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HP’s Spectre x360 gets updated with edge-to-edge display and larger battery

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HP has announced the updated, 2016 version of its premium laptop offering — Spectre x360. The device gets an overhaul that includes a smaller footprint, a new edge-to-edge display, and a longer battery life.

With the improvements in the laptop, the company has also increased the price of the device. It starts at $1,049.99, which is $150 more than the base price of the 2015 version.

The new HP Spectre x360 comes with a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 chip, and an Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated graphics processing unit (GPU). It can accommodate up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of solid-state drive.

The device comes with a 1920 x 1080 pixels, 13.3-inch display, while the previous model came in both 1920×1080 and 3200×1800 versions. The laptop weights only 2.85 pounds, which is around 0.32 pounds less than previous model.

It has two USB-C ports, one USB-A port, and comes with a battery which can last up to 15 hours — 25 percent more than the original version. Also, you can get 90 percent of a full charge in 90 minutes, said the company. The laptop also features an infrared camera, which enables Windows Hello biometric authentication.

While the keyboard is in full size, there is now less room to the left or right of the keyboard. However, HP has also cut down on the travel of the keys. The keys go down 1.3mm, instead of 1.5mm. The company has included four speakers, instead of two.

The new HP Spectre x360 is now available to order immediately, with prices starting at $1,049.99. Along with the updated Spectre x360, HP has also announced a 13.3-inch Envy laptop, a 27-inch Envy all-in-one PC, and a 27-inch 4K Envy display.

The laptop market is going to witness a lot of updated devices this year. Microsoft is expected to release a new hardware at an event in New York later this month. Also, Apple is said to be planning to launch new Mac later this month.


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