HP launches the world’s first convertible leather PC

Published:  02 October, 2018

Balancing luxury design and cutting-edge engineering, the U.S. headquartered information technology solutions manufacturer announced a new Windows 10 laptop that aims to “reinvent the PCs”, and features 100% chrome tanned, full-grain leather.

HP’s Spectre Folio is the world’s first leather convertible PC, which builds on the success of traditional laptops, 2-in-1 devices and convertibles that are designed primarily for specific productivity tasks or scenarios. To create the Spectre Folio, HP says it has “embraced the art of ‘manucrafturing’, where meticulously designed hardware meets handcrafted materials”. The 100% chrome tanned, full-grain leather from which the device is made is said to play “an important functional role” since leather “is a durable material that provides a natural hinge and flexible chassis to enable a breakthrough new form factor”.

The bold look of the Spectre Folio is matched with the latest premium technology features for consumers “who desire beauty and power in their PC”. According to HP, jetsetters and on-the-go professionals alike will appreciate the Company’s focus on achieving ultra-mobility and connected modern standby, with up to 18 hours of battery life. To achieve a thin and light design in this radically new form factor, the Spectre Folio is said to incorporate one of the smallest motherboards in the industry, capitalising on 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 (Y-series) processors. 

The timeless aesthetic appeal of Spectre Folio with accented stitching and precision edging, creates a sophisticated, luxurious quality never seen in a PC. The Spectre Folio is available in two colours: Cognac Brown and Bordeaux Burgundy.