While the other model of Spectre by HP is an ultrabook computer, the other is designed as a hybrid device with a detachable base. They call it the HP Spectre 13 X2. From the looks of it, both devices share more than a lot of similar features – except of course its selling point. At the official store of HP, the X2 has a price around $1100 which for most people is actually quite expensive. However, regardless of the monetary value, it is also important to know if the features offered on this hybrid device is worth every penny that the consumer will pay – just in case he or she decides to buy it.
The HP Spectre 13 X2 contains a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-4202Y chip which is one of the members of the fastest Intel processors. With an integrated Intel HD Graphics for the graphical interface, this device showcases a considerably speedy performance compared to its rivals. In terms of the memory, this hybrid packs 4 GB for the RAM and 128 GB for the built-in storage. Supported by the Windows 8.1 operating system, it also comes with a free 50 GB storage from Box. Box is a separate service which works like Google Drive and has been collaborating with HP for some time now. Compared to the ultrabook, however, the X2 has no mini DisplayPort and only supports USB 3.0, HDMI, a memory card reader and microphone/headphone jack.
Display And Design
When you look at the HP Spectre 13 X2, you will immediately see how premium this device is. The tablet component is considerably light and attractive while the base looks sturdy and durable. Exhibiting an aluminum chassis, the entire device is crafted to be portable with its fair thinness. Add this to the comfortable and metal keys incorporated into the keyboard and it will not be a surprise when consumers become interested in this product.
On the other hand, the X2 also showcases a 13.3-inch diagonal screen size which is supported by the HD IPS technology. It showcases 1366 x 768 pixels which is a bit smaller than what the ultrabook model offers. Still, it does not hinder this hybrid’s capacity in being one of the brightest hybrid devices we have ever seen. Finally, the X2 also has an HP TrueVision web camera and an audio output supported by Beats Audio.
The Bottom Line
There is still no information when HP is planning on releasing the HP Spectre 13 X2 in stores but tech experts suggest that it will probably be before this year ends. If you are a consumer who thinks that this detachable computer fits well with your lifestyle, then you should probably keep your eyes open for more updates regarding it.
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