Have you ever bought a new tablet or laptop and thought to yourself “I’d really like to find a nice leather case for this device”. Well, over at HP they apparently did and found a quick solution for it – let’s make it covered in leather out of the box. The latest HP Spectre Folio is indeed just that, a laptop that comes in a leather body – not a live one we hope, which can also be used in tablet mode.
Do not let the look fool you though, the Spectre Folio isn’t an ordinary laptop with removable keyboard slid into a leather case, it’s instead a functional part of the device. There’s no metal case beneath it and it can’t be removed, unless you want a computer that can die at the first sneeze.
So, what does this very unique 2-in-1 convertible pack under its leather skin? The HP Spectre Folio comes with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. The display is 13.3-inch in size and sports FHD resolution, it also uses Intel’s latest 1W panel technology to maximize battery life; a 4K option is expected to come later this year.
The HP Spectre Folio is going to be an exclusive for Best Buy and HP.com, with the “cheaper” Intel Core i5 model starting at $1,299, meanwhile the Core i7 model will be $1,399. If you also want 4G LTE connectivity on it, then you’ll have to shell out $1,499.
At the launch event HP claimed to be “reinventing the PC” with this new laptop, but we really aren’t convinced about that. Sure, the leather body looks premium but how durable is it? And what happens when you get tired of it and want to change for something else? Will the warranty be void?
Let us know down below what you guys think about this very unique 2-in-1!