HP’s New Spectre x360 To Be Powered By Skylake Processors
Anyone who has ever tried a laptop-tablet hybrid will tell you that HP’s x360 lineup is simply amazing and well worth the price. So the question is, what makes this newly announced Spectre x360 unique and better than the previous ones? Well the answer is, a lot of things.
The new 2-in-1 from HP has an aluminum body unlike the plastic ones the previous models had and is only 0.6 inches thick. It may not be much of an upgrade over the recently launched Intel Broadwell processor running Spectre that was made available earlier this year since it is basically a refresh of the same model.
However, that being said the new Spectre x360 comes with the beefy Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Skylake processors. The processors will be powering up displays of 1080p and 1440p resolution. The machines will also have 8GB RAM and upto 256GB SSD storage. For those not looking to invest a lot in a laptop-tablet hybrid, there are also entry level variants with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage.
Each model will also be equipped with a full sized HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort that will allow users to connect 4K screens to the machine for output. Three USB 3.0 ports will also be included, one of which supports USB charging even when the Spectre is asleep.
Keyboard for all models will be backlit and according to HP, even with the all these things the machine will have a battery life of above 13 hours.
Starting at $300, Spectra x360 is definitely a machine to look into; however, by paying a little more, users can opt for some different machines as well, especially if a dedicated GPU is a requirement (which sadly isn’t available in Spectre x360).