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    I am waiting for this, what is the estimated date when you will have them for sale? HP - Spectre x360 2-in-1 15.6" 4K Ultra HD Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 (7TH GENERATION) - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive Model: 15-BL012DXSKU: 5712363   (7 Answers)

    By Shadowman January 3, 2017.

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      This site says availability is expected to begin on Feb 26. That'll probably coincide close to when Best Buy gets stock of it, though I don't know precisely. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3154010/computers/hps-2017-15-inch-spectre-x360-features-two-surprising-changes.html However, be aware that the '4K' display last year's HP Spectre x360 15 was fake, and it's possible this model also uses a fake 4K display. The display HP used in the 2016 HP Spectre x360 15 used the RG/BW Pentile matrix to cheat the ability to advertise the 4K UHD 3840x2160 resolution, without actually providing the full detail of the resolution. These false 4K displays actually look worse than "lower resolution" (3K 2880x1620, QHD+ 3200x1800, etc.) displays, all while unnecessarily stressing the graphics card to render a full 3840x2160 picture. https://www.reddit.com/r/Hewlett_Packard/comments/5lvjva/psa_dont_preorder_the_2017_spectre_x360_15_4k/ I would advise waiting until reviews for this model come in, confirming the display to be true 4K. Don't buy until you know that. If you don't want to wait that long, the Lenovo Yoga 710 is known to use a 100% honest true 4K display. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-2-in-1-15-6-4k-ultra-hd-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-940mx-256gb-ssd-pearl-black/5579132.p?skuId=5579132 (you won't notice a difference between the i5-7200U and i7-7500U processors since both are dual-core CPUs within a few percentage points of each other -- they're just branded with different numbers that make them sound like there's more of a difference, and you can always buy your own 512GB SSD to replace the 256GB one with, for less than the price difference between these two laptops.)

      By edit1754 January 4, 2017.

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      How would games be handled on this with the 4k screen and the graphics card? Would it be laggy at all for games like tomb raider or overwatch? Maybe if not those, would it get a solid 60 fps on minecraft? Is the ssd the same as the new 2016 macbook pro?   (2 Answers)

      By Steve January 4, 2017.

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        I have a 4K XPS with a faster 960M GPU. Overwatch runs great but I have to set the render scale setting to 50% (which mean it renders fonts and whatnot in 3840x2160 but the actual 3D stuff is all 1920x1080). The 940MX runs Overwatch well on 720p but not 1080p like the 960M. http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-940MX.156033.0.html And the Overwatch devs are being silly and not putting lower render scale options (like the 33% which would be ideal for this laptop). If you can't get 33% via the auto scale detect feature (which sometimes does give you scales less than 50%), setting the resolution to 2560x1440 + using 50% render scale should be a good compromise. I'd recommend something with a GTX 1050 or 1060 if you really want to run games like Overwatch well, or even a 960M, but you should be able to *run* it with a 940MX. Also be aware that the 2016 version of this laptop used a fake-4K RG/BW Pentile screen, not a real 4K screen. This laptop might be using a completely different (and true 4K) screen, but that's yet to be determined. I would recommend educating yourself on this issue, and waiting for reviews to confirm you are getting a true RGB 3840x2160 screen in this laptop. Also avoid other '4K' alternatives with the same issue, since the 2016 Spectre 15 wasn't the only one. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/5lxq2f/psa_dont_preorder_the_2017_spectre_x360_15_4k/

        By Anonymous January 6, 2017.

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        Is there a slot to put the stylus pen in so it won't get lost?   (5 Answers)

        By Michael January 5, 2017.

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          no slot

          By happywithdel January 5, 2017.

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          Not a laptop expert, so is this model pretty much a bigger version of the 13in one (HP - Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive)?   (4 Answers)

          By RiceFlower January 8, 2017.

