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HP Spectre x360 (13.3 inch, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 reviews of HP Spectre x360 (13.3 inch, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and battery. The performance and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical views about the screen and sound. There are some mixed views about the price.

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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 (13.3 inch, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Spectre x360 (13.3 inch, 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP Spectre x360 (13.3 inch, 2016) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

40% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever

 

The original Spectre x360 saw HP assert its strengths in the laptop market. It was, and is, one great looking, great functioning laptop . For 2016 it's gone one better for the refresh by incorporating a 13.3-inch OLED panel into the design.

Jan, 2016

Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

HP Spectre x360 13 (2016) review

 

HP's flagship 2-in-1 laptop goes ultra-thin with style

Ultra-thin and light styling ; Snappy keyboard ; Long-lasting and quick-charging battery

Lacks SD card reader ; Especially thick bottom bezel

The 2016 HP Spectre x360 is practically an all-new laptop, and better in every way. It has a slimmer, more premium design, it's faster and it's one of the longest-lasting machines we’ve ever tested.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

HP Spectre x360 15 (2016) review

 

Thin-and-light styling from a 15-inch laptop

Contrast-rich screen ; Balanced sound space ; Long battery life for its size

Poor ergonomics ; Dim display ; Weak speakers for their size

This thin-and-light, 15-inch convertible laptop costs a pretty penny and has some annoying quirks, but you'll love its style and long battery life.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.co.uk)

HP Spectre x360 review (late 2016): HP's best hybrid hangs onto its last USB port

 

Like the new MacBook laptops, the HP Spectre x360 sacrifices ports for a thinner body.

The new HP Spectre x360 is a durable, stylish and light machine with a comfortable keyboard, touchpad, long battery life and a crisp backflipping touchscreen. Extras include excellent speakers, USB-C charging and Windows Hello face login.

Only one full-size USB port. No HDMI output or SD card slot. The fan is noisy and spins up frequently. The size tradeoff doesn't justify the missing features.

The new HP Spectre x360 is an excellent laptop with a lot to offer in a small package, but it's only incrementally better than the previous model, and leaves out some useful features.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.co.uk)

HP Spectre x360 (2016) review: My favorite backflipping laptop

 

Now available in both 13- and 15-inch models, the Spectre x360 is one of our top picks for a thin-and-light Windows laptop.

Two years running, the HP Spectre x360 offers incredible value for the money. Its slim, premium aluminum frame houses a speedy processor, comfortable keyboard and touchpad, plenty of full-size ports, a beautiful touchscreen and a surprising amount of...

While attractive, it's a little chunkier than some of the competition. The glossy screen can generate distracting reflections -- the price you pay for touch -- and the 15-inch model's speakers sound muddy.

If you're looking for a full-featured Windows laptop with major bang for the buck, the HP Spectre x360 is it.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

HP Spectre x360 (13-inch) review

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The sleek HP Spectre x360 may look like a laptop James Bond would use, and the specs are pretty thrilling too. But Which? tests reveal what it's like to use day to day. Read on to find out whether this convertible laptop has a sufficient battery life...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

HP Spectre 13 (2016) review

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The HP Spectre 13's shiny copper keyboard frame and backlit keyboard are hallmarks of a top-of-the-range ultrabook. But is it worth the eye-watering price tag? We put it through our tough tests to find out.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HP Spectre x360 review (2016): Smaller, with more compromises

 

The redesigned Spectre x360 improves on the original with a lighter, more compact design, longer battery life, a Windows Hello webcam and faster disk speeds. However, those smaller dimensions mean a more crowded keyboard and fewer ports than last year....

Compact, lightweight design ; Mostly comfortable typing experience ; Long battery life ; Convenient Windows Hello log-in ; HP left a full-size USB port ; Good viewing angles

Stubborn touchpad ; Some shrunken keys ; Sometimes runs hot ; Fan can get loud ; No more HDMI port or SD reader

As we've just established, then, the updated Spectre x360 is one of several recent laptops that is now thinner and lighter and smaller. It was a similar story with the redesigned MacBook Pro that came out earlier this fall, as well as the new Lenovo...

Dec, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (2016) review

 

HP's all-new Spectre x360 is a 2-in-1 without compromises.

Nov, 2016

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

HP Spectre x360 review: Faster, smaller, and better than before

 

HP's Spectre x360 gets a major upgrade that makes it not only the best convertible laptop, but possibly the best ultrabook laptop, period.

Windows Hello camera in a compact convertible laptop ; Great keyboard and good speakers

Wide trackpad can be problematic for some ; Limited to three total ports for charging, external display, and USB

The real question we have about HP’s Spectre x360 isn’t whether it’s the best convertible laptop out there—we’re wondering if it’s the best ultrabook laptop period. With its reduced weight and size, it’s a vast improvement over the original Spectre x360.

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 57.8
Battery life (max):13.4 / 16
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:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N / 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
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 32
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 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter memory:2.005
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,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
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):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

Audio system:B&O PLAY
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Interface adapters included:USB male - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) female
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Interface adapters included:USB male - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) female
Manual:Y / Yes
Package depth:31 / 310 / 33.7 / 332
Package height:13 / 13.7 / 130 / 148
Package weight:3.38
Package width:41.5 / 412 / 415 / 45.5
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / 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
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y

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 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / 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
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-5200U / I5-6200U / i5-7200U / I7-5500U / i7-7500U
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 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / F0 / H0
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:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals 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:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / 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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) 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 Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Unite supported: No
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 Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: 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): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
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):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Unite™: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85212 / 85214 / 88193 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR23W / SR23Y / SR2EY / SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24
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
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No

Security

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

Software

Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1
Operating System Language:Italian
Pre-installed software:McAfee LiveSafe, Netflix

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
SSD capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.8 / 218
Height :1.6 / 13.8 / 16
Weight:1.29 / 1.43 / 1.44 / 1.45 / 1.51
Width:305 / 306 / 32.5 / 325