HP Spectre x360 15
Taking a look at HP Spectre x360, you will fall in love with the design. It is a brushed aluminium, nice texture design but it does allow fingerprints. The ultrabook is super-slim and very light weighted (2kg). Opening it up you can admire the 15,6” beautiful thin-bezel display with 4k Ultra HD resolution. The display lid with its Gorilla Glass touchscreen is also quite sturdy and resists twists quite well given it’s thickness. The rotation angle is 360° and you can use this machine in notebook mode or in tablet mode. However the HP doesn’t have an equivalent to Lenovo’s lift’n’lock feature, so there’s no frame to lock the keys in tablet mode.
HP Spectre x360 series of upscale consumer convertibles has been widely regarded as one of the top choices when it comes to 2-in-1 offerings. Last year, the company from Palo Alto took a page out of Dell’s playbook with the redesign of the Spectre x360 13-inch, as they incorporated extremely narrow left and right-edge bezels. Aside from the quite obviously new, like the chassis or the switch to a latest-generation processor, there are a few other noteworthy changes as far as the configuration is concerned: the 2017 version makes both the 4K panel as well as discrete graphics in form of a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX mandatory. The sole processor choice is the dual-core Intel Core i7-7500U(2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB cache).
The Spectre is able to last for nearly 9 hours before shutting down, besting the predecessor by 1.5 hours. This is an impressive result. If charging should be required, HP’s Fast Charge technology allows the battery to reach 50 % capacity in just 30 minutes.