HP Rolls out High-end Spectre x360 Convertibles with 4K Screen, Optional OLED Display
High quality panels seem to be the main focus of laptop and hybrid manufacturers this year. Following the launch of Lenovo’s 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which is touted as the “world’s first convertible that features an OLED display,” HP today at CES, showcased its refreshed Spectre x360 convertible models.
The familiar 13.3-inch model now gets an optional OLED display, while the new 15-inch model comes with more than 8 million pixels.
By switching over to OLED in the refreshed 13.3-inch version, you get a 103 percent color gamut versus a 72 percent one, along with better color accuracy as well as improved contrast. Since OLED panels are thinner, the machine weighs less, shaving 50 grams off the weight of the Spectre x360.
In addition, the 13.3-inch convertible is powered by Intel’s latest Core processors, with up to 1TB of SSD storage.
The other Spectre x360 is touted as the the “thinnest and lightest 15-inch convertible.” The new version sports a 4K (3,820 x 2,160) touchscreen display, with Intel’s almost-discrete-caliber Iris graphics and up to 16 GB of RAM.
Featuring Bang & Olufsen’s audio tech, the 15-inch version in particular is equipped with a four-speaker setup, ensuring that crisp visuals aren’t ruined by poor quality audio when watching videos.
Other amenities include three USB 3.0 ports with Sleep and Charge technology, a single USB Type-C connector. mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and an audio jack.
The 15.6-inch Spectre x360 goes on sale starting Feb. 14 at $1,149, while the 13.3-inch version with the OLED screen, will ship later this year with no mention of starting price.