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HP Spectre x360 (15 inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of HP Spectre x360 (15 inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and size are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the portability. There are mixed opinions on the battery and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Spectre x360 (15 inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 (15-inch, 8th Gen) Review

 

Oftentimes, shoppers looking for a big-screen notebook need to settle for low-level battery life. But that's not the case with the 15-inch HP Spectre x360, a sexy black-and-copper beast that will turn heads and have you readying your credit card. It's...

Nov, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 review

 

The Spectre x360 15-inch is an outstanding laptop served with a side of 2-in-1 versatility.

Excellent keyboard ; Plethora of input options ; Solid connectivity ; Attractive pricing given the overall value

Display is good, but not quite great ; Unwieldly when used as a tablet

HP accomplished something special with the Spectre x360 15. It’s not an inexpensive machine, but it’s nevertheless a no-compromise option that will leave you convinced that you’ve made a great investment. In all its aspects, from performance to battery...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Alaina Yee (pcworld.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017): This 15-inch convertible packs in premium features

 

The value you get from this 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop is impressive: A faster processor, higher-resolution screen, and bigger battery are now the standard in every configuration.

Core i7 processor, PCIe-NVMe storage, bigger battery, and 4K touchscreen all come standard ; Stylus and dongles are included accessories ; Starting price is just $130 higher than last year

Chunkier frame feels more budget

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) review

 

HP deserves some props for the direction it's taken its consumer desktop and laptop designs over the past year or so. It's turned some relatively functional but cheap-looking products into sleek, engaging models that are as pleasant to look at as they...

Beautifully designed and with practically no missteps, the HP Spectre x360 15 has a great keyboard and trackpad, 4K display, above-average sound system with solid battery life and decent performance for the money.

It's not particularly lightweight.

It's hard to find a match for the HP Spectre x360 15's mix of features and performance for the money, and none of its competitors are nearly as pretty.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017)

 

The 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 is a good 2-in-1 convertible laptop for artists, power users, or movie lovers who can take full advantage of its 15.6-inch 4K screen.

Convertible form factor. 4K screen. Equipped with HDMI, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Includes 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. Comes with digitizer pen.

Bulky in tablet mode. Competitors have better battery life.

Thanks to its large 4K screen and powerful components, the 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 is an awesome choice for artists or movie buffs, and an innovative and attractive 2-in-1 for everyone else. The HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx, however, can serve a wider...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 15-inch (Early 2017) Review

 

If you prefer a larger screen on your 2-in-1, the 15-inch HP Spectre x360 (starting at $1,279; $1,499 as reviewed) stands out from the pack. It's a sleek laptop in a beautiful gold-and-charcoal color scheme with a 4K screen and long battery life....

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 review: A large convertible that’s easy to love

 

Flexibility is usually left to smaller devices, but this one's up to the challenge.

Premium design. ; Sharp 4K display is great for video, and its 15-inch size is great for artwork. ; Windows Hello IR camera. ; Many USB C adapters included in the box. ; Strong overall performance.

Too heavy to be a good portable laptop. ; Pen needs AAAA battery to work. ; Gets hot after a few hours of use. ; Battery life could be better.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: John Burek (computershopper.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Review and Ratings

 

An outstanding exterior design and primo components set apart the 2017 refresh of HP's biggest Spectre 2-in-1. It's a good pick for laptop-primary shoppers who need occasional use of its convertible modes.

Rigid, classy design in all-aluminum chassis ; Decent mix of ports, including full-size SD card slot, HDMI ; Full complement of USB Type-C adapters ; Competitive performance across the board ; Includes stylus ; Fast-recharge feature

Big, heavy as a tablet ; Battery life better than 2016 4K version, but some Lenovo Yogas (and 2016's 1080p version) well outlast it ; No stylus storage

Where to land on the Spectre x360 15? This machine is certainly more refined than the 2016 version, which, mind you, was a trim and tidy premium machine itself. This refreshed version showed the performance edge over competing 2-in-1 models that a...

Feb, 2017

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

HP Spectre X360 15-inch (2017) Laptop Review

 

Can't afford a MacBook Pro? Get this luxurious HP instead

Jan, 2017

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

HP Spectre x360 Review

 

The HP Spectre x360 is the best laptop on our lineup for good reason. Its combination of performance, display quality and portability is outstanding. Even though it may not be the fastest laptop, it has enough other good points to make up for that...

This laptop has great battery life.

You can't upgrade the memory to more than 8GB.

The HP Spectre x360 is an all-around great laptop that strikes the right balance between portability, performance and display quality.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:79.2
Battery capacity (Watt hours):57.8 / 79.2
Battery life (max):12.25 / 12.4 / 12.45
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

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

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 15.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 940M / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Package depth:14.4
Package height:5.39
Package weight:9.24
Package width:19.2
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Gyroscope:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC adapter power:150 / 90

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-7500U
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

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
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:95451
Processor code:SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Audio Switch; HP CoolSense; HP JumpStart; HP Lounge, McAfee LiveSafe™, Netflix, Microsoft® Office 365 / Netflix
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.58 / 9.88
Height:0.547 / 0.705
Power adapter depth:5.39
Power adapter height:14.4
Power adapter weight:9.24
Power adapter width:19.2
Weight:2.91 / 4.43
Width:12.1 / 14