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HP - Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Ash Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews

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design
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful & effective

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    Lhthomaz
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    Nice looking machine with a lot of capabilities. Very fast and the battery lasts the entire day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slim and sleek

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    EntrepreneurMom
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    Very nice computer. Slim and sleek design. Worth buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop! Sleek and versatile.

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    Vanny
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    I love the look and design of this laptop. Works great but the downside is it does get hot fast. Overall, I'm happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the design and size

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    Brew
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    Love the color, weight, easy to use and d/c charger

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up beautiful graphics

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    Scooter
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    Great graphics, love the touch screen, easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great laptop

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    lllljjjjdddaaaa
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    sleek design, my mother loved it! Thin, lightweight and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

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    RayRay
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    Performs great has a very sleek look. Has very good speed and very clear images.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Laptop

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    AwesomeGame
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    Nice Laptop very stylish design. Laptop is thin and easy to travel with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2 in 1 and lots of fun - and capable too!

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    jhancock
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    Very speedy, great design structurally and ergonomically, crisp, fast, accurate display, nice keyboard, super battery life, light weight, low heat generation and with Windows 10 easy to use. Great sound is provided by Bang & Olufsen audio accompanied by low fan noise. It comes with a very nice, protective slip case (with stylus holder - a nice touch) and an HP two button stylus that I find ergonomically pleasing. For someone that travels a lot and has a reason to use both a tablet and a laptop this 2 in 1 is a very capable alternative to lugging both a laptop and a tablet around. The Intel graphics provide entry level gaming or video editing capabilities. This looks and feels like a quality computer and while very handsome it is not ostentatious.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality Material and Looks Great!

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    Angel
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    The laptop's processor performs great. Great feeling and design. The problem that lead me to return this computer was that the monitor or video card was defective. The screen was blinking for no reason. Not sure if the problem was with just that PC, but didn't want to risk it because sending the PC to the manufacture is a hassle and buying extra warranty is extremely expensive. I decided to buy a MacBook Pro instead, because you can take it to any Apple store for any problems and you can install Windows in it. So you can have the best of both Worlds in one device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics

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    Kade
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    Picture quality and graphics are awesome and very crisp! I love the lightweight design though the touchscreen is very sensitive. Overall it's a great laptop!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

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    KJM80
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    So far this is the best laptop I have purchased. I travel for business so the slim design and laptop case are great for traveling. I love the touch screen and the speed is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Laptop In A Tablet World

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    masc360
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    I kind of do not get two in one laptops, they want to be a tablet sort of device and a laptop, but they never seem to be good at both. I feel that way about this Hp laptop as a straight laptop it works great, I love the spacing on the keyboard, I love that it is back lit and you can change the brightness on the back lit and the screen is very good looking. The device is also very thin and portable, when you go into tablet mode I am a bit more meh on the product. It is not detachable you have to flip the screen entirely around so you do have the keyboard on the other side so it is not quite as nice to use as a regular tablet. and because this is built as a pc first and foremost the UI is not as well made in my opinion to function as a tablet as the other tablet makers have on their tablets. I think if you are in need of a laptop and you want something small and compact that works well then this will probably work for you. If you are looking for something that is compact to watch videos play some games and occasionally type on they you will probably be better off with a tablet and buying a keyboard for it. Overall I think this is a very solid and good looking Laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best laptop I've used

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    PracticalSandy
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    The HP Spectre is a great laptop. The sleek design has a brushed type metal body with hinges that allow the laptop to be used as a tablet - which is perfect for using with the stylus that is included. It seems to be resistant to fingerprints. The keyboard has a fingerprint sensor for quick access to unlock the laptop, a responsive and large touch pad, and is back-lit - wonderful for working in the evening while watching TV. The setup was easy - and fun with Cortona giving step by step directions on the new Windows 10. I linked it with my Android phone using Microsoft Launcher. I was skeptical at first, but have to admit I like the functionality on my phone better than the original setup. This laptop is fast, has a beautiful display, is lightweight, has plenty of storage space and all the needed ports - USB, micro SD, headset jack, and a small switch to shut off the camera lens. This is definitely one of the best laptops I've used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for Business

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    Amira
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    The computer comes with Windows 10 for Home and not Windows 10 for Business. This has been a problem with the office set up overseas and has resulted in many hours of trying to make it work properly. The computer also has one port which limits the number of other devices one can connect. In terms of the appearance, overall functions and weight the computer is impressive. I would recommend it for use with the proper software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best laptop EVER

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    Allie
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    I purchased this laptop when I was in the process of looking for a MACBook air for school. This laptop beats the MAC I wanted without a doubt! It's super lightweight, sleek and efficient. This laptop includes so many features that are beneficial to me as a student as well as for leisure activities. I HIGHLY recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stunning

