HP’s latest flagship convertible laptop, the Spectre x360, which was launched in Malaysia in December last year, has seen a slight increase in price. The base model now retails for RM5,199 (from RM4,999 previously), while the premium model remains unchanged.
According to a HP Malaysia representative, the weaker Ringgit is the cause behind the slight bump in price. However, the higher end model remains at RM5,999; this may change if our currency weakens further. A source also revealed that the Core i7 model’s price isn’t as affected due to a prior agreement between HP, Intel, and Microsoft regarding prices for Windows 10 licenses as well as Core i7 chips.
The price change for the base model Spectre x360 is effective immediately.
To recap, the two variants of the Spectre x360 in Malaysia are different only in the processors fitted. The base model packs a Core i5-7200U, while the top end model features a Core i7-7500U chip.
Both models sport 13.3-inch Full HD displays, 8GB of RAM, 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD, and Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated graphics. Both models weigh 1.295kg, and have the same I/Os: 2x USB 3.1 Type C with Thunderbolt 3 support, 1 USB 3.1 Type A port, and a headphone/microphone combo jack.
The HP Spectre x360 comes with a two year local warranty inclusive of a one-year limited international warranty. For more information about the Spectre x360, check out our review.