HP announces the Spectre Folio, promising to reinvent the PC

HP held an event in New York City today, where the firm promised to reinvent the PC. The company announced the Spectre Folio, a new premium convertible that comes in a new form factor.

The device is all leather, rather than the traditional metal. The form factor is the same as if you has a tablet with a folio keyboard case, as you can see from the image above. The keyboard is still metal, with HP saying that it's basically "marrying metal and leather."

The Spectre Folio contains dual-core eighth-generation Intel processors, meaning that it's Amber Lake, or the new Y-series chips. More importantly, it has 4G LTE, and HP says that this is the first PC with an Intel LTE modem that supports gigabit speeds. On top of that, the firm is promising up to 18 hours of battery life.

Those Y-series chips are going to power a 4K display, something that's rarely done with the extremely low-power CPU. As you'd expect from such a form factor, it has pen support, and it uses HP's Tilt Pen. That means it supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, charges via USB Type-C, and it has an eraser.

We're in Manhattan at the event, so we'll have more information soon.

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