- The HP Spectre Fold is a total stunner at only 8.5mm thin when unfolded
- It can last up to 12 hours long on a single charge
- HP says it comes with with built-in AI for security, wellness, and gesture controls
HP has unveiled the Spectre Fold, the thinnest foldable PC on the market with a 17-inch OLED touchscreen display that can be, well, folded in half. It’s being marketed as a unique device that can be used in a number of ways, including as a laptop, tablet, and full desktop computer.
It is certainly built to function pretty much like a hybrid computer. Its huge screen offers a native resolution of 1920×2560 pixels, VESA True Black HDR 500 certification, and even comes with built-in Low Blue Light tech to keep its users eyes safe. When folded, it can be used as a 12.3-inch “clamshell” device that can be detected wirelessly to a keyboard and trackpad contraption via Bluetooth.
Powering the Spectre Fold is a beefy Intel Core i7-1250U processor, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, 1TB of M.2 SSD storage, and Intel Iris Xe Graphics onboard. It also has a pair of Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, Wi-Fi 6, fast charging support, and a built-in 6-cell, 94.3 Wh Li-ion polymer battery.
Whatever you might think of the form factor, at least it brings respectable specs. The question is, can it fully utilize the pre-installed Windows 11 OS that it ships with? Or will users be left wanting more? Our guess is that will be between HP and those who decide to shell out $4,999, because that is how much it will cost.
Fat chance it becomes available in the Philippines, but maybe big enough fans of the foldable genre of devices might find a way.