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HP Spectre x360 13t (13 inch, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 reviews of HP Spectre x360 13t (13 inch, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The durability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the keyboard. Views are divided on the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Spectre x360 13t (13 inch, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Dell New XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: Which laptop is better

 

What happens when Dell's New XPS 13, the best clamshell laptop, takes on HP's Spectre x360 13t, the best convertible laptop? A clash of the titans

It’s interesting that both the XPS 13 and Spectre x360 13t are the last refuge of “good keyboards.” There's no marketing to make you believe that less key travel is better. For most of us (not all), less keyboard travel is like less space on a coach...

Jul, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 13t (13-4003)

 

The HP Spectre x360 13t midrange convertible-hybrid laptop combines premium, all-metal construction, a refined portable design, and solid performance that matches that of more expensive systems.

Slim, stylish design. Smooth geared hinge. Fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. All-day battery life. Extra-wide touchpad. Minimal bloatware.

Full HD resolution is relatively low.

Conclusion The HP Spectre x360 13t (13-4003) is a superb mix of design, function, and performance, with premium touches, like a versatile convertible design, a unique geared hinge, a spacious touchpad, and enhanced Wi-Fi. The fact that it delivers all...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

The HP Spectre x360 is a high-end hybrid that promises long battery life (review)

 

This fold-back hybrid is optimized for power efficiency, but still feels like a premium product.

The HP Spectre x360 has a solid aluminum body, smooth 360-degree hinges, an excellent display and very long battery life.

It's heavier than a MacBook Air, and like many similar hybrids, it leaves the keyboard exposed in tablet mode. Higher-end screen options could limit battery life.

The HP Spectre x360 delivers a high-end, flexible Windows laptop design at a mainstream price with a battery that runs all day.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

HP Spectre x360 13t

 

The idea of a laptop that folds over backward into a tablet isn't a new one, and since Lenovo introduced the Yoga line in 2012 , we've seen similar hybrids from Dell, Toshiba, HP and others. This fold-back design has become the most popular style of...

The HP Spectre x360 has a solid aluminum body, smooth 360-degree hinges, an excellent display and very long battery life.

It's heavier than a MacBook Air, and like many similar hybrids, it leaves the keyboard exposed in tablet mode. Higher-end screen options could limit battery life.

The HP Spectre x360 delivers a high-end, flexible Windows laptop design at a mainstream price with a battery that runs all day.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

HP Spectre x360 13t Review

 

The HP Spectre x360 13t is a gorgeous 2-in-1 with strong performance, a vibrant touch screen and very good battery life.

Mar, 2016

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

HP Spectre X360 (13-inch) Laptop Review

 

One of the best premium transforming notebooks around.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

HP Spectre 13-4013TU x360

 
Oct, 2015

Consumer review (hp.com)

Works like a champ. I'm very happy with the laptop

 

HP was so helpful with the order process and it was delivered a few day earlier than expected. Great job everyone, Thank You !! I have been using it for about a wok and it is perfect for what I needed.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (hp.com)

Just what I needed

 

I've been looking for a lightweight laptop for some time now. Traveling with a conventional 15-16 inch laptop was getting to be a pain because of size and weight. This is just what I've needed! It's very light, and while the Keyboard is a little...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (hp.com)

Has been a great machine.

 

Machine has been great. I love it. PC, tablet, reader, portable, expandable. I wish the extra graphics was avail in this small 13 in package. I got matching mouse - looks awesome.

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:4960
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Convertible (Folder)
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Package depth:33.7
Package height:13.7
Package weight:3.7
Package width:45.5
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-5200U / I5-6200U / I7-5500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / F0
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85212 / 85214 / 88193
Processor code:SR23W / SR23Y / SR2EY
Processor package size:40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.8 / 218
Height :1.6 / 16
Power adapter depth:13
Power adapter height:31
Power adapter weight:3.38
Power adapter width:41.5
Weight:1.45 / 1.51
Width:32.5 / 325