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9 Best Surface Book Alternatives in 2018

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HP Spectre x360-13-ac076nr - $1,149.99

HP Spectre x360-13-ac076nr - $1,149.99

The HP Spectre x360 doesn’t have a detachable display like the Surface Book. That’s ok because it can turn into a tablet.

The HP Spectre X360’s silver and copper metal skin look even sleeker than the Surface Book’s standard silver hue. You can fold its display backward and turn it into a tablet or flip the screen again to use it as a notebook. It weighs 2.86-pounds, which is roughly one-pound lighter than the Surface Book does when docked to its keyboard.

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HP was more forward thinking with ports and connectivity options than Microsoft was with the Surface Book. The notebook has 2 USB Type-C Thunderbolt ports so that you can connect two monitors or move your files to a hard drive quickly. A standard USB 3.0 port allows users to connect to their existing accessories.

HP has stacked the HP Spectre x360-ac-76nr with all the best internals. It has 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and an Intel Core i5 processor. Its large battery allows for 10 hours of video playback and 16 hours of regular use - more than the 12 hours the least expensive Surface Book models can manage. Fast charging gets you back to 50% of battery life in a half-hour. Finally, shoppers can switch out the 13.3-inch display of the HP Spectre x360-ac076-nr for a 4K model that puts the Surface Book’s display to shame.

Like the Surface Book, the HP Spectre x360 supports a digital pen. This pen costs $59.99 extra.

Buy the HP Spectre X360 at HP.com for $1,149.99

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