HP Unveils ‘Always-On, Always-Connected’ Spectre x360 Line
Ron Perillo / 8 months ago
Great Looks and Better Performance
Aside from offering a new EliteBook convertible, HP also recently unveiled their new ‘Always-On, Always-Connected’ Spectre x360 lineup. This includes the redesigned Spectre x360 13 and Spectre x360 15.
As usual, the Spectre line offers a high level of craftsmanship and detail over other HP notebooks. Both feature a gem cut CNC machined aluminium enclosure. Available in dark ash silver with copper luxe accents. Furthermore, HP is introducing a new Poseidon Blue colour option with pale brass accents.
Despite the aesthetic focus, HP did not forget the functional aspects as well. In fact, the Spectre x360 features angled USB-C ports placed in the faceted edge on the right side. This allows for better cable management. Moreover, HP incorporates a dual chamfer design so that the lid is easier to lid from all three sides.
Even the speaker pattern design is not put in place due to aesthetics. Its unique design and micro-drilled holes serves the Bang & Olufsen speakers in offering better acoustic transparency.
What Kind of Hardware is Inside the Spectre x360 13 and Spectre x360 15?
These notebooks make us of Intel’s quad-core 8th Generation Whiskey Lake processors. In terms of graphics, the x360 13 uses the built-in Intel UHD 620 graphics. Meanwhile, the Spectre x360 15 uses discrete NVIDIA graphics in the form of an MX150 GPU. However, for users who want a more powerful variant can also opt for a 6-core and GTX 1050 Ti powered version. This also includes an optional 4K touch display or up to 650-nit FHD display.
Onboard RAM options include 8GB or 16GB 2400MHz DDR4, with 256GB or 512GB NVMe SSD storage options. The Spectre x360 13 also gets the option of having Gigabit-class 4G LTE support.
Since these are ‘Always-On’ notebooks, they boast excellent battery life. The Spectre x360 13 in particular can last up to 22.5 hours. Meanwhile, the Spectre x360 15 offers up to 17.5 hours of operation.
How Much are These HP Spectre x360 Convertibles?
The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to be available in November at HP.com for a starting price of $1,149.99 USD. The x360 15 is also available at the same time with a starting MSRP of $1,389.99 USD.