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HP Spectre x360 (13 inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews of HP Spectre x360 (13 inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and keyboard. The performance and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

portability, design, performance, keyboard, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Spectre x360 (13 inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

HP Spectre x360 13 (7500U, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

 

Spectre spectacle. HP introduced the redesigned Spectre x360 FHD last November with the promise of a 4K UHD version in early 2017. The manufacturer has finally delivered with the Spectre x360 13-ac033dx, though the 4K SKU will cost a hefty $1600 USD.

near 100 percent sRGB coverage; very accurate colors and grayscale out of the box ; true 4K UHD; beautiful display with high contrast ; Active Pen stylus included with each purchase ; light and portable for practical tablet mode ; USB 3.0 Type-A + 2x...

very limited Turbo Boost performance; i7-7500U multi-thread underperforms just slightly ; sensitive system fans; loud fans during medium-high loads ; larger footprint than XPS 13; lid is slightly more flexible ; backlight brightness could be brighter...

HP has made its Spectre x360 13 even better by incorporating 4K UHD and active pen support for a superior tablet experience. This is still the same lightweight and easy-to-handle 2-in-1 that made the 2016 model stand out as one of the most practical...

Apr, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 13 (2017)

 

With a stylish look, a super-slim build, a gorgeous 4K display, and serious speed, the latest version of the already-great HP Spectre x360 is our favorite high-end convertible laptop.

Fast performance. Slick, modern design. Slim build. 4K display with sharp image quality. USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 plus USB 3.0 ports.

Battery life is only average on the 4K model. Requires USB-C adapters for video out.

Bottom Line: With a stylish look, a super-slim build, a gorgeous 4K display, and serious speed, the latest version of the already-great HP Spectre x360 is our favorite high-end convertible laptop.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2017) review

 

Thanks to a first-class execution, the HP Spectre x360 13 is the Mini-Me of its head-turning 15-inch sister . What's most surprising about it is how little HP had to drop from the design to shrink it into a 2.8-pound (1.29 kg), slightly larger than a...

Beautifully designed and less than 3 pounds (1.4 kg), the HP Spectre x360 13 has a great keyboard and trackpad, a sharp 4K display and an above-average sound system. Battery life is decent for such a power-sucking screen, and performance fits right in...

Battery life takes a hit with the 4K display compared to high definition. The system runs a little hot.

The HP Spectre x360 13 is a great little laptop, but if battery life matters to you a lot, opt for the HD display, not the more expensive 4K.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Alaina Yee (pcworld.com)

HP Spectre x360 (2017) review: The best just keeps getting better

 

The addition of active pen support and the option of a 4K UHD screen cements this convertible's status as our favorite.

Compact and lightweight ; Cutting-edge hardware ; Active pen support ; Option of 4K screen

Notably lower battery life on 4K model ; Slight decrease in system performance at 4K resolution

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 Review

 

When I tell people they should buy a 2-in-1, systems like the HP Spectre x360 are the reason why. It's got all of the utility of a standard laptop, with the flexibility and intimate usability of a tablet. You also get rakish good looks, up to an Intel...

Gorgeous, slim design; Speedy Intel 7th-Gen CPU, PCIe SSD; Powerful quad-speaker setup; Wide touchpad, fantastic clicky keyboard; Vibrant, accurate display; Has both USB-A and USB-C ports

No SD/microSD card slot; Hinge could be a tiny bit stiffer

HP's Spectre x360 is a superb 2-in-1 with a stunning design, great battery life and top-notch performance.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Alaina Yee (pcworld.com)

HP Spectre x360 (2017) review The best just keeps getting better

 

The only thing keeping the Spectre x360 from rising even further above its peers is the small price you pay for these upgrades—partially in cold, hard cash, partially in performance. But even without changing its position in the pack, this notebook is...

Compact and lightweight

Notably lower battery life on 4K model

We’re still on the fence about whether the Spectre x360 is the best ultrabook laptop, but it undoubtedly still crushes the other convertibles out there. HP has thoughtfully curated bleeding-edge technology into a single machine that has tremendous value.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Spectre x360 review

 

HP is looking to put a new spin on a well-established idea with the Spectre x360. This new-for-2015 Windows hybrid laptop doesn't break any new ground -- its foldback hinge allows for easy conversion to "tablet" mode -- the combination of premium metal...

The HP Spectre x360 has a solid aluminum body, smooth 360-degree hinges, an excellent display and very long battery life.

It's heavier than a MacBook Air, and like many similar hybrids, it leaves the keyboard exposed in tablet mode. Higher-end screen options could limit battery life.

The HP Spectre x360 delivers a high-end, flexible Windows laptop design at a mainstream price with a battery that runs all day.

Mar, 2015

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Ashley Barry (reviewed.com)

HP Spectre x360 (2017) Laptop Review

 

This is the most beautiful laptop I've ever used

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

HP Spectre x360 13 (2017, 4K) Review and Ratings

 

HP's classy convertible gains a sharp and sunny 4K display, which reduces battery life but makes it an even more formidable competitor to the likes of Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 and Lenovo's Yoga 910.

Elegant design ; Handsome 4K screen with pen support ; Two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports ; Great typing feel

High-res screen sucks up battery life ; No SD card slot or HDMI port

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

HP Spectre x360 Review Tim Schiesser

 

At the top of HP's laptop line-up is the Spectre x360, a convertible 2-in-1 notebook that has recently been upgraded to Kaby Lake. For this latest model HP has also unleashed a design overhaul that makes the Spectre x360 thinner, lighter and more...

Sexy metal unibody design with a flexible 360-degree hinge. Top notch performance thanks to Kaby Lake and ultra-fast SSD storage. Thin and light but still packs USB-A. Affordable across entire hardware range.

Not the greatest tablet experience. Somewhat odd keyboard layout.

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Sound+
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:56 / 57.8
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 57.8 / 79.2
Battery life (max):12.25
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black, Copper, Silver / Black, Gold / Silver
Form Factor:Convertible (Folder)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y / Yes
Package depth:13.1 / 13.3 / 14.4
Package height:5.39 / 5.83
Package weight:5.51 / 8.16 / 9.24
Package width:16.2 / 17.9 / 19.2
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:N
Microphone in:N / No
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / Opi / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i5-7200U / i7-5500U / i7-6500U / i7-7500U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6200U / i5-7200U / i7-5500U / i7-6500U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / F0 / H0
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85214 / 88193 / 88194 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR23W / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Audio Switch\nHP JumpStart\nHP Lounge\nNetflix
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / PCI Express
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.58 / 9.88
Height:0.543 / 0.547 / 0.63 / 0.705
Weight:2.91 / 3.17 / 3.2 / 3.26 / 3.33 / 4.43
Width:12 / 12.1 / 12.8 / 14