HP has announced the new HP Spectre the world’s thinnest laptop at 10.5mm thin. The company vowed to make a laptop that is so thin that it would give the new MacBook a run for its money, which resulted in the re-invention of the Spectre line.
The HP Spectre features a 13.3-inch full HD IPS display, which is protected by an edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass. The chassis of the laptop is made from a combination of carbon fibre and aluminium to give it a premium touch. Because of the materials chosen for the construction of the Spectre, the laptop weighs a mere 1.1kg.
Despite the thinness of the HP Spectre, it can still be fitted with either a sixth generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The laptop is also capable of handling up to 8GB of RAM, coupled with up to a PCIe-based 512GB SSD for storage.
In terms of connectivity, the HP Spectre has an 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi antenna for increased network speeds and reception. Apart from that, there are also three USB Type-C ports (two of which supports Thunderbolt 3) on the HP Spectre. Do take note that all three USB Type-C ports support charging, high-speed data transfer, as well as connecting to external displays.
The HP Spectre sports a fully-backlit keyboard for better typing in the dark. The company also chose to use glass for the trackpad, which should provide a smooth navigating experience.
HP promises that the Spectre will provide up to nine hours of battery life, thanks to the hybrid battery system that is split into two thinner pieces to deliver the same amount of wattage as a single battery.
To make the HP Spectre a truly premium laptop with a luxury design, the company worked with two designers (Tord Boontje and Jess Hannah) to create two distinct limited edition HP Spectre – one made of diamond, and another in 18K gold. Before you get all excited, these HP Spectres will only be made in limited numbers to be auctioned at the Cannes Film Festival. Proceeds from these two laptops will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The HP Spectre’s official product website is already up and running, and it shows that the HP Spectre will start from USD$1169.99, which translates to roughly RM4,600 for the lowest-specced model. HP will start taking pre-orders in the United States from the 25th of April, with shipping set to begin sometime in May. Currently, there is no mention on when it will be arriving in Malaysia, but with the strong local presence of HP, it should not take long.