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When was the last time you held a piece of technology in your hands and fell in love instantly? I’ve always been an iGirl. So much so I bought my first non-Windows computer in 1995 and never looked back—until now.
The new HP Spectre x2 boldly reimagines the PC experience in a way that will make your redefine your relationship with your laptop. The HP Spectre is a laptop/tablet comp that will revolutionize your workflow.
The HP Spectre’s wildly impressive 6M pixel display and cutting-edge specs may make you question everything you ever thought about the laptop or tablet you currently own. We can talk nerdy specs related to performance all day long–heck, I’m married to a design processing engineer. The Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Iris Plus Graphics, up to 16GB RAM, and up to 1TB SSD PCIe will keep you sufficiently powered for the next few generations of processors and you’ll barely notice the boot-up time as your laptop boots and your apps load. Your multitasking with Windows 10 will be near flawless, smooth, and fluid.
If you use your laptop as much as I do on a plane or for writing and photo editing, nothing will stand between you and your workflow with those processing specs and the up to 8-hour battery life and the new Fast Charge, which lets you power back up to 50% in a mere 30 minutes. That’s unheard of and so sweet, especially when you’ve drained your battery and you’re about to hop on a flight without power outlets (shockingly, those still exist).
One of the other reasons I’ve always been an iGirl is for their design. The HP Spectre has swooped in and killed it with their sleek design of dark ash silver with optimized angles and a sexy rose gold kickstand. The laptop is ridiculously thin and weighs less than 2.5 pounds and is only 0.5” thick. The kickstand, in addition to being a stunning design element, will keep your laptop at the ideal natural writing angle, for a remarkably natural pen experience designed to make you rethink the way you use a PC. Whether you choose to work comfortably with the full-sized aluminum keyboard in laptop mode or remove the keyboard and use it as a tablet, you also have the option to use the included stylus. No matter what position you choose to work in, the keyboard is held securely by with a powerful magnet. For an angled typing experience, a second magnet locks into an elevated position. It has two USB C ports for charging or peripherals, as well as a headphone jack and sound by Bang Olufsen.
I originally thought I would give this to my kids as a laptop for school work, but I'm seriously reconsidering swapping out my other brand for this. I'm in LOVE with this HP Spectre and I never thought that could happen.