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HP releases Spectre x360 convertible PC

HP has announced the HP Spectre x360, an ultra-thin 13.3 inch convertible PC.

The new device is built with an all CNC aluminum chassis and is 15.9 millimeters in height and weighs 1.48Kg. It features polished metal on the sides which the company says is achieved using a single machined cut. The Spectre x360 comes with a 56-watt hour battery that fits into the CNC aluminum body. The touch panel is optically bonded to the display, with a Quad HD display (2560 x 1440 resolution) and Panel Self Refresh (PSR) technology which holds images on the screen to allow portions of the PC to power down when nothing on-screen is moving. HP says the Spectre x360 delivers up to 10.5 hours of battery life.

Other features include a full sized 1.5 millimeter travel keyboard, an extra-wide glass touchpad. new hinges that contain a set of three spiral gears for synchronized movement, along with a full-size HDMI and Display Port 1.2 compatible ports that HP says will allow customers to access content across multiple screens.

The device is further equipped with an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and SSD up to 256GB, in addition to three USB 3.0 ports. Regarding it’s wireless performance the company said, “HP improved Wi-Fi reliability and performance in the HP Spectre x360 for home, work and on the go.  Based on issues identified in real-world testing, the wireless driver is tuned to improve performance on noisy networks and across a wide range of wireless access points. The new antenna slot design featured at the top of the display allows for effective 2.4GHz and 5GHz tuning, in every mode – whether in notebook, stand, tent and tablet. The result is wireless throughput and connect rates that outperform other PCs.”

Other specs include the Intel® Core™ i7 5th Generation, Quad HD touchscreen, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 8.1 Pro, and the device is priced at Rs 1,29,990.

The device is supposed to enable users to transition easily from notebook mode for work to stand mode for viewing entertainment or to tent mode for touchscreen entertainment, or tablet mode for on the go.

Ketan Patel, director of Personal Systems, PPS HP India, commented on HP’s new product, “Customers are looking for beautiful devices that deliver quality, versatility and portability. The HP Spectre x360 is transformational as it has the productivity of a high end notebook, tablet mode for on the go, tent mode for play and stand mode for watching entertainment in a stunning ultra-thin device.”

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Tracy Venkatesh

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Tracy Venkatesh has spent twenty years working and interacting with a socioeconomically diverse population in both the private and public sectors, and has held positions in multiple verticals including content development, healthcare, customer relations management, defense and law enforcement.

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