HP has just introduced the world’s thinnest laptop, the HP Spectre 13 and it measures in at an astonishing 10.4mm thick while running an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor. To give some perspective, the new 12″ Apple MacBook is 13.1mm thick and runs an Intel M processor, which is great for running silent and cool but is under-powered for the price. The HP Spectre 13 sports a 1080p display with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD all while running a the more powerful Intel Core i3/i5 processors and Windows 10. HP knew that building a laptop this thin and throwing in the Core i processors in it would create heat it would need to manage and HP believes they’ve done that.
Battery life is said to be around 9.5 hours which isn’t horrible but not the best, but with a chassis this small and thin there’s not a lot of room for bulky batteries. The build quality of the HP Spectre 13 is amazing and the materials used look to be top notch. This is a laptop that could very well give some of Apple’s lineup a run for its money, it certainly destroys the 12″ MacBook in specs. The one area Apple has always been great at is the trackpad and keyboard, so if HP can get that level of trackpad and keyboard silkiness that gives them an even stronger competitor here.
Pre-orders for the HP Spectre 13 will begin April 25th with a base price of $1169. That is seriously a way better deal than the 12″ MacBook or 13″ MacBook Air. With Windows 10 on board this laptop is a serious contender in the market. Now let’s hope HP understands that not loading their laptops with bloatware is the next step in making their products even more competitive.
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Last Updated on January 23, 2017.