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HP launches the most powerful 14-inch Spectre convertible

Written By published October 23, 2018

HP Inc. launched on Tuesday a lineup of new devices combining premium design, security and performance. HP created its latest Spectre and Elite innovations to take PC experiences to the next level by enabling creativity, connectivity and confidence throughout the day. They build on a series of breakthrough devices, including the recently announced HP Spectre Folio.

“There is a growing desire for personal computing devices that enable new experiences and are built for busy, on-the-go lifestyles,” the company said in a press release. “This is especially true for customers looking to purchase a premium device, as 45 percent spend a significant amount of time using their laptop outside of the home and laptops remain a critical everyday tool for 82 percent of millennials.”

Additions to the HP Spectre Portfolio

HP Spectre x360 15

The newly redesigned HP Spectre x360 13 and HP Spectre x360 15 join the HP Spectre Folio – available later this month – to create a portfolio of new premium products that deliver top-notch design, security and performance.

HP’s craftmanship and attention to detail are paramount in each device. Available in dark ash silver with copper luxe accents and the all-new poseidon blue with pale brass accents, the devices feature a gem-cut design that can only be achieved with aluminum CNC machining. Functional design is equally important, which is why the angled USB-C port is now placed in the faceted edge on the right side of the device for better cable management, and the dual chamfer design makes the lid easier to lift from three sides. The design of the speaker pattern is also unique, with each hole micro-drilled to improve acoustic transparency, delivering a crystal-clear audio experience by Bang & Olufsen.

The new Spectre lineup has also been equipped with innovative security features. A privacy camera kill switch allows the user to turn off the webcam when not in use. Spectres also come with optional HP Sure View, an integrated privacy screen to help users avoid prying eyes in public areas.

The devices also deliver a connected computing experience. This includes long-lasting battery life, with up to 22.5 hours in the Spectre x360 13 – a 37 percent increase versus the previous generation – and up to 17.5 hours in the Spectre x360 15. The optional gigabit-class 4G LTE on the 13-inch device and ultra-fast Wi-Fi with up to 1 gigabit download speeds on both devices ensure connectivity from almost anywhere. Connected modern standby ensures that emails, calendars and contacts are always up-to-date, and a wake-on fingerprint reader and wake-on voices enable full log-on almost instantaneously.

While the Spectre x360 13 is designed for the highly mobile professional on the go with up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors, the Spectre x360 15 is the most powerful Spectre convertible laptop to date, delivering up to 20 percent more performance versus the previous generation. Ideal for those who immerse themselves in content creation, the 15-inch convertible features a new thermal design, up to the latest six-core 8th Gen Intel Core processors and the optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with Max Q design. In addition, the Spectre x360 15 offers various display options, including a 4K touch display or up to 650-nit FHD display – one of the brightest consumer panels in the industry – and Thunderbolt 3 ports that support dual 5K displays.

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5

Four modes of HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5

Building on the heritage of the HP Elite Portfolio, the new HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is an artfully crafted 14-inch diagonal convertible in a 13-inch form factor with a unibody CNC aluminum chassis and an adonized finish, which is designed to pass rigorous military-standard testing in addition to turning heads.

Mobility for premium customers is a must, which is why the device features up to 17 hours of battery life, gigabit-class 4G LTE, the optional HP Outdoor Viewable Display with an anti-glare screen and up to 700-nit display, and optional HP Sure View that works great both indoors and outdoors.

Regardless of whether users are at their office desk or in the coffee shop, security threats are everywhere and a major factor in purchasing a PC. That’s why the EliteBook x360 1040 and all Elite devices include HP’s hardware-enforced security and features such as HP Sure Start Gen 4, a self-healing BIOS and HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging, which enables customers to restore their PC to a working state in minutes.

Want to personalize your PC? An HP partnership with Zazzle enables users to create decorative high-quality, laser cut notebook skins for HP Elite notebooks. Businesses can easily display their own brand to customers, while individuals can design their own skin to show off their unique style.

Additionally, HP has two new solutions designed to simplify connections and maximize productivity in the office. The new HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor offers a simpler and cleaner alternative to dock-and-monitor solutions with a single USB-A cable or single power-enabled USB-C cable for data and video, as well a pop-up privacy webcam. The new HP USB Fingerprint Mouse enables users with dedicated PCs to unlock their Windows 10 PC with a single touch, allowing for secure biometric authentication that IT departments can deploy for access control to devices.

Pricing and availability

  • The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to be available in November at for a starting price of $1,149.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.
  • The HP Spectre x360 15 is expected to be available in November at for a starting price of 1,389.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.
  • The HP USB Fingerprint Mouse is expected to be available in December at for a starting price of $49.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 is expected to be available at the end of October at for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in December at for a starting price of $329.
  • Custom laser cut skins for the HP EliteBook 1000 series are available now at for a starting price of $19.95.

For further details about the devices above, read the HP press release.

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