HP Spectre 13.3 Is the World’s Slimmest Laptop

Apple may have got its biggest competitor, and it is coming from the most long-standing companies around: HP. Its latest laptop, the Spectre 13, is the thinnest in the world at 10.4mm, almost 3 mm thinner than the new MacBook.

And thankfully, the features don’t stop there as the machine is pretty well rounded. You get a 13” display, as is clear by the name, along with up to 8 GB RAM and a 6th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor.

The IPS display comes with 1080p Full HD resolution, without an option to give a 4K option or a touch-enabled panel. The back boasts a more modern looking logo which succeeds the previous round logo. The aluminum and carbon fiber design give it a more serious look.

The Spectre 13 weighs just 2.5 pounds, and will have up to a 512 GB PCIe SSD. It utilizes Intel’s new hyperbaric cooling system, which uses fans that suck air directly onto the processor and other components.

Connectivity options on the laptop include three USB Type-C ports which can all charge the laptop, with two of them supporting Thunderbolt 3. Beneath the chiclet-style keyboard is a glass trackpad, which hopefully works as well as its best competitor. On its sides are Bang & Olfusen speakers.

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The size will likely not affect the battery life, which is said to provide 9 hours and 45 minutes’ worth of endurance. That’s thanks to four batteries which make up various sections of the chassis.

One thing which hasn’t improved over the MacBook is the price: $1170 and that’s just for the base model. If you want a no-frills laptop with no gimmicks, though, which runs Windows, this is probably as MacBook-like you can get, without ditching Windows.

Image Credits:  HP Official Press Shots 

Edit: An earlier version of the article was scrapped due to issues. We thank our eagle-eyed readers and regret any inconvenience caused.


  • Disgusted

    Propakistani cheats. This is bizarre. The whole whole article seems like a copy of an article on engadget about Spectre 13. Its okay to get your news and copy stuff from other websites but at least the writer should give proper reference to the source. If its too much, at least change some of the wordings instead of copying the whole sentences.

    • WG

      You are absolutely right. The following sentences were written in the article on engadget:
      1) “a piston-style hinge inspired by upscale cabinetry allows the 13.3-inch Gorilla Glass screen to almost float above the keyboard”
      2) “the Spectre is powered by your choice of sixth-gen Core i5 or i7 processors”
      3) “the Spectre was inspired by jewelry and women’s purses”
      4) “shoppers will be disappointed by the middling 1080p resolution, though a higher pixel count would have made the battery life situation even more challenging”
      5) “thanks to a unique four-cell design, wherein the battery is split into smaller, thinner pieces that make better use of the available space.”

      • WG

        And these are the sentences which the writer Rizwan Shahid SUPPOSEDLY wrote on his OWN (yes i’m being sarcastic over here):

        1) “The piston-style hinges allow the 13.3-inch Gorilla Glass screen to almost float above the keyboard”
        2) “Spectre is powered by your choice of 6th gen Core i5 or i7 processors”
        3) “the new Spectre is inspired by jewelry and women purses”
        4) “The 1080p resolution will disappoint many buyers but the higher pixel count would’ve made the battery life situation a bit trickier”
        5) “split the battery into smaller, thinner pieces, creating a unique four cell design that makes a better use of the available space”

        • KS

          LOL
          What an intelligent change :P

    • Asif

      A GSM Arena Story Again! Give proper links otherwise will get such accuses.

    • shujaswati

      PP is becoming more like PPP

      I miss the old tech writters :(

  • WG

    This comment is for those people who may be wondering about the comments by ‘Disgusted’ and me regarding the writer copying stuff from an article. After it was pointed out to propakistani that the original writer of the article (Rizwan Shahid) had more or less copied most of the stuff from another website Engadget, they tried to correct their wrongdoing by changing the writer and the contents of the article at this link. This can be seen in the following screenshots:

    • WG

      The following are the screenshots of the original article which was apparently ‘scrapped due to issues’.

      @ Propakistani : Why don’t you tell your ‘eagle-eyed readers’ what those issues were? Or are you somehow feeling ashamed, which I highly doubt.

    • Asif

      Rizwan Shahid takes the idea from GSM Arena . com

      • Taha Najam

        Lol, I doubt we’ll be seeing any more of Rizwan Shahid.

  • WG

    Along with copying from Engadget, the writer also copied from PCWorld. The following sentences were written in the article on PCWorld:
    – “three USB Type C ports. Two support Thunderbolt 3.0 and USB 3.1 10Gbps, while the last is USB data at what I suspect is 5Gbps. All three ports support DisplayPort and charging via USB Power Delivery”

    And this is what the original writer Rizwan wrote:
    “HP Spectre 13.3 offers three USB Type C ports. Two of them support Thunderbolt 3.0 and USB 3.1 10Gbps, while the last is USB data, suspected to be at 5Gbps. All three ports support DisplayPort and charging via USB Power Delivery.”

    • Imam Bux Mallah

      A lot of Copy-Paste going on here. :P

  • Muhammad Yasir

    GPU ?

    • Fakhre Alam

      Nope. Just intel HD graphics. But why would you expect a gpu in world’s thinnest laptop?

      • Muhammad Yasir

        meh … would not hurt to have a strong graphics back-end just in case someone wants to game on a slim laptop …

        • Fakhre Alam

          i think AMD is working on external GPU. it will suite this laptop the most.

  • Irfan

    Small oled screen, light weight and front speakers
    What a beauty
    Worth the money

  • Asif

    A GSM Arena Story!! LOLzz….