On Monday, February 5, the global technology leader HP unveiled its latest Spectre x360 14-inch and 16-inch laptops in India. In an official press release, HP described these laptops as ushering in a new era of adaptive computing by integrating AI technology to enhance performance, collaboration, and security.
1. Adaptive PCs
The Spectre x360 laptops feature integrated AI technology, earning them the designation of the world’s most adaptive personal computers according to HP. With a Neural Processing Unit (NPU), they efficiently handle AI workloads alongside the CPU and GPU, providing enhanced capabilities for tasks such as video editing, productivity, and content creation.
2. Intel Core Ultra 7 Processors
Powered by Intel Core Ultra 7 processors, these laptops are designed for the high-speed and dynamic lifestyles of users in the hybrid work environment.
3. Immersive Display
The Spectre x360 laptops are touted to deliver an engaging viewing experience featuring a 2.8K OLED screen, ensuring sharper images and vibrant colors. With a 16:10 aspect ratio and a refresh rate ranging from 48 Hz to 120 Hz based on the content, they provide enhanced visual quality.
4. AI-Enhanced Features
A 9 MP camera with hardware-based low-light adjustment is designed for video calls in various lighting conditions. HP highlighted that the dedicated AI chip enhances security, incorporating features like a walk-away lock, wake-on approach, and privacy alerts. The laptops also showcase capabilities such as adaptive screen adjustments, automatic performance optimization, and variable refresh rates.
5. Audio Tuning by Poly
The Spectre x360 laptops are purportedly the first consumer devices to incorporate audio tuning by Poly. As a segment of HP’s array of hybrid work solutions, Poly specializes in audio and video products.
6. Windows Studio Effects
Users have the option to enhance calls and video interactions by employing Windows Studio effects, thereby offloading AI features such as automatic framing and background blur onto the Neural Processing Unit (NPU).
Pricing and Availability
The HP Spectre x360 14-inch Laptop can be purchased at HP World stores, the HP Online store, and various prominent retail outlets, with prices starting at ₹1,64,999. It is offered in Nightfall Black and Slate Blue color options.
The HP Spectre x360 16-inch Laptop can be obtained from HP World stores, the HP Online store, and major retail outlets, with prices starting at ₹1,79,999. It is offered in the Nightfall Black color variant.
HP asserted that its latest Spectre x360 laptops mark a significant advancement in personalized computing, offering users an intelligent and versatile companion tailored for their hybrid work lifestyles.
The devices were initially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2024, alongside various peripherals.
Source: CNBC TV18