Saturday, October 15, 2016

Product Review: HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (High End with Attention to Detail)

Wow, this thing is beautiful, powerful and was thoughtfully designed. I'm impressed. This 13 inch, full HD unit is the HP Spectre x360 2-in-1, under the hood is Intel's new Kaby Lake, 7th generation i7-7500u Core processor running at 2.7GHz. It's 8 GB of ram and 256GB Solid State Drive runs Windows 10 flawlessly.

There is really so much to appreciate about this unit. It' size and form factor is adaptable to many uses. From standard laptop use, to tablet, tent or display. This particular unit is packaged with Bang & Olufsen speakers, and I have to say they're amazing. The base is rich while the highs are very crisp, without sounding tinny as so many laptops do.  I can't believe how thin and light weight this unit is. It measures a 13.8mm profile and comes in at just under 3 lbs, at 2.85 lbs. As I type this review, I am again reminded, what did we do before back-lit keyboards?? This compact keyboard has a layout, that is easy to adapt to, it's spacing is a bit stretched and it lacks a number pad. A feature I have only used on this device is Windows Hello, this feature uses the Infrared webcam to recognize your face and log you in automatically. It actually works really well.

I love that this unit comes with a protective leather-like pouch. This won't protect from falls as it is absent of shock absorbing material, but will protect its sleek metal finish from scratches when you slide it in your backpack or murse. Again the attention to detail on this unit is bar-none. It only has four ports, for connection. One is the headphone jack, one is a USB 3.0 Type-A, and two are USB 3.0 Type-C. You may have noticed there are no external dedicated display ports of any type. My only guess as to why they did this, is simply to make it even thinner then last years model. In some of my research, I have found that the USB Type-C supports charging, display support, and of course lighting fast data transfer. I have never played with that type of display port, but I think all you need is an adapter. So all in all this unit the HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 12-w013dx is an excellent tool to have in your bag, to use for entertainment, to publish a blog, to edit photos, or just to check email and browse the web in your local coffee shop.
If you are looking for a high end laptop with vesatility, go grab this HP Spectre x360 2-on-1 from BestBuy, it's priced competitively at $1,159.99.

  • 7th generation Intel Core i&-7500U Processor (2,7 GHz)
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • 8192MB DDR3 SDRAM
  • No Optical Drive
  • Windows 10
  • Touchscreen, Mutli-touch enabled
  • 13.3 Diagonal Full HD IPS LED Display
  • WLAN & Bluetooth
  • Bang & Olufsen
  • HP IR Camera
  • Attention to Design
  • Speakers are perfectly matched.
  • Back-lit Keyboard
  • Size and Weight
  • Powerful
  • Case Finish (feels and looks like quality)
  • Hello Windows
  • Battery rated for 14 hours and 15 minutes (I have not been able to fully test it, we will see)
  • SSD drive speed
  • McAfee, I use Microsoft's Defender
  • The front edge, where the top meets the bottom in the closed form does not have enough of an indent. I have a hard time opening it






Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my post about this product. I greatly appreciate it!
If you have a moment drop down below and tell me what your favorite tech tool is, an item you really can't do without. Keep checking back, as I have several new items in the Product Review docket, one of them I am completely stoked about, but I can't leak what it is. That is exciting all in itself. Go get your Tech-On, and have a Blessed day!!

** I have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or its manufacturer. **

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