HP - Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Natural silver
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Keep working wherever you go with this HP Spectre laptop. It weighs less than 3 lbs. yet contains the processing power of an Intel Core i7 chip and 16GB of RAM, and it has a 512GB solid-state drive for fast file access. This 13.3-inch HP Spectre laptop includes a digital pen and Windows Ink for drawing and note-taking. Learn more about Windows Ink.
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- HP - Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Natural silver
- HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive
- 3-cell lithium-ion polymer battery
- Power adpter
- Stylus pen
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Enjoy Ink driven experiences in apps like Maps, Photos, Videos, 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.
Touch navigation makes the most of Windows 8. The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. HP BrightView glossy screen. LED backlight.
Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
Reams of 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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Excellent Hardware, Competitive PriceMarch 8, 2017
When buying products I want to make sure my money is well spent. This means reading plenty of extensive reviews before purchasing anything, often across multiple sites and databases with conflicting points of view, sometimes creating price/performance spreadsheets comparing multiple devices, and even returning many different devices from time to time just to make sure the product fit into my lifestyle. When looking for a new laptop I wanted to find one with the best balance of performance, build quality, price and functionality. I wanted to be able to take notes on it (often handwritten) with ease, a large amount of RAM (or at least the ability to upgrade the RAM), a fast processor, fast solid-state drive with fairly large capacity, long battery life and durable construction. With the provided N-Trig pen (which I'm glad HP FINALLY came to their senses and included) I can take handwritten notes with ease, and it actually feels quite natural. Not like writing on paper, but very similar to a whiteboard. I found the pen "experience" quite satisfying. In fact, this is what finally sold me on this device. I had even tried out the non-pen version that initially came out and almost settled for that, but the extra $50 for the pen capabilities is well worth it and I would advise anyone that the version with the pen capabilities is a much better value. The main performance characteristics hold up very well, too. The Kaby Lake i7 is a great CPU (for a laptop) and has proven more than capable for almost any task I come across. File compression runs fairly smooth and quickly. When running chrome or firefox with 20+ tabs, the Spectre never skips a beat, and even intensive coding, or running virtual machines doesn't really slow down the computer at all. This isn't the processor for you if you are looking to game, are a serious video editor or are looking for a powerful quad-core, but for all but the most serious applications the processor is solid. The on-board RAM isn't bad either. Nothing spectacular, but it will get the job done. It would have been great if it could have come loaded with DDR4 instead of LPDDR3, but the battery life gained by using low power RAM more than makes up for this. Again, for what I mostly use it for (day-to-day productivity, hardware design, running virtual machines, IT work, etc.) it keeps the Spectre running smoothly. The main issue to keep in mind however is that the RAM is soldered on, so you can't upgrade in the future. This is a fair compromise when considering the size and portability of the Spectre, but it's probably best to go for the model with 16GB instead of the one with 8GB unless you are really budget constrained or definitely know you won't use more than 8GB of RAM. The storage on here is quite nice as well. This 512GB option leaves plenty of storage space for the average user, and the drive is one of fastest in any laptop currently, only really being beat out by the 2016 MacBook Pro. The NVMe standard on these leads to some of the fastest drive speeds so far, and the model I purchased had a Samsung drive built in (one of the best brands when it comes to fast solid-state drives). The battery life on the Spectre is amazing, especially considering the performance capabilities and the size and weight. HP advertises 14 hours, but those who know anything about how Windows machines exaggerate those numbers knows this is a fantasy. Still, the