HP Spectre x360 Review

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The new Spectre x360 from HP features the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor along with Intel Iris Plus graphics and a 13.3-inch full HD touch display. These specifications make it one of the best laptops for professional or business use. It also features advanced safety features such as a webcam kill switch, and a hardware mic mute button. You could also compare this computer with the HP Mini 110 &210 (get processor RAM upgrades) if you’re not sure which laptop is best for you.

Why We Like It – HP Spectre X360 Review

The HP Spectre x360 is a 2-in-1 convertible ultrabook that allows it to be used as a laptop as well as tablet. Powering the laptop is the latest 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor, which offers excellent performance with long battery life. This is a great laptop for business professionals, writers, and creators. You may also love Dell’s new 2013 Inspirion 7000 Series: 14, 15, & 17.

Pros
  • 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor
  • 13.3-inch Full HD Touch display
  • 2-in-1 laptop with 360 degree hinge
Cons
  • May heat up under load

Performance

The HP Spectre x360 is powered by the Ice Lake 10th gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 chipset, which is paired with 8GB DDR4 RAM, an Intel Optane 32GB storage, alongside a 512GB SSD. The chipset is paired with the Intel UHD graphics, and vastly improves performance over the last year model. HP also claims that the Spectre x360 can offer all day battery life, however, some review units didn’t last very long. If you don’t fancy a laptop with a 360 degree hinge, then the next best option is probably the Dell XPS 13.

Design

In the design department, HP has made some changes from the previous model, and added sharp looking gem cut edges. This may earn this laptop the best looking ultrabook award, as it also uses an all aluminium chassis and has slim bezels. The 360 degree hinge allows the laptop to be used in tablet mode, which supports pen input as well. There’s an IR camera hidden within the top bezel, and is used with Windows Hello security. If you prefer a more industrial design, then perhaps the Microsoft Surface Book is a good alternative. Or if you’re looking for a desktop that is more than just a computer, have a look at Sony’s VAIO L Series all-in-one desktop computer –  achieves 3D – doubles as a TV.

Value

When it comes to performance and value per dollar, the HP Spectre x360 is definitely a better choice than even the MacBook Pro. The laptop features a brighter display with touch support, slimmer bezels, the latest 10th gen Intel Core processors, Iris Plus graphics, and the 360 degree hinge. It also gets a separate power button and fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard, a microSD card slot, USB Type-C, and even a USB-A port. However, if all you’re looking for is a cheap laptop with great battery life, then you should consider the Toshiba Chromebook 2.

HP Spectre X360 Review Wrap Up

The HP Spectre x360 is an excellent 2-in-1 convertible ultrabook that gets a powerful 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor, and 13.3-inch full HD touch display with slim bezels. Although it may heat up under load, the Intel Iris Plus graphics, privacy buttons, and the slim gem cut design make it a great deal nevertheless.

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Sid Suvarna

Having dedicated over eight years on writing about consumer electronics and enlightening the readers on every new gadget on the block, Sid has traced the evolution of smartphones. He also loves cars, listening to music, driving, and his dog Chewie. When not writing, he can be found relaxing and watching movies or traveling.

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