While Microsoft prefers to wrap its Surface keyboards in Alcantara fabric, HP has traditionally used an new headway upper-intermediate student's book 3rd edition aluminum layer above a plastic foundation.
Performance: Marred by mediocre battery life With its 3,000x2,000-pixel touchscreen, the Spectre x2 supports a demanding display with a correspondingly powerful processor.
Only the relatively bulky Surface Book, which has two batteries in its chassis, lasts longer (15:41).
For a tablet with the same Iris Plus graphics chip as the Surface Pro, the Spectre x2 falls well behind.That's similar to the attached Galaxy Book (2.6 pounds,.6 inches the Surface Pro (2.4 pounds,.54 inches) and the Miix 720 (2.6 pounds,.6 inches and lighter than the attached Latitude 5825 (2.7 pounds,.6 inches).This configuration scored a very good 8,633 on the Geekbench general zero hour cheats 4 general performance benchmark.HP Spectre x360 13t (13-4003), this model has two geared hinges that ensure smooth transitions between Notebook, Stand, Tent, and Tablet modes.Software and Warranty The Spectre x2 includes some useful tools from HP and some other stuff you'll probably consider uninstalling as you set the notebook.Nevertheless, it does well among the tablets we tested.The Spectre x360 will keep working through just about any transoceanic flight, especially if you let it sleep during meals and rest periods.That's more than three hours longer than the Lenovo Yoga 900 and almost two hours longer than the VAIlip.One of its downsides is a small but noticeable amount of latency (an issue the Galaxy Book's S Pen avoids).Needs USB-C adapters for video out.Performance, armed with an Intel Core i7-7560U CPU and 8GB of RAM, the Spectre x2 is made for multitasking.The prior-generation Spectre x2 used Core m chips, so Core i7 pushes it into the higher end of Windows tablets (more on that later).That's similar to the results from the Latitude 5285 (3:27) and the Miix 720 (3:34 and better than the 5:56 ultraportable average and the 5:14 from the Galaxy Book.The 16GB of RAM is optimal for multitasking, and we didn't experience any slowdowns, even with dozens of browser tabs open.While HP isn't marketing the Spectre x2 as a gaming machine, it can handle modest titles.The internet manager full version patch USB-C to USB-A dongle pokes out stiffly, but its handy for legacy devices.I still prefer the Dolby Audio effects and speakers on the Surface Book, which generates an overall richer soundscape.The Lenovo 900 is a bit wider and heavier, though the Core m5equipped.However, the Spectre x2's lower battery life can't be ignored.Between the keyboard and the glass-covered one-piece touchpad, the Spectre x360 is easy to use in Notebook mode all day.
This is no doubt due to the 512GB SSD, as well as optimizations in both.
Again, it falls behind most of the ultrabooks, but outperforms most of the tablets save for the pricey Surface Pro.