Is HP Spectre Folio 13 available with a 4K display?

Is HP Spectre Folio 13 available with a 4K display?

Best answer: Not yet. HP has stated a 4K version of the HP Spectre Folio 13 is on its way, but it's not yet available for purchase. In the meantime, you'll need to wait it out or go with the Full HD panel.HP: HP Spectre Folio 13 ($1,300+)

Should you wait for the 4K HP Spectre Folio?

If you prefer the use of a 4K display and are set on the HP Spectre Folio, it would make sense to hold out for the company to make the 4K display available for configuration. We've heard that it'll be available later this year, but there's no confirmed release date, yet.

Right now, it's only possible to add a Hull HD (1080p) display, which is great for battery life but only allows you to run a few programs at once before the screen gets cluttered.

The drawback of a 4K display is the battery drain, which is increased due to the increased number of pixels that need to be activated. This isn't a huge issue should you be conservative with use, but if you also go with LTE, that's a further strain on the power source.

The HP Spectre Folio 13 can be kitted out with up to an Intel Core i7-8500Y (1.5GHz), 2TB M.2 SSD, and 8GB RAM. That's quite the setup for a portable workstation when you're away from the desktop PC, and the option for LTE makes it a great purchase for using a Windows 10 PC where connectivity is sketchy (although that raises the price by $200). So, if your smartphone has signal, chances are your Spectre Folio 13 will too.

What further separates the Spectre Folio 13 from other 2-in-1s is that it's made from 100 percent genuine, durable, chrome-tanned leather, which gives it a touch of class and luxury.

Rich Edmonds
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