The HP Spectre X360 is one of the most beautiful and well built laptops ever. This type of form factor is perfect when it comes to portable use while giving you a decent amount of power for everyday needs and more. HP Spectre X360 is absolutely incredible to look it’s very well-built and looks amazing. It’s made out of a machined aluminum and it comes in at under three pounds and just 13.8 millimeters thick. This model specifically has a silver color scheme that goes all the way around including the keyboard and the trackpad. Despite it being a minimal and low-key look it still looks very elegant.
One of the most important things about a two-in-one though is the way the hinges feel and how they’re going to stand over time. On HP Spectre X360, it uses a stainless steel hinge. It’s able to bend 360 degrees two different modes whether it’s the tablet, the tent or just the regular laptop mode.
When it comes to the specs you have a number of options. For this it is a 7th gen Intel Core i7 2.7 gigahertz processor with turbo up to 3.5 gigahertz and integrated Intel HD graphics 620 with 8 gigs of RAM and a fast PCIE 256 gig SSD.
Considering its size HP Spectre X360 actually has a great selection of ports and I/O ones that you probably wouldn’t even find on higher-end computers. On the left side you have a pretty normal USB 3 port and also a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. On right side it’s pretty impressive that this computer has two USB C Thunderbolt 3 ports. This has the capability of transferring up to 40 gigabytes per second so you can connect like an external GPU or a super-fast external drive to it.
The screen on this model is a 13 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 and it also works as a touchscreen. HP Spectre X360 also comes with a pen that works very nicely with this especially in tablet mode and the touchscreen is just as responsive. For the most part as screen alone the colors are good, the brightness is good and the viewing angles are great. It is definitely recommend calibrating the colors if you plan to do photo or video work.
Moving onto the keyboard and trackpad this computer is aluminum structure definitely helped in this category. The fact that it’s all one piece makes it very sturdy. There’s no bending at the middle of the keyboard and it is very easy to type. The trackpad on the other hand is of a wider size and feet great to use. It is very responsive but somewhat inconsistent when trying to click and right-click.
Speakers are often a feature that are overlooked on laptops but in this case HP had teamed up with Bang & Olufsen to put together the best possible sound for this computer. It’s a quad speaker with a grille extending across the back of the computer and it sounds pretty good. It is not the most amazing sound on a computer but it’s definitely one of the top when compared. The effective placement of the output grills makes it great just for general music listening and also media consumption in tent mode.
The most impressive thing about HP Spectre X360 is just what they’ve been able to do in terms of design power and just everything in general with such a small form factor and such a beautiful chassis. Just the size alone and the form factor makes it great for taking around at school and it is definitely something that you can rely on.
Performance is going to be subjective as to what model you decide to pick up whether it’s the i7, the i5 or the upgraded RAM. HP Spectre X360 works very well not only for daily tasks but also for stuff like Photoshop and minor video editing. The i7 handles things nicely and the 8 gigabytes of ram is going to be enough. What also great is that the 256 gigabytes PCIE SSD is fast and not only good for just basic responsiveness of the computer but you also get some very fast startup time with the button being located at the side of the computer.
You can bend the screen 360 degrees which allows it to have two additional modes. You can stand it up in ten mode if you just want to watch the movie or something on your screen or you can also bend the HP Spectre X360 back 360 degrees hence its name into a tablet. This is where the pen and touch screen comes in if you just want to take notes on the computer while you’re at school or in class which is a fast and easy way that some people prefer over .
When it comes to two-in-one computers there are two major aspects that are making break-in the experience. It’s a touchscreen and the hinge. If the hinge isn’t good you just don’t feel the peace of mind of wanting to flip your computer back whenever you want to switch the modes you know the touchscreen is unresponsive or flimsy then it just ruins the whole experience of using it as a tablet as well. You probably wouldn’t want to use the pen either but with the HP Spectre X360 it does a great job in both categories because this thing is well built, has great performance and has a pretty good display to use in different modes.
The battery life is quite impresssive as well. You can be able to get about 6 or 7 hours during the day from doing my basic tasks such as replying to email,s typing up Word documents, taking notes, using it in the tablet mode a few times and also doing some light Photoshop. 6-7 hours is pretty respectable and should get you through a school day.
This computer also has a USB C and Thunderbolt 3 built into the sides 2 ports in fact. There’s also quick charge that allows you to get 50 percent of charge in just 30 minutes. That is only if you have a 65 watt power adapter. The great thing of having this type of charging method though is during the day if you have an external battery pack with USB C you also have the option to charge with that.
You’re going to find a full HD webcam and an internal microphone and the video quality is pretty good and is just find when it comes to conference calls or if you just want to record a quick video using the built-in camera.
All in all the HP Spectre X360 has a design which is amazing. It’s built very nicely and even coming from a MacBook which is known for design, HP is done an extraordinary job. The hinges are also very good and I/O has pretty much everything you need including future supported technologies such as Thunderbolt 3.0 capability. It’s combination with USB C still makes it very effective for today but you also have the option to use USB 3.0 with the port on the left side if that’s what you still have. The performance in this model is great not only for everyday tasks but also for some graphic stuff as well. Portability of this computer is just great for on-the-go use especially for students or people who travel a lot.
Highlights for HP Spectre X360
13 Inch Display
Intel Core i7