HP announces its sleek update to the HP Spectre x360 13

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But one of the main reasons consumers buy the Spectre series is for its premium build and design. The HP Spectre x360 13 ranks right up there with the best of the best in terms of design and quality.

The HP Spectre series of laptops from HP is one of their most well-liked series of laptops and for good reason, they’re good looking laptops. Now, the company has announced its latest HP Spectre x360 13 and it is sleeker than ever. The company says the latest iteration has a 90% screen-to-body ratio which is 13% smaller than the previous generation. Not only that but this sucker only weighs 2.8lbs.

The company also claims the HP Spectre x360 13 has twice the performance and up to two times the throughput connectivity versus the previous generation. Even with the increased performance, HP says this laptop has the world’s longest battery life in its class at 22-hours.

But one of the main reasons consumers buy the Spectre series is for its premium build and design. The HP Spectre x360 13 ranks right up there with the best of the best in terms of design and quality. This latest series is no exception with its chiseled lines and high-quality materials.

HP Spectre x360 13
The HP Spectre x360 13 is a convertible laptop.

“Premium consumers desire beautiful, highly mobile devices that adapt to their on-the-go lifestyle,” said Kevin Frost, vice president, and general manager, Consumer PCs, HP Inc. “The HP Spectre x360 13 combines the cultivation of innovative design and mobility, along with thoughtful security and performance capabilities that allow customers to pursue their passions without constraint.”

Consumers increasingly want a single device for their work and personal tasks, with premium laptop buyers spending nearly half of their PC time outside of the home. Additionally, nearly six in 10 consumers are concerned their privacy could be compromised on their PC. With these insights in mind, the Spectre x360 13 features head-turning sophisticated design, mobility and security for peace of mind anywhere and anytime, and exceptional performance needed to create and consume content.

The new HP Spectre x360 13 can be outfitted with an Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 256GB SSD all the way up to an Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 1TB Intel SSD + 32 GB Intel Optane memory. All the models will come with the Ink Certified Pen. Pricing starts at US$1,099.99 and can go up beyond that depending on the configuration. You also have several display options you can choose from including the entry-level 13.3″ FHD WLED panel all the way up to the 13.3″ 4K AMOLED Gorilla Glass NBT panel.

HP Spectre x360 13

Here’s a list of features and specifications provided by HP:

  • Impressive reduction of 13% in size from last year’s model, with an industry-leading 90% screen-to-body ratio at every angle and a 2.8 lbs. chassis – all while increasing power.
  • Optional 400-nit display, HP’s first 4K OLED 13-inch diagonal display with True Black HDR for a 100,000:1 high contrast ratio for perfect blacks, anti-reflection display for outdoor viewing, and factory color calibration with Delta E <2 for a 30% wider color range for amazing viewing experiences.
  • Beautiful gem cut and dual chamfer angular design achieved with high-precision aluminum CNC.
  • Integrated functionality with USB-C port placement angled in the right corner for improved cord management and the power button on the left corner of the device to avoid accidental power shut-offs.
  • Natural Silver is the newest color option in addition to Nightfall Black with Copper Luxe accents and Poseidon Blue with Pale Brass accents.
  • Verified to the target specification and key experiences of Intel’s “Project Athena” innovation program.
  • Two times the performance of the previous generation, enabled by HP’s first convertible featuring a quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Iris Plus Graphics.
  • Offers up to 22 hours of battery life – enough power to take users through their day.
  • Standard Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and optional 4×4 Gigabit LTE concurrent networks for 122%faster speeds compared to a Cat9 2×2 configuration, allowing for up to two times the throughput versus the previous generation and up to three times faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 512.
  • Optimize system performance with HP Command Center; prioritize tasks and apps to optimize packet handling and improve throughput and latency with the new HP Network booster; and, choose from different color space presets for accurate color viewing while shopping, editing photos, or watching a movie with the new HP Display Control.
  • With six in 10 consumers physically covering their laptop’s webcam to feel more secure or prevent it from being compromised15, the HP Webcam Kill Switch keeps users safe from webcam hacking with a physical on/off switch to electrically turn off the webcam when not in use.
  • New dedicated mute mic with LED key to switch the microphone on and off.
  • Optional built-in privacy screen, HP’s award-winning Sure View Gen3 with up to 1,000 nits display, expected to be available in January 2020.
  • Easily log into the device using Windows Hello with standard features like HP’s smallest IR camera at 2.2 mm and a fingerprint reader, conveniently located on the keyboard deck.
  • Help protect online activity when connecting to unsecured or untrusted Wi-Fi networks with ExpressVPN, and manage passwords using one solution with LastPass.

We’ve already mentioned pricing, which starts at US1,099.99 and goes up depending on the configuration. The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to available in October on HP’s website as well as Best Buy.

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