Thinnest Laptop: HP Aims Upmarket with Spectre
HP aims high by bringing out the world’s thinnest laptop with a luxurious finish.
HP seems to be aiming for some serious one-upmanship here. The first thing to take note about the Spectre (other than the naming sense that seems to be making nods to Rolls-Royce style branding) is, obviously, the thinness. At 10.4mm and 2.45 pounds, this is set up to be one of the sleekest and most lightweight laptops out there. The company claims this is the thinnest laptop ever brought to market.
On the craftsmanship side, there’s also that shiny copper finish that it happens to be all wrapped up in. The shine is all backed up with an edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass display, a backlit keyboard, and a glass trackpad. The laptop even opens on a piston hinge inspired by high-end furniture details (the company is comparing it to an Eames chair!).
Then again, we still have to look to performance. The laptop uses a hybrid battery that ensures up to 9 hours of battery life. It works on an Intel i5 or i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and SSD storage up to 512GB. The audio system is designed by Bang & Olufsen.
As an extra touch, HP seems to have a special Spectre leather sleeve and slim topload to go with the laptop. The price starts at $1,169. The Spectre was unveiled at the 2016 New York Times International Luxury Conference, in Versailles. You know, this place.
You can see the Spectre in its full glory through the video below, and check out HP’s site here.