HP - Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.3" 4K Ultra HD Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Dark ash silver
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Write or sketch easily on the screen of this HP Spectre laptop. Its digital pen and Windows Ink software let you create art by hand, and its Intel Core i7 chip and 16GB of RAM ensure speedy processing while multitasking. This 13.3-inch HP Spectre laptop includes a 512GB solid-state drive to hold all your files. Learn more about Windows Ink.
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- HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.3" 4K Ultra HD Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive
- 3-cell lithium-ion polymer battery
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Enjoy Ink driven experiences in apps like Office, Messenger, and Microsoft Edge, as well as apps from brands like Adobe. Windows Ink is integrated with Illustrator to bring you an intuitive pen experience.
Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. The 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
High-bandwidth DDR3 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
Offers versatile functionality with laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation and tablet modes.
On-processor graphics with 4162 total video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor.
Long operation time with the built-in battery.
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop or tablet and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
2 USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 ports and 1 USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 port support sleep-and-charge and are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices
This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-definition video - plus power over cable for bus-powered devices - ideal for digital content creators.
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to your network or hotspots using all current Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Automatically deactivates in tablet mode to prevent unintended keystrokes. Intelligent touchpad is optimized for Windows 8 with simple scroll, zoom and rotate functions.
Includes HP ePrint; HP Support Assistant; Netflix; HP Recovery Manager; McAfee® LiveSafe™ with a free 30-day trial.
With Windows Hello, you are the password. It can even remember multiple faces for different accounts.
DisplayPort 1.2; Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack in the laptop base.
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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My favorite mistakeFebruary 22, 2017
I rarely write reviews, but this device practically demands one. Here’s my thoughts on it so far. Weight & Balance: 5/5 Let me get the obvious out the way first, this laptop is a solidly crafted, precision machined work of technological art. The all metal chassis feels extremely sturdy, and it doesn't have flex in the base when holding it with one hand in the open laptop mode. The weight is good, it isn't heavy, but it isn't overly light either which isn't necessarily a bad thing. On my Surface Book for example, it is a terribly unbalanced arrangement with the bulk of the weight in the tablet half. Since this laptop does not need to detach to become a tablet, the weight is properly balanced and it never feels unstable. Hinge: 5/5 The hinge is superior to all of the other devices I’ve owned or experimented with. It smoothly rotates all the way around without excessive effort, yet it retains its position well once placed there. When using the laptop reaching up to poke at the screen will induce a slight wobble but no more than it would with any laptop touchscreen or not. For example, compared with my Surface Book, you might as well be comparing a Honda and a Ferrari. There is no denying that Apple has long been known for its amazing design and engineering feats, but honestly HP’s recent company split and the products that have emerged since then easily give Apple a run for their money and in many ways they have left Apple in the dust. Display: 5/5 The display is nothing short of amazing. It is absurdly clear, sharp, and able to reproduce brilliant colors. The touchscreen is accurate and responsive, which was a concern I initially had as I went through two of the previous generation’s 15” version which had constant touchscreen and pen issues. This device has a different pen technology however, sharing the n-trig system used by the Surface, and while the pen from my Surface does work on it the included HP pen is quite a bit nicer and has a better balance to it (though it does lack the “eraser” end). There is a downside to the display which is not the fault of the device but a major failure on the part of Windows, as higher resolution displays from any manufacturer have problems with scaling and this device is no different. If you don’t want to have that concern, I would recommend going with a lower resolution model with a “conventional” 1920px display to avoid the issue entirely. Power: 5/5 It has very good power, however for my use a 10hr work day far exceeds its ability. You might be able to swing more than 10 with the screen dimmed all the way down as you surf the internet, but in practice I’ve