HP’s New Spectre Laptop Will Help You Work Yourself Into An Early Grave

HP’s New Spectre Laptop Will Help You Work Yourself Into An Early Grave
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HP has shown off what it calls the “next generation of personal computing” for the Australian market at CES2018, unveiling the Spectre x360 15 convertible PC and the Envy x2 to bolster its current lineup.

With the Spectre x360 15, HP says its shooting squarely at the creative market, offering two varieties: one with a 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Radeon RX Vega M GPU that should last one a single charge for around 12 hours, the other with a Quad core 8th Gen Intel Core processor and the NVIDIA MX 150 GPU, which should last around 13.5 hours. Both models have a 15.6-inch 4K touch display, and its convertible functionality makes it potentially radar-worthy for designers and the like.

The HP Envy x2 is said to be purpose built as an “always-on, always ready to work experience”. The idea of always being at the ready to work doesn’t seem all that appealing, but for the workaholics among us, maybe that’s your bag. In any case, it features a 7th Gen Intel Core Y-Series processor, so it’s not as beefy as the Spectre x360 15, but it will give you a bit more battery life, expected to last around 17 hours on a single charge.

Availability for both the Spectre x360 15 and the Envy x2 isn’t expected to be announced for a few weeks yet, however we do have pricing for both, with the Spectre starting at $3,499 and the Envy coming in a little lower at $1,899.