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HP Spectre x2 12-a002tu


HP Spectre x2 12-a002tu
HP Spectre x2 12-a002tu (Spectre 12 Series)
Intel Core m5-6Y54 2 x 1.1 - 2.7 GHz, Skylake
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
12.10 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 182 PPI, 10 fingers, native pen support, LGD04A5, IPS, WUXGA-UWVA BrightView, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006, 256 GB 
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: micro-SD, Sensors: accelerometer
Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.1 x 303 x 209 ( = 0.52 x 11.93 x 8.23 in)
42 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Primary Camera: 6 MPix Intel RealSense R200 Intel OV8858 ISO-47
Secondary Camera: 4 MPix Intel OV5670 ISO-80
Additional features
Speakers: 4x stereo @ tablet; stereo @ base; Bang & Olufsen, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
848 g ( = 29.91 oz / 1.87 pounds), Power Supply: 328 g ( = 11.57 oz / 0.72 pounds)
1400 Euro



Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Spectre x2 12-a002tu

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%


Model: 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.

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.

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


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.

0.848 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles 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).

60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08- 1 (Update: 2016-08- 1)