HP’s New Spectre Folio Leather Laptop: Price, Specs, Features and Release Date

According to shipment numbers from research firm IDC and Gartner, HP was the number one manufacturer of laptops in the world last year. But it is safe to say that HP laptops do not always pay attention to the same amount of bliss enjoyed by the Unibody aluminum or ultra lightweight model made by its competitors.

HP did this with its new HP Specter Folio, which is a high end laptop that is bound to leather, and HP is marketing with Kringworthy Term Mancrafting. It is a convertible, which means that it can be extended, can be turned into a tablet, tented, or used just as a regular laptop. That part of the design of Specter Folio is slightly different from other laptops. Instead of turning the display backwards on the back side, you should pull the front directly on the keyboard, where the magnets fit the display on the main tray (if you are tentatively displaying the display) or the lower half of the laptop on the edge (if you flat it Are giving).

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HP is using 100 percent real, chrome-tanned leather for this new machine, and sending it in two tonnes, hot brown and deep boards. HP says that this is the world’s first leather laptop, and I have no reason to doubt it, it has done a lot of leather goods for consumer electronics, but not a leather-tied laptop. Structural support for computer components is made of metal, but its exterior clamshell is all cow.

Josefin Tan, Head of Product Management of HP for Consumer Notebook, said that the company has gone “with the leather” for the “stability, its feeling and quality of its quality”. He cited internal market research, which shows that among the younger audiences such as co-sections, most were prepared for the idea, especially for its “authenticity”, because it is a real leather.

Specs & Features of Spectre Folio

The leather construction is undoubtedly the most interesting part of this Windows 10 laptop, but it’s also, you know, a laptop. So, its internals are worth mentioning. The HP Spectre Folio ships with three different options for its 13.3-inch touchscreen display: a 1-watt, full HD panel, a regular full HD panel, and a 4K display. The 1-watt display is a new technology from Intel that’s supposed to significantly reduce power consumption over standard display panels. The notebook also has Intel’s new low-power processor, Amber Lake-Y, which is still part of the 8th-generation chip family from Intel. More notably, HP claims this laptop has the world’s smallest motherboard, which it co-developed with Intel. Inside, also there’s an 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage.

Its keyboard is plushy, noisy, and backlit. Like previous Spectre laptops, it has front-facing Bang and Olufsen speakers. It has a fanless design, relying instead on a metal heat spreader to push heat out from laptop’s hinge area and into the empty space that exists between the hinge and the curve of the leather.

The Spectre Folio comes with three ports—two USB-C ports and one Thunderbolt—and a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. There’s no fingerprint sensor built into the chassis, but the front camera supports Windows Hello authentication. It works with a stylus, the same pen that shipped with last year’s Spectre x360 laptop.

There’s a nano-SIM card slot wedged into the top cover of the laptop, which, based on my brief hands-on time with the machine, seems to be an awkward place for it. Fortunately, there’s also a digital eSIM embedded in the laptop. HP estimates it will get up to a whopping 18 hours of battery life.

Price & Availability

The Spectre Folio is available for pre-order today and ships at the end of October. The Core i5 configuration starts at $1,300, while the model with a Core i7 processor and LTE starts at $1,500. That puts it right in line with the starting price of last year’s HP Spectre laptop—although the Spectre Folio is something of a special edition, and not a direct successor to last year’s Spectre.

The addition of leather adds a fair amount of weight to the machine, despite the fact that the top of it was built with magnesium alloy to offset the weight (the bottom half is aluminum). Last year’s Spectre weighs 2.45 pounds; the Spectre Folio weighs 3.2 pounds. It begs the question again: Why leather?

Tan insisted that leather, despite its weight, was still “appealing to the sensory experiences … leather is warm to the touch. It doesn’t get hot like metal.”

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Tan says HP considered using a synthetic or vegan leather, but decided to go with genuine leather despite the added cost. She pointed out that the cowhide HP is using is a byproduct, since the company is sourcing it from a manufacturer that also uses cows for meat. And, she said, the laptop is deconstructible, so that the leather can actually be re-used when a customer has decided to move on from the laptop.

“People still like leather,” Tan said. “There are customers who want innovation in the PC category, so we’re doing something new.”

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