The HP Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1) is a high-end ultra-portable laptop model for 2018. It features a 13.3-inch touch-screen and a sleek chassis made of carbon fiber and aluminum. The luxury notebook weighs in at 2.5-pounds and it’s only 0.4″ thick. It comes in “dark ash silver” and “ceramic white” colors with color-matching backlight keyboards.
The multi-touch display comes in two variants – with Full HD and ultra-sharp 4K / Ultra HD resolution. In both cases, the panels feature IPS technology for wide viewing angles and edge-to-edge glass.
Inside, the Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1) packs the mainstream 8th Gen Intel Core U-series processors. Namely, the i5-8250U and i7-8550U. Besides that, the Spectre comes with 8 or 16 Gigabytes of RAM for comfortable multitasking and up to 1-Terabyte of fast solid state drive storage. The laptop doesn’t offer workstation-class performance, but these specs offer decent speed for demanding tasks like video editing. The routine daily home and office chores are easy tasks for the Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1). Some light gaming is supported, too, thanks to the Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics processor.
The laptop is equipped with a decently capacious 43.7 WHr battery. According to HP, it can provide up to 11 hours and 15 minutes of battery life on configurations with the Full HD display and up to 7 hours and 45 minutes with the Ultra HD panel.
The Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1) stands out with Thunderbolt 3.0 technology on two out of three available USB-C ports. A dedicated video output port is missing, but you can use the USB-C ports for video output via an adapter.