HP Spectre X360 comes with a great solid aluminum body, an excellent display, smooth 360-degree hinges and a very long battery life. The laptop’s foldback hinge allows users to have an easy conversion to tablet mode. HP Spectre X360 is one of the best 13-inch laptops on the market, due to its perfect combination of solid performance, premium metal construction and all-day battery life.
However, the idea of a laptop that turns into a tablet isn’t a new one. To be mentioned that Lenovo introduced the Yoga line in 2012, but there is always place for improvements. Last year we have seen similar hybrids from Toshiba, Dell and others. This fold-back design has become very desirable, because it doesn’t compromise the original clamshell laptop experience. With this new laptop, HP aims to maximize battery life gains without sacrificing features or design. The company declared that they worked closely with Microsoft to tweak setting and drivers to maximize the run time. For example, HP removed the traditional hard drive activity indicator light, a staple dating back decades. It was a small cut but the light was an unnecessary drain on battery life.
After these efforts, HP managed to come up with an amazing battery life. The X360’ battery can ran for more than 12 hours of intense use. After this performances, Spectre X360 can be put in the same category as battery-life leaders, including MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13. HP Spectre x360 comes with a 13.3-inch 1.920×1,080 touch display, accompanied by Intel Core I5-5200U processor, a massive 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. This configuration is available at the price of 999 dollars in United States. Of course there are other options, for example for half the RAM and half the hard drive capacity, the price will low down at 899 dollars. For 1,399 dollars, HP offers a great configuration, with a higher resolution of 3,200×1,800 display, a faster Core i7 processor, with 512GB SSD.
In this context, it must be mentioned that the 999 dollars version puts HP Spectre in direct competition with Lenovo Yoga 3, Apple MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13.