HP Spectre Folio

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  1. hajime macrumors 603

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    What do you think of this silent fanless i7 laptop with claimed long battery life? 8GB RAM is a bit small.
     
  2. bobbie424242 macrumors regular

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    It's stunning and impressive in term of innovation and engineering. This looks like a product Apple could do it they had touch support in macOS. I've been really impressed by HP lately. Their new Zbook Studio x360 is also somewhat unique.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Its competing against Apple's MacBook (not MacBook Pro) computers, its a fanless low powered processor (Y-series Intel CPU).
    I'm not sold on using leather on the laptop as well, I know HP is taking a chance, but its just not my cup of tea
     
  4. SDColorado Contributor

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    I suppose the leather is sort of in response to the Microsoft Surface and its use of Alcantara? The first impression is that it looks a little like the Surface Pro's size with the Surface Go's specs, clad in leather. Though it appears that you can't actually remove the keyboard as you can with the Surface Pro/Go?

    Unless you are a huge fan of leather, it seems to have none of the advantages of the Surface Pro imho ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Edit: Maybe better sound than the Surface Pro, though B&O can lay an egg when it wants to as well.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

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    I thought no they have a crazy long advertised battery life.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Yeah, I didn't like that on the Surface either. I just don't think it will wear as well as alu
     
  7. SDColorado Contributor

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    It definitely won't wear as well as alu. It does clean up well with a little Alcantara cleaner. My Surface Pro still looks good after 1 year, but I have no illusions that it will hold up as well as alu for 4+. I am sure at some point it will begin to look worn. An advantage with the Surface Pro/Go is that you can replace the type cover when it begins to look worn. But with the Laptop or the HP mentioned here, that isn't going to be an option.
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Not to troll or anything, but I’m a vegetarian so this machine would be ruled out for me.
     
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    Yes, every vegan (that I know) is well aware of the limitations, though a lot of this chart no longer applies with modern manufacturing alternatives.

    I can still choose to limit how many animal products I use. And I choose not to use or wear leather products to as much of a degree as I can and buy as many animal-free products as I'm able.

    But regardless, I personally am not a vegan. I sometimes eat dairy & eggs and, rarely but on occasion, fish. I just prefer not to use leather. Personal choice. I will try to avoid dead-animal products when possible, that's all.

    I'm just surprised at a computer permanently encased in leather...
     
  11. SDColorado Contributor

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    Me as well. I admittedly like leather. I like the look, I like the smell, I like the feel. I would still never buy a computer permanently encased in it. At first I thought it was a removable cover similar to the Surface Pro where it could be replaced if damaged/worn/etc.
     

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