This is the hp spectre. X360 14 inch, nu 13 Mai. So what they’ve done here is they’ve. Given us a three by two aspect: ratio display like microsoft, surface products have a lot of people were clamoring for 16 de 10 aspect, ratio displays which is typical for apple’s macbook, laptops and we’re. Seeing that come this year and several laptops, but three by two is still pretty rare. Not only that you have an option between ips, full hd plus because it’s a little bit more than the standard, full hd resolution or an oled model it’s a new panel that’s, foarte bun, desigur, intel 11th gen cpus inside with faster iris, xc, Grafică, a pen Included in the box that magnetically attaches over here sounds good right, we’re going to look at it now. Deci, Deşi, the aspect ratio has changed, and this is a little bit deeper depending on how you look at it than the previous generation. The design is largely the same and that’s not a bad thing, because that spectre, x360 gem cut look is really pretty, and the build quality is excellent on it, just as it has been color selection is the same too. We have the nightfall black, which is obviously a little bit towards the brown color, with some copper accents. The poseidon blue that we’ve seen before that has the more like light brass accents and then just the staid silver for those who want to look chill and not too designery.

One of the gem cuts on the back has a usbc. Thunderball 4 port we’ve got two thunderball 4 Porturile. We have a micro, sd card slot and a usb a port which i do appreciate because i don’t have to resort to dongle life within two minutes of unboxing and wanting to plug in a mouse or something like that. So pricing starts right now and you know hp always has sales and we just had the holiday sales and i’m sure there’ll be more again, but pricing starts now around 1300 sau cam asa ceva, but you might find it for less, sometimes as low as 9.99 that’s for the Core i5, cu 8 gig-uri de berbec și 256 gig ssd, and the full hd plus ips display all the way up to our 1699, currently exclusive to best buy in the us model, with the core i7 16 gigs of ram a terabyte ssd, and that lovely oled Display on board now even best buy just had it on sale for 1500, so again shop around. If you like it and the price can be more attainable, as has been the case for some time with, the spectre is the and most ultrabooks really. The ram is soldered on it is ddr4, you can get it with 8 sau 16 concerte de ram. You cannot upgrade that yourself. După aceea, you can get anything from 256 Gigabyte, all the way up to a 2 terabyte ssd, and they have both intel optane and nvme.

Ssd options, whichever you choose: i’m good, with nvme myself and that’s what most skus offer on this. We have intel wi, fi, six ax201 on board and a fingerprint scanner and a little bit of a redesign of the keyboard deck. Speaking of that fingerprint scanner, ergonomically it’s, not a bad location at the bottom row of keyboard keys there, but it does displace the control key which might bug some of you muscle memory. If you use that right control key a lot, the power button is not on the side anymore. Since this is a 360 degree convertible. We often see the power button on the side, so if you’re using in tablet mode, whatever it’s accessible now it’s on the keyboard, some of you will take issue with the location of that versus the delete key. I would have liked if they swapped it around, but that is what it is. We have a webcam privacy switch and this one’s electronic, so it’s, not a physical shutter that slides over, but you can see the diagonal white leds that go across it. Practic, i think it functionally blinds. It there’s also a quick access key for hp command center. So there are various settings to control the laptop that’s, fine with me and a in bag protection feature now this one i really like. So you know how sometimes you close your laptop put it to sleep you put in your bag, you discover it’s woken itself up, killed the battery and the thing is running hot supposedly this will make sure that that doesn’t happen so far.

It hasn’t happened to me, but it’s not like i get to go a lot of places anymore. Thanks to you know what so let’s talk about the display, some more because that’s one of the bigger changes here that three by two aspect ratio display, gives you a lot of height. If you spend a lot of your time, just watching videos which are typically 16 by nine you’ll, see blackboards bars at the top and the bottom, but if you’re doing anything else, web browsing working on word documents all that stuff. The added height is really appreciated. De asemenea, if you’re using that included, pen and doing art, you got that golden ratio 3×2 for artwork and a lot of digital cameras. Still we shoot in three by two aspect: raportul. Deci, if you’re using photoshop or something like that, that’s nice. So for the display options. Since this is hp’s premium ultrabook, none of them are slouches. Let’S put it that way. They have an ips display the base, one that’s 400 net and it’s a pretty good one. You got your full srgb, color gamut, nice enough. Looking display there’s the hp sure view one that is the privacy screen, so it’s a thousand nits and primarily it’s a thousand nits. So it can do that kind of white out trick to make it hard for people on either side to see, but that one’s available too, if you want, and those are 1920 de 1280. So three by two aspect ratio, but not the super high resolution of the oled display, care este 3000 de 2000 pixels again, something like if you’re thinking about remember, surface book yeah that kind of resolution there and that’s a very nice display, it’s a new generation of Oled they say so contrast ratio is improved of the previous gem that we saw from hp and a bit.

