HP Malaysia has just launched the new and very sleek-looking Spectre 13, also known simply as the Spectre. Of course, as this laptop is a premium offering, it has a matching price tag as well.
For the Malaysian market, we will receive two variants of the Spectre: an Intel Core i5-6200U model and a Core i7-6500U variant. Aside from the processor, both of these models are similarly equipped, including a very fast 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, which somewhat explains the high asking price of the Spectre.
Other specifications of the HP Spectre include a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a 38WHr battery, three USB Type-C ports (two of which are Thunderbolt ports), and a very thin 10.4mm chassis. The Spectre’s slim dimension, along with the premium construction of the laptop, are the Spectre’s main selling points, and consumers will have to fork out a premium for it.
The HP Spectre will be available for purchase in Malaysia from July 2016 onwards from a whopping RM5,999; the Core i7 variant will go for RM6,900 instead. Needless to say, these retail prices position the Spectre as a premium offering; even Apple’s MacBook Pro retails from only RM5,499. Then again, the MacBook Pro isn’t exactly as slim – and some would argue isn’t as sleek either – as the Spectre, and certain consumers may be willing to pay for that.