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    dharr18
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    I have to admit this is a stunning looking laptop. Possibly one of the best looking I have ever seen. There is a bronze(? @@@@@@@ accent around the edges that is just beautiful to look at. The feel is top rate, a very sturdy build. By look and touch, you can tell this is premium. There are some design elements that are very well done. The hinge is really well done, it blends perfectly into the laptop. There are angled cutouts on the back corners that host the power (left) and a USB-C port ( right) at a 45 degree angle for perfect powering without getting the cable in the way of other ports. This design is quite nice and I think the first time I have seen on a laptop. The laptop comes with a nice pleather sleeve and a HP branded Windows Ink Pen. The sleeve has a pouch for the Windows Ink Pen. Everything you need is there in the box short of a mouse, I am not a track pad fan. As for performance, the i7 Gen 8 is a great processor. The onboard/integrated graphics perform as well as can be expected for onboard graphics. Bluetooth 5 is a nice add, very minimal if any sound lag over BT. The 8GB of memory is almost a bare minimum these days, some cell phones have that much. Overall it performs at a really nice level. As an example, Fortnite (cringe) runs very nicely at medium settings. My son tested that part for me. I had no issues playing Rocket League, but never checked what the default setting popped for Rocket League. The 13.3" screen is beautiful, HP has done a great job here. It also includes Gorilla Glass on a FHD screen with minimal bezels. Ports: headphone, 1 USB 3.1 and 2 USB-C Now for my gripes, I was way too positive to start. I have to deduct a star for the touchpad and keyboard. The keyboard seems like the keys are oversized but measuring them in comparison to other laptops there really is not much difference. They just feel large. There is also an odd feel typing on them, it strangely took me back to Atari 400 days where it just never felt like the keyboard gave me that feel the key was pressed. Travel was very short to recognition, but it felt weird. Second half star deleted, the touchpad. It is very sensitive, almost too sensitive. It is large enough I would accidentally touch while typing. There is no shortcut key to turn off the touchpad either, I need to go into settings and find it. Even when intentionally using the touchpad it would pick up a second finger touch while my finger was still hovering above the pad. had my son test this also and he had the same results. Overall this is a really fantastic performing and beautiful laptop. I wish some extra thought when into the input to match the rest of the design. I am sure the trackpad can be fixed with software updates, but the keyboard will take some time adjusting to for me. YMMV. I would definitely recommend this laptop to anyone looking for a top of the line feeling laptop but would warn to test drive one in the store to make sure it feels good under finger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium, sleek and super fast!

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    Zaid
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    First off. This convertible notebook is premium cutting edge and not an average device. I've spent 3 days working on it only to assess its performance and battery life. Machine performed at its peak performance and smooth at zero lag under multitasks, battery lasted more than 4 hours while I've watched videos and worked on PhotoShop. Little concerned about heat coming out of the back that needs to be kept open to exhaust heat properly and fan tends to be a little noisy NOT significant loud under high performance "not a big deal since doesn't compromise the performance" Multi-touch screen with breathtaking resolution HP stylus pen - enabled works smooth and has no latency or delay.2 USB-C and 1 USB 3.1 port, fingerprint reader, Camera privacy switch, Bang & Olufsen,speakers are loud and crystal clear.I I'm appreciated that HP included its genuine leather sleeve with this notebook. I loved this notebook from my first look, sleek and luxurious masterpiece.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium Laptop

