At the Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai, HP unveiled its latest premium ultrabook offering, the Spectre XT.
The XT has an all metal design, a 13.3in screen, a width of only 14.5mm and weight of just under 1.4kg. Despite its slim profile, the new Spectre has Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and USB 3.0 ports all built in.
Like all ultrabooks it sports an SSD (256GB) and Intel’s Rapid Start Technology. HP claim a battery life of around 8 hours. Interesting, HP are commited to removing “trial ware” from the prodcut, promising full versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, Adobe Premiere Elements 10 and two years of Norton Internet Security out of the box. A “concierge” phone line for technical support that is dedicated exclusively to HP Spectre users will also be available.
Beats Audio will also be available on the Spectre XT, and the Ultrabook with have a quad speaker system and subwoofer built in.
Australian pricing and availability has not been anounced but the Spectre XT will launch on June 8 in the US starting at $999.99. In Europe, starting prices will 999 Euros and availability is “the end of June”.
Nic Healey attended HP Global Influencer Summit as a guest of HP.