HP Spectre X360. Inside and out a craft Ultrabook

Posted on 03 March 2015 by

HP Spectre X360

HP Spectre X360

 

HP launched the Spectre X360 at MWC and as I’m here working with MobileGeeks I’ve had a chance to get some hands-on and look at the internals. It’s a beautifully crafted Ultrabook convertible from both perspectives and the big battery is going to give it battery life in the 8-10 hours range which means it’s a competitor to the current belle-of-the-ball, the Dell XPS 13.

Take a look at the video below and you’ll see a beautiful screen with great colors and contrast, a machined metal casing, the biggest touchpad ever, three charging-capable USB 3.0 ports, full-size HDMI and a MiniDP port that will give you great screen flexibility. The Spectre X360 runs on a Broadwell-U Core i5 or Core i7 CPU and has an M.2 SSD slot. The memory is soldered (up to 8GB I understand) which might be a disadvantage for some but look at that huge battery. 56 Wh means you’ll be able to leave the charger at home.

HP tell me that the Adobe RGB colorspace figure is 73% which is huge so photographers will be happy to know that there’s a full size SD card slot.

HP Spectre X360

HP Spectre X360 internals include 56 Wh battery

One week ago I wanted the new Dell XPS 13 but now I’m not so sure. Pricing will start at just under 1000 Euro but that will include touch so when you make the obvious comparison to the Dell XPS 13 (2015) you need to bear that in mind. Watch the video below to help with that decision and please, let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • Chris

    Looks awesome! XPS 13, farewell!

  • USArcher

    Good for HP, launching this solid product offering at the right time. I do wish it was under 3lbs, closer to Yoga Pro 3 weight. Speaking of Lenovo, they must be waiting for SkyLake because I can’t imagine it would be that difficult to offer a Broadwell-U based Yoga Pro 3 along with their AnyPen. Lot to like with Dell’s XPS 13 but when will Dell update its 2-in-1 offering, a new XPS 12?

  • RakSiam

    I’ve had an HP Spectre 13 for a little over a year and I love it. It’s the best laptop I’ve ever owned. Never had a single issue with it. It’s small, thin, light, great screen (I got the upgraded high res monitor). I don’t really use the touchpad much (I prefer a small trackball) but it’s fairly innovative. I don’t doubt that the 360 builds on that. The XPS looks pretty awesome though. I think you probably can’t go wrong with either one.

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