HP Debuts Ultra-Thin Spectre PC

NicoleMotta on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 11:57:37 AM

HP Debuts Ultra-Thin Spectre PC

On Tuesday, Hewlett-Packard unveiled its new Spectre laptop, calling it the thinnest of its kind.

The HP Spectre features a 13.3-inch display, runs Windows 10, weighs 2.45 pounds, and is just 0.4 of an inch thick (about the size of an AAA battery). With these specs, the Spectre is the thinnest laptop available on the market, including Apple's MacBook Air and Pro laptops. The laptop laptop's innovative hybrid battery is what allows it to be so thin. Instead of one bulkier battery, the HP Spectre features a battery that has been split in two, while still offering the same wattage as a single battery. The Spectre can last up to 9 and a half hours on a single charge. The ultra-thin laptop also packs Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, rather than mobile processors, which are often subbed in for this class of device. To keep the processors cool, the device integrates Intel's hyperbaric cooling system. The HP Spectre also includes stereo speakers from Band & Olufsen, three USB Type-C connectors (two of which support Thunderbolt), a full IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass, and high gloss copper accents for a luxury feel. The Spectre will be available for pre-order beginning April 25th and in stores on May 22nd, and starts at $1,169.99.

In addition to announcing the new HP Spectre, HP unveiled updated hardware for its Envy series. The new Envy 15.6 and Envy 17.3 added USB Type-C ports, HP Fast Charge, and are lighter than their predecessors. The new 17.7-inch Envy features an Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, and up to 1 TB HDD or 512 GB SATA SSD. Meanwhile, the 15.6-inch Envy has a choice of Intel Core processors up to i7, with either UMA or Intel Iris graphics, and 16 GB of memory. Dual storage options include up to 1 TB HDD and 256 GB PCIe SSD. Both laptops have Windows Hello support with their optional cameras. HP also unveiled the 15.6-inch HP Envyx360, slated to launch this summer, with a Full HD display, longer battery life, and more. The Envy devices will be available online starting in May and in stores in June.

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