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.
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.