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HP Spectre x2 12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of HP Spectre x2 12. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The performance and design are also appreciated. The touchpad and battery get negative reviews. Views are divided on the size.

keyboard, design, performance, portability, price

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Spectre x2 12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Spectre x2 12 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably.

keyboard, screen, price, performance, battery

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (

HP Spectre x2 hands-on: A 2-in-1 that gives the Surface Pro 4 a run for its money


The HP Spectra x2 is, after an initial bout of scrutiny, a gorgeous device. It will need a lot more testing before we can tell exactly what it's capable of, but it's both an impressive tablet and a decent laptop to boot.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Gabe Carey (

HP Spectre x2 review


A more dignified Surface Pro competitor

Elegant design ; Laudable performer ; Not a bad price for i7

Finicky trackpad ; Weak battery life ; Some bloatware

The HP Spectre x2 is, no doubt, one of the best Windows tablets ever made. From its hardy performance to its shockingly low starting price for a Intel Core i7 processor, the HP Spectre x2 is a drop-dead beautiful adversary to the Surface Pro, perhaps...

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (

HP Spectre x2 (2017) review: A sleek and stylish 2-in-1 but can it beat the Microsoft Surface Pro?


HP's glamourous 2-in-1 takes the fight to the Microsoft Surface Pro but misses the mark in a handful of key areas

Elegant, yet practical design ; Bundled keyboard and stylus pen ; Impressive display

Runs hot under load ; Problematic bundled keyboard ; Mediocre battery life

However, its thermal limitations are worrying, the bundled keyboard is far from perfect and battery life is mediocre. If you’re looking for a do-it-all 2-in-1 device I’d opt for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 instead, or if you’ve got a maximum budget...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

HP Spectre x2 review: A Surface clone that's actually a better deal


Despite an awkward kickstand, this tablet-first hybrid costs less than Microsoft's version and doesn't force you to buy the keyboard separately.

The HP Spectre x2 has a slim but sturdy design and a stiffer keyboard than Microsoft's similar Surface Pro, plus the keyboard cover is included in the base price. A mobile broadband antenna allows for easy on-the-go data.

The kickstand is hard to operate, the processors are slower than many other premium hybrids, and battery life is merely OK.

HP's slim, attractive Spectre x2 follows the road not taken by Microsoft's Surface Pro, using lower-power processors to keep the price down, as well as packing in the must-have keyboard cover.

Jan, 2016

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HP Spectre x2 review

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HP has unveiled the HP Spectre x2, a 2-in-1 Windows laptop that's aimed at users who want to stay productive on the move. It comes bundled with a stylus and a detachable keyboard, but can it topple rival laptop-tablet hybrids such as the Microsoft...

Expert review by : John Nieves (

HP Spectre X2 Review: Should You Trade Your Bulky Laptop For This?


HP Spectre X2 Review: Should You Trade Your Bulky Laptop For This?

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : John Nieves (

HP Spectre X2 (2017) Unboxing, First Impressions: Good Lookin’ Ultraportable


HP Spectre X2 (2017) Unboxing, First Impressions: Good Lookin' Ultraportable

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

HP Spectre X2 review


It's like the Surface Pro 4 but cheaper and better looking

Sturdy; Reasonably stable when used on a lap; Good stylus; Comfortable keyboard; Camera-based authentication works well

Ergonomic issues; So-so battery life; Colour accuracy needs improvement; Relatively heavy

Cheaper than a similarly configured Surface Pro 4, but one too many compromises have been made to achieve its low price

Jun, 2016

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HP Spectre X2 review (2017): A more refined Surface clone


The latest Spectre X2 offers plenty of refinement over the last model, but HP still needs to fix its battery and touchpad issues.

Gorgeous design ; Keyboard and stylus come in the box ; And the keyboard feels great ; Cheaper than the Surface Pro

Finicky touchpad ; Weak battery life ; Stylus isn’t as useful as the Surface Pen

Overall, the new Spectre X2 brings along some much-needed improvements, but a few issues hold it back from being a must-have. HP seriously has to do something about its battery life, especially now that Microsoft offers twice as much with the Surface...

Jul, 2017

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HP Spectre x2 review: A less expensive Surface rival


The Spectre x2 undercuts its competitors with a lower price that includes a keyboard in the box (and it's a very comfortable keyboard, at that). Still, for more money you could buy a similar product with faster performance, longer battery life and a...

Less expensive than rival machines and includes a keyboard, too ; Comfortable typing experience ; Adjustable kickstand ; Decent audio ; Uses Intel's depth-sensing RealSense camera setup ; Supports pressure-sensitive pens

Doesn't support Windows Hello, despite having RealSense cameras ; Touchpad can be flaky ; Not so comfortable to use in the lap ; Slower than its rivals with shorter battery life ; Despite having a Core M chip, isn't necessarily thinner or lighter than...

In this increasingly big world of laptop/tablet hybrids, the Spectre x2 isn't a bad choice, especially at this price. But that doesn't mean it's the best. The x2 is not the fastest, the longest-lasting or the most comfortable to use in the lap. It's...

Dec, 2015