HP Spectre Review

The all the new HP Spectre is the thinnest laptop in the world and you may be surprised to hear that this laptop is actually very powerful. The HP Spectre is crafted with carbon fiber and aluminum which results in a design that will make people’s head turn. “There’s thin and there’s thinner” well the HP Spectre is the thinnest full power laptop with a thickness of just 10.44 mm, it is also one of the lightest laptops we have ever tested, weighing in at 2.45 lbs. Exactly how thin is 10.4 mm, the Dell XPS is about 15 mm thick and the 12-inch MacBook is around 13 mm thick, this gives you an idea of how thin the Spectre actually is.

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The specs of this laptop are very impressive, the Spectre is powered by Intel 6th generation Core i7-6500U (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz) and comes with Windows 10 Home 64. The laptop comes with up to 8 GB of memory and up to 512 GB of PCIe-based SSD storage, it can handle pretty much any task your throw at it. Hp also used a 802.11 ac 2×2 Wi-Fi antenna to give the fastest wireless speeds possible.

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The Spectre’s design and color scheme make this laptop extremely unique, as you can see in the pictures, the entire hinge is bright-jeweled gold, which definitely draws attention. I had many people come up to me and ask if they could take a closer look at the laptop.

spectre_saf_keypadWhen laptops are this thin, they usually don’t come with great keyboards, this is not the case with the HP Spectre, the keyboard works surprisingly well. The keys are a little shallower compared to other 13 inch laptops but it is still a normal keyboard, unlike the MackBook’s flat keys which comes with a learning curve.

For full specs of this laptop, check out HP Spectre on HP.com

Overall, the HP Spectre is truly an amazingly thin and powerful laptop, to make a laptop this thin, there are some comprises you have to make, like a non-touch display and USB-C. But if you are looking for a thin and luxurious looking laptop, then Spectre should be one of the first choices. At $1,249.99 it is a bargain compared to some of the alternatives like the 12 inch MacBook.

 

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