HP releases Specter x360 convertible

HP has announced a new convertible: the Specter x360. The 13.3 “screen of this hybrid can be completely folded. The system has an aluminum housing and HP is targeting the high-end market with the Specter x360.

The HP Specter x360 is 15.9mm thick and weighs 1.48kg. The manufacturer uses a method to switch from laptop to tablet mode that Lenovo started with with its Yoga systems: the screen can be flipped 360 degrees. The housing is made of aluminum, the keyboard is backlit and the battery capacity is a generous 56Wh.

HP therefore focuses on the higher segment with the convertible, but the company simultaneously releases a large number of different configurations, so that more affordable models are also available for sale. For example, the processor is a choice of Core i5-5200U or Core i7-5500U, both Intel Broadwell chips.

There will be models with 4GB and 8GB memory and the SSD storage capacity is available from 128GB to 512GB. HP also offers a choice in terms of screen: there will be models with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and with 2560×1440 pixels. The price of the cheapest model will be $900 in the US, while the most comprehensive model will cost $1400. Nothing is known yet about the euro prices and introduction dates.