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HP's slim and sexy Spectre hits Australia, starts at AU$2,300

The new laptop is just 10.4mm thick, beating even Apple's 12-inch MacBook -- but that slimness comes at a price.


The HP Spectre is being called the world's thinnest laptop, coming in at just 10.4mm thick, around 2.5mm thinner than Apple's MacBook.

Australians can now get their hands on the slick PC, with the company saying on Monday that it's shipped units out to JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores around the country.

The base model will cost AU$2,299. That'll get you a Spectre with a 2.3GHz Intel i5 Skylake processor, a 256GB solid-state drive, 8GB of RAM and a full HD 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution screen. There's also a AU$2,999 version that boasts a 2.5GHz Intel i7 Skylake processor and 512GB of RAM.

As is often the case, us Australians are paying quite a bit more than our American cousins for the Spectre. In the US, the range starts at $1,169. If you convert and then add tax, that ends up at around AU$1,750. A model with the i7 processor and 256GB of storage space (not the 512GB that we get) costs $1,249 in the US, which evens out to AU$1,870 after conversion and tax -- well below the AU$2,299 for our base model.

You can find our hands-on impressions of the HP Spectre here.