found 8hrs is really pushing it. While I am using resource intensive applications like Visual Studio, Photoshop, and Sketchbook among others, that’s sort of the point of having an i7 with 16GB of memory. All that said, I can’t say I would fault the device at all, the amount of run time I get is superior to most of my other machines and when they say it can quick charge, they are not kidding, which is why I still give the power rating a 5/5. Keyboard: 5/5 The keyboard is fantastic and does not ever feel awkward or cramped. HP has nailed it with this critical aspect of the device. I have a 2016 12” Macbook which is a great little machine, but the practically zero throw to the keys just doesn’t work very well. You can adjust but it isn’t the same, and going back and forth from a regular keyboard to the Macbook requires constant adjusting and error correction. With this laptop however the throw on the keys is excellent, and while I don’t know the exact travel it isn’t far off from in feel from an Apple desktop keyboard. Touchpad: 4/5 It has no resistance, and it is very responsive. A slight downside is that it is crazy wide, and I have a tendency for my right palm to hit it. To me this is a two part issue, one is the operator, since I need to adjust my positioning better for a smaller device, but the other is the design. For such a well thought out machine I can’t figure out why the gigantic touchpad, especially on a device with a touchscreen. Muscle & utility: 5/5 I won’t throw benchmarks around you can find those in a conventional review, but the machine has plenty of power to handle my needs as developer and graphic artist. Flipping the screen back works well, and honestly it is its form factor and the active pen that really sells it for me. I can be in the middle of developing in Visual Studio, hit alt+tab, pick it up and flip it over and do graphics work with the pen while holding the device in tablet mode, save the graphic asset, flip it back into laptop mode and start using it. The transition is as effortless as picking it up off the desk and putting it back down, I’ve tried and owned a list of devices finding various combinations of them to work acceptably but this is the first which can provide enough of everything I need with minimal compromise. Being able to have a seamless transition in my workflow is priceless. Ports: 5/5 Thankfully HP has some designers and engineers that live here on earth with the rest of us normal people who still have 98% of their devices requiring a conventional USB connection. I get that it is “forward thinking” to ditch USB-A, but abandoning backwards compatibility just seems like a bad idea. The fact that the laptop has a conventional port and more than one USB-C is a huge bonus. Downsides: My one complaint about the machine, is that the fan kicks in too often and it is loud. To be fair, I put a heavy toll on it, but not all the time and the noise does get old fast. My other complaint is more of a minor annoyance in that I really wish it had a memory card slot as it would make moving photos around a lot easier. Even a microsd card slot would be nice, maybe in the next iteration. It is hard to believe, but all in all this machine is nearly the perfect productivity device. It is light and portable without sacrificing computing power with a cut down processor, and the ability to flip it into a tablet combined with the active pen makes it the most useful computer I’ve ever owned. Most devices in this form factor make heavy compromises where this one does not. I would recommend this laptop to anyone, and I would insist digital artists and media creators give it a hard look before laying out money on something else.
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Very Nice!February 16, 2017
Best Laptop I've had in Years! Very well made, light weight, and very quiet. 4K display is sharp and touch screen and pen works as expected. Keyboard gives nice feedback with just the right amount of resistance. Overall very pleased with product, glad I waited for the dark ash version to return!
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Almost 5 stars - excellent Win 10 ultrabookMarch 6, 2017
Pros: Keyboard is one of the best I have used. HP put effort here, and it shows. U-series Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake is very robust and energy efficient. I've had some personal experience with Dell's new XPS 13 2-in-1 running a Y-series processor - and it just didn't just have the sustained power to tackle anything but light usage. 4K screen offers amazing resolution and color saturation. Some scaling issues, but overall really good. Battery - I've gotten 6 or 7 hours easily with heavy use at 75% screen lighting. It will last the better part of a workday on a single charge. Ports - 2 USB C, and a much appreciated USB 3.0 and headphone jack meet most of my needs without requiring a dongle. Cons: Trackpad . . . the one major flaw on the Spectre. The trackpad is laggy and sloppy. It's a 2 or 3 star trackpad on an otherwise 5 star machine. HP's bloatware - the Spectre comes fully loaded, but a clean install of Windows 10 takes care of that. Overall, I really like this ultrabook. It was an upgrade for me from an old Surface Pro3 - and I'm glad I made the purchase. A bluetooth mouse is enough to make me forget the only real flaw in the Spectre.
