HP Spectre x360 8GB Notebook Laptops
Hard 256GB/360GB SSD High Speed SSD
OS Version: Windows
Display Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Processor : Intel Core i5-8250U
Availablility: In Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide )
The HP Spectre X360 Notebook in Australia is a 13.3-inches convertible which seductively suggests that eyes, you can definitely have it all. From HP Spectre X360’s elegant chassis to its super-powerful 8th generation Intel CPU’s, you get both beast-mode and beauty. The comfortable keyboard of Spectre’s X360 as well as privacy-mode-optional display and sweet speakers are actually making it stand out from a crowd. The screen isn’t really bright but its battery life is solid as compared to what competitors offer. What else it’s backed by with? Let’s find out below.
Design and Display
The X360 is one sleek sliver of Aluminum. The interesting improvement of X360 over last year’s model is a hinge which feels appropriately tight. It’s measuring 12 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches and weighs only 2.9 pounds – quite lighter as compared to MSI GE63 Raider Laptop. The Spectre X360 comes with Thunderbolt 3 ports on its right side and a boxy USB 3.1 port on its left. Since it is convertible, X360’s buttons for power, a fingerprint scanner and volume can be found on its edges alongside its ports.
The machine boasts 13.3-inches 1080p display which provides users a solid amount of colours that pop. While watching a Black Panther trailer on a system, you’ll notice a bright blue glowing console in Okoye’s ship and vibrant tones of her gold-and-red armor. The screen produces 109% of sRGB spectrum (not so far from 102% category average), whereas Yoga 920 produces 105% and XPS13 produces 112% of the sRGB spectrum.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Spectre X360 isn’t one of those super-thin laptops which stint on a typing experience. The keyboard keys have 1.3mm of travel, which is low compared to 1.5mm. Keyboard aside for a short while, Spectre’s X360 ultra-wide 4.7 x 2.4 inches Touchpad enables speedy navigation (tracks your input accurately when clicking via a desktop and Google Chrome tabs). Moreover, it has the capability to recognize the system’s navigational gestures for viewing a desktop and all open apps.
Performance and Battery
Digging down inside, HP Spectre X360 with an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM enable speedy performance, solid productivity, and even some gaming. You won’t notice a lag after splitting your screen between a 1080p YouTube video and plentiful Chrome tabs including Google Docs, Tweet Deck, Slack, and Giphy.
Battery-wise, HP Spectre X360’s battery life would get you through most of the day but other brands’ systems last longer than that. On a Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi, X360 lasts 8 hours and 26 minutes.
HP is offering more affordable and far more expensive builds in entry-level X360. The HP Spectre X360 Price in Australia starts from AU$2043-2430 if you’re looking for 8GB of RAM, 8th generation Intel Core i7-8550U Processor and 256GB SSD High-Speed SSD. The price seems competitive with the likes of Lenovo Yoga 920 which set users back around AU$1954-2099 and Microsoft Surface Book 2 which goes for AU$2600.