The new HP Spectre 13 is a stunningly thin Windows laptop like none you have ever seen before. It is a notebook you want to check out if you love to make fashion statements with whatever pertains to you.
Aside its trendy look, the HP Spectre 13 ultrabook parades a Full HD display, powerful Intel Core i processor, long-lasting battery and superb audio capability.
Different types of adjectives or phrases have been used to describe this amazing ultra-thin laptop, including ‘sexiest’ and ‘thin as a AAA battery.’ Such is the awesomeness of the HP Spectre 13.
At only 10.4 millimetres, the laptop is super-slim giving it the crown of the world’s thinnest. The thickness is just about that of some smartphones. It is also quite lightweight at just 2.45 pounds (1.1 kg).
This is a premium machine and this you can tell from the choice of construction materials as well. The chassis features carbon fibre and aluminium for aesthetic appeal and durability. It flaunts a piston-hinge design that makes it appears somewhat as if without a hinge when folded.
Display and Keyboard
The HP Spectre 13 is fitted with a 13.3-inch diagonal display based on IPS technology. The non-touch screen boasts Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 boosting its capability for delivering awesome wide viewing angles.
It is protected edge-to-edge by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The ultraportable comes with a backlit keyboard for comfortable typing in poorly-lit settings. It features an aesthetic glass trackpad.
Power and Performance
With an Intel Core i processor rocking away under the hood, the new Spectre 13 isn’t just about trendy look; it is configured for impressive performance. Buyers can get units with either a Core i5 or Core i7 CPU, backed by ample 8 GB of RAM.
A hyperbaric cooling technology helps to keep the laptop cool while delivering robust performance. Zippy PCIe SSDs are used for storage to boost performance and boot times.
The HP Spectre 13 expectedly runs on Windows 10 operating system. With four polymer battery cells onboard, the ultrabook is rated to deliver up to nine hours in battery runtime. Superb audio power is on offer as well with Bang & Olufsen-tuned dual HP speakers and HP Audio Boost available.
Pricing and availability
HP Spectre 13 (2016) Ultrabook is not yet available in Nigeria. HP Spectre 13 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N230,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP Spectre 13 (2016) Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Spectre 13 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10 Hone or Windows 10 Pro
- Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520 (with 8GB memory)
- Memory: 8 GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM RAM
- Colours: –
- Dimension: 325.1 x 293.6 x 10.4 mm
- Weight: 1.1 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3-inch IPS UWVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080 pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass
- Keyboard: Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 256GB or 512GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HP TrueVision HD Webcam
- USB 3.1: Yes, 3 ports (USB Type C), 1 port Gen 1 and 2 Ports Gen 1
- USB 2.0: None
- HDMI: No
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: No
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
- Mobile Broadband: No
- NFC: No
- Docking Connector: No
- Bang & Olufsen with 2 speakers
- HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
- ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® Silver registered
- Battery: 4-cell, 38 Wh Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: –