Hewlett Packard has come up with a new range of premium laptops that are studded with features like the latest generation processors, sleek and angular designs, better display and a longer battery life. The HP Spectre 13 second generation boasts of being the world’s thinnest laptop with a display supporting up to 4K resolution. It is powered by 8th generation quad-core Intel processor. The PC firm has also launched HP Spectre x360 13 that comes with few more tweaks.
The duo is expected to go on sales in Asia-Pacific region and Japan from mid-October.
HP Spectre 13
Design wise, the model comes with a premium contoured CNC aluminium build with carbon fibre. Customers can choose between two designs – Ceramic White with Pale Gold polished accents and Dark Ash Silver with Copper polished accents. HP Spectre 13’s Glass NBT displays in up to 4K high resolution and features micro-edge bezels with Corning Gorilla glass.
Speakers are placed above the full-size edge-to-edge backlit keyboard facilitating enhanced audio experience than before in addition to a comfortable typing experience. It comes in two 8th generation Intel ‘Kaby Lake’ processor variants – Core i5 and i7. When it comes to storage capacity, the laptop includes 1TB PCIe SSD with RAM up to 16 GB LPDDR3.
HP Spectre 13 is said to offer more battery power per millimetre – up to 11.5 hours of battery life. It supports HP Fast Charge technology, which supposedly charges from zero percent battery life to 50 percent on a 30-minute charge.
HP Spectre x360 13
HP Spectre x360 13 offers a battery life of 16.5 hours, which is said to be one of the highest offered by a quad-core convertible laptop. HP Spectre x360 13 comes with a design that lets you switch its functionality between a laptop and a tablet. The model also has an improved security feature equipped with an optional privacy screen.
Spectre x360 13 is cased in an aluminium body with angular lines available in Natural Silver and Dark Ash Silver with Copper accents and boasts of micro-edge bezels with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT 13-inch diagonal that supports up to 4K high resolution.
With respect to the processors, storage and memory, this model’s features the same as HP Spectre13. However, what sets Spectre x360 13 apart from Spectre 13 is it’s safety features that include a fingerprint reader positioned on the side to facilitate easy access.
Privacy screen option is also integrated on the Full HD version, thanks to HP Sure View technology, which enables eliminating visual hacking with a quick keystroke. HP Wide Vision FHD IR camera lets you log in via facial recognition. There is also a Windows Ink certified pen that lets customers be more productive.