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HP Spectre x2 12

We have collected and analyzed 52 expert reviews and 42 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 77/100. The average review date is Oct 31, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 863508 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 9, 2020.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Spectre x2 12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Spectre x2 12 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The price and screen also get good feedback.

keyboard, screen, price, performance, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HP Spectre X2 review (2017): A more refined Surface clone

 

The latest Spectre X2 offers plenty of refinement over the last model, but HP still needs to fix its battery and touchpad issues.

Gorgeous design ; Keyboard and stylus come in the box ; And the keyboard feels great ; Cheaper than the Surface Pro

Finicky touchpad ; Weak battery life ; Stylus isn’t as useful as the Surface Pen

Overall, the new Spectre X2 brings along some much-needed improvements, but a few issues hold it back from being a must-have. HP seriously has to do something about its battery life, especially now that Microsoft offers twice as much with the Surface...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HP Spectre x2 review: A less expensive Surface rival

 

The Spectre x2 undercuts its competitors with a lower price that includes a keyboard in the box (and it's a very comfortable keyboard, at that). Still, for more money you could buy a similar product with faster performance, longer battery life and a...

Less expensive than rival machines and includes a keyboard, too ; Comfortable typing experience ; Adjustable kickstand ; Decent audio ; Uses Intel's depth-sensing RealSense camera setup ; Supports pressure-sensitive pens

Doesn't support Windows Hello, despite having RealSense cameras ; Touchpad can be flaky ; Not so comfortable to use in the lap ; Slower than its rivals with shorter battery life ; Despite having a Core M chip, isn't necessarily thinner or lighter than...

In this increasingly big world of laptop/tablet hybrids, the Spectre x2 isn't a bad choice, especially at this price. But that doesn't mean it's the best. The x2 is not the fastest, the longest-lasting or the most comfortable to use in the lap. It's...

Dec, 2015

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

HP Spectre x2 (2017)

 

With its subtle design improvements and good value proposition, the HP Spectre x2 is a good, if not revolutionary, update to this line of 2-in-1 detachable-hybrid tablets.

3,000-by-2,000 resolution screen. Comes with keyboard and pen. Sturdy keyboard cover. Two USB-C ports. Powerful Core i7 processor with Iris Plus graphics.

USB Type A requires included adapter. Some fan noise. Short battery life.

The newest iteration of the HP Spectre x2 is certainly an improvement, and it is a relative bargain at its $1,299 price. That's especially true considering its stable keyboard cover and Active Pen are included, helping to avoid that $230 upcharge with...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

HP Spectre x2 review: more imitation than innovation

 

HP's latest 2-in-1 convertible is improved, but doesn't match up to the Surface Pro

Comes with a great keyboard and pen ; Thin, handsome design ; Bright, high-resolution display

Wonky trackpad ; Limited battery life ; Loud fans ; Some performance issues

But right now, the Spectre x2 is no Surface killer.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: HP Spectre x2 (2017)

 

It costs less than a Surface Pro and beats it on performance, usability, and price

Performance well above expectations at this price level. Incredible detail packed into a superbright display. Rock solid stability.

Keyboard could be beefed up. Top of screen gets very hot under load.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

HP's Spectre x2 feels like a flashy gift box -- with socks inside

 

HP's 2017 Spectre x2 has a lovely, well-executed design but battery life and performance lag behind the competition.

The 2017 HP Spectre x2 two-in-one has an elegant yet functional design, with a great keyboard, a bright, sharp screen with a decent stylus and above-average sound for a tablet.

Lackluster battery life and performance.

If you like your two-in-one pretty and sufficient for streaming video, lots of typing, ink-based markup or casual sketching in proximity to a power outlet, the HP Spectre x2 hits the mark.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance

 

HP's Spectre x2 2-in-1 swings for the fences with its Kaby Lake chip, 2K display and Iris Plus graphics, but it falls short in a few areas.

Value: Pen, keyboard, and USB-A dongle come bundled ; Sturdy, elegant construction ; Kickstand holds the tablet stable all the way down

Battery life is just so-so ; Fan flips on frequently

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (cnet.com)

HP Spectre x2 (12-a001dx)

 

Most of the hybrid PCs we see these days -- computers that shift between laptop and tablet configurations by flipping, folding or detaching -- have settled into the fold-back style popularized by Lenovo's Yoga line . These systems, including HP's own...

The HP Spectre x2 has a slim but sturdy design and a stiffer keyboard than Microsoft's similar Surface Pro, plus the keyboard cover is included in the base price. A mobile broadband antenna allows for easy on-the-go data.

The kickstand is hard to operate, the processors are slower than many other premium hybrids, and battery life is merely OK.

HP's slim, attractive Spectre x2 follows the road not taken by Microsoft's Surface Pro, using lower-power processors to keep the price down, as well as packing in the must-have keyboard cover.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Spectre x2 review

 

HP's upscale-feeling Spectre x2 is a hybrid that isn't afraid to go against the popular wisdom. That's an admirable quality in some areas, less so in others.

The HP Spectre x2 has a slim but sturdy design and a stiffer keyboard than Microsoft's similar Surface Pro, plus the keyboard cover is included in the base price. A mobile broadband antenna allows for easy on-the-go data.

The kickstand is hard to operate, the processors are slower than many other premium hybrids, and battery life is merely OK.

HP's slim, attractive Spectre x2 follows the road not taken by Microsoft's Surface Pro, using lower-power processors to keep the price down, as well as packing in the must-have keyboard cover.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

HP Spectre x2 review: A Surface clone for a lot less cash

 

The Spectre x2 has touch. It has pen support. It has the same cover-style keyboard. But there are differences compared to the Surface Pro 4, and we dive deep into them here.

Good bang for the buck ; More stable keyboard

CPU performance lags Core i5 ; Battery life just average

So is the Spectre x2 a better Surface than the Surface Pro 4? I had high hopes, but it looks like Microsoft's higher-end components are paying off.

Dec, 2015