Generally, people have to settle with low-end laptops in a big-screen resolution laptop. But, the HP Spectre x360 is an affordable laptop in this category. It is not only a high-performance laptop but also provides high battery life than other laptops in this category. Moreover, the look of the laptop is stunning, the black-ash-copper color gives it an aesthetic aura and the sleek design also ensures that it is lightweight and portable enough to be taken anywhere. The features like 4K display, dedicated graphics card etc. make it stand out from other laptops in this category. It is very tough to find all these features in a laptop at such a reasonable price.
The Spectre x360 is an aesthetically designed laptop and looks stunning in black-copper coloring. The case is super slim and dark ash silver in color with copper-colored flanks. Despite its big-screen design this laptop is sturdy, rigid, and resists twisting. The laptop is just 0.7 inches thin and weighs just 4.6 pounds. This lightweight laptop is portable and can be carried along to schools and offices. The fingerprint reader is missing on the laptop which is available in its 13-inch version.
Storage & CPU
The Spectre x360 hoses an 8th generation Intel quad-core i7 processor supported by a 16 GB DDR RAM with Intel Turbo Boost Technology. This power pack system increases the performance speed and supports multitasking as well. Either it is casual work or heavy software usage, the speed performance is never affected. The addition of a 512 GB Toshiba Flash SSD makes the data transfer extremely fast. This blistering speed helps in launching the applications and the operating systems at a lightning speed thereby enhancing the laptop’s performance. The Spectre is a high-performing machine and flawlessly runs any heavy software that the user wishes to use.
The size of the screen is 15.6 inches with a 3840 x 2160p display. The colors generated by the screen are crisp, vivid, and excellent. The 4K Full HD display enhances the photo-editing or movie watching experience. The touch-screen display is an enhancement that this laptop provides and works seamlessly by accurately tracking the inputs given by the user. It’s an unmatchable screen in this category of laptops.
The Spectre has a dedicated 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX150 gaming processor that can support most games. High-end images for video and games are produced by the graphics card which is supported by the 4K Full HD display. Few high-resolution games needing higher RAM might run with slight fluctuations.
Keyboard and Touchpad
This laptop has a decent backlit keyboard but can be improved a bit. The keys spacing make it comfortable to use and a high word typing rate can be easily maintained. The touchpad is 5.5 X 2.5-inch in size and has generous deck space due to the big-screen design of the notebook. The input is tracked accurately and without any delay from the touchpad. The smooth scrolling and the gesture recognition in Windows 10 are also supported by the touchpad.
The laptop has sparse connectivity options. It has two USB Type-C port, one USB 3.1 port, and a micro SD card reader slot as well. The Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI, 3.5 mm headphone jack etc. are other ports that are present on the laptop. the connectivity can be better on this laptop.
Software and Applications
The Spectre x360 is pre-installed with the Windows 10 operating system. Once you start the laptop then the preloaded applications begin with JumpStart and you can set them up. The laptop also supports high-end applications like Photoshop, video editors etc. and they work amazingly well on this laptop. This laptop has enough power to support any application that you would like to install and work on.
The Spectre has dual fan system that exhausts the hot air on both the left and right sides. During idle and light workload like browsing etc. the laptop is noiseless. Heavy usage can increase the fan noise on the laptop but it doesn’t become annoying at any point in time.
The laptop remains cool during heavy usage and the temperature is well below the standard threshold. Its underside tends to get heated up a bit, but all-in-all the laptop doesn’t cause discomfort during usage.
The Spectre lies in the category of 15-inch laptops and has a 4K HD screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160p, but still performs well on battery life. This 2-in-1 laptop supports up to 9 hours of usage on a single battery charge.
This convertible laptop has good features, beautiful design, and is sturdy to use. The vibrant display, the touch-screen, amazing sound system, and the lightning performance make it worth every penny. All-in-all it is a good laptop to buy and you will love using it for your daily work.