HP is the latest OEM to create a 360 degree folding laptop

Joseph Finney

HP is the latest OEM to create a 360 degree folding laptop

With the introduction of touch to Windows, OEMs have had a difficult time finding the proper form factor which balanced all the possible usage cases. Lenovo was the first OEM to introduce the 360 degree (2 pi for the mathematicians) hinge on their Yoga device. Soon it became apparent this fold back design provided a clear robust device which could be used in a wide range of different ways while still retaining a good look and feel. Dell has created their own Yoga type device with the Inspiron 11 3000, and now HP may be getting into the fold-back device game with the HP Spectre 13 x360.

The Spectre 13 x360 convertible laptop has not been announced officially by HP yet, but there are hints all over the HP website, as well as some press renders. The new laptop looks to be a high quality laptop which gives users the flexibility when it comes to using the device. While laptop mode may be the most common and productive application, users don’t have to miss out on benefits of tablet uses such using the device while standing, or moving around without a good surface to lay down a laptop. The Spectre 13 x360’s specs are as follows:

  • Expected price of €1299
  • 13.3 inch high-resolution display,
  • 5th-gen Intel Core Broadwell processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 256GB or 512GB SSD
  • 2560 x 1440 pixel capacitive touchscreen display
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • 56 Wh battery
  • 3 USB 3.0 ports
  • HDMI
  • SD card slots
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Miracast
  • Intel WiDi wireless display.
  • mini DisplayPort
  • 12.8″ x 8,.6″ x 0.6″
  • 3.3 pounds
  • backlit keyboard

The Spectre 13 x360 is a lot like Lenovo's Yoga devices

Microsoft’s strategy to convince consumers Windows is still relevant in today’s fast moving app and cloud world revolves around their device makers producing devices which are unique and capable of offering the old and new way of getting things done. So often technology advances faster than companies or individuals can keep up, but with these transforming Windows PCs consumers and businesses can still work with their programs and transition to apps and the cloud when they are ready. Windows 10 spans the gap between legacy and modern by allowing traditional Win32 apps to run side by side with new lightweight modern apps. Convertible devices like this HP Spectre x360 and Windows 10 give customers some transition time between the new and the old.