The Spectre x360 13-inch is our top Ultrabook headed into 2017 but what about its bigger brother the Spectre x360 15.6-inch? HP today is announcing a revamp of that device too with an updated Kaby Lake processor, 4K display, and that minimal screen bezel action. Plus, you get that sweet x360 hinge feature, pen support, and even Windows Hello.
HP is claiming around 12 hours of battery life for the 4.43lb laptop, which should be good enough for all-day usage without a charger.
Here is what else is including with the 2017 edition:
HP Spectre x360 15.6" specifications
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||7th Gen Intel 2.7GHz Core i7-7500U|
|Display||15.6-inch 4K IPS UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit display|
|Memory||16GB of DDR4 RAM|
|Solid-state drive||256GB or 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage|
|Graphics||GeForce 940MX GPU with 2 GB DDR5|
|Audio||2x Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers|
HP Noise Cancellation microphones
|Webcam||Front-facing HP TrueVision FHD IR Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphones|
Windows Hello capable
|Dimensions||0.70 in (H) x 14.00 in (W) x 9.88 in (D)|
|Ports||HDMI, SD Card reader, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB Type-C, 1x USB Type-A|
|Battery||6-cell 79.2 WHr lithium-ion|
Up to 12 hours
|Pen||Digital pen support|
|HP Fast Charge||Go from 0 to 90% charge in approximately 90 minutes|
HP and Best Buy are taking preorders now starting at $1,499 for the 512GB version with shipments heading out on January 15. A cheaper edition with 256GB of storage will be available from HP starting in late February for $1,279.
We'll be reviewing the 15.6-inch Spectre x360 to see how well it holds up to the competition.
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