New, sleeker laptop announcement from HP
Laptops. On the one hand they provide us with the flexibility to take our work with us. On the other hand, they are much more fragile than a desktop, often times they are slower than a desktop, and most people don’t drop their desktops. Laptops and cracked screens are practically synonymous.
For a while it seemed like innovation in the laptop segment in the market had stalled. However, lately, I have seen the offerings in the laptop arena are getting better. Microsoft Surface was lovely to look at when it was first released, and for some applications, it well outperformed some of the other offerings on the market. HP had a good reputation for a time, but then their laptops began to garner less than stellar reviews. It looks like they are set to redeem themselves with a new line of high-end laptop/tablets which are positioned to give the Microsoft Surface a run for it’s money
Larry Dignan for Between the lines had this to say about the new Spectre Line:
“HP calls the second-generation Spectre 13 the thinnest touch laptop and added an integrated privacy screen for the Spectre x360 13. CNET: HP Spectre x360 has instant privacy screen, 10-hour battery, good for long flights
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Among the key points:
- Both laptops have the 8th generation Intel Core processor.
- The HP Spectre 13 is built from CNC aluminum and carbon fiber and comes in ceramic white with pale gold accents or dark ash silver with copper accents.
- Up to 4K high resolution displays.
- Up to 1TB PCIe SSD and memory up to 16GB.
- And up to 11.5 hours of battery life.
- The HP Spectre x360 has a battery life up to 16.5 hours and comes in natural silver or dark ash silver with copper accents.
- Up to the same resolution, storage and memory options as the HP Spectre 13.
- A Windows Ink Certified pen.
- And an integrated privacy screen.
According to HP, the Spectre 13 will be available Oct. 29 starting at $1,299.99 and the Spectre x360 will run you $1,149.99.”
It will be interesting to read the reviews once the product is actually released. Some of the early reviews are saying that while HP has managed to clean up issues from the past, delivering a sleek, state of the art product, they are holding their opinions for the time being. Once it’s fully released we will see how it holds up and performs in the real world.
Tech Guys @ Unified Technology Solutions