HP Spectre X2 Will Surprise You In Many Different Ways
HP has just come out with an amazing new product that is going to incarnate all of your wildest tech fantasies. Functionality and style compensate each other on this laptop.
Spectre X2 features a detachable 12.3-inch notebook which features an improved hinge system and a bright, 3K display and it comes with a rather comfortable keyboard and a pen which works perfectly with Windows Ink. More specifically, the HP Active Pen, is a dual-button writing and drawing tool that supports 2,048 pressure points of sensitivity.
The nib has a slightly rubbery feel and it feels comfortable and natural to use. Even if you’re only using it to sign your name, it’ll make your signature look impeccable.
A major improvement from last year's model consists of the users ability to manually moving the kickstand to the position they prefer rather than having to use a stiff switch to activate it, like last year’s model required. The updated kickstand has nice tension, you can pull it out with one hand or move it back with the screen at a 165-degree angle for inking, all of this with firm support.
The black-and-copper machined aluminum design is without a doubt one of the main selling points. It’s functional and catches your eye with a dark ash silver finish, which includes an old stand and a chic logo making it one of the most appealing PCs to be found on the market today.
The HP Spectre x2 weighs 1.7 pounds and measures 0.31 inches thick, which makes it similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro (1.7 pounds, 0.33 inches) and the Samsung Galaxy Book (1.7 pounds 0.29 inches), thinner than the Lenovo Miix 720 (1.7 pounds, 0.4 inches) and lighter than the Dell Latitude 5825 2-in-1 (1.9 pounds, 0.38 inches). If the keyboard is taken into account, then it weighs 2.5 pounds and measures 0.54 inches.
This laptop is equipped with an Intel Core i7-7560U CPU and 8GB of RAM, which makes it more than suitable for multitasking. The Spectre x2 offers only USB Type-C ports and a USB Type-A adapter. The headphone jack and microSD reader sit on the left side of the tablet.
When it comes to performance, the 360GB NVMe M.2 PCI-e SSD is translated in the Spectre x2 to a speed of 231.33 megabytes per second. Such result beats its competitors in the field, like the 203.57 MBps from the Miix 720 (256GB PCIe SSD) and the 267.9 MBps from the Galaxy Book (128GB SSD).
However, the Spectre x2 is not only useful for processing data and high tech operations. Its bright 12.3-inch, 3000 x 2000-pixel panel emits up to 365 nits and makes it quite enjoyable for the less laborious activities such as browsing through pictures or kicking back and watch a movie.
Furthermore, if you’re a gamer you can certainly rely on Spectre x2. This PC will run any average racing game at a smooth 67 frames per second, which beats the 38-fps ultraportable average and the 53-fps rate from the Galaxy Book.
Lastly, for all those of you who label themselves as creatives the Spectre x2 has made improvements specifically aiming at the needs of your creative spirit, such as an Intel Core i7 processor with Iris Plus 640 graphics, similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro and the latest iteration of the Apple MacBook Pro.
If you are one of those artists who would usually go for a Mac, you might have to do some more market research this time, because Spectre x2 has made it tough to blindly opt for a Mac. Spectre x2, in fact, can be yours for $950.