Maybe it is an improvement in the coating on top of the glass, but a little bit less of that kind of sickly off axis greenish kind of tint. That you sometimes see obviously color gamut and contrastare going to be very high here and the color calibration there’s a couple of different profiles. It has an auto switching one to try to maintain color accuracy, but out of the box, i have to say it was calibrated pretty well so the days of oled panels that were blown outand you know egregious levels of too much color everywhere, that’s, not a Problem here well done, i it’s it’s sweet all of them support, pen and touch now. Hp includes their active pen, and that is microsoft. Stilou, protocol 2.0, which is entry technology and it’s, improved too, and usb hp’s intrigue pens, lag behind microsoft, surface products which also use that technology, and this is feeling more like it. The diagonal lines are smoother it’s, more responsive. I actually found i enjoyed drawing on it. Some it’s not a wacom cintiq and wacom emr, or an apple pencil level of awesome sauce, but it’s, not bad at all, honestly and for note, taking it’s perfectly good. This is a glossy display, the oled display and it’s hp. They do tend to have a lot of glare, but unfortunately it’s fairly bright, so in terms of performances, like any other intel, 11th gen ultrabook here, yeah no amd ryzen, Ne pare rau, but i think one of the reasons is hp really wants thunderbolt and thunderball 4 is what We have here and amd is just getting to the point where now that you know that was intel on property, but now they’ll be able to use it, but not yet so for thunderbolt docs and all that sort of thing they still go with intel.

We have core i5 and core 7 options. Again we have the core i7 segment. You see the benchmarks going across the screen you can base it on that, and performance is quite good, as you would expect a four core cpu. The intel, xe graphics, are really the star for this generation, because a significant leap in improvement here for integrated graphics. This doesn’t mean that you’re going to be playing cyberpunk 2077 woohoo. You know that kind of thing, but if you’re playing older games, if you need a little extra um for doing some adobe premiere or working on photoshop and all that sort of thing, then it’s got you getting in the direction that you want to go for. Some improved performance heat on the outside wasn’t that bad granted it’s winter time here now, but it is winter time in dallas texas, which is not exactly a cold cold place either surface temperatures even when running benchmarks weren’t that bad, not like burning hot, but certainly quite Warm we are talking intel, but the chassis being a little bit bigger in one dimension, probably helps give them a little more room for cooling and they have a fairly good thermal solution inside here. We’Ll take a look at the internals, so you can see them so. Ansamblu, good job done, da, the cpu cores can still, if you’re, really really pushing it hard or benchmarking reach near thermal maximum. But overall i i’m not complaining the keyboard on this.

The feel is really good. Eu sunt., not a fan of low travel keyboards, but the tactile feel on this it’s crisp. It takes a good amount of force to push the key down and you get a good spring back, and i just i just clicked with this keyboardit’s good trackpad, very large. You know everybody’s copying apple and all that sort of thing, but it behaves perfectly well. We have quad speakers, quad stereo speakers, bang, olufsen branded and they’re; Bine, they’re, not bad for a convertible ultrabook of this size. They’Re, certainly not going to you know, make you throw away your headphones either, Deşi, so this comes with a 65 watt charger, so that means faster charging and a 66 watt hour battery, which is pretty darn big for an ultrabook again, maybe the bigger size of the Chassis by a little bit just gives them the room to fit that sort of thing in battery life will depend on which display you have. Obviously, if you get the thousand nit display and you’re running it in privacy mode, a thousand nits well don’t expect great runtimes. Nu există, Evident, the full hd standard ips screen will have the best battery life. The oled display typically will have the worst battery life on this. This is intel evo certified, which means it’s supposed to have instant wake up and it does and pretty good battery life. So we had the oled one worst case scenario there and i’m getting about eight hours which actually for an oled laptop, este foarte bun.

Acum, that’s running at only 150, nits of brightness and doing productivity work streaming, video that sort of thing if you’re pushing it harder sure you’ll get shorter, run times on this. But again, if you’re really concerned about battery life, there is ips as that option too. If you can give up on that luscious oled, look, Deşi, hp calls this user inaccessible. Basically for upgrades you can so two torx t5 screws are visible at the front. You do have to remove the rear rubber strip, so here it is try to get the adhesive off in one piece with it. It may stretch a little bit if you munch this up totally should be able to sell you another one of these, but if you’re careful you should be able to get it off and then there will be phillips head screws here, just to mix and match A little bit and you’ll have to use a guitar pick or something to pry off the cover it’s a little on the sharp side of the back edge. So be careful of your fingers when you do it there’s the underside of the cover metal and here are internals with a lot of stuff kind of covered up. We can to see two speaker drivers surrounding the battery, which is pretty much normal. The 66 watt hour battery right here, pretty big battery, literally speaking, it’s big and the m.2 ssd, underneath this heat cover right here and we’ve got the wi fi card soldered on under this piece of heat cover right here you can see that and if you want To see a bit of the heat sinks a little bit more, we can peel off some more of this.

For you and there we go the cpu heatsink here, that’s, pretty good cooling solution for an ultrabook. Honestly we’ve got dual fans going on as well, so upgradeability, not too impressive. Your typical ultrabook ssd and nothing else and there’s the rest of your internals, so that’s, the hp spectre, x360, 14 inch and what a nice evolution just when it seemed like nothing. Much was going on with the once great spectre: x360 they’ve, given us something that i think a lot of us really would enjoy here. A three by two aspect: ratio display and still a fairly compact three pound, which is about 1.34 kilogram laptopand you know thisthis dimension still isn’t that huge. The takeaway is very well done. Hp here, i’m lisa from mobile tech review be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for more cool tech videos and hit the notification bell.