HP has been investing heavily in developing a new generation of Windows devices, with a particular focus on the more affordable end of the market. In recent months, the company has launched ultra-low-cost Windows tablets, appealing entry-level notebooks, and mini desktop PCs with similarly small price tags.
But for those with more expensive tastes, it seems that HP is planning to launch a high-end notebook that will compete for buyers' attentions against the likes of Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro. The HP Spectre 13 x360 has a similar 360-degree hinge like the Yoga, which enables the display to fold all the way back and over, effectively turning the device into a giant (and fairly heavy) tablet.
Key specs of the new HP notebook are said to include:
- 13.3-inch LCD with Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution
- Intel Core i5-5200U or Core i7 5500U processor
- 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 256GB or 512GB onboard storage
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Miracast / WiDi support
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 3 x USB 3.0 ports; HDMI-out; mini DisplayPort; SD card slot
- 1.5kg; 15.9mm-thick
According to TabletPCItalia, the Spectre 13 x360 will launch in Italy in February, with prices starting from €1,299 EUR ($1,465 USD / £970 GBP). If that info is accurate, we should hear some official info from HP on the new device in the not-too-distant future, including details of local pricing and availability in other markets.