It is not a question of just being thin. The laptop has some top-of-the-line specifications for a powerful experience and gives its nearest rivals — Apple MacBook Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro4 — a run for their money.
After using it for over a week, we can confidently say that it has been a never-before experience. Be it design, performance or portability, the machine leaves every other laptop in the premium segment miles behind.
Let’s decode it further.
Spectre 13 has a hand-polished, jewellery-like finish and a copper-coloured “piston hinge” that creates the illusion of a hinge-less design to offer an unmatched premium look-and-feel.
HP Inc claims that its innovative hybrid battery — split into two thinner pieces — delivers the same wattage as a single battery for up to 9 hours 45 minutes of charge. Well, for us, continuous use — movie watching, video gaming and internet browsing — gave a cool 4-5 hours of battery life.
Thin as an AAA – battery at just 10.4 mm with 13.3-inch edge-to-edge display, the Spectre 13 is equipped with sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, 8GB RAM and a unique hyperbaric cooling technology. (Our review unit had the i7 processor.)
The technology helps the device to draw cool air and direct it over the processor rather than just venting heat out, thus keeping the device cool even with peak performance. And we did not hear the sound of the fan much during use.
The device has a carbon fibre bottom that is both durable and lightweight, keeping the total weight of the notebook at just 1.1 kg.