HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W42EA
Reviews for the HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W42EA
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Positive: Excellent battery life; comfortable keyboard; slim, stylish look. Negative: Tough touchpad buttons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2015
Model: 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.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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).
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