HP’s new Spectre x2 is a more sensible alternative to the Surface Pro 4


HP has debuted the second-generation of its Spectre x2 2-in-1, boasting the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs based on the 7th Generation Kaby Lake architecture.

The new Spectre x2 sports a 12.3-inch display with 3000 x 2000 resolution and an uncommon 3:2 aspect ratio that it shares with rival Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The IPS panel is claimed to be capable of reaching peak brightness of up to 450 nits, making it one of the brightest displays on a 2-in-1 laptop. The Spectre x2 comes with a very impressive N-trig pen that does not require a separate digitizer to work. It includes a U-shaped stainless steel kickstand as well, claimed to offer great durability. It can tilt all the way up to 165 degrees, an improvement of 15 degrees when compared to the previous model. The hybrid laptop is made out of CNC-machined aluminum with dark ash silver coloring giving it a truly premium appearance. The detachable keyboard uses strong magnetic force to attach to the Spectre x2 and integrates a glass trackpad.


Coming to the specs now, the Spectre x2 can be configured with up to a Core i7 processor with integrated Iris Plus graphics, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and up to a 1TB PCIe solid state drive. Connectivity options include 2x USB Type-C ports with DisplayPort and USB-PD charging. HP has packed a 41-watt-hour battery inside the new model, claimed to deliver up to 7 hours of video playback. HP’s Fast Charge5 technology allows the battery to charge from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. The 2-in-1 features a 13MP resolution camera at the back and a 5MP resolution wide-view front camera with an IR camera for Windows Hello authentication.

HP’s new Spectre x2 will be available for purchase starting next month for $999 (Rs.64650) in the US. That’s lower than what you’d have to pay for a Surface Pro 4 with comparable hardware.

[Via: PCWorld]