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    Josh76
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    This HP Spectre laptop is a beautiful machine that was thoughtfully designed to be used in any scenario. It comes in an elegant box and is packaged nicely with a pen and a USB-C charger. The packaging definitely stands out as opposed to cheaper laptops and would look great as a gift. The laptop comes with a Quickstart guide, which I, of course, ignored, so it took me a few minutes to find the power button. When I got it on, I went through the Windows 10 setup which was very easy. I've a MacBook Pro and a Chromebook and Windows takes a little longer to set up but it was not bad. This is my first laptop with facial recognition so I chose that option over the finger print reader...I may change my mind. The laptop has 2 USB-C ports which I love, all of my devices and peripherals work with USB-C and I like the ability to transfer data and power from the same port. It's also less clumsy than the old charger types. I wish HP made a more streamlined USB charger though, the one that came with this is pretty bulky but still an improvement over prior Windows devices. The battery life is incredible. HP says it gets 21 hours of use and I believe it. I've not gotten the battery down to zero yet after 4 days of use, pretty spectacular. One of my favorite features on this Spectre is the keyboard. Typing on this is an absolute joy and unlike any other laptop that I've ever used. It's comfortable to type on and I never hit the wrong button accidentally. The letters on the keys are big as well and the backlighting is perfect. The hot keys are perfect as well, everything I need is right there. The touch pad does not perform nearly as well as the keyboard. Gestures cannot be changed in Windows settings which is a downer. Microsoft Edge is supposed to be the best browser to use in Windows 10 but I just don't like it. Chrome and Firefox are far superior browsers. The downside to using Chrome though, is that a two-finger swipe does not go back and forth between web pages like it does in Edge. Major bummer, could be a Windows issue? The touchpad is also not always responsive to two finger taps to right click. The screen, while not 4k, is beautiful and everything looks crisp and colorful to me. The speakers are fantastic, nothing earth shattering, but really good for a laptop. Music and movies sound great at all volumes and there are plenty of EQ options as well. The laptop works really well in tablet mode as well. It's really light and sturdy and I've enjoyed using it in all sorts of modes whether I'm at my desk, on the sofa or in bed. The body is very sturdy in a nice dark metal and brownish/gold finish that looks really nice. This is a premium laptop in every way. Facial recognition is hit or miss, I may change to the fingerprint option soon, but when it works it's terrific and fast. Mine came with a pen, which is nice, I use the pen on my Surface to sign up new clients, but a magnet or some way to stick it to the laptop would have been ideal. There weren't really any annoying preinstalled programs on here which was nice as well, I think I only uninstalled a few. All in all, I'm very happy with this Spectre laptop and look forward to using it for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Looking Laptop with Excellent Battery Life

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    SamG
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    The Spectre x360 is almost as premium as it looks. It's got a fantastic look and build, specs that are just right, and it runs for hours. The amount of bloat that comes preinstalled is a little appalling, but otherwise this is an excellent laptop. I think the design of this laptop is going to be a bit polarizing. I'm personally a big fan of the dark gray color with the copper accents. The angles on the sides are a bit odd, but I do like them. It feels like the designers tried really hard to give the Spectre a 'premium' look and people who prefer a more understated look may find it a bit gawdy, but I think it looks great. The one thing I didn't like so much was size of the bezels around the screen; it feels like there's a lot of extra space that's could be used by a screen with a slightly taller aspect ratio - maybe 16:10 instead of 16:9. The build feels very solid; nothing creaks or flexes, the hinges are solid, and I don't feel any gaps running my fingers around it. The specs feel just right to me. With a quad-core i7-8565U, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and 802.11ac with Bluetooth 5. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any of the internals are upgradeable, so that's something to consider before going with this configuration. The screen is 1080p and it looks good; I do wish it was a little bit higher, but it's plenty sharp on the 13" screen. There's a good mix of ports too with 2 USB-C and 1 USB-A port (no dongle required! @@@@@@@ . I've been happy with the performance so far. My previous laptop had a dual-core Y-series i7 and I definitely notice the difference with the quad-core U-series. Everything loads quickly and transitions and animations are smooth throughout. Battery life is also excellent; HP quotes 22.5 hours of 'mixed usage' and I'm getting more like 14-16 hours, but it's the best I've ever experienced and I can confidently say that I could take this out for the day without my charger. The backlit keyboard is good; the keys have decent travel and good spacing between them. The trackpad is also good; it's pretty big and it supports all of the Windows 10 gestures, but it feels like there's the slightest input delay that I can't help but notice and haven't been able to correct in the settings. There's also a stylus included. I don't see myself using the stylus that much, but it does work well, probably about as well as the Surface Pen. The webcam on top of the screen is good, but not great. The image is pretty soft in all but best lighting. It does support Windows Hello for login though, which is super-fast. HP also added a hardware switch for the camera on the side, so those concerned about privacy won't have to tape over it. If you're not using Windows Hello to login there's also a fingerprint scanner next to the keyboard that works well too. I wasn't very happy with the amount of bloat that came preloaded on the Spectre. At least a third of the tiles pinned to the start menu was just a bunch of extra crap - games, Dropbox, McAfee, some frivolous HP apps. Some of it might actually be useful to some, but most of it just feels insulting; something in this class of PC shouldn't have all this advertising clogging up the UI. It's easy enough to remove, but it shouldn't have been there in the first place. The tablet mode works well enough, but Windows 10 and what I use it for just doesn't work as well with just a touch screen. The Spectre x360 is technically a 2-in-1, but if I've got the option I'll usually use the keyboard and trackpad before the touchscreen. That's either a testament to how great the mouse and keyboard experience is or how unrefined the touch experience is (or a little bit of both). Overall I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a great all-around Windows laptop, especially if you can appreciate the design and battery life. My only real issue with it's the bloatware, but fortunately that's an issue that can be fixed.

    I would recommend this to a friend