HP expected to announce the thinnest laptop on the market tomorrow

Arif Bacchus


From the Surface Book, Surface Pro, and even Lenovo’s Yoga there are many options currently available in the market for those who like small, slim & thin Windows devices. Microsoft, Dell, and Lenovo may be the most well-known manufacturers for these sorts of devices, but HP is soon looking to step into the picture as well.

Although the PC market might be shrinking (down 10% on 2015,) HP is expected tomorrow to unveil what might become the world’s thinnest laptop on the market. The new HP Spectre device is expected to sport a 13.3-inch screen, 11 mm thickness.  Apple already set similar standards for such a device high back in 2008 with the MacBookAir, and HP is well aware of the issue.

HP’s president of personal systems group said to the Wall Street Journal:

“For years, Apple has been seen as the innovator and the driver of innovation,” said Ron Coughlin, president of HP’s personal systems group. “HP is really taking over that mantle.”

The expected announcement, nonetheless, should not come as a surprise. HP has already shown off some very impressive technology, including a Surface Phone like HP Elite X3. The company has even displayed another impressive 12.5 mm thick EliteBook Folio notebook back in January.