The Spectre 13 x360 is a brand new HP laptop/tablet hybrid

Dedicated tablets seem to be dying a death these days, but laptop/tablet hybrids really seem to be coming into their own. Now, just weeks after the waves of announcements at CES, a brand new one has started popping up around the web. Meet the HP Spectre 13 x360.

At first glance it looks remarkably like Lenovo’s recently announced Yoga 3 because of the 360-degree hinge, but aside from the fact that both machines run Windows 8.1 that’s where the similarities end.

Apparently the Spectre 13 x360 will come with a 13.3-inch QHD resolution display, 8GB of RAM, 256 GB or 512GB of storage, an i5 or i7 CPU, Miracast, Intel’s WiDi streaming, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, MiniDisplayPort, and a 10 hour battery life.

Surprisingly HP has opted to run the machine with Intel’s fifth-generation Core Broadwell-U processor, rather than the more efficient Core M processor that can be found in the Yoga 3.

According to Lilliputing the machine will be priced at €1,299, which converts to £970. TechRadar, on the other hand, believes that the official UK price will likely be closer to £900.

It’s not been officially announced by HP yet, but the information about the Spectre 13 x360 was unearthed by Tablet PC Italy, and Lilliputing managed to find a listing for the machine on HP’s website. With that in mind you can probably expect an announcement fairly soon.

Tom Pritchard