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HP Spectre X2 12” 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop and Tablet (Refurbished)
Expand your computing capabilities with a 2-in-1 device that acts like a traditional laptop when you need to type and work, then switches seamlessly to a touchscreen tablet for traveling, games, and presentations. The Spectre’s dual-core processor and solid state drive allow rapid boot-up and speedy loading times, making the sluggish performance of traditional hard drives feel like a distant memory.
An OS for the Modern Machine
Windows 10 pairs the flexibility of a traditional computer operating system with the intuitive layout of a mobile OS. A fast new web browser, the media- and app-filled Windows Store, and Cortana personal assistant come pre-installed, working together to help you easily navigate to what you’d like to see or do. If you’re using only the touchscreen, Windows 10 also has a dedicated tablet mode that makes everything easier to tap with just a fingertip.
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.
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.
- Product number: 12-A009NR
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Screen: 12” IPS touchscreen
- Resolution: 1920 x 1280
- Processor: 1.1GHz Intel Core M7-6Y75 dual core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics 515
- RAM: 4GB DDR3
- Storage: 128GB solid state drive
- Webcam: 1MP
- Audio: integrated microphone
- WiFi: 802.11ac and Ethernet
- Bluetooth: 4.0 + HS
- Ports: 1 USB 3.0
- Battery: 3-cell lithium polymer
- Battery life: 10 hours
- Weight: 1.8lb.
- Product dimensions: 11.81” (H) x 8.23” (W) x 0.31” (D)
- Condition: refurbished
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 it 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.