HP refreshes its Surface Pro clone ahead of new Surface Pro launch

Microsoft is set to introduce a new Surface device tomorrow: the Surface Pro. Ahead of the launch of the new Surface Pro, Hewlett-Packard is refreshing its Surface Pro competitor: the HP Spectre x2. The new updates to the Spectre x3 are mostly focused towards performance, but a lot of the other components are still the same as last year’s model.

The main difference on the new Spectre x2 is the processor. With the new Spectre x3, HP is now packing Intel’s 7th gen Core i processors — which is a pretty major upgrade from last year’s Core M processors. The company has also upgraded the 12.3-inch display of the Spectre x2 — which now has a resolution of 3000×2000 pixels, rather than last year’s 1080p panel. HP is also packing the Intel Iris Plus 650 graphics card which will apparently power two 4K monitors. As for the battery, HP says the new Spectre x2 can run up to 8 hours — but the company has packed fast charging into the device, which should let you charge your device pretty quickly.

The updated model also comes with 360GB of storage, dual-speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen, and it will start shipping next month, prices start at $999.

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