CES 2016: HP launches upgraded Spectre x360 convertible laptop

Hammad Saleem

HP Spectre x360

Manufacturers continue to launch new Windows 10 powered machines with an excellent set of specifications at the mega Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas. After Lenovo, it seems HP has some products to showcase at the big event. Starting off with the new 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop, which the company touts is the “World’s Thinnest and Lightest 15.6” Convertible Yet”.

“Screen quality — including resolution, brightness and contrast—are increasingly important to customers creating and viewing rich media content on their personal systems, and PCs are no exception,” said Mike Nash, vice president, customer experience and portfolio strategy, personal systems, HP Inc. “To deliver experiences that amaze, HP is bringing OLED and 4K displays as an option on the new HP Spectre x360 13.3” and 15.6” convertible PCs, respectively.”

The new HP Spectre x360 offers users with a 15.6-inch touchscreen display boasting a 4K resolution and wide viewing angles. The convertible weighs only four pounds and is 15.9 mm thick — it’s thicker than the Lenovo Yoga 900S which is only 12.8 mm think and weighs 2.2 lbs. Anyway, the convertible still offers users with an excellent set of specifications with the latest 6th Generation Intel processors, up to Core i7, as well as Intel Iris graphics, up to 16GB of memory and up to 512GB of SSD storage.

HP says the laptop can offer users with a battery time of up to 9.5 hours for the 4K variant, but it’s much better if you go for the variant with a Full HD display — 13 hours of battery time. Other features include three USB 3.0 ports with Sleep and Charge, one USB Type-C port, a mini display port, HDMI, audio port and ships with Windows 10.

The 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 will hit retail on February 14th, and will be available for purchase from HP and Best Buy with prices starting at $1,149 — it’s worth mentioning the price is for the full HD version, not the 4K one.

The company also announced it will offer the 13.3-inch Spectre x360 with QHD OLED panel as well as the latest Intel processors, but it’s not coming any time soon, customers will have to wait until Spring 2016 to get it. There’s no word about the pricing 13.3-inch Spectre x360.