2017 HP Spectre x360 Refreshed With 4K Display Option and Active Pen Accessory

15 February 2017, 6:24 am EST By Charles Lim Mobile & Apps
HP has also now included a 4K display variant and a free active pen accessory for its 2017 HP Spectre x360 models.  ( Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images )

HP's 2-in-1 ultra-portable and light laptop, the HP Spectre x360, was hailed by several publications as one of the best Windows-based laptops for 2016. Now, HP has revitalized the brand with an updated version of the laptop that includes a model with a 4K resolution screen. Additionally, HP has also now included some touch-based functionality thanks to its brand new active pen accessory.

The HP Spectre x360 laptops that were released late last year, unfortunately, did not come with a high-resolution display option. This was a big issue for some consumers as a 4K display was already becoming a standard for most high-end slim and light laptops being offered in the market. The laptop across all configurations only came with a full HD display, which was still a decent display for most applications.

Consumers who are interested in picking up the new 2017 HP Spectre x360 can directly get the unit from Best Buy, as per a report from The Verge. The retailer is now offering the 4K Ultra HD variants, which is priced at $1,600 for the 13.3-inch model with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid state drive. Those who want the Full HD display variant can pick up the 2017 models for $1,199 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage configuration, while the higher-end 16GB RAM and 512GB storage models are priced at $1,350.

All three refreshed HP Spectre x360 variants will be coming with a free active pen accessory. Previous models did not have a pen-compatible display, which means that there is relatively more value in picking up the refreshed models.

As an aesthetic upgrade, HP has also now made the dark ash silver version of the 13-inch HP Spectre x360 available for Full HD variants. According to Windows Central, the darker finish model is now available in select online and offline retailers and will cost $10 more than the standard natural silver-colored models.

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