HP returns to the charge in spring 2017 with a revised and corrected version of its Specter X2 . Taking the neat design of its predecessor, this 2017 version of the device nevertheless has a technical sheet much sexier than that of its big brother, launched more than a year ago.
With this new terminal, Hewlett-Packard seems determined to titillate Microsoft in one of its favorite sectors, and this with a policy of qualitative offers that is paying off in a hybrid market lacking in innovation. It remains to be seen whether HP will succeed in beating Microsoft and its brand new Surface Pro , which has also just been announced, and which seems just as promising as this famous Specter X2 vintage 2017.
If it is for the moment difficult to know which of the two devices will succeed in doing well on the market, it must in any case be recognized that HP did not skimp on the means to try to overshadow to the Redmond firm and its essential Surface Pro.
A technical sheet that beats up
The Specter X2 (2017) thus outclasses its predecessor on all levels, starting with the question of its screen. While the 2016 version of the Specter X2 shipped a simple full HD panel, this new version is for its part equipped with a 12.3-inch IPS screen, with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels and capable of a brightness of 450 nits.
To animate the terminal, HP is also switching to Core i5 and i7 Kaby Lake (against Intel's “m” chips on the old model), with Iris Plus iGPUs – more efficient than those usually integrated into d chips. 'Intel. These Intel Core will also be supported by 8 or 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM depending on the references.
On the storage side, the firm unsurprisingly offers SSDs, with a total capacity which will obviously depend on the model chosen, but which will still be able to reach the terabyte in PCIe (provided the price is paid).
Speaking of price, HP will offer the model with a Core i5, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD for $ 999. While the first model equipped with a Core i7 will be launched at $ 1,279 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD. These prices include stylus and keyboard (which is still not the case at Microsoft), and all should land in June in the United States.