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HP Spectre 13-af002ng

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-af002ng
HP Spectre 13-af002ng (Spectre 13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, SSD: 360GB M.2 PCIe (2280/M-Key Slot)
Connections
2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11 x 325 x 229 ( = 0.43 x 12.8 x 9.02 in)
Battery
43 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB Type-C to USB 3.0-Adapter, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.11 kg ( = 39.15 oz / 2.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1600 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Spectre 13-af002ng

90% HP Spectre 13 review
Source: Techradar English
Positioned to compete with the likes of the Dell XPS 13 and the MacBook Pro, the HP Spectre 13 is pricier than the former, more affordable than the latter and more attractive than both.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
HP Spectre 13 review: This stylish ultrabook conceals real power
Source: Good Gear Guide English
HP’s Spectre 13 doesn’t go all-out on any particular aspect of the computing experience, making tradeoffs that HP thinks you’ll tolerate. Its cutting-edge 8th-gen Kaby Lake-R chip puts it at or near the top of the heap in general computing performance. In CPU- or GPU-intensive tasks, it’s a bit more average:
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2017
80% HP Spectre 13 review: This stylish ultrabook conceals real power
Source: PC World English
HP’s Spectre 13 doesn’t go all-out on any particular aspect of the computing experience, making tradeoffs that HP thinks you’ll tolerate. Its cutting-edge 8th-gen Kaby Lake-R chip puts it at or near the top of the heap in general computing performance. In CPU- or GPU-intensive tasks, it’s a bit more average:
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% HP Spectre 13 (2017) Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
If you want a laptop that'll turn heads, the Spectre will do just that. Not only is it gorgeous, it delivers great performance as well. Thanks to the quad-core 8th-gen Intel processor, this ultraportable is designed for heavy use, so don't let the pretty face fool you. Though we love the minimalist design and comfy keyboard, we still had a few nitpicks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% HP Spectre 13 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Spectre 13 is powerful and thin, with a gorgeous white and gold design, making it both a status symbol and a very capable ultraportable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% HP Spectre (2017) review:
Source: CNet English
The new version of the HP Spectre cuts down on the compromises, adding a touchscreen and a big power boost, while staying just as thin.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
The Second Generation HP Spectre 13 Hands On: Offers Improved Design and Hardware
Source: Lowyat.net English
In terms of price, HP Malaysia is still keeping it a secret but I certainly expect it to be quite premium given that the first generation Spectre 13 itself was already priced from RM 5,999 to RM 6,899 at launch. Consumers can expect to see the new second-generation Spectre 13 in Malaysia this coming December – just in time for the Christmas.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2017
60% HP Spectre 13 (8th Gen Core) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
If looks were everything, I'd tell you to run out and buy an HP Spectre 13 right now. At roughly the size of a magazine, it's small enough to take anywhere, and the new white color with gold trim screams premium. The keyboard is also surprisingly comfortable given how slim this system is. But considering it has below-average battery life, a display that's dimmer than competitors' and a proclivity to run warm, there's some trade-offs here..
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands on: HP Spectre 13 review
Source: Techradar English
HP has managed to address nearly all of our bugbears with the previous Spectre 13 in one fell swoop – smaller, faster, longer-lasting and with more features – making this year’s model a strong contender for the ‘best laptop’ list barring a full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2017

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.11 kg:

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


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).


79.83%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2017-12-10 (Update: 2017-12-10)