Spectre gets around 8-10 hours of typical use (web browsing, editing documents, etc) which is more than enough for most for a full work day. It charges extremely fast too thanks to the USB-C charger (about 50% in 30 minutes) and the included charger is quite nice as well. It has the typical 6ft charger, but also included an extension, very similar to that of previous MacBook chargers. The construction is quite durable considering the size, and the keyboard is one of the best in the thin and light category. The keys are springy and responsive and it feels like there's a decent amount of travel (although, the best way to tell what keyboard you prefer is to just go and test a bunch out). The trackpad is also very nice. While not as good (to some) as the MacBook trackpad, the glass feels quite smooth, it feels quite clicky (which I personally prefer) and it's spacious without taking up an absurd amount of room. Personally, I prefer the texture of this trackpad over that of the Dell XPS series as it feels like my fingers just glide over the trackpad. The display is quite crisp on the Spectre even at 1080p. Personally, I don't think a 4k screen makes much of a difference in a 13" laptop and they tend to suck up more battery life anyway. It gets quite bright as well, only really being out done by the 2016 MacBook Pro. Pretty much the same with the speakers. Good quality, quite loud for a 13" laptop as well, and only really beat out by the MacBook Pro. The inclusion of TWO thunderbolt 3 ports on the Spectre is another great selling point. This is one of the fastest transfer protocols in existence right now at 40Gb/s bi-directional. This technology is the future and it was a smart decision to include it. It is disappointing seeing laptops like the Lenovo Yoga 910, which is almost a Spectre clone (similar battery life, performance, pricing, etc.) and even gets extra points for a larger screen that goes up to 4k in some models, but the two USB-C ports on the Yoga are only USB 2.0 and 3.0 rated, with only one of the two ports being USB 3.0 rated. If you are looking at investment in your equipment for the long term, Thunderbolt 3 is almost a necessity. The inclusion of a USB type-A port was a nice touch as well, allowing most people to keep using there current USB devices out of the box, unlike the MacBook Pro and other USB-C only devices. All-in-all this is a great, well-rounded device. It may be expensive compared to most Windows laptops but it stands head an shoulders above those devices in terms of a great balance of performance, portability, durability and productivity. It also may not be as good as the MacBook Pro in some regards, but the price difference between the two more than makes up for that. It also may not be the most powerful laptop on the market, but again it is an excellent balance of all the categories to typically consider when buying a laptop. Plus, personally if I need something that has a lot of power behind it I would rather use a desktop. This seems like one of the most valuable laptops on the market. For what you pay, you get a lot out of it without needing to sacrifice much at all. As long as you consider what types of work this is aimed at, and that falls into what you are looking for, you won't be disappointed. SIDE NOTES: -Get this with a protection plan if you can. It is well worth it. While durable, it's nice knowing that if you drop it you aren't out $1400+. Plus, all the little extras that come along with the service are a great value. -For any interested (although this is most likely VERY few) this makes for a great Linux-based laptop. I've never really been a fan of Windows and Linux performs very well on this machine. I actually had someone almost mistake it for a MacBook Pro when they saw it. It may take some time getting it set up perfectly, but once you do it makes a huge difference. -There are some downsides to look out for. The hinge could be a bit stiffer, although you typically won't notice this. It's not as sturdy as the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, which is actually very noticeable when you go to twist/bend the screen of either. However, being both less expensive and more powerful more than makes up for this. There are times the lack of ports can be frustrating, and there aren't as many good USB-C adapters out there as I would like. It really won't perfom well with any mid-to-high-level gaming or video editing. It also is frustrating that there is no Intel Iris graphics. However, the benefits of the Spectre far outweigh these pitfalls, and for the right user with reasonable expectations, this could be considered the perfect laptop.
