HP has been quite the odd company when it comes to premium laptops running Windows, but this is all set to change with this new 13.3-inch Spectre. It's a gorgeous, super-thin Windows 10-powered laptop set to take on the MacBook. So, just how thin is HP's new laptop? How does 10.4mm sound? We're almost reaching premium smartphone levels of thin.
The company opted for CNC machined aluminum for both the lid and keyboard deck for added stability while keeping overall weight down. Carbon fiber was used for the base and two C-shape hinges hold both planes together. To go with this minimalistic and gorgeous look is a stylized logo on the lid. Slashgear notes that this style of the logo will be reserved for the more premium laptops.
Aside from keyboard key holes, the Spectre has just a 3.5mm headphone jack and three USB-C ports. All of which support USB 3.0, while two can also work with Thunderbolt. Take your pick as any of them can be used to charge the laptop. And just because it's thin, don't think for a second HP has gone light on specs.
Inside you'll find a 6th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, as well as 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of PCIe SSD internal storage. The IPS screen will work wonders with movies, photos and other media with its 1080p resolution. Unfortunately, there's no 4K support but we're sure this will be added with future revisions.
Pricing kicks off at $1,169 and pre-orders commence on April 25. Best Buy stores will have them from $1,249.99 on May 29.