Microsoft to sell HP Spectre x360 notebook without bloatware

The Microsoft Store site will sell a Signature Edition of the impressive HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 notebook. The website has a price of $1,149.99 for the 13.3-inch Windows 8.1 notebook, which has a 360 degree hinge on its display so it can also be used like a tablet.

In case some of you are unaware, Microsoft sells Signature Edition versions of many Windows laptops and PCs in its retail stores and on its site. The company promises that Signature Edition PCs don't have any trialware or bloatware pre-installed, but they do come with anti-virus software that Microsoft says never expires.

The Microsoft Store site is currently showing a "Coming Soon" listing for the HP Spectre x360 Signature Edition, but at least we know now it's on its way. The site is selling the version of the notebook with a 1920x1080 display resolution; HP also sells a version with a 2560x1444 screen. The 3.26-pound Spectre x360 comes with an Intel Intel Core i7-5500U processor with a clock speed of 2.40GHz, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for storage.

Microsoft will also sell the notebook bundled with a year subscription to Office 365 Home for $1,229.98.

Source: Microsoft; Via: Paul Thurrott (Twitter)

John Callaham