The Spectre X360 from HP can easily be termed as one of the thinnest laptops available, directly competing with MacBook Air. The Spectre X360 isn’t it totally new HP laptop; they have revamped the existing model, also including the more affordable Envy.
The latest HP laptop is not just one of the thinnest, it also brings one of the best batteries for laptops. HP has removed 10 mm from the bezel from both sides of the screen, almost giving you a near-zero border on the 13.3-inch touch display screen. It seems like an edge-to-edge screen. The latest Spectre X360 is 13% slimmer and 11% lighter than its previous version. It is just 13.88 mm thick and weighs just 1.29 kg.
Shrinking physical specs doesn’t mean there is a compromise on battery; in fact, the latest Spectre X360 comes with a bigger battery that can last up to 15 hours in a single charge. This is almost a 25% improvement from the previous Spectre X360 from HP.
Just like most contemporary laptops these days, the HP Spectre X360 screen can be completely rotated behind the keyboard. Even the previous version had this ability but with its latest edge-to-edge display it has become more convenient and seamless. The only problem many are pointing out is that the glossy screen can generate distracting reflections.
Specter X360 is made of CNC-aluminium but its size has been minimized using the “micro-edge bezel” design.
The latest HP Spectre X360 is being touted as one of the best Windows 10 laptops for a reason: the Microsoft team has closely worked with HP to create an optimal operating environment for Windows 10. It’s a laptop with the least amount of bloatware.
Only one version of HP Spectre X360 is available right now and it is powered by Intel’s Core i7-7500U processor. For storage options you have up to 512GB M.2 NVME SSD PCIe (just a new technology to provide more space in as little physical space as possible).
Even the Dell XPS 13 laptop has a somewhat similar physical dimensions but as a compromise, it has the WebCam at the low-left corner of the screen. The HP Spectre X360 on the other hand, although comes with a very narrow bezel, still has enough space to have the WebCam at the top. In fact, there is enough space to accommodate an infrared camera that supports the Windows Hello login. The Windows Hello infrared camera can recognize your face so that you don’t have to type in your password in order to log in.
Other features in HP Spectre X360 include a backlit keyboard, two USB-type C ports with Thunderbird 3 support and the USB-type A 3.0 port.
Different sources have different specs in terms of the processor and the storage space. In another version, the HP Spectre X360 may even have 1TB of space and up to 16GB of RAM. It may have an i5 are i7 Intel processor.
In Western countries the latest HP Spectre X360 should be available by October 12 (today) and the starting price may be $1050.
HP Spectre x360 Specifications
- Processor: 7th Gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 (Up to 8258 MB)
- Display: 3-inch Full HD IPS (Multitouch-enabled)
- RAM: 8 or 16 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- SSD (Solid-State Drive) : 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- Audio: Bang & Olufsen with Quad speakers
- Weight : 85 Lb. (1.3kg)
- Webcam: HP TrueVision FHD IR Webcam
- Keyboard: Island-Style Backlit keyboard
- Battery life: Up to 14 hours and 15 minutes
- HP Fast Charge : 0 to 90% charge in approx. 90 mins
- Ports: 2 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt
- 1 Headphone/ microphone combo
- 1 USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1
These specs are not final.