With the world fixated on the thinnest gadgets money can buy, HP has decided to one-up Apple and their MacBook Air by releasing the all new HP Spectre, a razor-thin laptop that's only 10.4mm thick.
The new Spectre was introduced at The New York Times International Luxury Conference in Versailles, and is a solid take on a MacBook Air killer. Apple's MacBook Air is the gold standard for a thin, ultra-portable work laptop, and spawned a whole category of ultrabooks trying to cash in on the market the Air created.
The HP Spectre represents the latest soldier in the battle, with HP creating a laptop that measures 10.4mm and weighs just 2.45 pounds. It has a Full HD 13.3-inch IPS display and is made out of aluminum and carbon fibre, making it strong but light. The finish is a warm two tone copper on black, exuding a sense of class and warmth that is associated with the ultrabook market segment.
Some neat tricks make it even more interesting, such as the piston-powered hinges that are recessed, which pop out when you open the laptop. For those to whom money is no object, HP worked with London-based industrial designer, Tord Boontje, to create a limited edition Spectre with 14k gold and 800 crystals encrusted into the chassis.
There's also a full-bling 18k gold version designed by Jess Hannah, which has keycaps sporting a cursive font, and diamonds inlaid on the Power LED.
There will also be matching peripherals to go with the beautiful black and copper motif, including a wireless mouse, a laptop handbag, and a laptop sleeve. The added accessories will cost extra, but people who are interested in this unit are probably more into it for the aesthetics and will want a matching set.
The actual specifications of the Spectre are variable but starts with an Intel Core i5 processor, Up to 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD at USD 1,170 while the more expensive i7 model will come in at USD 1,250. The new Spectre is to hit stores on May 22 in the US.
- Source from store.hp.com