HP Introduces Its Most Premium and Versatile PC

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Mar 01, 2015 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP Spectre x360, a 13.3 inch convertible PC that delivers an ultra-thin design, the quality customers expect, and performance to get things done.

"Customers are looking for beautiful devices that deliver quality, versatility and portability," said Mike Nash, vice president, portfolio strategy and customer experience, Personal Systems, HP. "The HP Spectre x360 is transformational as it has the productivity of a high end notebook, tablet mode for on the go, tent mode for play and stand mode for watching entertainment in a stunning ultra-thin device."

x360 Design and Experience for Maximum Versatility
The HP Spectre x360 is designed with an all CNC aluminum chassis and is 15.9 millimeters in height and weighs 3.3 pounds.(4) The device features polished metal on the sides that is achieved using a single machined cut, giving it a jewelry-like finish in a natural silver color.

With the HP Spectre x360, customers get an ultra-thin PC with additional versatility to experience multiple modes in one device. Users can transition seamlessly from notebook mode for work, stand mode for viewing entertainment, tent mode for touchscreen entertainment, or tablet mode for on the go. To ensure the display glides smoothly and stays in place where a user wants it, the HP Spectre x360 has innovative new hinges that contain a set of three spiral gears for synchronized and precise movement. The geared hinge design allows the HP Spectre x360 to maintain the same thin profile in tablet mode that it has when closed.

The HP Spectre x360 includes a full-sized, 1.5 millimeter travel keyboard to offer customers a comfortable and familiar experience. The HP Spectre x360 has an extra-wide glass touchpad for improved day-to-day usability.

Premium Quality, No Compromises
To give customers the battery life they expect, the HP Spectre x360 features a 56-watt hour battery that precisely fits into the CNC aluminum body. Next, HP looked at the biggest driver of battery drain -- the high-resolution touch display. The touch panel on the HP Spectre x360 is optically bonded to the display, increasing brightness and pulling each pixel up to the surface of the display. On models with the Quad HD display, the HP Spectre x360 takes advantage of Panel Self Refresh (PSR) technology which holds images on the screen to allow portions of the PC to power down when nothing on-screen is moving. As a result of these and other focus areas, the HP Spectre x360 delivers up to 12.5 hours of battery life.(1)

HP improved Wi-Fi reliability and performance in the HP Spectre x360 for home, work and on the go. Based on issues identified in real-world testing, the wireless driver is tuned to improve performance on noisy networks and across a wide range of wireless access points. The new antenna slot design featured at the top of the display allows for effective 2.4GHz and 5GHz tuning, in every mode -- whether in notebook, stand, tent and tablet.(5) The result is wireless throughput and connect rates that outperform other PCs.

Power and Smart Features for Productivity
The HP Spectre x360 supports Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors to tackle the most demanding tasks without lag.(6) With a lightning fast SSD up to 512GB,(7) customers can expect their PC to turn on instantly and load apps quickly.

The HP Spectre x360 supports both a full-size HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 compatible ports to allow customers to access content across multiple screens. Customers can also take advantage of the built-in Intel® Wireless Display technology to stream content on their living room TV.(8) To accommodate multiple devices and accessories, the HP Spectre x360 has three USB 3.0 ports and with HP USB Sleep and Charge, customers can use the HP Spectre x360 to charge their devices on the go even when in sleep mode.

Pricing and Availability (10)
The HP Spectre x360 is expected to be available in the United States on March 1, 2015 at http://www.hp.com/spectrex360 and Best Buy on March 15, 2015.

The HP Spectre x360 is available in the following configurations:

  • HP Spectre x360 with Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, Full HD touchscreen display, 4GB LPDDR3 system memory and a 128GB SSD is $899.99.
  • HP Spectre x360 with Intel® Core™ i7, Full HD touchscreen, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD is $1149.99.
  • HP Spectre x360 with Intel® Core™ i7, Quad HD touchscreen, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD is $1399.99.

The HP Spectre x360 has accessories available today and offered separately, including a HP Premium Leather Sleeve for sophisticated protection and HP Active Pen for writing, drawing, and easy navigation.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1)   Battery life will vary depending on various factors including product 
      model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless    
      functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of 
      the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. Battery life 
      was tested via MobileMark 12 on preproduction unit configured with    
      Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, Full HD touchscreen display, 4GB LPDDR3    
      system memory and a 128GB SSD. See 
www.bapco.com/ for      
      additional details.                                                   
(2)   High definition (HD) content is required to view high-definition      
(3)   Quad High definition (HD) content is required to view quad high-      
      definition images.                                                    
(4)   Actual weight will vary by configuration.                             
(5)   Wireless access point and Internet service required and not included. 
(6)   Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.         
(7)   For hard drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is   
      less. Up to 30GB of hard drive is reserved for system recovery        
(8)      Intel®  Wireless  Display  available  on  Intel®  products  only.  Requires  a  
            separate  Wireless  Display  receiver  with  a  USB  port  and  an  HDTV  or          
            Monitor  with  HDMI  input.  High  definition  (HD)  content  is  required  to    
            view  high  definition  images.  Optional  features  sold  separately  or  as    
            add-on  features.                                                                                                            
(9)      Not  all  features  are  available  in  all  editions  or  versions  of  Windows.
            Systems  may  require  upgraded  and/or  separately  purchased  hardware,        
            drivers  and/or  software  to  take  full  advantage  of  Windows                          
            functionality.  See  
(10)    Estimated  U.S.  street  prices.  Actual  prices  may  vary.                                  

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