HP introduces Spectre convertible with the longest battery life

Gunning for the longest battery in a 2-in-1 ultraportable Windows 10 laptop, the HP Spectre x360 features more than a long battery life. It is launched in 13-inch and 15-inch models with upgraded latest Intel 8th generation processor and sleeker metal design.

The 13-inch Spectre x360 boasts up to 22.5 hours battery, which the company touts as the longest battery life in any laptop today. It has optional 1080p or 4k UHD touch display, 8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB or 512GB NVMe SSD storage, and either Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core KabyLake Refresh CPU.

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Both models have USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 and one port is located at the corner for seamless use even when you flip the x360 into a tablet mode. For 0.9mm thicker profile, the Spectre is now edgier, thanks to chamfered and diamond cut edges.

HP Spectre x360 with corner-mounted Thunderbolt 3

Only the 13-inch model will get an optional 4G LTE connectivity while you can get the 15-inch model with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 MaxQ graphics card.

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If you want a bigger memory configuration and a bit more powerful processor, HP has your back covered with its 14-inch EliteBook x360 1040 G5 convertible for professionals with a configuration of up to 2TB storage, 32GB RAM, and 17 hours rated battery life.

EliteBook x360 1040 G5

All trio Spectre x360 will start shipping by November and global launch and release are expected on December including the Philippines. The starting price of the 13-inch Spectre is about $1,100 or roughly PHP 60,000 before taxes and $1,300 (PHP 70, 000) for the 15-inch. The Elitebook x360 1040 G5 is priced at $1,499 SRP or about PHP 77, 000, locally.

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HP Spectre x360 2018 specs, release date, Philippine price

  • Display: 13 or 15-inch IPS LCD/WLED, 1080p up to 4K UHD resolution, multi-touch, Gorilla Glass, optional SureView for 1080p
  • Design: Chamfered, two-tone metal alloy, from 1.31kg weight, 14.5 mm thin
  • CPU: Intel 8th Generation Quad-core Core i5 or i7
  • GPU: Intel HD 620 graphics, optional Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti MaxQ for 15-inch
  • RAM: 8GB or 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: 256GB or 512GB NVMe SSD
  • Camera: FHD 1080p Wide Vision front camera
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, optional 4G LTE for 13-inch
  • Security: Windows Hello Face Recognition, Fingerprint scanner, PrivacyCam kill-switch for camera
  • Audio: 4 stereo speakers
  • Ports: Thunderbolt 3 (x2), USB Type-C 3.0, Full-sized USB Type-A 3.1, microSD
  • Battery: Rated up to 22.5 hours, 61Wh
  • OS: Windows 10 Home or Pro, Microsoft Office 365 30-day free trial
  • Price: $1,100 or PHP 60,000 before taxes in Philippines, $1,300 or PHP 70,000 for 15-inch model
  • Release date: November to December launch date in the Philippines


    • Hi, they only announced the older version just early this year, so likely the new 2018 spectre will get its launch date by Q1 2019 in the Philippines. Alternatively, you can buy it from Amazon and ship it via Johnny Air (fee is about 3k to 5k)

  1. Thank you for that info Jade. So you think that the model with 4Glte has already been launched in the PH? I don’t seem to get a response from HP PH..

  2. Hi David, we had the HP Envy model a couple of weeks ago. As for the Spectre and other 4G-equipped laptops, I do not think they are readily available here due to many reasons like extra customs clearance, approval from NTC, etc.

    Again, I recommend buying from Amazon or USA stores and just ship it to the Philippines. You can check myshopping box or johnny air as these two are reliable and have fast shipping methods.

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