HP Spectre x360 13 review
HP's updated Spectre Laptop has an eye-catching design and good overall performance, albeit at a predictably high price point.
- Angular design that's used for more than just visual spectacle
- Decent performance
- Good keyboard response
- It’s expensive in many configurations
- Battery life doesn't live up to the hype
- Can double as an inadvertent lap warmer if pushed hard
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- It's angular everywhere
- 13-inch 4K OLED display – for a price
- Fingerprint or Windows Hello for login
- Physical camera shutter
- Core i7 model works well for most business purposes
- Not a graphics powerhouse
- Good keyboard
- Battery can run for a working day, but not quite to HP's claims
- USB-C charging
Finder score: 3.5
- An appealing package, but there's plenty of choice at this price point
The HP Spectre x360 13 is in some respects a specifications bump wrapped in a slightly modified design from previous years. There's nothing essentially wrong with that, and in this space, there are a lot of designs that tend to end up looking bland. You can't accuse the HP Spectre x360 13 of that, and for its core business traveller market, it's an entirely suitable choice.
That being said, this market is awash with choices and a lot of competitive price-cutting, so it's well worth looking around and comparing your choices at the time of purchase.
Pricing and availability
Price: RRP $1,999 for Full HD/IPS LCD display
- Product Name
- HP Spectre x360 13
- Display Size
- 13 inches.
- 3840 x 2160
- 339 ppi
- Intel Core i7-1065G7
- Operating System
- Windows 10 Home
- Up to 10.5 hours
- 30.88 x 21.79 x 1.47cm