HP announces 2nd gen Spectre x360 convertible with a near zero border display


HP today announced the second generation of Spectre x360 with a near zero border display and a design that is 13 percent thinner and 11 percent lighter than its predecessor. It is now powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core processors. The Spectre x360 now achieves 25 percent more hours of battery life with up to 15 hours, thanks to new processors and a larger 57.8W battery in the thinner design.

The main highlight of this device is its new micro-edge display bezel design reduces the overall footprint by eliminating almost 10mm from each side of the screen to provide a beautiful viewing experience for improved portability. With a new hinge design, it is 13.8mm thin, over 2mm thinner than the previous generation and is lighter at 2.85lbs compared to 3.2lbs.

HP has included four speakers instead of two to deliver crisp audio, thanks to tuning by Bang & Olufsen plus HP Audio Boost, the two forward facing speakers in addition to two on the bottom provide superb sound in every mode.

The new Spectre x360 comes with two USB-Type C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support and a USB-Type A 3.0 port. The only downside I see in this device is its display. It is just a FHD IPS panel, I wish HP had the option to select QHD or WQHD display.

Other features include:

  • The new dual fan design optimizes thermals to ensure the device runs cool during demanding activities
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors
  • Options with up to a 1TB PCIe SSD for fast performance and plenty of space to store high resolution videos and photos
  • HP TrueVision FHD Webcam with 12% wider field of view, great for web chats.
  • A FHD IR camera supports Windows Hello Facial Log-In for secure, easy log in without typing a password.
  • HP Fast Charge to recharge the batteries to 90 percent capacity in just 90 minutes

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The HP Spectre x360 is expected to be available October 12, 2016. HP.com and BesBuy.com starting price at $1,049.99.

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