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A Worthy CompetitorApril 18, 2017
The computer feels and looks luxury with the all-metal build. the dark ash case, and the gold trim. It is a very sturdy device. The computer performs well in various presentation modes -- tablet, stand, tent, etc. The hinges are plenty strong enough to keep the screen in place in all the aforementioned modes. The laptop is also light enough to be held in one hand/arm, which makes tablet mode that much more enjoyable. The screen quality is gorgeous. 4K looks beautiful on the 13" screen, the colors are lush, and the picture sharp. Any viewing angle looks fantastic on this screen. When in tablet mode, the screen auto-rotates and can even be used in portrait mode, which is great for viewing documents. Also, using the 4K screen to wirelessly cast content from your phone to the computer via "Connect" looks fantastic, as well. The keyboard is very responsive and tactile (could never compare to a mechanical, but for laptop chiclets, it is wonderful). The trackpad is also superb and is very customizable to different sensitivities and styles (the advanced settings are a bit buried, but again, offer some great fine-tuning options). The stylus is a great value-add. It doesn't feel gimmicky, and is very responsive. I do love the option to be able to tap the Microsoft Ink interface and capture the screen to jot down a note on it. The buttons are also customizable to pre-configured functions. But, so far, I have gotten some limited mileage out of the stylus. The i7-7500U, coupled with the SSD, and 16GB RAM allows for an experience very competitive with a Mac. I have timed the boot on several different occasions in -- in different circumstances -- and found that in every case the time to the login screen was under 10 seconds. Multitasking is a breeze. The system resources are substantial enough to satisfy most people. Someone mentioned the fan getting a little loud, but it is definitely tolerable and I never find it distracting. Another user mentioned around 8 hours of battery-only usage, and I would find that to be a reasonable number. Slightly less if you're using resource-heavy apps. The USB-C/Thunderbolt/charging ports also charge the device quite quickly. (Speaking of ports, I would agree with the other user who mentioned being satisfied wtih the availability of ports.) I have no regrets with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone who may be on the fence about it.
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The best 13" ultrabook of 2017April 19, 2017
I researched 13-15" Ultrabooks for 2 solid days before deciding to buy this one. I strongly recommend typing on any laptop you intend to buy. Open Wordpad, and type a paragraph to see how many mistakes you make. I tried the 15" version of this specific model, and it didn't work for me - the keys were too far apart, and I kept having to move my palms. After agonizing for hours over the pros and cons of several different high-end 13-14" Ultrabooks, I came up with a list of "must have" features. This Ultrabook met or exceeded all of them! I considered buying a Dell Inspiron 7378 for $900 less, but I'm really glad I went with this one. The closest competitor is the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, and you can find lots of comparison videos on the web. I'd ruled out the HP Spectre because until a few months ago, only the silver interior and keyboard were available. This Charcoal/Ash model is gorgeous, with no distracting "bling" when you're working. The 4k display is perfect, and a few YouTube 4k videos sold me. I was worried that text would be too small (I'm 53), but it's perfect with 350% scaling, which seems to be the max for Windows 10. I'm typing this on my lap with the screen about 2 feet from my eyes. Of course you can scale up text in most apps with reverse-pinch. The screen is just a tad less bright than my iPad Air 2, but it's very usable in the shade on a sunny day. I'm very picky about keyboards. The keyboard "island" layout is perfect, and it actually feels nicer than the Lenovo X1 Carbon this is replacing. I have no problems with the trackpad. Boot time is very fast. With Windows Hello, I'm up and running in less than 15 seconds. Build quality is excellent overall. The hinges have just the right amount of give. I haven't used the 1080p webcam, but that and the legacy USB slot are both a big advantage over the Dell XPS13. The Dell's main advantage is that it's fanless, but the only time the fan bothered me was when I had the unit heavily loaded while using it in bed. The only negative so far is that the battery life is less than 8 hours. I bought a 20,000 mah external battery to offset that. Bottom line, I highly recommend this Ultrabook. I think it's the best you can get right now, unless you simply must have iOS. In that case, be prepared to give up touch, tablet and tent modes, and several hundred more dollars.
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Excellent MachineMarch 4, 2017
I was looking for a 2-in-1 laptop that I could use for everything. I'm an engineering student who needs something portable, long-lasting, fast, and easy to write on with a stylus (for taking notes). This laptop not only has a beautiful design, but also can do whatever I need it to. The (included!) stylus input is superb and beginning next semester, I will be taking notes exclusively with this laptop. (I would begin immediately, but I'm already halfway through the spring semester with paper notebooks.) The battery life gets me through a full day or more of fairly constant web browsing, typing, and video playback. The display is beautiful, but be warned; a 4k screen will make you look at all other lower-quality displays as inferior. The aluminum build is thin, light, and every synonym you can think of for gorgeous. I would say it surpasses the Macbook line of laptops. The 360 hinge is well-designed and I haven't had any issues with it. The included leather sleeve is perfect to place under the keyboard when in tablet mode -- any dirt on a surface will quickly scratch up the keys and body. Now to the downsides. While I praise this laptop for being thin, I miss my HDMI port and SD card slot. This issue has been remedied with about $30 of adapters, but I would be remiss without mentioning it. The aluminum scratches easily (no duh, it's aluminum) which just means you'll have to be a little more careful with it. There aren't many skins or wraps out yet for this device because it hasn't gained the necessary popularity yet, but hopefully companies will support it before I scuff mine for the first time. The trackpad is wide which will take getting used to. I'm not sure what HP's thinking was on this as it really is annoying wide. A graphics card would have been a nice addition, but so far I have been making do. I don't game too much, so that shouldn't be an issue, but I will update this once I've tried out Skyrim. CAD programs like Solidworks or AutoCAD should run OK so long as you're not designing anything crazy. The price is high, but you definitely get what you pay for. This laptop should last me quite a while, so I feel it was a wise investment. Overall, I am pleased with this laptop. I think HP has stepped up their premium computer game and if this is a show of what is to come I can only see good things from them in the next few years. If you get a chance to see this laptop in person when making the critical decision, do so. It made my decision between this and the Surface Book much easier and I ended up buying this that same day. (Yes, it is that good-looking.)
