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Deal | HP's weird Spectre Folio 2-in-1 with Core i7-8500Y and 256 GB SSD now on sale for $750

HP's weird Spectre Folio 2-in-1 with Core i7-8500Y and 256 GB SSD now on sale for $750 (Image source: Best Buy)
HP's weird Spectre Folio 2-in-1 with Core i7-8500Y and 256 GB SSD now on sale for $750 (Image source: Best Buy)
The experimental leather-aluminum premium netbook looks and feels like no other Ultrabook, but its disadvantages at launch have all but buried the system. Best Buy is offering decent discounts on the first generation Spectre Folio to suggest that HP may be ready to unveil a second generation model soon.
Allen Ngo,

HP made a big deal about its Spectre Folio convertible last October. The manufacturer unveiled the device during a live event in New York on the very same week as Microsoft's Surface event. Unsurprisingly, the Spectre Folio was designed to tackle both the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop series head-on with its unique leather-aluminum-infused chassis design.

Unfortunately for HP, the system never took off for a couple of reasons. Its starting price of $1400 USD was absurd and its Core Y CPU was significantly slower than the Kaby Lake-R Surface Pro offerings. 

Now almost a year old, the Spectre Folio can finally be had for a decent price of $900 USD. Users can get an additional $150 off for a final price of $750 if they have a Best Buy account to sign-up for their free Student Deals promotion. The convertible on sale is one of the few laptops shipping with a Core i7-8500Y CPU.

For more information on the 13.3-inch HP Spectre Folio convertible, see our full review here.

(Source: HP)
(Source: HP)
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Allen Ngo, 2019-09-14 (Update: 2019-09-14)
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.