The world’s thinnest laptop, the HP Spectre 13.3, has been launched in the Philippines and will be available in computer outlets by the end of the month.
“The HP Spectre is a new premium category of the company,” says Albert Mateo, Jr., HP Philippines, Inc. country manager. “The growth area for us is to elevate the HP brand into the premium category. And as we introduce more premium products, we will be able to create that obsession for our HP products.”
With the Spectre, HP aims to put a premium on the laptop experience by “revolutionizing design and engineering, and turning them into a breakthrough, luxurious package.”
Featuring a hidden piston hinge mechanism, the HP Spectre 13.3 is just 10.4 mm thick and weighs only 2.49 lbs. In comparison, the MacBook is 13.1mm at its thickest point and weighs around 2.02 lbs.
The laptop has a 13.3-inch, full HD gorilla glass display and a pair of Bang and Olufsen speakers.
In a chat with UpgradeMag.com, Mateo says the Windows 10-based Spectre 13.3 will be available in two configurations: Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7. The i5 variant will have a suggested retail price of around Php79,000 while i7 will cost around Php89,000. Other system specs include 8GB of RAM and up to a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD drive.
Spectre has an 8-hour battery and features three USB Type C ports. Two support Thunderbolt 3.0 and USB 3.1 10Gbps. All three ports support DisplayPort and charging via USB Power Delivery.
To prevent the laptop from overheating, HP has designed the Spectre with a hyperbaric chamber. Two fans suck air through the bottom and blow it over the motherboard and CPU. It’s then exhausted out the gold vents in the back.
Another distinct feature of the Spectre 13.3 is HP’s new logo which is engraved on the ash gray aluminum top cover. The rear portion of the laptop is hand-polished and gold.
“HP’s premium line of laptops, especially the HP Spectre, is the integration of inspired craftsmanship, sophisticated lifestyle design, and functional ingenuity,” said Mateo. “Like a precious piece of jewelry, they take the laptop experience to a whole new level, providing an edge on tasteful elegance and efficiency through exceptional design and engineering.”
Also showcased in the event were HP’s Elite x2 1012 and Envy laptops—both high-performing, stylishly-designed devices for the mobile worker that provides productive, industry-level output and performance.
A true tastemaker
The event was headlined by multi-awarded furniture designer and manufacturer Kenneth Cobonpue who exhibited his ingenious works and shared his personal creative process in coming up with his masterpieces. Famous for integrating hand-crafted natural materials into modern design, Cobonpue has gloriously elevated the concept of furniture—from a mere functional household necessity into an exceptional piece of art.
As an innovative artist and a tastemaker, Cobonpue complements HP’s thrust of providing premium lifestyle companions through a combination of elegant craftsmanship and cutting-edge engineering. The unveiling of the HP Spectre, mounted on one of Cobonpue’s display pieces, further exemplified the perfect union of the products’ shared ingenuity.
“Apart from the materials used, a product’s superior quality lies on the ingenious way it was constructed,” said Cobonpue. “In creating a luxurious masterpiece, you integrate different elements to form a singular, innovative product. Then you further polish it to make it more artisan than manufactured.”