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HP Spectre x360 15 with Core i7-8705G now available for pre-order in the UK

HP Spectre x360 15 with Core i7-8705G now available for pre-order in the UK (Image Source: Amazon UK)
HP Spectre x360 15 with Core i7-8705G now available for pre-order in the UK (Image Source: Amazon UK)
The Intel-AMD technology promises to be as fast as a GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti all in a single 65 W processor package. The suggested starting price for just the 8 GB SKU, however, is going to burn a hole through most wallets. HP has yet to announce any plans for a SKU utilizing the even more powerful i7-8809G CPU.

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HP is one of the few manufacturers offering Kaby Lake-G laptops. The Spectre x360 15, Dell XPS 15 2-in-1, and Intel Hades Canyon NUC will be some of the first systems available with Kaby Lake-G when they all launch in the coming weeks.

HP, however, will likely have its Kaby Lake-G-powered notebook out of the gate before everyone else. After having appeared on a Finnish online retailer earlier this month, the Spectre x36015-ch005na has now made its way to Amazon UK for a pre-order price of 1700 Pounds or approximately $2400 USD. Core specifications remain identical to the last time we saw the system including its i7-8705G CPU and integrated Radeon RX Vega ML GPU, 8 GB RAM, 4K display, and 512 GB SSD. While the product listing doesn't specify when users can expect the notebook to ship, it's interesting to see it available well before the arguably more anticipated XPS 15 2-in-1.

HP has not officially announced the starting MSRP for the Spectre x360 15 Kaby Lake-G, but these early listings have us a bit concerned. The approximate $2400 USD price for the base Kaby Lake-G SKU is roughly $900 USD more expensive than the same Spectre x360 15 with the Core i7-8550U and GeForce MX150 GPU. We're certainly fearful for what the XPS 15 2-in-1 may end up costing if this Spectre is any indication.

See our preview of the third generation Spectre x360 15 here. This latest refresh finally comes with an integrated NumPad and its chassis is actually thicker than the previous generation.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-03-26 (Update: 2018-04- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.