Earlier today Intel launched its Core G-series processors and we’ve already had a look over the first NUC systems which come packing these desirable SoCs. Now HP has launched what it claims to be the “the world’s most powerful convertible PC”, the HP Spectre x360 15 with Intel Core i7 8705G processor. HP’s promotion of the new Spectre x360 15 avoids gaming entirely and focuses upon the potential on offer for those involved in creating, editing and streaming 4k and 3D content.
The product link provided points directly to the HP Spectre x360 15, with Intel Core i7 8705G processor. This machine is said to provide up to 12.5 hours of battery life with fast charge capability being able to top up to 50 per cent in 30 minutes (machine powered off). However, according to its press release HP also offers the same 15-inch machine with quad core 8th Gen Intel Core processors paired with Nvidia GeForce MX 150 graphics, providing up to 13.5 hours of battery life with Fast Charge Technology – top up 90 per cent in 90 minutes.
From the product page pull-down you can select a further model, the 13-inch HP Spectre x360, which relies solely on integrated UHD 620 graphics. This most portable version can run for up to 16 hours and 45 minutes without a recharge.
Other key qualities of the new HP Spectre x360 15 machines are;
- Up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM
- Up to 2TB of PCIe flash storage
- A pair of USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1x USB 3.1 Type-A, combo audio jack, SD card reader, HDMI 2.0 port
- A premium design constructed from CNC machined aluminium with copper accents, a profile of just 19.5mm and weight of 2.1kg.
- Geared hinges allow for smooth and steady transitions between laptop, tablet and entertainment modes
- Backlit keyboard
- Above keyboard B&O speakers improve the audio experience and allow room for a numeric keypad
- The 4K UHD touch micro-edge display is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Biometric Windows Hello support comes via both IR camera and side mounted fingerprint reader
- Windows ink compatibility and optional HP Tilt Pen
HP says that the new Spectre x360 15 machines will become available from mid-March, priced from $1,370.
At CES 2018 HP has also taken the wraps off its Omen X 65 Big Format Gaming Display with Nvidia G-Sync, as mentioned earlier in the Nvidia BFGD news article. You can read about this and the new HP Envy x2, the HP Z 3D camera, the HP Pavilion Wave PCs with Amazon Alexa for Windows 10, and the Omen Game Stream device in HP’s official CES 2018 overview post.