For 2017 HP has released an updated version of their flip around super slim and stylish laptop. The new Spectre x360 convertible notebook functions in tablet, tent or stand modes. It comes with a stylus and is touch enabled at starting price of $1,149. Most notably, it claims long battery life up to 16.5 hours along with a new integrated privacy screen for security. However, the more premium 4K models only get up to 10 hours of battery life.
Power users will appreciate connectivity options with two USB-C Thunderbolt to charge, connect a display, or transfer data at up to a blazing 40Gbps, one USB 3.1 Type-A, combo audio jack, and a Micro-SD card slot. Alternatively, it can easily connect to two external 4K displays for a more immersive experience. Finally, there’s custom tuned audio by the aficionados at Bang & Olufsen.
Other features include:
- Sculpted CNC machined aluminum body with angular lines
- Micro-edge bezels with durable Corning Gorilla Glass NBT
- 1080p display in base model, or upgrade to 4K
- 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors
- Memory up to 16 GB LPDDR3
- Hard drives options up 1TB PCIe SSD
- Fingerprint reader located on the side for easy access
- HP Sure View integrated privacy screen option on Full HD versions to eliminate visual hacking with one quick keystroke
- HP Wide Vision FHD IR camera to login with facial recognition.
- Windows Ink Certified pen delivers a more natural drawing and writing experience with simultaneous pen and touch. With tilt, the pen is pressure sensitive for precise inking in any mode. Under the pen is an integrated USB-C rechargeable battery, 15 seconds of charging gives the user up to 198 minutes of use.
Price and Availability
HP Spectre x360 is available now from $1,149 to over $2,000 in 13-inch and 15-inch models in natural silver or dark ash silver with copper accents.