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MacBook Air 2016 Vs HP Spectre: Apple To Bow Out In Battle Of The Thin Laptops?

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MacBook Air 2016 vs HP Spectre

Laptops have become more than just a portable computer over the past couple of years. It has become an extension of a person?s style and personality as well. Thus, a laptop should not only be fast and effective, it should also be stylish and trendy. Thin is definitely in when it comes to laptops nowadays. The MacBook Air 2016 and the HP Spectre are two of the best ones available in the market right now.

The MacBook Air used to be the go-to device when you want a thin and stylish laptop. Now, HP has unveiled a 13.3-inch Spectre, which could give the MacBook Air a run for its money. Let us take a look at these two great laptops side by side to see which one comes out on top.


According to TechTimes, the MacBook Air sports a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display with a native resolution of 1440×900 pixels while the HP Spectre has a 13-inch Corning Gorilla Glass IPS display with 1920×1080 full HD resolution. The Spectre certainly has the edge when it comes to this category.


Both laptops have excellent specs under its thin exterior. The two devices can come equipped with either an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, depending on your processing needs. Both the HP Spectre and the MacBook Air 2016 can likewise be configured with 8GB of RAM and does come with a Intel HD Graphics card, so it?s pretty even between the two for this category.

Weight and Thinness

When it comes to having the thinnest body, the HP Spectre beats the MacBook Air hands down. According to the Wall Street Journal, the MacBook Air 2016 measures in at only 0.7 inches thin and weighs 2.96 pounds. On the other hand, the HP Spectre takes it to a whole new level by measuring only 0.4 inches thin and weighs 2.45 pounds.

So, with the MacBook Air 2016 and the HP Spectre pitted against each other, it appears that the former is no longer the king of the thin and light laptop category in the market today. Both are still excellent devices. If you would have the BitBag choose between the two, the team would go for the HP Spectre all day.

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