HP is back with two new laptops in its Spectre X360 range, adding some new improvements on old favourites. The Spectre 13 X360 boasts a smaller and lighter form factor for working on the go, while the Spectre 15 X360 is a more supercharged device for people working with multimedia.
HP’s Spectre x360 line of convertible laptops has returned with a considerable refresh, promising extended battery life and better processing power.
The two new models also have a few handy little quality of life upgrades too, such as dual-chamfered design for easier movement on the hinges, and an electronic kill switch on the computer’s webcam to make sure no one can access your webcam feed when it’s not on.
The HP Spectre 13 x360 is the stand out of the two, boasting an enviable 22.5 hours battery life for those working on the go. While real world battery life will obviously differ, it’s still not a stat to sniff at, as an improvement of 37 per cent on the last generation. The 13 also offers optional gigabit-class 4G LTE, another bonus for people who have to work on the go.
The 15 x360 has a decent battery life too, with 17.5 hours. While there’s no LTE option on this one, both it and the 13 also support ultra-fast Wi-fi up to gigabit speeds.
The 13 x360 sports the latest quad-core 8th generation Intel Core processors, but it’s the 15 x360 that’s built for performance. It includes six-core 8th Generation Intel Core processors, in a thermal design to reduce the risk of overheating.
A NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti is available as an option on the 15 x360, and for content creators and video editors there is even the option to add a 4K touch display.
If you’re keen on either of these devices, you don’t have long to wait. The HP Spectre 13 x360 is expected to be available in Australia from November at Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and hp.com.au starting at $2199. The HP Spectre 15 x360 is available from the same places and will set you back $3,599, plus more for extras.
HP also offers a number of Spectre accessories on their website, including the Spectre Rechargeable Mouse 700 from $99.95, the Spectre Tilt Rechargable Pen from $149.95 and the HP Spectre Tech Tote from $249.95.