Surface Pro Killers: HP releases top of the line Spectre x2 laptops for artists

By Muneeb Ahmad on
May 22, 2017
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Taking a fair advantage of the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, HP has unveiled three top of the line creativity-focused laptops especially crafted for the artists.

Of the total three devices released, HP Spectre x2 is a two-in-one like device that comes with a detachable keyboard. The device can be a potential competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro devices especially the Surface Pro 4 as it comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen that can be used with a pressure sensitive stylus pen.

Apart from the extravagant outside, the laptop also has pretty impressive specifications under the bonnet. The device comes with significant upgrades over its predecessor and packs 7th Generation Kaby Lake Core i7 Processor, a 360 GB SSD, and upto 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The IPS display boasts the same aspect size as that of Surface Pro 4. HP has also shifted from Wacom-based technology to the Surface’s N-trig which keeps the screen thinner unlike the Wacom-based technolgy which added a specific bulk to the screen.

HP Envy 13, 17 — Image Ars Technica


HP has also refreshed its 13 and 17 inch Envy laptops. Although both new entrants bear somewhat same design, they come with a lot of upgrades on the inside. Powered by a 7th Generation Kaby Lake Core i5 Processor and Intel Iris graphics, HP Envy 13 comes with 128 GB of SSD and 8 GB of RAM. HP Envy 17, on the other hand, comes with a better 7th Generation Kaby Lake Core i7 Processor, 1TB of Hard Disk, and upto 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Both the devices have a full HD display while HP Envy 17 will also come with an option of 4K.

HP Envy x360 — Image Ars Technica


Filling in the gap of HP Envy 15-incher laptops, HP has introduced Envy x360 convertible. The laptop comes with a lot of options for customizabilty. The users can either go for Intel (Core i5 and i7) or AMD (A9, A12 or FX) with RAM options ranging from 12 to 16GB. All the model will come with standard 1 TB of Hard Disk.

HP Spectre X2 will start shipping this June with a price tag starting north of $999. HP Envy 17 will have prices starting $999 while the June-bound HP Envy 13 and Envy x360 will ship with prices starting at $1,049 and $899, respectively.

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