HP introduced the next generation of its ultrabook which can compete against Apple.
The premium model in this range is the Spectre XT, averaging just 1.4 kg, is 14.5 millimeters thick, and has a 13.3 inch HD screen.
“With our portfolio of computers designed for consumption and for business, we can offer the best performance, quality, and a different experience in distinctive patterns,” said James Mourton, vice president and director of the personal computer division of the firm, during the HP Global Influencer Forum in Shanghai, China.
The company introduced about 90 products in the event, including the unit that will be available in the United States from the second week of June for $999.
The characteristics of the Spectre XT:
- Windows 7 Premium
- 13.3 inch HD screen
- RAM: 4GB
- Hard Drive: From 128 to 256GB
- Dimensions: 327x221x14.5 mm
- Weight: 1.4 kg
- Battery: Up to 8 hours
HP, led by Meg Whitman, sold 15.8 million PCs just above Apple which sold just over 15.76 million of equipment during the first quarter, according to research firm Canalys.
The company ranks number 10 in the list of the 500 largest companies according to Fortune, with sales of 127 billion and earnings per annum of 7 billion.
The personal computer market represents just over 3.5 billion, according to figures reported by HP. The company sold four of these devices every second in this sector and is competing against Apple, Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung, among others.