The hp spectre 13 specification
HP's latest laptop pushes the boundaries of what we consider to be premium. With a design you could pick out at 20 paces, connectivity designed for the future more than the present and an all-USB-C display it's clear this is no ordinary laptop.
Despite its ultra-thin frame the Spectre 13 is a very solid machine. It has a full-size keyboard with good key travel, a solid display and excellent hardware for its size. Keyboards in ultra-thin laptops often suffer from being mushy, but this is crisp and comfortable. It's not quite as good as Apple's keyboard but it's still very usable.
It uses a new Intel 8th-generation CPU. With fast all-SSD storage this makes it a very responsive machine for day-to-day use. It's not the workhorse you'd want to replace a desktop PC but it'll easily get through most workloads.
The Spectre 13 is one of the first laptops to include Intel's so-called Kaby Lake Refresh chip. This is a dual-core, 4-thread chip with more power than the more common Core M chips you'd find in other ultra-slim machines. It can also handle more demanding tasks like light gaming and photo and video editing.
The drawback is that it takes more power to run and this results in the laptop getting a little warm. You'll also hear the fans whirring, which is fairly distracting in a quiet room. It's a consequence of balancing the demands of a very thin frame and an efficient processor.