HP unveils new sleek and light Windows 10 laptops

Dave W. Shanahan

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Now it’s no surprise that HP is no longer interested in Windows 10 Mobile, but thankfully, HP won’t be giving up on Windows 10 anytime soon. Yesterday, HP revealed its next generation of Windows 10 Spectre laptops (via VentureBeat) for Fall 2017. The HP Spectre 13 and Spectre x360 both sport the latest quad-core Intel (Coffee Lake) processors.

The HP Spectre 13 is a 13-inch laptop with a 4K display, and the Spectre x360 is a 2-in-1 hybrid Windows 10 PC. The difference between the previous 7th-gen Intel (Kaby Lake) processors and the 8th-gen Intel (Coffee Lake) processors are that the newer processors have four cores as opposed to two. This means the newer Coffe Lake processors have slightly longer battery life and better displays.

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The Spectre 13 also has a couple of new enhancements, including am integrated privacy screen option, better audio, and a Corning Gorilla Glass NBT display with 4K resolution. The Spectre 13 has i5 and i7 processors, with up to 16 GB RAM, and up to 1 TB of SSD. Hp claims that the Spectre 13 has 11.5 hours of battery life and can charge up to 50% battery in just 30 minutes.

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The Spectre x360 is HP’s 2-in-1 hybrid with a 15-inch screen, with a battery life of up to 16.5 hours, as well as an integrated privacy screen. The Spectre x360 shares much of the same things as the Spectre 13, with a 13-inch 4K screen, Intel 8th-gen i5 or i7 processors, up to 16 GB RAM, and up to 1 TB of SSD.

You can also choose extra safety features on the Spectre x360, including a fingerprint reader, HP Wide Vision FHD IR camera for Windows Hello. The HP Spectre x360 also has two Thunderbolt USB Type-C ports and one USB 3.0 port. Both laptops are available on October 29, 2017.

The HP Spectre 13 is available starting at $1,300, pre-order here.
The HP Spectre x360 is available starting at $1,150, pre-order here.