It looks like HP is going to shake up the laptop market a little bit as the company launched the world’s thinnest laptop this week. Known as the HP Spectre, the laptop measures in at just 10.4mm thick and is packed with Intel’s Skylake tech as well as a PCIe SSD to ensure high speeds.
One thing is instantly clear, HP is taking aim at the Macbook and in terms of design, it is certainly giving Apple a run for its money as the Spectre might be one of the best looking laptops around right now.
The HP Spectre comes with a 13-inch touch screen display, along with an aluminium and carbon fibre chassis. The display itself is also bonded directly to Gorilla Glass 4, which should make for a brighter image overall.
While Intel designed the Core M for thin and light devices like this, HP instead decided to go with Skylake Core i5 and Core i7 chips to ensure users would have enough horsepower for a range of productivity tasks. The laptop comes with 8GB of RAM as standard, along with a 256GB SSD on the Core i5 model and a 512GB SSD on the Core i7 model.
For I/O, HP has included three USB Type-C connectors for all physical connections, so prepare to pack some adapters for certain devices on the go. Finally, the HP Spectre can make use of Thunderbolt to drive two 4K displays, meaning you could have quite the workstation with this machine. The HP Spectre Core i5 version will cost $1169.99 in the US, while the Core i7 version will cost $1249.99.
KitGuru Says: The HP Spectre is an excellent looking laptop but it still needs to be put to the test. Are any of you in the market for a new laptop this year? Do you tend to go for thin and light models?