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HP Spectre 12 Series

HP Spectre x2 12-a002tuProcessor: Intel Core m3 6Y30, Intel Core m5 6Y54, Intel Core m7 6Y75
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12 inch, 12.1 inch
Weight: 0.848kg, 1.2kg, 1.229kg
Price: 1300, 1400 euro
Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 66%, features: 66%, display: 82%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 94%

 

HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx

The HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core m7-6Y75 dual core processor with 1.2 GHz and 8 GB of RAM. This allows smooth running of any applications and keeping open multiple browser tabs, at once. Storage capacity comes in the form of a 256 GB solid state drive, which offers less storage space than a regular hard disk drive. However, since the SSD has no moving parts, it is able to deliver faster start-up times and data access. It comes with a feature characteristic to tablets; a SIM card slot which enables users to use a 4G LTE mobile broadband. The GPU is an Intel HD Graphics 515 chip. This is enough for everyday tasks, like browsing the Web, consuming media, and even some casual gaming. The HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx has a 12″ WLED-backlit touchscreen display with a WUXGA+ resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels. The IPS screen panel offers wide viewing angles, where users are able to use the laptop in various conditions. This model is equipped with an Intel RealSense 2.0 MP 3D camera, with Full HD resolution, while the 5.0 MP front-facing HP TrueVision HD webcam is great for keeping in touch with your friends via video conferencing. On the back, it also has another 8.0 MP HP TrueVision HD camera, alongside integrated dual-array microphones. The HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx comes with two USB 3.0 Type C ports, with high transfer speeds and sleep-and-charge capabilities. It also has a built-in card slot, supporting microSD formats, for quick file transfers.

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-a002dxNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx
Processor: Intel Core m7 6Y75
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Spectre x2 12-a002dx (Model)

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Average Score: 77.5% - good

Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

80% HP Spectre X2
Source: Maximum PC English
Now that Microsoft's Surface Pro line of computers is catching some hype, HP is jumping on the bandwagon with its own variant of the convertible. In the end, the x2 certainly has its blemishes but if you’re in the market for a Surface Pro 4–style device but can’t afford Microsoft’s version, the x2 can get the job done for a much lower price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre x2
Source: CNet English
HP outdoes Microsoft at its own game, taking some of the best parts of the Surface line, lowering the price, and fixing the Surface's biggest headache -- the extra-cost keyboard. The result is a slim, sturdy-feeling tablet that's easy to carry, and also converts to something close to a laptop for those times you need a fingers-on-keys experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
A Core m Powered Surface Alternative
Source: Hot Hardware English
HP made some intelligent decisions with the Spectre X2 and the end result is a well-balanced, hybrid device that offers good all-around performance and battery life, in a svelte, lightweight, highly-portable package. Power users looking for a high-performance mobile device for heavy-duty workloads would probably be better served by something powered by a Core i5 or i7-series processor, but for the majority of users out there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2015
80% HP Spectre x2 review
Source: Techradar English
Ultimately, the HP Spectre x2 is an excellent device, though with some caveats whenever it tries to differentiate from the crowd. It's the only Windows tablet to feature a quad-speaker setup, but it only helps pump up volume without adding depth to the audio experience. HP's is also the only 2-in-1 to feature dual RealSense cameras, but for now they're only useful for playing around in games or messing with the scanned faces of your friends.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre x2
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Spectre x2, billed as a laptop replacement, has the power and speed to run complex applications, more than 9 hours of battery life, and unlike the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, it comes with a built-in 4G LTE modem, and its keyboard cover is included. That said, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 holds remains our top pick for high-end slate tablets, given its higher performance, longer battery life, higher-resolution screen, and better legacy connectivity. If you want to save $150 and don't want to have to pay extra for a keyboard, though, the HP Spectre x2 is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A less expensive Surface rival
Source: Engadget English
The Spectre x2 undercuts its competitors with a lower price that includes a keyboard in the box (and it's a very comfortable keyboard, at that). Still, for more money you could buy a similar product with faster performance, longer battery life and a sharper screen. That means the x2 is a good deal for the money, but not the best in its class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre x2 review: A Surface clone for a lot less cash
Source: PC World English
So is the Spectre x2 a better Surface than the Surface Pro 4? I had high hopes, but it looks like Microsoft's higher-end components are paying off. For a first attempt, though, this ain’t bad. I really see the Spectre x2 as more of a half step back behind the Surface Pro 4. For people who just want the same form factor for general use, the Spectre x2 is a worthy alternative and certainly gives you more value against the Surface Pro 4, and more performance against the Surface 3.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Spectre X2 review – gets the looks and the performance, but…
Source: Ultrabook Review English
I wish it was everything I hoped for, but the Spectre x2 falls just a little short of my expectations in order to replace my Surface Pro 3. If anything, they are about equal, with minor pros and cons between the two. If it wasn’t for the poor sound and the dim screen, I would seriously consider keeping this and ditching the Surface. The build quality and fanless experience is just so nice to have!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Spectre x2
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Spectre x2 has a lot of features that show off how good a 2-in-1 can be. Its metal-backed keyboard offers a great typing experience, and the quad B&O speakers and Intel RealSense 3D Camera are nice bonuses that help bring a spark to everyday computing. The optional Verizon 4G LTE connection should be a real boon to road warriors, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EANotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
Processor: Intel Core m7 6Y75
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.229kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

86.4% HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng (K3D42EA) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
All-in-one PC? We are not talking about a heavy laptop here, but rather an 850 gram (~1.9 lb) tablet that aims to emulate a full-sized PC with its fold-out stand and sleeve keyboard. Two Type C ports herald the start of the new generation of cabling. But just how can a flat-screen be connected?

