HP Spectre 13-v151nr -$1,249.99
If it was the Surface Laptop’s good looks that first caught your attention, check out the HP Spectre 13-V151nr. It’s just as good-looking as the Surface Laptop and it doesn’t have a keyboard deck that wears over time.
HP Spectre 13 laptops have machined aluminum and carbon fiber frames. A gold ridge that runs along the back of the notebook gives it a distinctive look. One USB 3.1 Type-C port and two USB 3.1 Thunderbolt ports sit on this gold ridge.
The HP Spectre is more powerful than a similarly priced Surface Laptop. It has an Intel Core i7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 620, 256GB solid state drive and 8GB of RAM. Four Bang and Olufsen speakers let this laptop fill a room with sound.
The Surface Laptop does beat the HP Spectre 13-v151nr in some key ways. The Spectre notebook only lasts a little over 9 hours away from a charger. Buyers also need dongles and adapters to connect to monitors, phones and cameras. Finally, its 13.3-inch 1080p FHD display isn’t as sharp as the Surface Laptop’s 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 display.
You can buy the HP Spectre 13 v-151nr for $1,249.99 from HP’s website. A Surface Laptop with the internals costs $1,599.99.