Hp has just announced several new laptops, including the spectre x360 14 convertible. A 3:2 aspect ratio display, a 16 percent larger touchpad, Quad speakers, and a Thunderbolt 4 port located in one of its diamond-shaped corners. There’s also a physical button you can press on the keyboard to block the webcam.
Hp says the new laptop should be up to 34 percent faster than last year’s spectre x360 13 model. The three-pound HP spectre x360 14 is equipped with Intel’s latest 11th gen’Tiger lake’ processors.
It’s the first spectre to include a 3.2-inch screen with 20 percent more vertical real estate than the 16:9 screens we’ve had before.
The x360 14 also includes ai noise removal, which is supposed to eliminate background noise from communication apps like Microsoft teams and zoom. There’s an auto color feature that can automatically switch the screen’s color space between DCI-P3, Adobe RGB, and sRGB to theoretically make sure you’re looking at the most accurate colors.
The 13-inch spectre x360 14 starts at $ 1,199 (though possibly not with an i7 and OLED screen). We’re eager to see how it’ll perform against our current best laptop pick, the $ 999-and-up Dell XPS 13.
The 13-inch spectre x360 13 will start at $ 1,199 as well, though there’s also an 4K OLED option that’s sure to be far pricier and harder on the battery life.
Both Spectres offer pen support, and it looks like some models of the spectre 14 will come with one in the box.
Hp also sells a traditional clamshell laptop called the HP Envy 13. It’ll stick with the same 88 percent screen-to-body ratio as the last refresh, which is two percent less than its rival the Asus Zenbook 14 ux425ea.