I would recommend this to a friend
Fantastic 2-in-1 at a fantastic price!February 27, 2017
I've been looking for a solidly built 2-in-1 with active stylus support, a full blown (non-Y-series) Kaby Lake i7 processor, 16GB RAM, FHD screen, with Thunderbolt 3 support to use with my Dell TB16 dock. I've found it with the x360, what a machine! Pros: -FAST- Kaby Lake i7 7500, and includes the Samsung NVMe SM961 SSD, one of the best! This thing flies! -Ports/ThunderBolt 3- USB-C port/ThunderBolt 3 port, plus a USB 3.0 port as well. My Dell TB16 ThunderBolt dock works perfectly with this machine, charging the laptop, running all my peripherals and monitors on one single cable. The Intel 620 graphics runs the laptop screen, an external 4K and external FHD monitor perfectly. -Build- Fantastic build quality, great looking too. All aluminum, no flex, solid as a rock. The chrome HP logo on the back of the screen looks classy! -Touchpad / Keyboard / pen- Touchpad is incredibly responsive and customizable via the Synaptics control center/control panel. Keyboard is a joy to type on ... almost feels like a mechanical(?) with excellent travel. The x360 uses the N-Trig digitizer as well, meaning you can use the new(er) Surface Pen as well with customizable eraser / top clicker. -Webcam- Above the screen, great image quality. Windows Hello enabled! I look at my computer to log in. It's that simple. -Price- Wow. This is a lot of high quality computer for very little $$$ ... AND it comes with an active pen and very nice sleeve case! -Battery- It gets me through a full day of meetings with plenty of life left. I would guess around 12-13 hours with light to moderate usage, but hard to say as I haven't come close to running it down yet. -Power to weight ratio- This is a LOT of computer in a very small space! Cons: -Screen- FHD screen has some uneven backlighting, mostly noticeable at the top edge of the screen. The display is very slightly darker at the top 5-10mm all the way across. Friends/family do not notice it, most people probably wouldn't notice it. I'm very picky with screens. -Pre-loaded software- A TON of HP branded software/help/support stuff installed by default ... didn't seem too intrusive, but still... there was a lot, I uninstalled most of it, as I don't need the support stuff and don't want to have to worry about keeping installed software I don't use up to date and secure. I check regularly for driver/firmware updates from both HP and Windows/Microsoft. The cons weren't enough for me to knock a star off. This is a winner of a machine, and there are no 2-in-1s out right now that can even come close to these specs in the 13" form factor at this price. If you're looking for a nearly perfect 2-in-1 laptop, this is it! The 4K version looks great too, but wanted a little extra battery life so decided on the FHD version.
I would recommend this to a friend
If only the hardware lasted.April 19, 2017
This is an incredible laptop. I have loved it the entire two months I've had it. I was really excited that a new version came out because I heard about all of the different issues with prior versions of the spectre, and I really wanted one, but wanted to avoid the problems associated with them. So I spent $1500 for this brand new one. And two months in, the laptop will no longer charge. From what I've read online, this was a common problem for a prior version and actually a result of a failed motherboard. You'd think they would have fixed it. I'm still covered under the 1 year warranty, so they're sending me a new charger and if that doesn't work, I'll have to ship my laptop in. Mind you, I'm in graduate school so I basically live on my laptop. And it's the end of the semester. I don't have time to be going through this process! Customer service has been helpful as I said, but I can't believe I'm having problems only two months in! People online typically had this issue a few months after their warranty expired, so maybe I should count myself lucky...
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Amazing laptop!!February 23, 2017
This laptop has been such an amazing purchase. I was reluctant at first because my previous laptop wasn't that old. But man I tell you, this thing is fast!! Everything is fast. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. I was tempted by the 4K but wanted the better battery life. No problem at all because the screen is awesome to look at. Plenty bright as well. Keyboard is great to type on as well. Great key travel, backlit, and joy to use. This is not a fanless design but I rarely ever here it. Now, I mainly do casual web browsing and I never hear the fan. Very impressive. It never gets hot as well. Overall, this laptop has been a great purchase. I was tempted to return just because I didn't really need a new laptop but this thing is just too much of a joy to you. Fast, very lightweight, thin, still includes a full sized usb port. Only thing I wish it had was HDMI, but it has two thunderbolt ports. This is the future and I'll get use to it.
I would recommend this to a friend
FantasticMarch 20, 2017
Really could not be happier with this laptop. I'm another recent convert from a decade of using Apple computers and there's just no comparison in the value between the two companies in 2017. I tried a PC right after Windows 10 was released and returned it because of how buggy the operating system was. I can't believe how much better it is now and on this machine. This thing runs like a champ, the keyboard is terrific, the touch screen IS useful and vastly quicker than using any touchpad (or touch bar) for things like scrolling through emails and web pages, and I've enjoyed the flexibility offered by the 2 in 1 form. Sure, it's heavy as a tablet but that's missing the point, which is that the machine and software work extremely well in all modes and gives you a great option whenever you might want it. There's no compromises with this laptop! The pen is a great little addition and HP even threw in a wonderful sleeve that has a holder for the pen right under the flap. I looked at the 15 inch, but despite seeming like a great machine in its own right, this size suits me better and the price can't be beat. Great feeling and looking laptop. Fan noise and heat are on par with the MacBook Air I owned and now no longer miss. Great purchase. No regrets.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great Laptop - Came From A Surface Pro 4March 15, 2017
I was looking for something that was a full clamshell, yet retained the tablet option. I looked at the 15" version and it was far too heavy and large. The 13" model was perfect. The pen works exactly the same on this device as on the Surface Pro 4. It's fast, looks great, and is less expensive than the competition. Very happy!
