MWC 2015: HP Spectre X360 convertible 2-in-1 Ultrabook with Windows 8.1 announced
HP took the wraps off the Spectre X360 Convertible 2-in-1 Ultrabook at the MWC 2015. The ultra-thin convertible hybrid laptop/tablet comes with 13.3-inch display, is made of CNC aluminium chassis with polished metal on the sides.
Specs-wise; The HP Spectre x360 features a 13.3-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) or (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display; powered by Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, either 4GB or 8GB of RAM with SSD up to 512GB. It also uses a microSD card slot, HDMI port and a MiniDisplay 1.2 port, Dual Band Wi-Fi, backlit keyboard and trackpad.
The 2-in-1 laptop measures 15.9mm thick, weighs around 1.5Kg, and is expected to deliver around 10 to 12.5 hours of usage even when the display is on high-res. The company says the reason for the extra long battery life is because the Spectre X360 only refreshes part of the display that are actively changing thus recquring less power (Panel Self Refresh (PSR) technology).
It has a special geared hinge design that allows it to maintain the same thin profile in tablet mode that it has when it’s closed. It can switch between 4 different modes: notebook (or laptop) mode for work, stand mode for viewing entertainment like watching movies, tent mode for touchscreen entertainment like games, or tablet mode for on the go.
The HP Spectre x360 is expected to be available in the U.S. On March 1st at HP.com and then at Best Buy on March 15th.
It will be available at the following configurations and prices:
- • Intel Core i5 Processor, Full HD touchscreen display, 4GB LPDDR3 system memory and a 128GB SSD – $899.99 (U.S.).
• Intel Core i7, Full HD touchscreen, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD – $1149.99 (U.S.).
• Intel Core i7, Quad HD touchscreen, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD – $1399.99 (U.S.).