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HP Spectre x360 (15 inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 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 battery and portability are generally positive. The screen and design also get good feedback.

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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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017)

 

The 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 is a good 2-in-1 convertible laptop for artists, power users, or movie lovers who can take full advantage of its 15.6-inch 4K screen.

Convertible form factor. 4K screen. Equipped with HDMI, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Includes 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. Comes with digitizer pen.

Bulky in tablet mode. Competitors have better battery life.

Thanks to its large 4K screen and powerful components, the 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 is an awesome choice for artists or movie buffs, and an innovative and attractive 2-in-1 for everyone else. The HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx, however, can serve a wider...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (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...

Gorgeous, lightweight design; Speedy overall performance; Vibrant 4K display; Strong sound; Great battery life

Heats up; No fingerprint reader

The 15-inch Spectre x360 is a beautiful convertible with tons of speed and solid endurance.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Cat Thomas (pocket-lint.com)

HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks

 

While perusing the Microsoft stand at this year's Computex, we spotted and unmarked HP Spectre 360x 15-inch.This is an updated version of 2016's model,

Jun, 2017

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HP Spectre x360 15-inch (Early 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

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 review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

HP Spectre X360 15 Review (2017)

 

Building on the design of the 2016 HP Spectre X360 15 laptop, HP has pushed this model further with the addition of the latest Intel processors, a...

Beautiful 2-in-1 design ; Large battery and low-power CPU ; Excellent audio quality ; Very good keyboard+trackpad, excellent display

Not a light 15.6-inch computer ; No fingerprint reader

THE SPECTRE X360 15 OFFERS MUCH VALUE FOR THE MONEY

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):57.8 / 64.5 / 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
Quick Charge:Y
Quick charge time (50%):30

Brand-specific features

HP Audio Boost:Y
HP Audio Switch:Y
HP Cool Control:Y
HP CoolSense:Y
HP front camera:HP TrueVision FHD / HP TrueVision FHD IR / HP Wide Vision FHD IR
HP Imagepad:Y
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Orbit:Y
HP Pen Control:Y
HP segment:Home
HP Software provided:HP Lounge
HP speaker type:HP Dual Speakers / HP Quad Speakers
HP stylus pen type:HP Active Stylus

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:Full HD
Infrared (IR) camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Colour name:Dark ash silver, aluminum cover
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)
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 39.6
Display glass type:Edge to Edge Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940M / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported: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 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
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
Windows keys:Y

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 Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Package depth:137 / 366
Package height:137 / 366
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 / 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

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 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.80 / 2.5 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6500U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
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 Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):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:122589 / 88194 / 95451
Processor code:SR2EZ / SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
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

Security

Password protection:Y
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
Pre-installed software:NetFlix
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 365

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