Behold the world’s thinnest laptop – HP’s Spectre is just 10.4mm thick

HP Spectre world's thinnest laptop

I mean, that’s really, really thin. Thinner than I’d personally be comfortable with if I wanted a laptop to last more than one journey on the London underground. But still, HP’s Spectre goes and sets a new record with the 13.3-inch, 10.4mm thick Spectre. It also boasts Bang & Olufsen audio, an edge-to-edge display, and a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. The focus is obviously very much on ‘luxury’ rather than ‘solid gaming performance,’ but you’ sort of expect that from a laptop you could slide under a fire door. 

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I’m not sure Guinness have shown up with the tape measures yet, but HP are claiming this Spectre is the thinnest notebook in the world: “The HP Spectre is the thinnest notebook in the world,” says HP’s Kevin Frost. See?

“Unlike the majority of other super thin PCs on the market, this laptop doesn’t compromise power or features,” Frost continues. “A beautiful Full HD edge-to-edge display, Intel Core i processors coupled with Bang & Olufsen sound and a sexy and thin design, HP amazing engineers set a new standard with the all new Spectre.”

The Spectre features a copper details on its chassis and keyboard, and a reassuringly sturdy looking screen mount. It’s certainly a striking piece of tech, and it makes me wonder why gaming-centric hardware brands don’t go after the same aesthetic. Surely ‘James Bond’s laptop’ is preferable to ‘glowing tribal tattoo’?

Here’s the full spec list from HP:

  • 6th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and a lightning fast PCIe SSD with storage up to 512GB with up to 8GB of memory for maximum performance.
  • Integration of Intel hyperbaric cooling system keeps the machine running cool even with powerful processors in a small package.
  • Full HD IPS edge-to-edge display featuring Corning Gorilla delivers a superb viewing experience for editing photos, perfecting a presentation, or watching a movie.
  • A carbon fibre bottom creates a thin profile that is both durable and lightweight, keeping the total weight of the notebook at just 2.45 pounds (1.11Kg).
  • An innovative hybrid battery split into two thinner pieces delivers the same wattage as a single battery for up to 9 and half hours of battery life while enabling the world’s thinnest laptop.
  • Stereo speakers by Bang & Olufsen with HP Audio Boost technology, a combination of hardware and software to give customers the depth they want.
  • Three full function USB Type-C connectors, including two of which support Thunderbolt, to provide a fast, versatile I/O connection.

The Spectre will be available to pre-order from HP and Amazon as of 25 April, with prices starting at $1169.99.

Thanks, Hexus.