HP Spectre 13
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HP on Wednesday announced next-gen new HP Spectre 13 and HP Spectre x360 notebooks with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

The Spectre 13 will be available in Ceramic White with polished Pale Gold accents, or in Dark Ash Silver with polished Copper accents. The starting price for the notebook is $1,299.99. The Spectre x360 13 will be priced from $1,149.99 and can be had in Natural Silver or Dark Ash Silver with Copper accents. Both devices will be available on October 29th.

“HP is delivering the world’s thinnest touch laptops without compromising on performance and still setting new industry standards for battery life, security, sound and design,” said Yam Su Yin, Vice President, Consumer Personal Systems and Retail Sales, Asia-Pacific and Japan, HP Inc, in a statement.

HP Spectre 13 features a 13.3-inch display with micro-edge bezels that is covered in Gorilla Glass, delivering up to 4K display resolution.

The notebook is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors and PCIe SSDs up to 1TB in size. Up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory can be configured to handle you multitasking needs.

As for runtimes, the integrated battery is rated to last up to 11.5 hours, which should be more than enough to get you through the workday. The notebook even supports HP Fast Charge technology, which takes the battery from a 0 percent charge to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.

When it comes to connectivity, all of the usual suspects are here including 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB-C/Thunderbolt 3. You’ll also find dual Band & Olufsen speakers, HP TrueVision HD IR webcam and a full-size, island-style backlit keyboard.

HP Spectre x360 13
HP Spectre x360 13

The HP Spectre x360 13 features micro-edge bezels with Corning Gorilla Glass and its 13-inch diagonal display renders up to 4K resolution, offering wide viewing angles but features a convertible form-factor.

The Spectre x360 13 comes with a Windows Ink Certified pen for writing and drawing — the pen even incorporates an integrated battery and USB-C connector, with a 15-second charge giving up to 200 minutes of use. The integrated battery on the Spectre x360 13 is good for up to 16.5 hours of runtime and a fingerprint reader is included for added security.

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