Macbooks are beautiful, but I’ve always been a Windows user, so when the HP Spectre 13.3 and its wicked thin body were announced, they instantly had my interest. The Spectre 13.3 isn’t your typical thin notebook. No, it wasn’t inspired by minimalist industrial design, but by luxury.
Despite being a full-fledged laptop, the HP Spectre 13.3 measures just 10.4mm thick, which is just about as thin as a run-of-the-mill tablet. It’s build is also quite something to behold, featuring a combination of carbon fiber and metal. Unfortunately, it does come off as catering to women even if HP consciously tried to go with a more gender-neutral color scheme.
Surprisingly, the Spectre 13.3 doesn’t need Intel’s low-powered Core M chips and instead goes with your preference of 6th gen Core i5 or i7 processors while still managing a healthy 9.5 hours of battery life. You also get 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
Of course, there are some drawbacks to such a thin build. They skipped on the touchscreen since this would have increased the overall thickness, and the Bang & Olufsen speakers can’t be cranked up too high for risk of sound distortion.
The HP Spectre 13.3 will start rolling out in the US on May 22 with a starting price of $1,250 or roughly Php58k as of writing. The company also has plans of releasing special edition variants with 18-karat gold or Swarovski crystals.