HP Unveils Spectre World’s Slimmest Laptop

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HP Unveils Spectre World’s Slimmest Laptop

HP Unveils Spectre World’s Slimmest Laptop

HP has declared its new Spectre laptop, the world’s thinnest 13.3” notebook. In spite of its small size, the Spectre uses Intel’s Core i5/i7 microprocessor, a PCIe-based SSD, a full size keyboard with an advanced audio system developed by Bang & Olufsen. For this new notebook, HP had to use a number of innovative technologies, although to make the system so thin it had to give up the serviceability.

The Spectre weight is just 2.5 pounds, and has up to a 512 GB PCIe SSD. It utilizes Intel’s new hyperbaric chilling system, which uses fans that suck air directly onto the processor and other machinery. Connectivity options on the laptop include three USB Type-C ports which can all charge the laptop, with two of them supporting Thunderbolt 3.

Spectre laptop is based on the Core i5-6200U or the Core i7-6500U  but the company does not disclose exact clock-rates of the CPUs. HP notes that the microprocessors may not essentially work at their default frequencies all the time, but point outs that the chips are still significantly faster than the Core M processors used inside the Apple MacBook. These could either be the full fat 15W parts, or the models could be in cTDP down mode. Battery life of this laptop is9 hours and 45 minutes. One thing that is noticeable is the price, which hasn’t improved over the MacBook is the price: $1170.

HP Unveils Spectre World’s Slimmest Laptop:

Comparison of Ultra-Thin Notebooks

HP Spectre Apple MacBook (2015) ASUS UX305UA
Screen Resolution 1920×1080 2304×1440 1920×1080
3200×1800
CPU Intel Core i5-6200U
Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel Core M 1.1 GHz
Intel Core M 1.2 GHz
Intel Core M 1.3 GHz
Intel Core i3-6100U
Intel Core i5-6200U
Intel Core i7-6500U
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 520
(24 execution units)
Intel HD Graphics 5300 (24 EUs) Intel HD Graphics 520
(24 execution units)
RAM 8 GB (LPDDR3?) 8 GB LPDDR3 4 GB LPDDR3
8 GB LPDDR3
Storage 256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi
USB 3.1 3 × Type-C
3.0 1 × Type-C 2 × Type-A
2.0 1 × Type-A
Thunderbolt 2 × Thunderbolt 3
HDMI micro-HDMI
Other I/O Microphone, stereo speakers, audio jack
Thickness 10.4 mm up to 13.1 mm 16 mm
Weight 1.10 kilograms 0.92 kilograms 1.30 kilograms
Price 256GB:
$1170 (Core i5)
$1250 (Core i7)
256GB:
$1300 (1.1 GHz)
$1600 (1.3 GHz)
$750 – $1200

 

Meet your new obsession, the world’s thinnest laptop, HP Spectre. #ReinventObsession www.hp.com/go/hpspectrelaptop

Posted by HP on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

 

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