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HP Spectre Pro Series

HP Spectre Pro x360 G2Processor: Intel Core i5 5300U, Intel Core i5 6200U, Intel Core i7 5600U, Intel Core i7 6500U, Intel Core i7 6600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.16kg, 1.2kg, 1.5kg
Price: 1400, 1700, 1900 euro
Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 14 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W42EA

The HP Spectre Pro x360 G1 is not just another 2-in-1 convertible laptop. Its sleek and slim build is “designed to undergo MIL-STD 810G testing” according to HP. This might erase doubt on its sturdiness. With merely 1.5 kg, it is also lightweight. An Intel Core i5-5300U processor and 8 GB of SDRAM 1600 RAM ensure powerful performance. Thanks to its unique hinge system, which allows 360 degree rotation, this hybrid laptop easily switches into four different modes. Its fairly large 13.3-inch display features a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and supports 10-point touch technology. The options for internal storage ranges from 128 GB up to 512 GB SSD. The connectivity includes three USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort port, an HDMI port, and a memory card slot. Networking is supported by both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The touchpad is wide and responsive. Pre-installed with Windows 8.1, users are entitled to a free upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10. The battery life of up to 9 hours provides users with longer productivity.

Specifications

HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W42EANotebook: HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W42EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 5300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Test: HP Spectre Pro x360 - překlopný luxus s extrémní výdrží na jedno nabití
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent battery life; comfortable keyboard; slim, stylish look. Negative: Tough touchpad buttons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2015

 

HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W43EA

Specifications

HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W43EANotebook: HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W43EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 5600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

70% Galaxy Tab S2 - Een Android-alternatief voor de iPad Air 2?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Обзор бизнес-ультрабука HP Spectre Pro X360: йога для топ-менеджеров
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent design; perfect quality materials and workmanship; good hardware; excellent display; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; good set of connectors. Negative: Poor cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2015
Любимец бизнесменов. Обзор ноутбука HP Spectre Pro x360
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim and practical design; good display; good connectivity; silent operation. Negative: Throttling under load; no keyboard backlit; poor battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2015

 

HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 V1B01EA

The HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 V1B01EA is a convertible laptop with the flexibility of a 360 degree hinge and four operating modes. Built with aluminium, the HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 V1B01EA is tough yet lightweight at only 3.2 lbs (1.48 kg). It is also extremely thin at only 0.61 inch (15.4 mm). Despite being lightweight, it is packed with good hardware specifications including an Intel Core i5-6200U processor with Intel HD 520 Graphics, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 256 GB Solid State Disk. The Windows 10 Professional 64 bit system boots quickly and provides good system performance. Its 13.3 inch WLED BrightView touchscreen features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The full sized keyboard comes with a backlight. To enhance the audio output of the dual speakers, HD Audio by Bang & Olufsen is installed in the laptop. The battery of the laptop is a ENERGY STAR Certified HP Long Life 3 cell, 56 Wh Li-ion battery. As for connectivity, the convertible brings three USB 3.0 ports, one mini DisplayPort, one HDMI port, one headphone / microphone combo port and a multi-format digital media reader, which supports SD, SDHC and SDXC. Model variant with 512GB SSD:
HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 V1B04EA#ABD Model variant with resolution 2560x1440:
HP Spectre Pro x360 G2
HP Spectre Pro x360 G1

Specifications

HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 V1B01EANotebook: HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 V1B01EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 84% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

84% HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 (V1B04EA)
Source: Connect - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 – будь в тренде!
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Very good-looking; aluminum rugged casing; great FHD-screen with colorful color reproduction; ergonomic keyboard; typing. long battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2016

 

HP Spectre Pro x360 G2-V1B04EA

Specifications

HP Spectre Pro x360 G2-V1B04EANotebook: HP Spectre Pro x360 G2-V1B04EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 6600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Spectre Pro x360 G2-V1B04EA (Model)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 (V1B04EA)
Source: PC Go - Heft 6/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
80% HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 (V1B04EA)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Spectre Pro 13 G1-X2F00EA

