HP Spectre x360 Review! Intel Core i7-1165G7, Evo Platform, 2-in-1 Productivity Laptop ⚡
X360. Yes, i’m. Talking about this laptop right over here. This is the hp spectre x360 convertible laptop, which means it can be converted and used as a tablet as well. Now this is a great laptop. It comes with top of the line. Specifications like the 11th generation intel core i7 processor, which is the 1165 g7. It is also based on the intel evo platform, which offers a lot of benefits. Now i have been using this laptop on a daily basis since the past month, or so. It is in time for me to give you my full review about the hp spectre. X360. Music, all right let’s start by talking about the design and build quality. The design of this laptop is pretty unique. It doesn’t look like any other laptop out there and it is definitely a head turner. The design is excellent, it is thin, it is lightweight and you can easily carry it around everywhere with you. It is a portable productivity based machine and the design language is just excellent. There are no major curves on this laptop, like everything is lines and cuts which i do appreciate like it looks absolutely stunning. Also, the color of this laptop is just excellent. It has this matte blue color, with these rose gold edges, which looks absolutely beautiful, it’s, a great combination – and i love this color. It also has the new hp logo on the back, which i feel is way better than the previous one.
You know, as far as the build quality goes hp has not cheaped out over here, really high quality materials. This laptop feels sturdy and does not feel cheap at all. So no complaints in terms of build quality now moving on let’s talk about one of the main things with this laptop, and that is the display. The hp spectre x360 comes with a 13.3 inch screen. Now this is a full hd screen that means 1920 by 1080 and it is an ips lcd panel. Now this display is excellent, really good, viewing angles: great colors, accurate colors. In fact, accurate colors are important if you do any sort of creative work and you do get that on this display. It is also awesome for consuming media. So if you like to watch content on netflix, amazon, prime hotstar youtube or wherever then you’re gon na have a very good experience on this laptop. The display quality is top notch. Now this is also a full touch screen display, so you can interact with the display wire touch and it also comes with a stylus inside the box. Now this is a convertible laptop, so you can flip it around and use it in tablet. Mode now, tablet mode is just excellent, so i use tablet mode a lot while editing photos in lightroom, because that’s the best experience editing photos in lightroom using the stylus is just a very immersive experience and works really. Well, i like to edit photos on lightroom and with that stylus it’s, just better, so as the display quality is excellent, it is full touchscreen comes with a stylus and you can use it in tablet mode as well.
Now this gets me to performance under the hood. The hp spectre x360 comes with the latest 11 generation intel core i7 processor. The exact model number is 1165 g7, along with that, it also has the intel iris, xc graphics, which will give you dedicated level graphics performance in an integrated trip, which is just excellent. As far as the ram goes, it comes with 16 gb of ram and a one terabyte nvme ssd as well. Now, this laptop is also based on the intel evo platform, which offers a lot of benefits. The evo platform offers benefits like wi fi, 6 thunderbolt, 4. Ports, instant, wait times, the system feels more responsive, excellent battery life, fast charging and so on and so forth. The evo platform makes the system very responsive, like i did not notice any stutters whatsoever which gets a thumbs up from my side. Now, before we move on to the actual performance, here are some benchmark results. We use pc mark 10 and 3dmark for benchmarking, and here are the results on your screen. Also, here is a quick ssd benchmark test here. Are the read and write speeds of the ssd? Now, as always, i have divided the performance into various aspects. First, up we have productivity. The hp spectre x360 is a thin and light productivity based machine. Now this laptop is geared towards productivity based applications, so applications like microsoft, word, powerpoint excel or any cloud based applications. Some light photo editing, checking your email and all these things.
So when it comes to productivity based applications, this laptop does not drop a sweat. It is excellent in terms of performance. Now, in my testing period, i would use this laptop as a secondary to my main machine, which is the imac right behind me. So i would edit my videos on my imac and then upload my videos to youtube using this laptop. I would also edit my thumbnails on this laptop use it to check my emails reply to emails and just browse the internet, so for all these tasks, that is productivity based tasks. This laptop is just excellent. The core i7 1165 d7 processor is a beast when it comes to productivity, based applications, it’s, an excellent processor and combined with that, the iris, xc graphics also helps. The second point that comes in is gaming. Now, as i said, this is a thin and light productivity based machine, but if you want to game on it, you can definitely do it. We tried a bunch of games on this laptop and let’s, see the results. First up we have valorent now valorent exceeded our expectations by a lot we were getting somewhere around 80 to 90 fps on a constant basis, which is just excellent now. Obviously this was on medium settings not on high settings, but even on medium settings. Getting 80 to 90 fps is a great deal for this laptop. So, yes, valorent works really well on the hp spectre. X360. Next up we have rocket league rocket league.
