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HP Spectre 13.3” Laptop (Manufacturer Refurbished)
HP’s flashy laptop hides powerful hardware that belies its thin profile. Along with quad speakers and vivid Full HD graphics, it has a lightning-fast solid-state drive to pull up files seamlessly and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port to transfer data at previously unseen speeds.
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 3.1
A USB 3.1 Gen 1 port (also known as SuperSpeed USB 3.0) transfers files to and from your computer at 5Gbps, or more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0. This is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to back up all of your files to an external hard drive. USB 3.1 Gen 2 ups the ante by transferring data even faster, at a speed of 10Gbps. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the ports can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to their backwards compatibility.
- Product number: 13-V011DX
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Screen: 13.3” IPS BrightView WLED-backlit display
- Resolution: Full HD (1920x1080)
- Processor: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
- RAM: 8GB LPDDR3L SDRAM
- Storage: 256GB SSD
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: no
- Webcam: TrueVision Full HD with integrated dual digital microphones
- Audio: Bang & Olufsen quad speakers
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Ports: 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2; 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (AKA USB 3.0); headphone/microphone combo jack
- Battery: 4-cell 38WH lithium-ion
- Battery life: up to 11 hours
- Weight: 2.45lb.
- Product dimensions: 12.8” (W) x 9.03” (D) x 0.41” (H)
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- 90 days warranty from HP
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.