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HP adds privacy screen to Spectre x360 13, white Spectre 13

In addition to pumping up the insides with eighth-gen Intel processors, HP brings back the silver x360.

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Hi-yo, silver!

The Spectre x360 13 convertible features the return of the silver model in addition to the copper-and-brown.

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Privacy mode

One of the most appealing updates to the Spectre x360 13 is the privacy mode, which makes off-angle viewing difficult with a button toggle.

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Privacy mode from the front

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A hair thinner

HP shaves a sliver of depth off the x360 13, but maintains the same keyboard travel. 

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Fingerprint reader

The x360 13 has the same set of ports and connections as before, but HP has added a fingerprint reader to the right side.

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Chiseled edge

HP has replaced the rounded edge and hinge with more angular ones.

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More angles

Even the power button's gotten the angular treatment -- it used to be flush with the edge.

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Micro SD card slot

The Spectre x360 13's still got one.

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Cushion

There's now a slightly raised band to soften the contact when the lid's flipped all the way around.

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Hinge

Moar bevels!

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I feel flat

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Tablet mode

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No change to the speaker system

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HP Spectre 13, now in ceramic white

In addition to the brown-and-copper "ash silver," HP is introducing a new copper-and-white version of the Spectre 13. The lid is actually metal painted with a more scratch-resistant ceramic coating.

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White on the inside, too

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Better cooling

The Spectre 13 has a lot of the same cooling updates as the x360 13, including reworked venting that draws cool air from the sides and exhales warm air through these vents in the back.

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Wider touchpad

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Debezeled

On the sides, at least. There's still room on top for the cameras.

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USB-C fast charging

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16:9 touchpad

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Hinge

The Spectre 13 retains its rounded, front-forward hinge design.

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Same speaker system

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Still has two Thunderbolt connections

And the ports are still in the back.

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Slightly smaller than before

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Angled

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Mmmmkay.

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More hingey goodness

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