Intel's Kaby Lake, the CPU successor to Skylake, is finally hitting the mainline retail shelves as evidenced by HP. Earlier this past weekend, HP added five new 7th Gen laptops to their online store catalog. Four of the five laptops are 15.6-inch machines while the last pick is a 17.3-inch desktop replace - all on the higher-end spectrum in terms of specification. To move units, there are even coupon discounts on the Kaby Lake HP Envy 15 laptops upon release week - something HP has traditionally been doing for the past handful of years.
Keep in mind, Kaby Lake is all about resolution performance. It will have a slightly faster clock speed to 6th gen, but the best reason to go 7th gen is 4K displays and 3D graphics. For the most part, HP is offering 4K, but going 1080p will make it hundreds less.
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- 15.6" HP Envy 15t i7-7500U, 6GB, 1080p - $639.99 (list $830)
- 15.6" HP Envy 15t i7-7500U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, 1080p Touch - $719.99 (list $950)
- 15.6" HP Envy 15 i7-7500U, 16GB, 512GB SSD, 4K - $1,009.99 (list $1,200)
- 17.3" HP Envy 17 i7-7500U, 16GB, 512GB SSD, GeForce 940MX, 1080p Touch - $989.99 (list $1,500)
- 17.3" HP Envy 17 i7-7500U, 12GB, GeForce 940MX - $869.99 (list $1,030)
The greatest savings you'll achieve in these opening deals for the HP Envy Kaby Lake laptops is the 17.3-inch model. Its base configuration starts out pretty high-end with a 1080p touch display, discrete graphics, a fast-booting 512GB SSD, and 16GB RAM. Upgrading to a 4K display is available given the Kaby Lake excels in 4K performance, but the display upgrade is fairly costly, being an extra $250.
If you look at all configurations listed above, you'll notice three laptops are customizable and two are pre-built models. The pre-built, like the high-end 15.6-inch 4K model with a 512GB SSD, will be shipped out the next business day from HP and will arrive for free in about a week. The customizable laptops take a little more time because HP will need to build them to your specifications, and will arrive in about two weeks after purchase straight from the factory. GPU options for select machine includes the GeForce 940MX, a mid-range option which will be able to run most modern titles at low to medium settings.