HP's new Spectre 13 claims the title of the world's thinnest laptop

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Last week at Build, Microsoft unveiled an forthcoming free update to Windows 10 called the Anniversary update but that will only come later this Summer. In the mean time, HP announced their new HP Spectre ultrabook that claims to be the world's thinnest laptop. At just 10.4mm (which is slightly slimmer than a AAA battery), the new 2016 HP Spectre does not sacrifice performance or sheer looks for that slim form factor. 

Unlike other devices this thin (namely the 12-inch MacBook at 13.2mm), HP's new Spectre 13 comes with the power of a regular ultrabook. Being powered by a 6th generation (Skylake) Core i5 and i7 opposed to a Core M CPU, the Specture 13 ides designed to be portable, stylish and powerful. The biggest downside is that while HP's engineers did manage to fit a Core i processor into the package, they did not manage to cram in a high resolution display. As is, the Spectre 13 only features a 1080P non-touch display. On the upside, HP did manage to include dual USB Type C ports that also functions as Thunderbolt 3 interfaces capable of up to 40Gbps speeds

With all of that engineering prowess and the bragging rights to say you have the world's thinnest laptop. HP is pricing the HP Spectre (13) at $1,169.99 and the laptop can be configured with higher end hardware too. HP will begin shipping the world's thinnest laptop sometime next month (May 2016). Learn more about the new HP Spectre here

HP Spectre (13)  Key Specifications 

  • 13.3-inch 1080P display
  • 6th generation Core i5/i7 CPU
  • 256/512GB storage
  • 8GB memory
  • 10.4mm thick
  • 1.11kg (2.35lb)
  • 9 hour battery life
  • $1,169.99