HP Spectre 13.3 2016 review: HP Spectre was launched about a month ago as “the thinnest notebook ever launched in the world” with its 10.4 mm thick, but seeing it live is another effect. In visit to ‘ HP Italy Innovation Center , which we’ll talk soon in an article, our focus has fallen on this last off-Class. For the first time we found ourselves face to face with a veritable “technological jewel”, we touched and studied in detail, as long as we love it.
John Cook , PC Consumer Category Leader, Consumer Electronics, Notebook, HP Retail Market in Italy, talks about the potentials and strengths of Spectre 13.3” in our video interview, also offering us the first information on the Italian availability. HP Spectre 13.3 2016 will be available on HP Store, in the electronics chains and major online / physical stores in our area from June , priced at 1499 EUR (VAT included) . It is not cheap – it is true – but you pay for good technology. HP Spectre 13.3 2016 review follows.
We do not know at the time what and how many SKUs are planned for the Italian market, but in principle the notebook will come with an IPS display 13.3-inch edge-to-edge Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels, 300 nits and Gamut 72 %), Intel Core i5-6200U or Intel Core i7-6500U , 8GB of RAM and PCIe SSD from 256GB (in evaluation variants with 512GB). Its autonomy should touch 10 hours.
HP Spectre 13.3” is one of the thinnest laptops we’ve ever seen in circulation and it is definitely the thinnest available with Intel Core processors (Skylake), outperforming the MacBook Air, Samsung Notebook 9, Dell XPS 13 and LG 13 Gram, all with the same 13.3-inch display but with a few millimeters more. The American company has managed to reduce the overall dimension not only with new design choices but also functional.
First change the cooling system , based on two ventoline on the back of the laptop: the first produces air blowing on your CPU, while the other pushes the same air (become hot) off from the notebook through the ventilation grills. Then there is the battery of 38Wh divided into four parts, two thick and two thinner, thus distributing the encumbrance on the entire bottom, under the keyboard and the touchpad sides.
Even the hinge is special , because it shrinks and expands inside the chassis (such as the folding wing piston) reducing the thickness of the notebook and providing some stability in any position. It lacks the touchscreen and this made it possible to make the display thinner (only 2 mm), while the keys have a stroke of 1.3 mm , and 1.5 mm less than other laptops of the company.
Kit interfaces is represented by three USB 3.1 Type-C all positioned on the back: a will to power, but the other two can be used to connect external video cards or monitors saw that support Thunderbolt 3 at high speed. HP Spectre is built with a CNC machined aluminum frame with polished copper details, but the bottom is made of carbon fiber. It has a backlit keyboard and speakers on the sides of Bang & Olufsen audio boost with HP technology.