Hands-on review: HP Spectre x360 14 laptop
When it comes to talking about laptops, HP is a company that needs no introduction. Known for its products’ quality and efficiency, the American brand is among the three most important laptop vendors in the world. It is, therefore, not surprising that I was excited to review an HP laptop. What’s more, the Spectre x360 14 is the latest 2-in-1 touch-sensitive product from the brand.
The HP Spectre has an impressive aesthetic, light structure, and great finishes. Made from CNC-machined aluminium, the device has a strong and professional look. Also, thanks to this material, the keyboard and the device on its own are very enjoyable to look at as well as to use. Furthermore, its 14-inch edge-to-edge screen gives users full use of the space, making the device very efficient.
The Spectre’s touchpad is one of the smoothest I have ever tried. It is very sensitive and light enough that it is pleasing to scroll with it. Users can also utilise a fingerprint unlocking system on the bottom of the keyboard.
The HP Spectre’s main feature is its 2-in1 fully foldable screen. You can fold the screen from 0 to 360 degrees without losing any of the aesthetics or features. This aspect definitely makes the device stand out, and the possibilities of use are unlimited.
The Spectre brings you the features of a laptop with the abilities of a tablet. It is available in three different colours, so it can suit any workplace or personal aesthetic.
It also has 2 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port, to allow for multiple charging and connection options.
When it comes to performance and power, the HP Spectre is unmatched. It runs with the Intel Evo platform, powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core processor, which provides fast charging and better overall performance. This is the best technology that Intel has provided for modern computers, and the first time I used it, I was impressed to see how the laptop was quick, reactive and smooth.
The laptop also stays cool at every moment, no matter how much power is required, thanks to its adaptive fans. You will be able to give the Spectre as many tasks as you want without fear of a core meltdown. In terms of connectivity, the laptop is equipped with fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
For people like me who rely on a good display, this device is great because of its vibrant colours from the OLED display. Every frame of a movie, an e-comic or a website page is impressive and immersive. Furthermore, HP has integrated its Eyesafe technology into the display which protects your eyes from blue light. In terms of clarity, the display is also anti-reflective and allows you to see your screen clearly in any condition.
It’s impossible not to talk about the great touch-sensitive screen of the Spectre x360. It is very intuitive and can be folded, which is great for users who need to make different kinds of creative content. To go a little further, HP also offers a digital pen for an additional cost, which will improve the working experience.
In conclusion, this laptop is one of the best on the market and is ideal for a wide variety of situations and projects.