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4 Words: Beautiful, Light, Portable & PowerfulJune 15, 2017
You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck here! Now I don't game, but I do just about everything else with this unit. I knew before hand that I'd be sacrificing some battery life for this beautiful 4k screen, but for me it's worth it. I don't use it all day and I don't get the battery drain some were experiencing overnight a while back. I use it a couple hours here and half hour there thus It's great for my use. At least it has quick charge capabilities. Pros *Gorgeous 4K (Non pentile) Movies are sharp & detailed and it's easier for me to read *7th Gen (Kaby Lake) i7-7500U processor -Battery life appears to be better (for what your getting) than on my older skylake (6th generation), but it's so tough to figure out because they're different configurations. And I have no slow downs as the kabylake appears to be more responsive. YMMV *16g DDR3 RAM *512GB solid state drive *Fast boot time (Less than 6 seconds counting windows hello) *Active Pen (Included) with Pen & handwriting recognition (works well for me) And I use an old Yoga Lenovo stylus usb adaptor/holder to to keep it attached to the machine when not in use. *Quick Charge HP states 50% in 30 minutes (I've got to 90% in 85 minutes). I'm happy with that. *I'm glad that there's Windows Hello on this version *Keyboard 1.3 mm of key travel & 60 grams of actuation (both good for how I type), keyboard extends all the way out to the edge (though I'm still warming up to the home key, page up key and such on living completely the right side) *Web Camera is on top *Good trackpad *Speakers (Quad speakers) sound great They get loud enough (even in tablet mode. * 2 USB 3.1 Type C Ports (I always carry a multi-port adapter with ethernet capability *Thunderbolt 3 support on both of the usb type C ports (So I'm future proof) *Trouble free wireless connections *Beautiful Dark Ash Color Scheme (Better contrast worth the keyboard) *Weghs less than 3 lbs & measures a half an inch thick thus making tablet mode easier Cons *No SD card, but 512gb is big enough for my needs. Also if need to transfer files I can just use my trusty old usb-c and standard usb adapter shown in the pic below *Only 5-6 hours of battery on 75% brightness so I can do better with if I lower the brightness. So one mentioned that you also decrease the resolution to save some juice. Not necessary for e to do either yet. *Only one level of backlighting *Screen is sort of glossy *Can't charge with battery pack (And I was never promised that I could, but it would have been nice) -Can get hot (not just warm) and the fan noise may start or increase during basic tasks TLDR: Get it! It looks great and functions even better for less (OF YOUR MONEY) than other machines in this category!
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Never thought I would buy a HP... but so far happyMay 13, 2017
I was a long time Mac user going back 2009, then finally made the jump to Microsoft Surfacebook. My son needed a new computer for college so I thought I would buy a Surface Pro 4 for him. In reviewing all the options I found the Spectre to be a better option. I loved my Surfacebook as a laptop, but was a little heavy and I didn't really use it as a detached tablet due to the size. It was also very inconvenient to use as a writing tablet detaching and physically flipping. The HP Spectre flip and go is a great feature. The HP is light, good battery life, performance has been good but sometimes a little lagging compared to my SurfaceBook with same specs except 6th gen i7 processor. I purchased an Microsoft Pen even though I received the HP pen for free. I didn't like the button placement and really like Microsoft's erase button. Nothing compares to my iPad pro for note taking, but the HP is more than acceptable if you have access to only one device. I would definitely not hesitate purchasing the HP, if you are in the market for new PC
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