Better thermals and 8th-generation Intel CPUs make a difference.
The he HP Spectre x360 13 is already one of the most popular 360-degree convertible laptops, and it’s about to get faster and cooler, thanks in part to Intel’s latest 8th-generation Core CPUs (go.pcworld. com/8gcc). Announced Wednesday, the refreshed Spectre x360 13 also offers greatly improved thermals and other nice tweaks.
PRICES, FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Spectre x360 13 will ship on October 29 with a starting price of $1,150, including a color-matched pen. Best Buy will begin taking pre-orders October 4. Multiple configurations will be available, but we’re listing below the specs we were given for the higher-end model ae013dx:
CPU: Intel 8th-generation Core i7-8550U, a quad-core CPU with a 1.8GHz base clock and turbo boost up to 4GHz. Core i5 CPUs will also be available.
RAM: 16GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
• 13.3-inch backlit 4K (3840x2160) IPS touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT and a very thin bezel.
• There’s also a FHD (1920x1080) display option that costs less and offers Sure View, a security feature that lets you obscure the display image from the sides so other people can’t peek.
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