Specifications

HP Spectre Pro 13 G1-X2F00EANotebook: HP Spectre Pro 13 G1-X2F00EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.16kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Ultradünn und leistungsstark
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2016
Обзор ноутбука HP Spectre 13: ультра-шик
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; impressive design; good keyboard; high performance. Negative: Mediocre battery life; uncomfortable touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2016

 

HP Spectre Pro 13 G1-X2F01EA

The HP Spectre Pro 13 is remarkable in many ways. For one, it is remarkably thin. Its alluring design makes one wonder how HP managed to scale down its high performance horsepower within such a limited, sleek frame. The exterior of the Spectre Pro is trimmed with dark ash and copper colors. Its dimensions measure at 32.5 x 22.94 x 1.04 cm and it weighs merely 1.16 kg. It is arguably one of the thinnest Intel Core-powered laptops around. The attention to detail is equally astounding with the internal piston hinge design complementing the overall professional finishing of this device. The innovative hyperbaric cooling system keeps the Spectre Pro from heating up sporadically but its efficiency is still a question due to its thin profile. Its built quality is surprisingly strong with very less body flexing despite being so thin. Users will be working not only in style with this laptop, but also with maximum performance as it is powered by the Intel Core i5-6200U with Intel HD Graphics 520. It runs on 8 GB RAM and has a 256 GB M2 SATA SSD. This kind of hardware is certainly not expected in a laptop this thin. Clearly HP has not compromised on the substance over style. With the Intel HD Graphics 520 system, visual displays are crisp and vibrant. Its 13.3-inch display is capable of displaying incredible Full HD visual (1920 x 1080 pixels). It is coated with IPS Corning Gorilla Glass which increases its durability yet in turn it renders the screen highly reflective. This is a problem when it is used in bright environment such as outdoors. Decked with a full-size island-style backlit keyboard, usability and typing will not be affected even under low-lighting conditions. Its touchpad is sensitive and responsive with multi-touch gestures enabled to support Windows 10 gestures. However, scrolling with 2 fingers can be a bit of a challenge and takes time to get used to. The Spectre Pro is also equipped with an array of connectivity, which includes 3 full-function USB Type-C ports, of which 2 offer Thunderbolt support, which makes high speed transfer and charging a given. The USB Type-C ports support data transfer, power delivery, DisplayPort 1.2 out and HDMI 1.4 out through dongles which are widely available in the market. However, these dongles can be on the pricey side and usually come with only 1 output port. There is no traditional USB port available for use on this device making those dongles a necessity rather than an option . Wireless connectivity is provided by a WiFi and Bluetooth combo adapter. The Spectre Pro delivers impressive sound quality with two Bang & Olufsen speakers as well as HP’s proprietary Noise Cancellation and Audio Boost systems. Battery life on this device remains average at slightly over 5 hours. It comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro 64. This laptop is definitely capable of performing more everyday tasks. It is remarkably built and decently priced. It may not be a Macbook Air rival but it is still a device to look out for. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

HP Spectre Pro 13 G1-X2F01EANotebook: HP Spectre Pro 13 G1-X2F01EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

HP Spectre Pro 13
Source: Tech Smart English
Can the HP Spectre Pro 13 go toe to toe with one of the high-powered MacBook Pros? Yes and no, with certain elements truly shining and others flattering to deceive. The design for one, is either something you’re immediately attracted to or slightly turned off by. Options like the Acer Swift 7 (R25 000) or Asus ZenBook 3 (R25 000) may be easier to live with from a design perspective.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2017

Foreign Reviews

80% HP Spectre Pro 13 G1 (i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Go - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Spectre Pro 13 G1 (i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 10/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016

 

HP Spectre Pro x360 G2

Model variant with 512GB SSD:
HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 V1B04EA#ABD
Model variant with resolution 2560x1440:
HP Spectre Pro x360 G2
HP Spectre Pro x360 G1

Specifications

HP Spectre Pro x360 G2Notebook: HP Spectre Pro x360 G2
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Análise ao Spectre Pro x360 G2 da HP
Source: Aberto ate de Madrugada Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good built quality; high autonomy; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Relatively heavy; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016

 

Comment

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 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

5300U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

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.  

5600U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

6600U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.16 kg:

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

1.5 kg:


78.5%: 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, 2015-09-27 (Update: 2015-09-27)