New HP Spectre x360 is 13 Percent Thinner

The HP Spectre x360 13t earned our award for the best designed 2-in-1, and it's about to get even sleeker. Today, the company announced a new 13-inch Spectre x360 that it says is 13 percent thinner and 11 percent lighter than the previous version. It starts at $1,049.99 from HP and Best Buy.

The new Spectre is 13.8 millimeters thin and HP says it will weigh just 2.85 pounds. It will be powered by seventh-generation Intel "Kaby Lake" i5 and i7 CPUs, have storage options up to a 1TB PCIe SSD and include a 1080p display.

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This model also introduces an infrared camera for facial login via Windows Hello and Fast Charge to fill the battery up to 90 percent in just an hour and a half. Additionally, it will have four speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen rather than two.

We found that the previous model  had strong performance, great sound and a colorful display, so we're excited to review it and see what the new speakers and CPU bring to the table. On the other hand, we're hoping for a better keyboard; the last one felt a bit flat.

We're looking forward to getting the updated HP Spectre x360 into our labs for testing and a full review.

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