models. See for a full list of product features.
  5. Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit computing system required. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
  6. For storage drives, GB = 1 billion bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 35GB of hard drive is reserved for system recovery software.
  7. Wireless access point and Internet service required. Availability of public wireless access points limited. The specifications for the 802.11ac WLAN are draft specifications and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other 802.11ac WLAN devices.
  8. Features may require software or other 3rd party applications to provide the described functionality.
  9. Pricing from, subject to change without notice. Retailers pricing may vary.

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