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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 are impressed by the price and keyboard. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

HP Spectre x360 review

 

HP's flagship 2-in-1 laptop goes ultra-thin with style

Ultra-thin and light styling ; Snappy keyboard ; Long-lasting and quick-charging battery

Ultra-thin and light styling ; Snappy keyboard ; Long-lasting and quick-charging battery

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

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: (which.co.uk)

HP Spectre X360 13 review

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The HP Spectre certainly looks the part - a sleek laptop with a 13-inch screen that can be folded all the way back onto itself, effectively turning it into a tablet. This concept isn't new, and previous iterations of this idea have been hit and miss....

May, 2017

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / DTS Sound+
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:4960
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 57.8 / 60 / 79.2
Battery life (max):12.25 / 14.15 / 15.15 / 16
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: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Black, Copper, Silver / Aluminium, Silver / Black, Brown, Silver / Black, Copper, Silver / Black, Gold / Charcoal, Gold / Grey, Silver / Silver / Silver, Gold
Form factor:Convertible (Folder)
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No / Y
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / WLED
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

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:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter: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 / 0x1926 / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 4096 x 2304
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 Iris Graphics 540 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No / Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / 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 / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,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 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N / No

Other features

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Interface adapters included:USB male - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) female
Manual:Y / Yes
Package depth:148 / 310 / 33.7 / 333 / 337 / 366
Package height:13.7 / 130 / 137 / 148 / 333
Package weight:2.5 / 3.7 / 4.19
Package width:412 / 415 / 45.5 / 455 / 487
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
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:N
Microphone in:N / No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 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:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:N / Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

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:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6200U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / I7-5500U / I7-6500U / I7-6560U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
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 / 8
Stepping:D1 / F0 / H0
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 Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / 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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
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:N / No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
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 / 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): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / 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): No
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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
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:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85214 / 88193 / 88194 / 91163 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR23W / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
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 / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Audio Switch \nHP JumpStart\nNetflix;\nMcAfee LiveSafe; / HP Audio Switch;\nHP JumpStart; / HP Audio Switch\nHP JumpStart\nHP Lounge\nNetflix
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Not supported / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.8 / 218 / 251
Height :1.6 / 13.6 / 13.8 / 13.9 / 15.9 / 16 / 17.9
Weight:1.29 / 1.3 / 1.32 / 1.36 / 1.39 / 1.44 / 1.45 / 1.48 / 1.51 / 2.01
Width:305 / 306 / 307 / 32.5 / 325 / 356