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HP Spectre x2 12-c012dx

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-c012dx
HP Spectre x2 12-c012dx (Spectre x2 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-7560U 2 x 2.4 - 3.8 GHz, Kaby Lake
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600
Display
12.30 inch 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixel 293 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
360GB SSD
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer; Gyroscope; eCompass, 2 USB 3.1 Type-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.2 x 293.9 x 207.1 ( = 0.52 x 11.57 x 8.15 in)
Battery
41.58 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen, Keyboard: Chiclet, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Spectre x2 12-c012dx

60% Review: HP Spectre x2 (2017)
Source: PC Authority English
At $3,299 the HP Spectre x2 initially looked a tasty proposition, so it’s disappointing that it misfires in key areas. At first sight, it’s a stunning 2-in-1 with blistering short-burst performance, a fantastic screen and a set of forward-firing speakers that will make films sound great.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% HP Spectre x2 review
Source: Techradar English
The HP Spectre x2 is, no doubt, one of the best Windows tablets ever made. From its hardy performance to its shockingly low starting price for a Intel Core i7 processor, the HP Spectre x2 is a drop-dead beautiful adversary to the Surface Pro, perhaps finally giving Microsoft the push it needs to shake up its design philosophy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Spectre x2 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The newest iteration of the HP Spectre x2 is certainly an improvement, and it is a relative bargain at its $1,299 price. That's especially true considering its stable keyboard cover and Active Pen are included, helping to avoid that $230 upcharge with the Microsoft Surface Pro. However, as tested, the Dell Latitude 5285 and the Surface Pro are both better-equipped, faster, and have many more hours of battery life than the HP tablet. Though pricier, the Surface Pro is the best choice overall among 2-in-1 detachable-hybrid tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Review: HP Spectre x2 (2017)
Source: Wired Magazine English
Crow about the Surface Pro all you want: Today the Spectre x2 is the 2-in-1 to beat—across the board in performance, usability, and price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% HP Spectre x2 (2017) review:
Source: CNet English
If you like your two-in-one pretty and sufficient for streaming video, lots of typing, ink-based markup or casual sketching in proximity to a power outlet, the HP Spectre x2 hits the mark.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
90% HP Spectre x2 Review (2017): A Very Serious Surface Pro Challenger
Source: Paste English
While the Spectre x2 borrows the iconic Surface Pro form factor, HP added its own design flourishes to make the Spectre a uniquely luxurious alternative to Microsoft’s category-defining detachable. A unibody frame, mid-century-like modern design, attractive Ash Silver paint coat, Midas-like copper accent and a rich Saffiano faux leather folio gives the Spectre x2 a level of sophistication and elegance that’s largely unrivaled in the tech space. If you’re in the market for a detachable or shopping for a Surface Pro, the Spectre x2 should be on the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% HP Spectre X2 review (2017): A more refined Surface clone
Source: Engadget English
Overall, the new Spectre X2 brings along some much-needed improvements, but a few issues hold it back from being a must-have. HP seriously has to do something about its battery life, especially now that Microsoft offers twice as much with the Surface Pro. And the touchpad problems, which we've criticized with the last model, are simply inexcusable. HP has proven it can build showstopping, stylish machines. Now it needs to make sure they're as easy to use as the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% HP Spectre x2 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Spectre x2's colorful and bright display, seductive design and excellent keyboard almost place it at the front of the class for detachable 2-in-1 notebooks. We also appreciate the improved hinge mechanism and included Type-A USB dongle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance
Source: PC World English
In this case, though, I think HP bit off slightly more than it could chew. If you’re a typical user, you’ll probably be happy with the day-to-day performance of the Spectre x2. Yet its fan flips on more often than I’d like, and either an improved cooling solution, a lower-resolution display, or simply a lower-power chip could have solved that problem and extended the tablet’s battery life. In HP’s mind, the Spectre brand exudes a sense of elegance and power that set the tone for its design. That’s a noble goal, and the Spectre x2 almost gets there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance
Source: Good Gear Guide English
In this case, though, I think HP bit off slightly more than it could chew. If you’re a typical user, you’ll probably be happy with the day-to-day performance of the Spectre x2. Yet its fan flips on more often than I’d like, and either an improved cooling solution, a lower-resolution display, or simply a lower-power chip could have solved that problem and extended the tablet’s battery life. In HP’s mind, the Spectre brand exudes a sense of elegance and power that set the tone for its design. That’s a noble goal, and the Spectre x2 almost gets there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2017
HP Spectre x2 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Spectre x2 may look like other 2-in-1 detachable tablets, but subtle design improvements and a good value proposition make it an attractive alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2017

Comment

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640: Integrated graphics card (GT3e), which is used for some Kaby Lake CPUs (ULV models, 15 Watts).

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.


i7-7560U: Kaby-Lake based ULV-SoC (System on a Chip) for thin notebooks and Ultrabooks. Integrates two CPU cores clocked at 2.4-3.8 GHz as well as an Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz and 64 MB eDRAM. Manufactured in a 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.30":

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.


1.1 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%: 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, 2017-07-21 (Update: 2017-07-21)