Foreign Reviews

78% HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng (K3D42EA)
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng (K3D42EA)
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%

 

HP Spectre X2 12-a000nf

Specifications

HP Spectre X2 12-a000nfNotebook: HP Spectre X2 12-a000nf
Processor: Intel Core m3 6Y30
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

60% HP Spectre X2
Source: It Pro English
Overall, the HP Spectre X2 isn’t as good as the Surface Pro 4. From weight to wired connectivity and screen quality, it’s good enough but nonetheless falls behind Microsoft’s flagship tablet. None of this may matter though given how much cheaper the X2 is, especially once you include its keyboard/screen cover.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% HP Spectre x2 review - the latest Surface Pro 4 rival
Source: Expert Reviews English
The HP Spectre x2 is a good all-round 2-in-1. At £700, it's not cheap, but when compared to the equivalent Surface Pro 4, it's still pretty great value, particularly when the Spectre x2 comes with a keyboard in the box. The basic Surface Pro 4, on the other hand, costs £749, but you'll have to factor in another £110 if you want to buy a Surface Pro 4 Type Cover keyboard, bringing the total overall cost to £859.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: HP Spectre x2
Source: Gadgetguy English
As far as value driven tablets go, HP’s Spectre x2 is definitely worth a look, with a real return to balanced computing for HP in this option. Essentially, there’s enough of a computer here for most people, especially those trying to work out which type of computer they want next: laptop or tablet. HP’s Spectre x2 is a solid middle ground, and we don’t just mean “solid” because it has been built well, but also because there’s a decent computing experience paired with a fairly impressive value and some great design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test : HP Spectre x2, cet hybride est-il une très bonne copie de Surface Pro 4 ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre x2
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Test: HP Spectre x2
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 40% workmanship: 80%

 

HP Spectre x2 12-a005nd

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-a005ndNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-a005nd
Processor: Intel Core m3 6Y30
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 70.5% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% HP Spectre x2 review: Like the Surface Pro 4, only cheaper
Source: PC Pro English
So, you’re left with a choice. You can either spend £699 on the HP Spectre x2, or you can spend £860 on the Core m3 Surface Pro 4 and Type Cover. For me, the decision is easy. Despite having half the storage, the Surface Pro 4 does everything the HP does in a more refined package. In fact, the vastly superior display quality swings it for me alone, and for that, I’d happily put up with the smaller SSD.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

81% HP Spectre x2 12-a005nd - Concurrentie voor de Surface Pro
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 75% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%

 

HP Spectre x2 12-a002tu

The HP Spectre x2 A002TU is an entry level 2-in-1 convertible laptop. It features an Intel Core M5-6Y54 1.1GHz (max speed 2.7 GHz) processor, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, a 256 GB Solid State Disk drive and an Intel HD Graphics, which is good enough to accomplish most daily tasks and entertainment. Its 12” IPS touchscreen features a WUXGA resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels. The convertible laptop measures at 30.3 x 20.9 x 0.8 cm and weighs at 850 grams in its tablet form. With the keyboard attached is measures at 30.3 cm x 20.9 cm x 1.31 cm and weighs just 1.22 kg. As for operating system, it has Windows 10 Home edition 64 bit pre-installed. Multimedia features of the convertible laptop include B&O PLAY Dual speakers, a 5 MP HP TrueVision Full HD webcam (front-facing) with integrated dual digital microphones, an 8 MP HP TrueVision HD camera (rear-facing) and an Intel RealSense 3D Camera. As for connectivity and communications, it includes a WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) and Bluetooth 4.0 combo adapter, a headphone/microphone combo, two USB 3.0 Type-C ports and a multi-format SD media card reader.

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-a002tuNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-a002tu
Processor: Intel Core m5 6Y54
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.848kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Spectre x2 12-a002tu (Model)

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Review: the HP Spectre x2 can't beat the Surface Pro 4
Source: PC Authority English
For me, the decision is easy. The Surface Pro 4 does everything the HP does in a more refined package. In fact, the vastly superior display quality alone swings it for me, and for that, I’d happily put up with a slightly slower CPU. Don’t get me wrong, the HP Spectre x2 is a competent, reasonably priced hybrid, and if the price shrinks further in the future it may become something of a bargain. But when its major selling point is being cheaper than one of the best tablets money can buy, being roughly half as good doesn’t cut it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core m7:

6Y75: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.Intel Core m3:

6Y30: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.Intel Core m5:

6Y54: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.848 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

1.229 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


75.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 1.47 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-01-27 (Update: 2016-01-27)