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HP Spectre x360 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of HP Spectre x360 15. 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. Opinions about the battery and performance are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good views, but there are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Spectre x360 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

HP Spectre x360 15

 

Contrast-rich screen ; Balanced sound space ; Long battery life for its size

Poor ergonomics ; Dim display ; Weak speakers for their size

This thin-and-light, 15-inch convertible laptop costs a pretty penny and has some annoying quirks, but you'll love its style and long battery life.

Feb, 2016

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: Brian Heater (mashable.com)

HP's 15-inch Spectre x360 is a huge 2-in-1 that is mighty impressive

 

Beautiful design ; Good battery ; Large, sharp display

Soft keyboard ; heavy for a tablet ; pricey

The 15-inch Spectre x360 is a solidly built, versatile machine that just might be the best 15-inch 2-in-1 around.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

HP Spectre x360 15-ap012dx Convertible Review

 

4K UHD update. The recently released Spectre x360 15 is available in FHD and UHD display options. Are those smaller pixels really worth the extra cost? We compare the two models to see what drawbacks and benefits one may have over the other.

identical maximum brightness levels as the FHD SKU ; slightly more accurate colors out-of-the-box ; very crisp texts and images ; very minimal uneven backlight bleeding

reduced battery life compared to FHD SKU ; lower contrast

Should you purchase the costlier 4K UHD SKU over the less expensive FHD SKU? The advantages are obvious including sharper texts and images for potentially better multi-tasking. We're also relieved to see no major reductions in backlight brightness due...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

HP Spectre x360 15 ap011dx Convertible Review

 

15-inch convertible done right. Smaller convertibles like the Yoga 900 tend to work very well due to the lighter and more portable form factor. Scaling up to a 15-inch screen size has proven difficult, but HP is the first to hit it out of the park.

strong performance under stress; no major throttling, relatively bright, high quality touchscreen with deep contrast, thin and sleek design with strong build quality, lightweight for a 15-inch notebook, relatively easy maintenance, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen....

weak GPU performance; no dedicated GPU options, still on the heavy side even for a 15-inch tablet, only one level of keyboard backlight brightness, display backlight not powerful enough to overcome direct sunlight, no secondary storage options,...

Our experience with 15-inch convertibles has been a mixed bag up until the launch of the Spectre x360 15. Both the Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 and Lenovo ThinkPad S5 Yoga 15 had a few redeeming qualities, but case quality and weight dragged them down...

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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.

Feb, 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: (laptopmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 15-inch (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: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 15t (15-ap012dx)

 

The 4K HP Spectre x360 15t premium convertible-hybrid laptop is well designed and constructed and delivers very good performance. It's ideal for working at home, as well as watching movies at higher-than-HD resolution on the couch.

4K screen. Very slim. Good performance from Core i7 processor. 16GB of memory. 10 hours of battery life. Generous port selection includes HDMI and USB-C.

Bulky and awkward in Tablet mode.

Conclusion The HP Spectre x360 15t's 15.6-inch screen is large enough for working on spreadsheets and other large documents during the day, while its 4K UHD resolution is primed for movie night on your couch. That said, the multimode design feels more...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

HP's 15-inch Spectre x360: Come for the screen, stay for the battery life

 

The Spectre x360 15t is a bigger version of the original x360 we reviewed last year. It brings the same well-constructed design as its smaller stablemate, along with a comfortable keyboard and a nearly bloatware-free Windows install. Because it's so...

Thin and light for a laptop this size ; 4K screen option on this 15-inch model ; Well-constructed ; Comfortable keyboard ; 10-plus hours of battery life ; Almost no bloatware ; Good sound quality

Touchpad can be a bit flaky ; No performance gains over the smaller version; discrete graphics not an option

The 15-inch Spectre x360 is a bigger, but not necessarily more powerful, version of the original that came out last year. The main benefit is extra screen real estate and, if your budget allows, the optional 4K resolution. Even at its best, though, the...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:5680
Battery capacity (Watt hours):57.8 / 64.5 / 79.2
Battery life (max):12.25 / 12.4 / 12.45 / 13 / 9.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 940M / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1926 / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
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 / Yes
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:1600 / 1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / 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 802.11a,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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / HD

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt 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:1 / 2

Power

AC adapter power:150 / 45 / 90

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5 / 9.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor: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
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6200U / I7-6500U / I7-6560U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / H0
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 / Yes
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: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
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 Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version: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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): 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® 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® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
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:88193 / 88194 / 91163 / 95451 / I5-6200U / I7-6500U
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2ZV
Processor package size: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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Evernote; \nNetflix
Drivers included:Y
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
SSD form factor:M.2 / mSATA
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:218 / 24.7 / 247 / 251
Height :1.6 / 13.9 / 16 / 17.9
Power adapter depth:13.5 / 13.7
Power adapter height:35.8 / 36.6
Power adapter weight:3.97 / 4.19
Power adapter width:48.7
Weight:1.32 / 1.82 / 2.01
Width:307 / 356 / 37.8 / 378