Hp Spectra 13 x360 Touch Screen corei5, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD Laptop
With its faceted edges, chamfered corners and unique colors, the new Spectre x360 is truly a sight to behold. And while this elegant 13.3-inch laptop may be the prettiest we've ever tested, the Spectre x360's 12-hour battery life, strong performance and powerful speakers are what make it a top pick. Add a vivid display and a physical webcam kill switch, and the Spectre x360 gets our strong recommendation for anyone shopping for an ultra slim or just an excellent all-around laptop. The 1080p with an amazing display, which also uses an integrated privacy filter to protect your sensitive files and supported with 500 GB SSD worth of storage data and an 8 GB RAM this machine does deliver the finest un rival computer experience .This laptop is a true definition of comfort meeting style and performance so if this machine meets your requirements then look no further .
Equipped with an Intel Core i7-8565U CPU and 8GB of RAM, the Spectre x360 accommodated my demanding web-browsing habits without breaking a sweat.The 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD inside the Spectre x360 does compliment the general machine performance since this type of storage mode provides quicker data access and retrieval which lead to the ultimate speed of the Spectre machine. With the integrated Intel core i7 processor , this highly advanced machine is fast if not faster in delivering one the best computer experience out there in the whole computing world .It can play HD video content for longer hours without any problem .
With a clever quad-speaker setup by Bang & Olufsen, the Spectre x360 is built to deliver an optimal listening experience in any mode. Two speakers are hidden beneath the grille between the keyboard and the hinge, while the other two are located on either side of the system's bottom. This gives you fuller, more immersive audio, with pretty potent volume that easily fills up a room. And, unlike with a lot of other laptops, I didn't hear any hissing or distortion at max volume.
When I listened to Breakbot's "My Toy," the Spectre x360 nailed Yasmin's bubbly vocals, and while I could have used a little more punch to bring out the French DJ's funky bass, the quad speakers definitely did their job.
Keyboard and touchpad
HP says it has put a lot of effort into finely tuning not just the amount of force needed to press a key, but also the level of pressure you get through the entire stroke. That effort paid off, because even with the keyboard's 60-gram actuation weight and a 1.3mm keystroke that would feel short and abrupt on another system, typing on the Spectre feels near perfect. This kind of attention to detail leaves you with a fantastic, clicky key-press that mimics the same feel that people love in mechanical keyboards. Adding an extra row for the Delete, Home, Page Up, Page Down and End on the right is a nice touch too.
The Spectre's 4.7 x 2.3-inch touchpad is also a thing a beauty. Its superwide shape gives you a ton of room to mouse around, and even though there aren't discrete left or right mouse buttons, the system never confused different types of clicks.
Optional Stylus Support
If you opt for the top-of-the-line Spectre x360 with the 4K display, your system also comes with stylus support and HP's new active pen included. With the pen, you get a full Windows Ink experience just like you would on a Microsoft Surface. HP's stylus delivers multiple buttons and 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
When I fired up OneNote, drawing and sketching felt as natural and pen-like as it does on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. However, unlike the Surface Pen, HP's stylus lacks a third programmable button and a built-in in magnetic resting place for storage. You'll just have to make sure you keep the pen in a pocket or your bag.
By cramming in a larger, 57.8-watt-hour battery, HP has greatly increased the Spectre x360's endurance. The battery life has gone from 8 hours and 36 minutes on our web-surfing battery test all the way to 10 hours.
In fact, the Spectre x360's time is even longer than that of the most recent laptops, which lasted 9:36, and that notebook doesn't have a touch screen. One of the few systems that did perform better was the 2016 Dell XPS 13, which while not a 2-in-1, lasted an impressive 13:49.
However, if you're thinking about upgrading to the model with the 4K display, watch out. That's because we found that the x360's high-resolution screen can put a serious damper on battery life. The 4K model we checked out (with an Intel Core i7 CPU) lasted just 5 hours and 54 minutes on our battery test.
While the Spectre x360's side bezels have shrunk down to almost nothing, HP smartly left a bit of room above the display for two cameras: a 1920 x 1080 camera for videos and a slick IR cam for unlocking the system via Windows hello. There's also a pair of mics for stereo voice recording.
This positioning prevents that awkward under-chin/neck view that you get on systems like the XPS 13 that have their webcams below the screen, and the dual mics and full-HD camera work together flawlessly to provide a premium video-chatting experience. Audio was crystal-clear, and while I could do with a little less grain, pictures and videos looked pretty sharp, too.
One of the small drawbacks of the Spectre's superthin chassis is its heat management. After streaming HD video for 15 minutes, the air vent on the left side of the system reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit. While that's higher than our standard 95-degree comfort threshold, the keyboard and touchpad stayed relatively cool to the touch, at 84.5 and 90.5 degrees, respectively. The bottom was a little hotter, at around 98 degrees, but not worryingly so.
Configurations and Availability
Sales of the Spectre x360 will be split across Best Buy and HP itself. The baseline $1,050 model, which includes a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, will be available directly from HP. A couple more-premium models, such the $1,160 Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD version and our $1,300 review unit (i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD), will be available exclusively from Best Buy.