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Review: HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop

The HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop is a beautiful device that comes packed with a brilliant set of specifications. The entire body of the HP Spectre x360 has been made using a mix of metal, glass and plastic. The laptop comes packed in a black chassis with copper accents highlighted around its edges.

As soon as you open the lid of the device, you come face to face with a 13.5-inches WUXGA+ IPS panel that offers a resolution of 1920-by-1280 pixels. The display has been protected by Corning Gorilla Glass NBT and it offers a peak brightness of 1000 nits.

In addition, you also get support for 100% of sRGB colours and HP Sure View Reflect integrated privacy screen. The screen-to-body ratio of the display is rated at 90.33%. On top of the display is where you will find the HP True Vision 720p HD IR camera with a camera shutter and integrated dual array digital microphones.

The audio on this thing is by Bang & Olufsen. It comes with a quad-speaker setup and support for HP Audio Boost. In terms of I/O ports, HP offers a bunch. This includes two Thunderbolt 4 with USB4 Type-C ports, one SuperSpeed USB Type-A port, one headphone/microphone combo, and one microSD card reader.

Under the hood, the HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, running at a clock speed of 2.80-GHz. You also get 16GB of RAM and 1TB of PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD storage. Graphics are handled by Intel Iris Xᵉ Graphics. The laptop is made using the Intel Evo platform for ultralight laptops with top-notch specifications.

In terms of wireless connectivity, the laptop supports Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5 combo. The laptop derives its power from a 66Wh battery. Inside the box, you get the HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop, along with the power adapter, power cable, a laptop sleeve and the HP Rechargeable MPP2.0 Tilt Pen.

The laptop is quite lightweight at 1.34-kgs, though it has a certain heft to it, indicating excellent build quality and good materials used to construct it. In order to test out the real-world performance of the laptop we ran two benchmarks on it: CPU-Z and Cinebench R15.

In CPU-Z’s CPU Single Thread test, the HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop scored 494.7 points. In the multi-thread test, it scored 1808.1 points as seen below:

In the Cinebench R15 Multi-Core tests, it scored 3370 points, while in the Single Core tests, it scored 1306 points as seen below:

Looking at the benchmark scores above, we can clearly say that the HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop is a laptop meant for day-to-day computing activities. It can be a good productivity tool for professionals who are always on the move, thanks to its sturdy build quality and lightweight design.

The keyboard is very comfortable to type upon – the key travel is very nice and the typing experience on this keyboard is fantastic. The speakers also sounded very good, with a very good balance of bass, mids, highs and lows. The fingerprint sensor, which is placed on the left of the arrow keys worked really well.

Battery life on the HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop is also quite decent. We were able to get around 13 hours of battery life on a single charge, which is good for a day’s worth of computing. While the HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop is not really a gaming laptop, it should be able to handle a bit of stress from resource-hungry games.

If you are on the market for a stylish-looking laptop that also performs really well, and is lightweight at the same time, the HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop is a no-brainer.

Price: AED 6341

HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop AED 6341
  • Final Rating
3.5

Summary

Under the hood, the HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, running at a clock speed of 2.80-GHz. You also get 16GB of RAM and 1TB of PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD storage. Graphics are handled by Intel Iris Xᵉ Graphics. The laptop is made using the Intel Evo platform for ultralight laptops with top notch specifications.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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