The ubiquitous smartphone may be getting more powerful with every new iteration, but it’s still unable to completely replace a full-sized computing device for tasks such as video editing. In fact, a recent study by HP revealed that laptops are still a must-have for premium customers. Millennials, in particular, consider it critical for everyday life. Interestingly, although these surveyed customers have different uses for their laptops, most of them spend nearly half their time on their computers outside of home, and want a single device that can meet the varied demands of both work and personal life. Enter the HP Spectre x360 13.
The new HP Spectre x360 13 is a well-rounded package that melds thoughtful, sophisticated design with high performance and reliability. In turn, these features are topped off with a suite of security features to give users peace of mind both at home and outside of it.
The Spectre x360 13 is a 13-inch convertible laptop that boasts a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, making it the world’s smallest convertible with these specifications*. Its angular, faceted design isn’t just cutting-edge, but also displays thoughtful usage of space. Note how the power button and power port are located in the two rear corners of the laptop, which moves them out of the way to create unobstructed space for things like a mouse. The same meticulousness goes into the components under the hood – the Wi-Fi antennas, for instance, were relocated to reduce the laptop’s dimensions vis-à-vis its predecessor’s.
Despite its diminutive size, the Spectre x360 13 comes power packed with Intel’s 10th gen quad-core processors and up to 16GB of RAM, with as much as 1TB of storage. The laptop’s 13-inch OLED screen is factory calibrated, and runs on the DCI-P3 gamut to offer a wider range of colours for greater accuracy compared to the more commonly used sRGB colour space. Both HD and 4K resolutions are available for the display, which can be further enhanced with the anti-reflection feature for visual fidelity even when outdoors in bright light. If that’s not enough, the Spectre x360 13 has a battery life of up to 22 hours, which makes all-day cord-free usage a possibility.
Performance aside, HP has also given the Spectre x360 13 various features to enhance its security. For a start, the webcam and microphone have a dedicated kill switch and mute button respectively, which ensure the user’s privacy. The display can also be fitted with the third generation of HP’s Sure View privacy screen, which can toggle between regular “sharing” mode, and a “privacy” mode that restricts its viewing angle – at no cost to brightness or contrast. Given how visual hacking (i.e. simply peeping at a screen) is successful 91 per cent of the time, the Sure View feature is a viable and compelling option for users who value such privacy.
The Spectre x360 13 presents a well-rounded package for those who’re looking for a balance between power and portability in mobile computing. The hardest choice may just be deciding between the colourways: Nightfall Black with Copper Luxe accents, or Poseidon Blue with Pale Brass accents.
The HP Spectre x360 13 is already available in Singapore. Find out more here. In addition, devices with HP’s Sure View feature will be available from mid-2020, and you can register your interest here.