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HP’s Spectre Folio is not vegan

October 2, 2018.

HP Spectre Folio.

HP Spectre Folio. © HP Development Company.

HP unveiled a new ultra-thin laptop computer, usable as a tablet, with a leather cover on the outside. Integral to the design, the thick leather sheet is not removable. It even has a functional purpose: it attaches the screen to the body, acting as a stiff hinge at its midpoint. This is a striking feature. The Spectre Folio has an IPS 13-inch (1920 x 1080) screen with Low Power Display Technology that consumes just one watt per hour, for an impressive 18 hours of battery life. Two models are on offer, one with a Core i5 processor for US$1,300 and the other with a Core i7 processor for US$1,500. The other technical specs are identical: both come with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, etc. If you don’t have an ethical problem with dead animals, this object makes a statement, and an elegant one at that.

Ars Technica, “Hands-on: HP’s leather-clad laptop might just be the best convertible around.”