Technology developer HP claims to have “reinvented the PC” with its latest laptop model and, perhaps surprisingly, leather plays a role. The company unveiled the Spectre Folio at the start of October. In line with recent developments in this field, the device is easily converted for use in three distinct positions.

Where it gets interesting is with the material HP has chosen to wrap its complex technology in. The exterior of the Spectre Folio is made from chrome-tanned, full-grain leather. It is available in two colours: Cognac Brown and Bordeaux Burgundy.

HP has said the leather “plays an important functional role” in the product, pointing to the durability of the material. It adds that it gives the Spectre Folio a “timeless aesthetic appeal”, highlighting the accented stitching and precision edging in particular.  “[This] creates a sophisticated, luxurious quality often associated with fashion but that has never been seen in a PC,” HP has said.