HP Spectre x360
Hello! Guys, Today, I’m going to take a look at HP Spectre x360 Review. It’s a Notebook that’s made by HP and was Co-designed by Microsoft. So they helped with the Hardware design and helped with some software stuff. So let’s find out-
HP has also made the laptop thinner at just 13.8mm and lighter, weighing in at just under 3 pounds. The top surface of the Notebook is aluminium. The HP logo up top is subtle and it looks pretty professional. There’s also a groove at the top here which is more like a design accent than anything else. Now in the bottom surface, there are four rubber feet they’re grippy and they’re actually really soft. There’s also two down-firing speakers and an air intake vent that runs along here.
On the right side of the Notebook, we have a windows button for when you’re in tablet mode, volume rocker, mini display port, HDMI port, two USB 3 ports and a headphone jack. On the left side of the Notebook, there’s an AC socket, Exhaust vent, one more USB 3 port, power button and an SD card slot.
The display bezel now is just 3.4mm on the sides. A 77% reduction from the previous iteration. The thin bezel also means the keyboard is now edge to edge too.
Speaking of the web camera, it also now is used to log into Windows 10through facial recognition and Windows Hello. HP stepped it up at two IR lights to assist in all lighting conditions.
360’ Feature: –
The main feature of this Notebook is probably the super special hinge which lets you rotate the screen all the way around if you want to. You can obviously use the Notebook in its normal state just like the regular Notebook. You can also set it up in stand mode which is theoretically for presentations and tab mode which they claim for playing touchscreen games.
The Glossy display is now just full HD at 1920 by 1080p resolution. HP used to offer a QHD variant but that is no longer the case. I’m fine with full HD on a 13-inch laptop. It’s a beautiful screen and you get longer battery life too. Colour reproduction is excellent, the screen is evenly lit and bright and the contrasting viewing angles are fantastic.
Let’s talk about the keyboard, Like an HP Laptop for the Elite x3, I’m getting some Surface Pro four vibes with its design. That’s a good thing with large, square metal keys that have ample space in between them. Key travel is good without being mushy and it just feels nice. This is just an excellent keyboard. Being that the keyboards are silver and metal, how they are backlit can be problematic. After all, white lights and silver keys do not offer much for contrast.
The Trackpad, however, is a bit different. HP insists on using synaptic instead of Microsoft’s precision configuration. To be fair, this is one of the best Synaptics trackpads I have used. It’s very smooth and your fingers just glide over it. The size of Trackpad is famously wide on this laptop and that has not changed.
For sound, HP has jammed in four B&O tune speakers, two on the top and two on the bottom for when you use it in tablet mode. The speakers can get ridiculously loud and you can tune the sound with B&O’s included software. The quality is very crisp but it does lack bass. For the voice is great but for music while it gets surprisingly loud. It has a bit too much in the highs for my taste.
Processor & Performance: –
For performance, this review unit is sporting a 7th Gen Intel Kaby-Lake Core i7 Dual processor. You can also get a core i5 variant. Performance is excellent, its Kaby Lake helps out a bit with video decoding and minor performance improvements. The real benefit is Kaby Lake is lower thermals and better battery life. The Spectre can get warm partially due to the conductivity of the metal chassis. It can get a bit warm on the bottom but not hot. You’re also going to feel the temperature as it hits 115 degrees during gaming. The fan is also more audible and frequent than the Dell XPS 13. It’s not loud or annoying but you can hear it under a light load.
Regarding battery life, you can get a real world usage of 6-8 hours out of this device. And it may not be the most impressive in this category but considering it’s size and its thinness I’m actually very impressed with that. You can definitely leave an AC charger home for the day.
This is great Notebook, the build quality is good, trackpads good, the screen is great, the battery life is good, the specs are good now, everything about it is really good quality. Now the only thing that’s kind of weird to me is that hinge the 360’ hinge, it’s a very gimmicky hinge to me. I think the Spectre x360 is one of the best laptops you can get for its price. In 1299 dollars you can get 16 gigs of RAM, 512 gigabytes of storage and a Core i7 processor. Going down to Core i5 with 8 gigs of RAM and 256 SSD around in 1000 dollars.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|HP Spectre x360||Rs. 1,22,138|
|HP Spectre x360||$ 1299.99|
|NETWORK||WLAN– Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2×2), Bluetooth 4.0 combo supports (vPro)
-Miracast support, Intel WiDl Pro Support
|BODY||Dimensions– 12.79 x 8.58 x 0.61-inches
|DISPLAY||Type & Size-
13.3-inch diagonal FHD UWVA WLED BrightView (1920 x 1080) eDP 1.2
13.3-inch diagonal QHD UWVA WLED BrightView (2560 x 1440) eDP1.3+PSR
Graphics- Intel HD Graphics 520
|PROCESSOR||OS– Windows 10 Pro 64
Chip- Intel Core i7-6600U
-Intel Core i5-6300U
-Intel Core i5-6200U
|MEMORY||Standard– LPDDR3- 1600, Dual Channel Support, Memory Soldered Down
Supports– 4096MB- 1600 MT/s
-8192MB- 1600 MT/s
|HP value and Software– HP touch point manager, HP wireless Hotspot, Support Assistant, ePrint
Multimedia– Cyberlink PowerDVD/Power Media Player 12
Security- Absolute Data Protect, MS BitLocker
|Solid State Drives– 128/256/512GB SSD 2280 DS TLC/SATA, 180GB MLC/SATA
Self Encrypting Drive- 256GB SSD 2280 DS MLC/SATA-3
|PORTS||Ports & Slots- 3-USB 3.0 ports, Mini display 1.2, HDMI, headphone jack, AC Power adapter plug
Expansion Slots– Format digital media Card reader, SD/SDH/SDXC
|POWER||Power Supply- 45W smart AC Adapter, 1.8m AC/DC power cords
Battery- HP Long life 3-cell