HP refreshes its Spectre x2 tablet with beefier specs

At the Cannes Film Festival today, HP announced refreshes for its Envy lineup of devices, as well as the Spectre x2. The original Spectre x2 was announced back in October, 2015, and the new detachable device contains a range of improvements.

The display is still 12.3 inches; however, it now sports a 3000x2000 resolution, a significant upgrade from its 1080p predecessor. It's the same resolution and aspect ratio as Microsoft's Surface Book, but since the display is a bit smaller, it has a higher pixel density.

The processor is a big change as well. Gone are the days of a Core m3, m5, or m7; the Spectre x2 12-c012dx ships with a Core i7-7560U processor, which will offer significantly more power. It uses Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650, with a total of 4GB graphics memory.

The 4GB RAM option is gone now as well, offering only 8GB, along with a 360GB SSD. Audio quality should be promising as well, with dual Bang & Olufsen speakers. As far as ports go, there are two USB Type-C ports, both of which can be used for power.

With a 5MP front-facing camera and a 13MP shooter on the rear, it also includes an IR camera which is used for Windows Hello facial recognition.

The new Spectre x2 will be available in Dark Ash Silver, as will the bundled Active Pen. It will also be bundled with a USB Type-C to Type-A adapter and a protective sleeve for the device. The device will be available next month, starting at $999.

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