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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. Opinions about the keyboard and size are overall positive. The performance and design also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the battery and usability. Some have doubts about the portability.

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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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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Gabe Carey (techradar.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 review

 

Watch out, Apple, the MacBook Pro has a new challenger

Flawless keyboard ; Spectacular design ; Comes with stylus

Less-than-stellar battery life ; Trackpad gets in the way of typing

Although the battery life falls short, the HP Spectre x360 packs heat when it comes to power, versatility and a stunning design that’s certain to incite compliments.

Feb, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Spectre x360 review: Redesigned, redefined and powerful

 

There's little to dislike about the Spectre x360 – it's a classy laptop that will cope with anything you can throw at it

Stunning design ; Value for money ; Blisteringly fast

Sluggish GPU

It isn’t the most powerful of gaming machines, but otherwise, there’s simply nothing to dislike about the Spectre x360 and at this price there’s no reason you’d buy anything else. If you’re looking to spend around £1,500 on a do-it-all laptop with a...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

HP Spectre x360 15

 

The x360 15 is a unique proposition. It's a 15.6-inch laptop with a fully flexible hinge for use in four different modes, but offers dedicated graphics, an Ultra HD screen and build quality that arguably matches the likes of the Dell XPS 15. It even...

Apr, 2017

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

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: (which.co.uk)

HP Spectre x360 (15-inch) review

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The 15-inch HP Spectre x360 is an ambitious laptop. Its large frame is jam-packed with impressive-sounding specs, and you can even flip the screen over to use it like a tablet. But can it deliver on its promises? We put it to the test to find out...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (itpro.co.uk)

HP Spectre x360 review: Redesigned, redefined and powerful

 

This 15.6in laptop hits all the right notes

Stunning design; Value for money; Blisteringly fast

Sluggish GPU

There's little to dislike about the Spectre x360 -- it's a classy laptop that will cope with anything you can throw at it

Jul, 2017

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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):57.8 / 79.2
Battery life (max):12.25 / 12.4 / 12.45 / 12.7 / 12.75
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

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

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 39.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 940M / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
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
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 / Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N / Y
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 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
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 / 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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Package depth:366
Package height:137
Package weight:4.19
Package width:487
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Gyroscope:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N
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 / 45 / 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 boost frequency:3.5 / 3.50 / 4
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
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
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
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

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:HP Audio Switch; HP CoolSense; HP JumpStart; HP Lounge, McAfee LiveSafe™, Netflix, Microsoft® Office 365 / McAfee LiveSafe / NetFlix
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
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
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:218 / 247 / 251
Height :13.9 / 16 / 17.9
Power adapter depth:13.7
Power adapter height:36.6
Power adapter weight:4.19
Power adapter width:48.7
Weight:1.32 / 1.82 / 2.01
Width:307 / 356 / 378