HP Spectre x360 Laptop Convertible Tablet PC

Architects and artists may argue about whether form follows function, but the HP Spectre x360 13t has both. This 2-in-1 has a beautiful metallic design that looks good whether it’s in laptop, tablet, tent or stand mode. Add in strong performance, above-average battery life and powerful speakers, and you have one of the best 13-inch convertible laptops on the market.

Stunning style from any angle

Ultra-slim profile, sleek lines
Turn heads with its ultra-slim profile, sleek lines and stylish metal body. With four modes in a 15.9mm profile, what else compares?

Carved, like a sculpture
Inspired by an artisan manufacturing process and designed with precision. The Spectre x360 aluminum unibody is carefully chiseled by computer numerical control (CNC) machines, a process used by the aerospace industry. Durable and refined – it’s simply a work of art.

Design

With its rounded edges, minimalist branding and optional copper-colored sides and hinges, the new Spectre x360 13t screams luxury. The shiny black (HP calls it “ash silver”) lid is understated. The words “Hewlett-Packard” are emblazoned in copper coloring instead of “HP,” and this same logo can be found on the back hinge. The sides and hinges are the same shiny copper color, providing some nice contrast to the dark lid. Some models are only available in a standard silver, and the color options depend on the price

Available Models

  • HP Spectre Pro x360 13″ FHD Touchscreen
  • HP Spectre Pro x360 13″ QHD Touchscreen
  • HP Spectre x360 15-ap007na 4K Convertible Laptop
  • HP Spectre x360 13-4201na OLED Quad-HD

Display

The Spectre x360’s 13-inch, 2560 x 1440 display produces detailed, bright images with highly accurate colors. When I watched the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War on this notebook, I noticed a lot of detail on the character’s faces, like the deep wrinkles on General Ross’ face. Iron Man’s red suit looked accurate, but Captain America’s blue duds seemed a little darker than they should have been.

Sound that’s better than the best!

Bang & Olufsen speakers. The vocals, rhythmic clapping and synthesized melodies were all rich and powerful, no matter whether used as a laptop, stand, display or tent.

Bang & Olufsen’s software was buried in the system tray, and for good reason: The speakers sound good on their own not to need the extra help.

Commanding performance for the power user

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Up to 12.5 hours of battery

Get through an entire work day, or travel from San Francisco to Tokyo without needing to plug in. We meticulously optimized every aspect of the Spectre x360 to conserve power without sacrificing performance. We started by building a thin convertible PC with one of the highest capacity batteries in its class. Then we carefully curated our software to prevent battery-hogging apps from running in the background, and we integrated Panel Self Refreshing technology into the Quad HD display to reduce battery drain without dimming the screen.

Bottom Line

The HP Spectre x360 13t is a premium 2-in-1 with the looks and performance to back it up. Its sexy chassis (especially in black and gold), accurate screen, powerful audio and strong performance make it an excellent choice. We just wish the bottom ran cooler.

If you want a true 2-in-1 that doubles as a laptop and tablet, it’s hard to do better than the Spectre x360.

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