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HP Spectre: thinner than a MacBook, but more powerfulThe world's thinnest laptop packs in high-end components.
[MUSIC] There are a lot of close contenders, but HP claims its new 13 inch Spectre laptop is the world's thinnest. At just 10.4 millimeters thick it squeezes past even the 12 inch Apple Macbook. It's not a huge difference, but at these very small sizes, every little bit counts. What's even more remarkable, it that the Spectre uses Intel Core I5 and Core I7 processors, instead of lower Power Core Am chips used by other ultra thin laptops. Like that MacBook or even HP's own Elite Book Folio G1 The keyboard on the specter is actually great for such a thin laptop. The keys have decent depth, and there's really flex at all when typing. but to get everything this thin, there are a couple of compromises. First, I hope you like USBC, because you get three of those ports, and that's it. All three can be use for data or charging and two of them support really fast thunderbolt speeds. You can add a bunch of dangles to connect everything else from ethernet, to regular USB to HDMI. And the display only comes in one flavor, 1920 by 1080 and no touch Screen. It's kind of a bummer for really premium laptop like this but the screen really does look great. If you pick thin over touch then the HP Spectre is one of the sharpest looking new laptops of the year. [MUSIC]