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HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx
HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx (Spectre 12 Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
12.1 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1300 Euro

 

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Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Spectre x2 12-a002dx

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%

Comment

Model: 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.

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.1":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
1.2 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).


77.5%: 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, 2015-12- 5 (Update: 2015-12- 5)