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HP Spectre x2 12” 2-in-1 Laptop (Refurbished)
Just a few years ago, if you snatched the keyboard off your laptop, you had a broken laptop. Do the same with the versatile HP Spectre x2 and you’ll only transform it into a sleek, handheld tablet made for swiping through social media apps and games. Its Full HD touchscreen even comes with an integrated kickstand for comfortable hands-free viewing.
Touchscreen Display: Tablet-Like Control
Zoom in on photos, jump to the next story on news apps, or play a mobile game on a bigger screen—all without using the keyboard or touchpad. A touchscreen display expands your control, giving you more ways to interact with apps and programs that support touch gestures. For more traditional tasks, such as answering emails, you can move back to the keyboard at any time.
Work and Play in Full High Definition
From full-length films to funny video clips, virtually everything you see on this computer’s display renders in crisp, lifelike detail. Its 1080p Full HD resolution is the same as that of many big-screen HDTVs, fitting the same amount of pixels—just more than 2 million—into a smaller space, so even everyday websites appear sharp and realistic. In addition to heightening the impact of streaming shows, video games, and other visual media, Full HD resolution makes photos pop and can help you get a more accurate look at potential online purchases.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Video Chat with Anyone, Anywhere
A built-in webcam can make it feel like people miles away are in the room with you, helping you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email. Collaborate with colleagues in other offices, listen as your niece or nephew rapturously explains their finger painting, or laugh every time your friend’s cat walks across their keyboard.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backwards compatibility.
- Product number: 12-a008nr
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Screen: 12” IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen display
- Resolution: Full HD (1920x1080)
- Processor: 0.9GHz Intel Core m3-6Y30 dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics 515
- RAM: 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: 128GB solid-state drive (SSD)
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: microSD
- Front-facing camera: HP 5MP TrueVision Full HD webcam
- Rear-facing camera: Intel RealSense 3D camera
- Audio: built-in quad speakers, Bang & Olufsen audio, and integrated digital microphones
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Ports: 2 USB 3.0 (Type-C, HP USB Boost), headphone/microphone combo jack
- Battery: 3-cell 42WH li-ion
- Weight: 2.68lb.
- Product dimensions: 11.81” (W) x 8.23” (D) x 0.31” (H)
- Condition: refurbished
- 90-day warranty from Ecom
When iconic company HP was born in 1939, it was not in a gleaming laboratory or during a late-night study session at a prestigious university. It was in a 12’x18’ garage that contained only a workbench and a used drill press. University friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard sold audio equipment to Disney (which used them during Fantasia production) and became HP soon after. Their humble garage is now marked with a plaque bearing the title “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”
HP’s innovations laid the groundwork for the Valley’s surge in technological advances. Between the creation of the first handheld computer, which connected to printers and cassette drives, and development of speedier 64-bit processing technology currently used by brands like Apple and Microsoft, HP cemented itself as an architect of current tech trends like the tablet and smartphone. It’s a community-conscious company, too; HP has donated to charity since 1940 and offers free recycling for all electronics, regardless of brand, at Staples.