The HP Spectre has made quite the buzz as the world’s thinnest laptop. Starting with the release of the Macbook Air in 2008, and later the Tphone, the trend for thinner, lighter laptops has been taken to new heights. This new Windows 10 computer has a lot to offer, and we are here to tell you just what that is. Below you will find a breakdown of everything you need to know about HP Spectre, the world’s thinnest laptop.
As it has been made clear by Apple for so many years, innovation does not come cheap. The HP Spectre will not completely break the bank, but it is still much pricier than other HP laptops any micro computer on the market. Starting at $1,169 you are likely to end up spending upwards of $1,200 to get your hands on this revolutionary device. The price can fluctuate depending upon your needs. For example, an i7 Core Processor will cost you an extra $80. However, you can always find a good deal at places like Best Buy or even through sales from HP.
Perhaps the most innovative features of the HP Spectre are its ports and accessories. Unlike the Macbook Air, which uses regular USB ports that take up valuable space, the world’s thinnest laptop has utilized USB Type C ports. These ports are thinner, which in turn allows HP to make the laptop thinner. Unfortunately, because they are not commonly used, you will likely need a USB Type C adapter in order to plug your regular electronics into one of the 3 available ports. In a few years however, it is likely that these thinner ports will be all the rage at the year’s Flash Memory Summit.
The new HP Spectre has been tested rigorously by the public and attendees of the Flash Memory Summit. Magazines, bloggers and consumers alike all wanted to know: did HP have to sacrifice performance to get a thinner laptop? In short, the answer is no. The HP Spectre offers fast and easy use for every task you could hope to complete on a laptop. Gaming, streaming and photo editing can be done without any extensive lagging thanks to their powerful Intel Core Processors.
The world’s thinnest laptop from HP Enterprise combines innovation with style. The HP Spectre is outfitted with high end finishes and a set of custom speakers. The gold hinge adds a bit of glamour to the laptop, while the scratch resistant screen makes it highly functional when converted to a touchpad. Additionally, the two-tone laptop is made of aluminum and carbon-fiber, both of which help to keep the weight under 3lbs. Overall, the HP Spectre has a stunning design without sacrificing any of the practicality.
SD Card Reader
One downside to the worlds thinnest laptop? No SD card reader. This may not be a big deal for some users. However, if you frequently transfer photos or other files from an SD card to your computer, you may want to steer clear of the HP Spectre x360. Of course, there are HP accessories that you can purchase that will add this feature to your laptop. However, it will cost you extra money, and the HP Spectre x360 is not cheap. Keep this in mind if you were thinking of buying the world’s thinnest laptop. Perhaps Toughbooks devices may be more your speed.
Thin Laptop Competition
Acer Swift 7
The HP Spectre may claim to be the worlds thinnest laptop however, so has the Acer Swift 7. The Swift 7 has been touted by Acer as the world’s thinnest notebook PC. This thin laptop is quite a bit more costly than other Acer gadgets, at $1,100 for the 13-inch product. But if you want a slim and quiet laptop, the Acer Swift 7 definitely meets those qualifications. The Acer Swift 7 is thinner than the “world’s thinnest laptop,” The HP Spectre, however, it is also slower and offers lower performance. The Swift 7 is not swift at all, it may actually meet the textbook latency definition. Depending on your preferences, the worlds real thinnest laptop, the Acer Swift 7, may be a better fit for you than the HP Spectre.
The MacBook Air is another thin laptop that offers some competition to those of Acer and HP. While the MacBook Air is thicker and heavier than the HP Spectre, the Apple product has the signature simple design with the Apple logo on the back. Many people simply prefer the simple design of Apple products, although the Spectre is a beautifully designed piece of technology itself. The MacBook also offers better battery life. However, it does not include an accutype keyboard. If you need a long-lasting laptop, the MacBook Air from Apple may be the best thin laptop for your needs.
The HP Spectre just may spark the thin-laptop movement. The innovative design and strong performance of this all in one pc prove that you can get all of the same quality from a smaller gadget. Now that you know all about the thinnest laptop ever made, tell us what you think. Will Mac follow suit with the USB Type C ports? Are there more important things to improve in technology today? Let us know in the comments below.
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