The HP Spectre x360 illustrate the best qualities of both laptops and tablets thanks to the Spectre’s contemporary design, properties, and features. Among those are a brand-new processor, which is an absolute powerhouse thanks to its quad-core design. These allow this model to hold its own against bulky laptops with discrete graphics cards while keeping everything super slim. It comes with a stunning 4K touch display that also has lower-end configurations, and you’ve got a laptop that’s not only gorgeous but super light and sleek to use.
HP SPECTRE x360 15-df1033dx SPECIFICATIONS:
|10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
512GB SSD (M.2 Optane) (Upgradeable).
Number of USB 3.0 Type A Ports
Number of HDMI Outputs
|16GB DDR4 2666MHz (Maximum 32GB)
|NVIDIA GeForce MX250
2GB GDDR5 VRAM
|Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
|90Whr 6-Cells lithium-ion battery
3840 X 2160 4K Panel.3ms
|1 Year Warranty
|14.2 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch; W x D x H
HP SPECTRE x360 15-df1033dx REVIEW
The HP Spectre x360 is high-quality hardware. The beautifully brushed metal finish means the entire laptop feels vigorous. Therefore the same build quality extends to the nickname 360-degree hinge that enables it to swap between laptop and tablet modes.
Despite its bulky chassis, the HP Spectre x360 (2020) is as lightweight as they come, weighing in at just over 2 kilos. It could easily be held on one hand, and the thin bezels screen means that the overall size is a little larger than the display itself. It’s impressively small, perchance not the absolute thinnest and lightest laptop on the market, but it’s up there with the other major contenders. Though, that super-thin design means that there’s limited room for heat management inside the case.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
The size of the laptop is 14.2 inches wide, 9.8 inches in-depth, and 0.8 inches in Height. And the weight of the laptop is 4.78 pounds.
Favourably, the rest of the design is free of such engineering adversity. The screen bezel is practically non-existent (meaning they are very slim ), and the display itself is a dazzling AMOLED panel. While bright colors pop with vibrance and therefore the maximum brightness is excellent even in well-lit spaces.
The keyboard is also delightful to use, softly backlit in white with beautiful large keys despite the compact design. There’s no Numpad – and the arrow keys are frustratingly cut-short. The trackpad beats out many of its contemporaries, though, with a full touch area and satisfyingly firm click.
The Spectre x360’s Bang & Olufsen speakers filled a small office during a sound test, but overall the sound was a little dull. It still sounded decent, the bass and drums from the music were detectable during the sound test. The speakers are located at the top part just right above the keyboard layout.
For the performance, comparisons are Maxon’s CPU-crunching Cinebench R15 test; this was fully threaded to make use of all processor cores and threads. The result is a proprietary and excellent score indicating the PC’s suitability for processor-intensive workloads.
Two different 3DMark subtests were run to test the graphics processor capabilities, the Sky Diver and the Fire Strike, which are suited to varying types of systems. Both are DirectX 11 benchmarks; the results were also very pleasing scores.
I am judging from the more challenging Fire Strike subtest. The Inspiron’s GeForce MX250 graphics is outclassed. This shows that this graphics card is not meant for high workloads but can handle decent graphical work.
PCMark 8, has a Storage subtest that was used to assess the speed of the storage subsystem. The result also came out nice with a numeric score, meaning read and write times would be faster.
Port configurations are well-handled, with two Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB-C ports and a single USB-A port. In addition to those ports are a headphone jack and microSD-card reader.
On the left side, there’s the power button, a power jack, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack, while the right edge features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one USB Type-A port, and a microSD card slot.
it’s dual-channeled slots with 16GB ddr4-2667 RAM, can be upgraded to a maximum of 32GB.
After fully recharging the laptop, the machine was set in power-save mode. In this test, a video was looped, a locally stored 720p file of the open-source Blender demo movie. And the screen brightness set to 50% and volume to 100% until the system runs out of juice.
The HP crushed it with the single-battery systems in an imposing result for any intensive workload, let alone having a screen with an energy-hungry 4K display. This is awesome.
The 15-inch HP Spectre x360 has all the trademark of a reliable premium laptop, including strong performance, a colorful 4K panel, a comfortable keyboard, and long battery life, all topped off with a godlike design. However, this machine’s graphics can not be compared to other mid-range systems as the system is not even meant for core gaming. Its speakers don’t live up to the Bang & Olufsen standard, but it’s averagely satisfying.
Overall, the Spectre x360 is an excellent addition to HP’s consumer lineup due to the machine’s premium design and stable performance offered at a competitive price.