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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

Starting at just $1,050 (AU$2,230, UK TBD), the new HP Spectre x360 is one sleek backflipping laptop.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

Just feast your eyes on that metal frame, with its edge-to-edge backlit keys. At a minimum, there's a Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory in there, plus a blazing fast 256GB solid state drive.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

Look how small the screen bezels are on this crisp, 1,920x1,080-pixel touchscreen!

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

It's a great looking laptop from practically any angle...

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

...and the new quad-array of Bang & Olufsen-branded speakers sound pretty sweet.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

There's just one little problem: Practically all the ports you know and love are missing.

Just these two (admittedly awesome) multipurpose Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C ports...

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

...and a single full-size USB 3.0 port on the left. Plus a headphone jack.

At least I can plug in my thumbdrive.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

Still, we're talking about a laptop with a pretty great keyboard.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

A smooth glass touchpad.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

And the ability to do THIS.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

Plus, there's a facial recognition camera built-in so you can log into Windows just by looking at the screen.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

I just don't quite get why HP made the laptop thinner and lighter. It was fine the way it was.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

Particularly since it's not thinner and lighter enough (2.85 pounds, 13.8mm thick) to use in tablet form for more than a couple minutes at a time.

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HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

HP Spectre x360 (Late 2016)

One last picture of the HP Spectre x360.

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