Is one of my favorite games out there? I love to play it, and the experience on this laptop was really good. Rocket league was giving us somewhere around 55 to 60 fps on a constant basis, and that is really good. The third game is apex legends again. Here we were surprised by the performance, this laptop could handle the game and it did not lag at all. So the main thing over here is that it did not lag and the gameplay was smooth. So if you’re bored on a sunday and want to play a game for a couple of hours, then you can definitely do so. The i7 1165 g7 and the iris xc graphics, work together really well and give you some excellent performance over here again. The intel evo platform is coming into hand over here. I’Ve said this previously as well laptops with the evo platform work really well for gaming, and this one is no exception to that now. The third point in performance is video editing. I am a video creator and i love making videos you can edit small projects using adobe premiere pro on this laptop small projects like instagram, reels, igtv, videos or small youtube videos as well. If you have 1080p, 30 clips and it’ll be 60 clips or even 4k 30 clips, that’s gon na be completely okay, but if you have very big projects like three four layers of 4k 60 clips, then color grading. On top of that then text.
On top of that, then that’s not going to be possible because those projects are very huge. But if you have small projects like a couple of 1080p 30 clips, some text here and there, some color grading and that’s going to be completely okay. The i7 processor comes in handy over here for video editing. It gives you a very smooth experience for small projects overall in terms of performance. I am very happy with this laptop for this form factor. The performance is amazing. Moving on let’s talk about the ports, so this laptop comes with two usb type c ports, both of which support thunderbolt 4.. Apart from that, it also has a micro sd card reader for some reason and a usb a port as well. Now this is kind of a different usb, a port in terms of the implementation. It works completely normal, but the implementation is a little different in terms of port selection. I’M really glad that the thunderbolt 4 port is here, because you can connect a lot of accessories to that thunderbolt, 4 port. You can connect external displays, external ssds and a lot of other accessories as well. So this is a very versatile port and i’m glad that it’s here next up are the keyboard and trackpad. The keyboard on this laptop is really good. The keys are clicky and they have a good amount of travel on them. I love the typing experience on this laptop now. The keyboard is also backlit.
So if you want to work in the dark without disturbing anyone, you can easily do that because of the backlit keyboard. As far as the trackpad goes it’s very good in terms of tracking the gestures work flawlessly, that is two finger gestures. Three finger gestures: you can also scroll very easily and it’s a great trackpad there’s, just one small complaint that it is not tall enough it’s. A short trackpad, it is wide enough, but it is not tall enough, so it’s a little short trackpad. Now. As far as connectivity goes, this laptop comes with wi fi 6 out of the box, and this is because of the intel evo platform. Now you guys might be wondering what about battery life and charging the battery life of this laptop has been very good. For me, i was getting somewhere around 6 to 8 hours of battery life on a constant basis, which is really good for a windows based laptop now again, the intel evo platform is coming in hand over here, because of which you get such good battery life. As far as charging goes, it comes with a 60 watt adapter inside the box itself, and you will get fast charging with this device it’s a usb type c charger because of the thunderbolt 4 port. And yes, the charger does support power delivery for this laptop. This gets me to other things. First up we have the speakers. The speakers are just ok on this laptop.
They should have been a tad bit more louder than that would be the perfect scenario. As far as the webcam goes it’s a normal webcam, it will get the job done for online meetings on zoom google meet or anywhere else. Now there is one good thing over here that it has a switch to turn off the webcam. So this is a physical hardware switch which will turn off the webcam. So if you are concerned about your privacy or something like that, then you can just turn off the webcam. This laptop also comes with a built in fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is fast, accurate and works really well now. What about the thermal performance? Does this laptop heat up? Yes, it does heat up. So when you push it to its limits, for example, when you’re gaming for a couple of hours, then yes, it will heat up. The fans actually get very loud to dissipate the heat. So please keep that in mind. It is a thin and light laptop and when you push it to its limits, it will heat up and the fans will kick in. So if you were looking for a macbook air m1 alternative in the windows world, then this one is a great contender. I love using it and it’s a great machine for productivity based applications. As i said, you can also do gaming on it in your free time, which is like the cherry on the cake over here, it’s a great laptop, and if you want to buy it, i will make sure to double link to it in the description box below So anyway, this was my full review of the hp spectre.
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