HP today announced the Spectre x2, a 12-inch thin and light Windows 10 tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard for notebook capable productivity. With up to 10 hours of battery life, the tablet only weighs 1.85 pounds and is just 8 millimeters thin. The tablet with keyboard is 2.69 pounds and is 13.15 millimeters making the HP Spectre x2 the thinnest 2-in-1 PC HP has ever made.
With 6th Gen Intel Core m processors, the HP Spectre x2 has a fanless design to run cool and quiet with the performance for productivity or multimedia. The 2-in-1 tablet has a lightning fast SSD up to 512GB which allows customers to turn their PC on and load apps quickly.
To give customers the battery life they expect, the HP Spectre x2 features a 42-watt hour battery. The touch panel on the HP Spectre x2 is optically bonded to the display, increasing brightness and pulling each pixel up to the surface of the display. The HP Spectre x2 takes advantage of Panel Self Refresh (PSR) technology that holds images on the screen to allow portions of the PC to power down when nothing on the screen is moving.
For productivity, the HP Spectre x2 comes with a full-sized, 1.5 millimeter travel keyboard and 120 x 55 millimeter touchpad to offer customers an accurate, comfortable and familiar experience. The keyboard easily detaches and attaches with a magnetic connector to transform to a notebook for productivity or tablet for on the go. Customers can elevate the keyboard for an angled typing surface for added comfort. The touchpad has Precision TouchPad (PTP) technology that gives customers a smooth experience when browsing in the Edge browser. The bottom of the keyboard is made of woven fabric and the top of the keyboard is made from aluminum.
The HP Spectre x2 has a 3.5 millimeter stainless steel U-shaped kickstand with a friction hinge to allow customers to recline the 12-inch Full HD (1920 x 1280) diagonal display all the way back to 150 degrees, for drawing, taking notes or watching a movie. The U-shaped kickstand design leaves more room for the larger battery to extend battery life while keeping the device thin and light. The touchscreen display is optimized for customers to use an active stylus for productivity.
The HP Spectre x2 features two USB Type-C connectors, both with the capability to charge, power and connect to a display, transfer data and support HP Sleep and Charge. Because customers still want to use USB Type-A, the HP Spectre x2 comes with a USB-Type-C to USB Type-A adapter in the box.
For a full tablet experience, the Spectre x2 offers three cameras:
1) HP Truevision FHD 5-megapixel front facing camera for web chats;
2) HP Truevision HD 8-megapixel rear facing camera to take pictures and shoot videos;
3) Intel RealSense Camera R200 to capture and enable 3D experiences.
With audio tuned by Bang & Olufsen, the Spectre x2 comes with dual speakers on the keyboard and dual speakers on the tablet, for an exceptional listening experience in any mode.
To keep customers connected the HP Spectre x2 gives customers great Wi-Fi connectivity. When there is no Wi-Fi access, HP Spectre x2 includes LTE to connect virtually anywhere, as it is ready for Verizon 4G LTE right out of the box, but requires an additional fee from Verizon Wireless.
Available accessories sold separately include the HP Active Pen for writing, drawing, and easy navigation.
Pricing and Availability
HP Spectre x2 is available in the United States direct from HP or Best Buy on November 8, 2015 starting at $799.99.