Global tech giant HP is leading a renaissance in 21st-century laptop design with the launch of the world’s first leather-bound convertible PC, the HP Spectre Folio. Sydney’s stylish Beta Bar provided the backdrop for the Australian debut of HP’s newest laptop innovation. Blending luxurious handcrafted leather finishes with the latest smart technology, a key feature of the HP Spectre Folio is its clever, seamless convertible design that allows users to maneuver the ultra-thin, super-lightweight laptop between three different positions. Guests at the launch in Sydney hosted by Vogue Living editorial director Edwina McCann included Harvey Norman CEO Katie Page and HP’s global head of design Stacy Wolff. A three-course menu by Vue de Monde creative director Shannon Bennett featured dishes celebrating seasonal Australian produce, from wagyu beef with beetroot and muntries served with roasted potatoes dotted with prawns and herbs to a delicate sheep’s yoghurt dessert with zesty orange and sweet pumpkin. VL hp.com.au
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Katie Page, CEO, Harvey Norman, and Edwina McCann, editorial director, Vogue Living. Inside the launch at Beta Bar, Sydney. Makenzie Vega. David Abela and Rose McEvoy. Jonathan and Gennera Banks. Stacy Wolff, global head of design, HP. The HP Spectre Folio. Nicholas Gray, CEO, The Australian and publisher of the News Prestige Network. A further look inside the launch venue. Jordan and Zac Stenmark. A trio of chocolate stones.