Another of HP’s recently revealed Ultrabooks is the 2- in-1 hybrid the HPPro, a 13″ detachable tablet with keyboard dock very similar in design to the Asus Transformer Book while offering fanless operation and a battery equipped keyboard dock.
The HPPro (AKA the Spectre 13 X2 in the US) will be released in Europe and is the first fanless Haswell Ultrabook to go on sale. It’s equipped with an aluminum casing and features HP’s CoolSense technology for monitoring temperatures and adjusting accordingly. Core i3 or i5 Haswell CPU’s are offered as options with RAM available in 4 or 8GB configurations. The display is a 13″ full HD 1080p Radiance part which incorporates HP’s TrueVision HD webcam.
Storage options are a bit limited, offering only the choice of 64GB or 128GB SSD’s and while the keyboard dock doesn’t offer any additional storage it does include that extra battery for longer runtimes. Coupled with the claimed 7.5 hours of the tablet part the total runtime is said to be 10 hours.
Not unexpectedly for a 13″ tablet weight comes in at about 4.5 pounds with the keyboard dock attached but the larger screen size does allow for a bigger keyboard that will be more comfortable for typing.
The Spectre’s availability is expected in November for a price starting at €999 and in the US on October 16 starting at $1,099.99