HP Spectre x360

Last updated: October 2, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 108 expert reviews, the HP Spectre x360 placed 8th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

It’s time to demand more from your notebook. Function meets flexibility in the elegantly designed x360. Any way you bend it, the Spectre x360 delivers. With four modes, lightning-fast performance, and impressive battery life, this convertible PC has the best of all worlds and the shortcomings of none. Distinctive versatility: Enjoy a seamless transition from notebook to tablet and everything in between, with an elegantly designed 360° hinge that lets this convertible PC look great in every position. Includes multi-format SD media card reader. HP TrueVision Full HD WVA Webcam (front-facing) with integrated dual digital microphones. Bang & Olufsen audio with 2 speakers. Full-size island-style backlit keyboard. Weight: 3.17 lb. Dimensions (W X D X H): 12.79 x 8.6 x 0.63 in

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

A smooth, silver aluminum housing wraps the entire body, broken up only by shiny buttons or speaker grilles.
Cheaper, lighter and faster than a 13-inch MacBook Pro, with a longer-living battery and tons more features, the HP Spectre x360 13 continues to wow me.
Although it's hefty and unwieldy in Tablet mode, the HP Spectre x360 15's thoughtful design and top-notch performance make it an excellent 15-inch convertible laptop.
The HP Pen (included with this model, but $51 if it goes missing) is an impressive active stylus with a significant weight to it.
- Wired
The keyboard remains unchanged, retaining the same excellent key travel, comfortable bottoming action, and overall snappiness.
All in all, the Spectre x360 is a powerful laptop on the interior and aesthetically pleasing on the exterior.
Weighing just a little over four pounds, not only is the Spectre pretty light for a 15-inch, it offers a lot of connectivity options too.
In use I found the keyboard to be an excellent laptop keyboard.
- Forbes

What reviewers didn't like

The hinges are smooth when moving the screen, but they’re not great at holding it in place when tapping on the screen or even just typing on the keyboard.
On the right side, HP added a fingerprint sensor for biometric Windows Hello logins. It's an awkward location, though, because it's flush with the surface so you can't find it by feel easily.
it's bright enough to blot out many of the ambient light reflections that glossy touch screens suffer from.
I did notice some springiness in the chassis beneath the center of the keyboard. This caused more bouncing when typing.
- Wired
HP’s pen feels fine for navigating around the UI and taking notes, but might not provide the kind of detail needed for more creative endeavors.
Furthermore, the bottom plate and rubber feet don’t keep the laptop perfectly level on a desk; if pressure is applied to the corners of the palm rest, the whole chassis will wobble slightly.
The $1,599.99 price tag is tough for those on a tight budget. While it's a zippy machine, you're really paying out the nose for the guts.
Again it’s perfectly fine for daily use, but if you’re a professional and need that extra touch of accuracy, this is not the HP laptop for you.
- Forbes
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