HP Announces Spectre One Device For Windows 8 And Proves An Early Hit

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HP may be pulling out, for now, on development for the feature-limited Windows RT version of Windows 8. However, it continues to show commitment to Windows 8 with its new Spectre One device.

For those of you thinking about buying a device built for Windows 8 then you may want to take a look at what HP’s offering

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We’re excited to see the range of Windows 8 design, and the diversity in design of the devices. HP is the latest company to unveil it devices, the HP Spectre One that uses a 26.7-inch screen and can also work with touch devices.

The touchpad supports Windows 8 gestures, so you’ll be able to access your charms bar without awkwardly navigating the mouse over to the right-hand side (especially when you’re using dual monitors).

Users can also link phones, HP showed off Android-enable devices, and The Verge reported it worked well. NFC support is available for use within Windows, though specifics were not detailed. It wouldn’t be surprising if there was NFC integration with games. We haven’t really seen how Microsoft intends to use Near Field Communication in Windows 8.

An Early Content For Best Device?

The display is bright according to The Verge and colors were reproduced accurately according to the hands-on impressions. In terms of design the monitor looks very sleek with a black bezel and a silver stand though the stem connecting the display and stand is fairly fixed and doesn’t allowing for much repositioning of the device.

In terms of what you can find inside the PC, Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs are available and use a 1GB Nvidia graphics card. Two USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports are available, a HDMI port, and the usual 802.11n Wi-Fi. Interestingly, Photoshop and Premiere Elements will also be bundled in with the PC. That’s great … if you’re going to be using the software.

Lenovo recently unveiled its ThinkPad tablet for Windows 8. It looks serviceable for a first-generation device if not inspiring; in fact, comments recently also predicted that the later generation devices will utilize Windows 8 better. For now original equipment manufacturers seem to be playing it safe.

The HP Spectre One will launch November with models from $1299. Windows 8 launches October 26.

Published: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 Last Modified: September 11, 2012

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