HP’s latest offering isn’t like anything we have seen before. The company is gearing up to launch a new super-slim Spectre laptop at the New York Times Luxury Conference in Paris today.
Billed as the world’s thinnest, the laptop is just 10.4mm thick, about as thick as an AAA battery and comes with a shiny copper finish which looks more like a piece of jewellery rather than a laptop.
It will be the latest in the Spectre laptop family offered by the company beating its predecessors’ 15.9 mm thickness. That’s thinner than both Apple‘s MacBook Air which is a hefty 13.2mm thick and Dell’s XPS 13 is around 15.2mm thick. To get the sleek design, the engineers split the battery into two thinner, hybrid batteries that supply up to 9.5 hours of life. While the MacBook’s battery lasts up to ten hours, Dell’s XPS 13 has a battery life of about 8 hours.
HP Unveils New Spectre
While being sleek, it’s also the heaviest of the lot weighing in at 2.45 lbs. The device features anodized aluminum on the top of the case and carbon fiber casing on the bottom. The laptop has 13.3-inch diagonal HD screen with 300 NITS of brightness and 72-percent color gamut featuring edge-to-edge 0.4 mm thick Corning Gorilla glass, which will protect it from scratches and crack. The system also features Bang & Olufsen sound speakers.
What sets it apart is that the laptop doesn’t rely on Intel’s lower-power Core M line of processors, as seen in other products. Instead, the Spectre will use sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors for speedy performance along with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
The HP Spectre will be available online on April 25 from HP.com and Best Buy’s BBY.com site, for a starting price of $1,169.99 in the US. It will also debut at Best Buy retail stores from May 29 for $1,249.99. The international prices and availability have not been announced as yet.
Also debuting this week is ENVY laptops which are much lighter, thinner and have longer battery life than the predecessor. High-end models will also support Windows Hello for cyber security. The 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch HP Envy laptops are in for some minor upgrades. Both laptops now sport a slightly slimmer design, edge-to-edge glass over HD or 4K displays and sixth-gen Intel Core processors.
The 15.6 inch x360 is almost 21 percent thinner than its predecessor and has 11 hours battery life. It features a 15.6-inch diagonal screen, weighs around 4.5 pounds, and is 18.8 millimeters thick. It has a Core i5 or Core i7 processor with integrated graphics or options for Intel Iris graphics. It will also offer an option for the new AMD FX 9800/Radeon R7 CPU/GPU combo, making this the first PC with one of AMD’s new 7th-gen A-series processors.
The 15.6-inch HP Envy x360 will be available for $680, 15.6-inch HP Envy for $780 and the 17.3-inch model will be available at $1,030. The laptops will be hit the market in May and June.