HP has announced the Spectre Fold, its first foldable laptop that it claims is the thinnest and smallest in its category. It weighs 1.354kg without its keyboard and costs significantly more than its competitors such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and the ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold.
Unfolded in tablet mode or propped up using its built-in kickstand, the Spectre Fold sports a 4:3 17-inch OLED touch display with a 2.5K resolution with a peak brightness of 500 nits and IMAX Enhanced certification. Folded at 90-degrees and paired with the Bluetooth keyboard, it becomes a 12.3-inch laptop.
The Spectre Fold Intel Core i7-1250U CPU with Intel Irise Xe graphics, paired with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. It only gets two Thunderbolt 4 ports with support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. Powering it is a 94.3 Wh battery with a claimed battery life of 12.5 hours and the foldable includes a 100W Type-C charger.
It feature a 5MP camera with infrared for Windows Hello and contains a mic mute switch and a camera privacy switch. For audio, it has quad speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen with DTS:X Ultra support.
The Spectre Fold will be sold in the US in October for a whopping US$4,999.99 (~RM23,390) and will be available in other select countries later this year. The company has not yet confirmed whether it will be coming to Malaysia but it turns out that the foldable laptop already received SIRIM certification back in August, meaning that it will most likely be launching here.
(Source: HP Press Release)
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