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HP Spectre x360 (13 inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 reviews of HP Spectre x360 (13 inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are generally positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Spectre x360 (13 inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trevor Long (eftm.com.au)

HP Spectre x360 Review: Great design, light, powerful – all you need

 

I feel like the whole tech world jumped ahead of itself by about five years when the term Ultrabook was introduced. Now a relic of marketing terms gone by – the word is actually the perfect description for some of the amazing laptops we're starting to...

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
Battery life (max):14.15 / 16 / 16.25 / 8.75
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:12
Number of battery cells:3
Quick Charge:Y
Quick charge time (50%):30
Quick charge time (90%):90

Brand-specific features

HP Audio Boost:Y
HP Audio Switch:Y
HP front camera:HP TrueVision FHD / HP TrueVision FHD IR
HP Imagepad:Y
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Orbit:Y
HP Pen Control:Y
HP segment:Home
HP Software provided:HP Lounge / Netflix, McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 365
HP speaker type:HP Quad Speakers
HP stylus pen type:HP Active Stylus

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:Full HD
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Infrared (IR) camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No / Y
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
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
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
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 / 1100 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x1926 / 0x5916 / 0x5917 / 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 UHD Graphics 620 / 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 / LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board
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 Content

AC adapter included:Y
Interface adapters included:USB male - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) female
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

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
Package height:13.7 / 130 / 137 / 148 / 333
Package weight:2.5 / 3.7
Package width:412 / 415 / 45.5 / 455
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: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 Sleep-and-Charge ports:3
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
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 / 3.40 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 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:1.60 / 1.80 / 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 / Y0
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
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:122589 / 124967 / 85214 / 88193 / 88194 / 91163 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR23W / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR3LA
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:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
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
Pre-installed software:NetFlix
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / 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 / 217.4 / 218
Height :1.6 / 13.5 / 13.6 / 13.8 / 13.9 / 15.9 / 16
Weight:1.26 / 1.29 / 1.3 / 1.32 / 1.36 / 1.39 / 1.45 / 1.48 / 1.51
Width:305 / 305.8 / 306 / 307 / 32.5 / 325