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            Yes, it is the bigger option of that same computer. However there is 1 difference and 3 extra features. The 1 difference is this comes in a different color. It's like a very dark aluminum brown (looks dark grey from a distance) with copper trim. The 3 extra features is it has a stylus pen, a 4K display, and an Nvidia graphics card. So the extra couple hundred gets you those 3 extra features and a bigger size. It's worth it if you want to play some moderate gaming or do video editing or photo editing. Ifyou don't plan on doing any of those 3 then go for the smaller version.

            By AndroidPurity January 23, 2017.

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            the best buy product is 15-bl012dx whereas the unit with the "same" specs on the hp site is 15-bl075nr. is there any difference and why the different model numbers?   (1 Answer)

            By mhf1 February 24, 2017.

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              Best Buy gets HP laptops with specific model numbers that other manufacturers don't get. Same with Dell laptops. I'm not certain why they do it, but I suspect it is so you can't comparison shop. Most retailers offer a price match guarantee on the same product, but since nobody sells the same HP or Dell product that Best Buy does, and vice-versa, nobody has to honor any price match guarantees. Manufacturers do it with mattresses too. A Certa at Sams Club is not going to be the same model number as the EXACT SAME MATTRESS at Costco, or a furniture store. Every retailer gets their own model numbers.

              By pblanton May 30, 2017.

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              Is the graphics card going to be up gradable to the 10 series Nvidea graphics ?   (1 Answer)

              By Angela January 24, 2017.

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                No, this laptop comes only with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics.

                By CommunityAnswer January 25, 2017.

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                I am very interested in this product. I found its configuration is almost same as the model HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop 15-bl075nr listed in the HP website. Your model is 15-BL012DX. So, what is the difference between these two?   (3 Answers)

                By Hong March 4, 2017.

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                  These models are very similar the only difference I have found is the model I have came with a stylus and Microsoft support. The dark ash is also the color i have not sure about the other model I will tell you that the data read and write on the PCIe SSD is 1.7 gig write and 3.1 gig read yes that is correct not MB but gig

                  By Bobby March 5, 2017.

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                I am indecisive b/w this and its 13 inch version. It's the first time I will be getting a 2 in 1 and am excited about tablet mode experience. But at the same time weight and size of this 15 inch machine is bothering me. Should I opt for it or not ?   (5 Answers)

                By RDaniels March 3, 2017.

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                  The 15 inch Spectre X360 is (a bit) heavier than the 13, but the additional screen size is a plus when working on artwork/viewgraphs/decks etc. What surprised me was, that, the Adobe PS software had almost microscopic sized text/tools when viewed in the high resolution display of the Spectre X360 15 inch. I did not see this in other software that used the pen. The color and usable viewing angle of the display is remarkably good. The 15 has more I/O ports than the 13 and also a SD card slot which helps if you are working on photos from your digital camera. There is a Nvidia internal GPU card that is CUDA compatible so you could (theoretically) run deep learning algorithms on it (tensor flow etc.). Sound is good from internal speakers, with enough volume to enjoy YouTube University e-learning or just video. I enjoy running/viewing dreamscopeapp.com with the color fidelity. Let me know what you think if you get one. Ajax

                  By Ajaxon6255 March 4, 2017.

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                It has less than a month and the charger stopped working. I live abroad now, what can I do?   (2 Answers)

                By sebanunez May 22, 2017.

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                  I don't really think it is relevant that you have decided to live as a broad. My Spectre x360 came with a 90 watt USB-C charger. I suspect any USB-C charger that is somewhere around that rating, will work fine.

                  By Nacktron May 30, 2017.

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                  Is the hard drive bay accessible in case I want to upgrade the SSD myself?   (2 Answers)

                  By Anonymous June 4, 2017.

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                    Yes you can. Case opens from bottom and the entire half pops off easily. you can add RAM, special SSD/HD replacement and other options that may not have purchased at the time. Research all options the model can provide from HP website then buy on the cheap when available.

                    By CPU1 June 4, 2017.

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