I would recommend this to a friend
Disappointed with Battery life and HeatMay 10, 2017
I was looking to get a new laptop for work , especially given some upcoming travel to the UAE from California. I needed something with long battery life - good ram, good storage and performance to handle development tasks. I was headed to the latest Dell XPS 13.3 given all of the rave reviews - but the sales person talked me into the Spectre which I had also been looking at. The Spectre boast 15 hours and 15 min battery life - which I was not expecting at all - I was hoping for around 8-9 hours. I was excited to get the laptop - installed all the software i was going to need (Office, etc). and began using it in the office - it worked 'okay'. this was always plugged in - so didn't notice the battery drain yet - nor the heat. (although I could feel some heat coming from the left-sided fan). At home I decided to use this unplugged on my lap to research some websites. First thing I noticed was the heat getting generated from the Fan side of the unit - so much heat so that it became uncomfortable to keep using this on my lap - and this was minutes after booting the laptop up for use. Then after a short period of time (20-30 minutes or so) i noticed that the battery had already drained down 15-20% or so. This seemed rather quick. the next day i decided to perform a more adequate test for battery draining. http://www.windowscentral.com/generate-battery-report-windows-10 That site provides an easy way to get a nice report on what your system is doing in regards to battery life ...... While at work I turned on my laptop - validated it was fully charged and began my test - I disconnected the power and let it run - I was in Power Saving mode - using External Monitor (so no active laptop screen drain) and only doing some light Browser surfing and Email. After about 2 or so hours I was already at 50% of battery drain. The aforementioned post showed I would get about 4-5 hours of Battery life out of this unit. No where near the 8-9 hours I was expecting and considerably off the 15 hours of 'normal use' advertised. and the Heat generating from the CPU was climbing over 90C - far more then the MAX of 80C recommended. I tried all of the 'recommended' solutions of updating all my drivers, BIOS, removing McAfee - etc. none of these seemed to help. I will be returning this unit for a refund as I am unhappy with the results
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great for work and homeMay 18, 2017
My husband wanted to get me a laptop for mother's day so I started researching what kind of specs and features are out nowadays. I first bought a Dell XPS 13, but the next day it started disconnecting from the wifi every 2 minutes so I returned it. I didn't like the auto light/dim feature or the i7Y version processer as much, so I picked out a Lenova Yoga 910 instead. I was using it daily for about 2 weeks when it started abruptly shutting down anytime the power cord was disconnected and couldn't turn on unless plugged in, talk about bad luck! Also returned it and opted for this machine as I did not want to deal with the odd shift key layout again. Alas, I looked at more reviews and picked out this guy- third times the charm I hope! Having gotten to recently experience 3 products in a similar class, price, and spec range on a day to day basis, this HP is proving to be my favorite. Pros: - This one has been the fastest. I downloaded the same programs for each laptop when I got it: Python, Pycharm, Dropbox, and a set list of files to work with. The HP was noticeably faster in download times, program startups, and general web surfing. - Perfect size to slip in my backpack and take to work, much like the XPS was but without the features I didn't like. - Doesn't show fingerprints like the 910, and I wasn't a huge fan of the watchband look for the hinges. - Hands down best keyboard. Good level of key resistance and travel, not to mention has a more standard layout than the annoying shift key on the 910. - Though the XPS didn't have any fans to deal with, I'll take the infrequent noise on the HP if it means more speed. The XPS would heat up a bit as well, and the 910 seemed to run them more often and louder. This is a great in between, I have no complaints on fan noise. - Price! Ended up getting some money back after returning the 910 for this guy. - Backlit keyboard is appreciated, and 4k screen offers crisp display like the 910. - Included stylus pen is a bonus feature. Cons: - There's a little bit of give in the lid. Doesn't feel flimsy or cheap, but not as solid as the other 2. - That's literally it lol
I would recommend this to a friend
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