The world’s thinnest laptop

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Apple has dominated the high-end laptop market for a couple of years now by delivering the perfect combination of style, performance and usability. However, HP’s new laptop may become one of Apples major competitors when its new device is released.

The new HP laptop, named Spectre, is thinner than Apple’s MacBook and cheaper.

The HP Spectre is an incredibly slim Window 10 laptop, with a thickness of just 10.4mm (almost 3mm slimmer than Apple’s thinnest laptop). HP claims it is the thinnest laptop on the market.

The laptop has a stylish aluminium and carbon fiber base, a 13.3 inch screen with 1080p resolution and it weighs in at just 1.1kg (a little heavier than the MacBook).

The HP Spectre is quite a capable laptop too thanks to its processing power from Intel’s Core i5 or Core i7 processors. It also comes with up to 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage.

The laptop also has Bang & Olufsen speakers, promises up to 9.5 hours of battery life and comes with 3 USB Type-C ports, two of them support Thunderbolt (the MacBook only has one).

The only notable downside to the HP Spectre specification is the IPS display that is only available at 1080p resolution which doesn’t compare to the 12inch MacBooks 2304 x 1440 resolution.

Despite the downfall in screen resolution, the Spectre comes in significantly cheaper than the MacBook at around £825 for an entry level model.

It is set to be available for pre-orders from the 25th April in the U.S; however HP didn’t mention when there will be a wider release for the HP Spectre. So it may be a while until it will be available in the UK.  

Luke Stanley