HP Spectre to cost Kshs 117, 000, available for pre-order by April 25

HP has raised the bar for the premium PC experience with the debut of the new HP Spectre, billed as the world’s thinnest laptop.

The HP Spectre and new premium portfolio were showcased alongside the results of the company’s collaboration with world-renowned designers Tord Boontje and Jess Hannah. The collaboration features exclusive, limited edition luxury notebooks at the intersection of high-end art and leading technology.

“The HP Spectre is the thinnest notebook in the world, and unlike the majority of other super thin PCs on the market, this laptop doesn’t compromise power or features,” said Kevin Frost, VP and GM, consumer personal systems, HP Inc. “A beautiful Full HD edge-to-edge display, Intel Core i processors coupled with Bang & Olufsen sound and a sexy and thin design, HP amazing engineers set a new standard with the all new Spectre.”

HP re-imagined every element during the design of the HP Spectre to ensure the best user experience coupled with maximum performance.

The result is a premium notebook PC that does not force users to compromise on style, function or performance with features such as:  a carbon fiber bottom creates a thin profile that is both durable and lightweight, keeping the total weight of the notebook at just 2.45 pounds; an innovative hybrid battery split into two thinner pieces delivers the same wattage as a single battery for up to 9 and half hours of battery life(4) while enabling the world’s thinnest laptop; Full HD IPS edge-to-edge display featuring Corning Gorilla delivers a superb viewing experience for editing photos, perfecting a presentation, or watching a movie and 6th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and a lightning fast PCIe SSD with storage up to 512 GB with up to 8 GB of memory for maximum performance. Integration of Intel hyperbaric cooling system keeps the machine running cool even with powerful processors in a small package.

New ENVY Hybrid features thinner design, longer battery life and 4K display option
Combining power and performance in a new thin profile, the 15.6″ diagonal HP ENVY x360 is 21 per cent thinner with longer battery life compared to the previous generation, weighing just 4.5 pounds and measuring 18.8 mm thin. With a timeless, all metal design, the HP ENVY x360 now offers a higher resolution display option for customers who want to view or edit 4K content.

Key features include longer battery life with up to 11 hours compared to 8 hours on the previous generation; full HD display option and clear, premium sound with HP Audio Boost technology with tuning by Bang & Olufsen to extend the entertainment experience; two USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports with one supporting HP USB Boost, one USB Type-C™ for data transfer, HDMI and SD card reader for maximum productivity and up to 16 GB of system memory and single or dual storage options with up to 2 TB HDD and up to 256 GB PCIe SDD.

The new generation of HP ENVY laptops offer sleek, metal designs featuring big power and performance, plus edge-to-edge flush glass displays for beautiful viewing experiences. Both feature three USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type-C™ that support data transfer to make adding or connecting accessories easy, as well as HP Fast Charge, which allows customers to charge the battery up to 90 percent in just 90 minutes when powered off.

Both devices are lighter than their predecessors, with the 15.6″ ENVY a half pound lighter than the previous generation weighing in at 4.4 pounds and 17.95 mm thin, while the17.3″ diagonal HP ENVY laptop weighs only 6.6 pounds with a 25.45 mm profile.

The 13.3″ diagonal HP Spectre is planned to be available on HP and Best Buy on April 25 for pre-order with a starting price at US $1,169.99 and is planned to be available in Best Buy stores on May 22 with a starting price at $1,249.99. The 15.6″ diagonal HP ENVY x360 is planned to be available on HP on June 1 and Best Buy on May 29 and Best Buy stores on June 12 starting at US $679.99 while the 15.6″ diagonal HP ENVY laptop is planned to be available on online on May 25 and retailers in June 12 with a starting price at US $779.99. The 17.3″ diagonal HP Envy is planned to be available on the HP portal on June 1 and Best Buy on May 29 and available in Best Buy stores on June 12 with a starting price at US $1,029.99.

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