Why leather? “We calculated how many cows HP will murder to make its new leather laptop

I like my HP Spectre laptop a lot. But I guess there is no need to kill cows for leathery version…

We calculated how many cows HP will murder to make its new leather laptop

We have a lot of questions about HP’s lovely new leather-bound laptop, the Spectre Folio. Will it have that gorgeous leather smell? Will it age like a fine book? Just how sticky will it get? But, most importantly of all, how many cows are going to utter their ultimate moo before being murdered and turned into HP Spectre Folios? We’re here to find out. The journey begins The first port of call was trying to get some information from HP itself. I was hoping I’d get a straight answer when I asked: How much leather is there on each computer?

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