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HP Spectre x2 Series

HP Spectre x2 12-a001naProcessor: Intel Core i5 7260U, Intel Core i7 7560U, Intel Core m3 6Y30
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Display: 12.1 inch, 12.3 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.15kg, 1.19kg
Price: 1000, 1100, 1400 euro
Average Score: 78.23% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 83%, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

HP Spectre x2 12-C001NF

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-C001NFNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-C001NF
Processor: Intel Core i5 7260U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Display: 12.3 inch, 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 96% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

HP Spectre X2 Review: Should You Trade Your Bulky Laptop For This?
Source: Unbox English
It depends on your needs. The HP Spectre X2 is a great little notebook for people constantly on the go and require lightweight gear for maximum comfort. It’s a great productivity tool, lasts quite a bit and has a nice display for you to work on.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2018
HP Spectre X2 (2017) Unboxing, First Impressions: Good Lookin’ Ultraportable
Source: Unbox English
HP is hoping that the Spectre X2’s lightweight and relatively powerful internals make it the natural choice of mobile workers everywhere. We’ll see for ourselves if it’s really the best choice for road warriors: we’ll be taking it with us as we leave for an overseas trip this weekend and see if it’s worth the Php 79,990 that HP Philippines is asking for it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2018
HP Spectre x2 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The HP Spectre x2 is that kind of notebook designed for people who need to be productive yet want to do it in style. It’s attractive, nicely crafted, and equipped with hardware powerful enough to run demanding applications. It’s well-thought-out as well as HP acknowledged its limitations and addressed it by including the necessary accessories in the package. They even threw in the HP Active Pen which is a welcome accessory for artists. It’s not perfect though, like its temperature when under load, pen sensitivity, and battery life. But considering the benefits mentioned, these are simple cons I can live with it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2018
96% HP x2 Spectre 2017 – rises above the surface (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
My initial impressions are that this is every bit as good as a Pro, it looks better, has a slightly better keyboard, slightly higher screen resolution, 2 x USB-C, and HP is offering a 1-year on-site fix or swap exchange warranty – that is excellent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 100%
Hands on: HP Spectre x2 review
Source: Techradar English
A gorgeous sequel that brings the device in line with both HP’s existing products and the company’s inspirations. Knowing its price, the Spectre x2 could very well be a compelling alternative to the Surface Pro devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2017

 

HP Spectre x2 12-c012dx

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-c012dxNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-c012dx
Processor: Intel Core i7 7560U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Display: 12.3 inch, 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

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

 

HP Spectre x2 12-C080no

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-C080noNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-C080no
Processor: Intel Core i5 7260U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Display: 12.3 inch, 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixels
Weight: 1.15kg
Links: HP homepage

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Test av HP Spectre X2
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Slim size and light weight; powerful hardware; good display; decent speakers; good price. Negative: Noisy under loads; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2017

 

HP Spectre x2 12-c000nf

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-c000nfNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-c000nf
Processor: Intel Core i5 7260U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Display: 12.3 inch, 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixels
Weight: 1.15kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP Spectre x2 (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

HP Spectre x2 12-c052nr

The HP Spectre x2 12-c052nr is a detachable laptop that revolutionizes workflow and creativity and experiences the pen in a whole new way. HP took the best bits from its Elite x2 tablet and the first-generation Spectre x2 tablet (2015), then updated the new Spectre x2 with the latest Kaby-Lake chips. The Spectre x2 (2017) weighs 2.48 pounds, putting it among the lighter tablets seen so far. Folded up, the tablet measures 11.57 x 8.15 x 0.52 inches. Compared to the older Elite x2, the new Spectre x2, HP’s latest tablet, feels noticeably lighter, though the thickness remains about the same. The Spectre x2’s keyboard is good. While Microsoft prefers to wrap its Surface keyboards in Alcantara fabric, HP has traditionally used an aluminum layer above a plastic foundation. The aluminum is not structural, as you will still see the slight bowing that characterizes other 2-in-1 keyboards. But the Spectre x2’s version also boasts a full 1.5mm of key travel, providing a comfortable, responsive typing experience. The elongated touchpad also works well. As for hardware, it runs on an Intel Core i7-7560U processor, 8GB of LPDDR3-1600 SDRAM and a 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. The HP Spectre x2 12-c052nr also features Intel’s Iris Plus 640 integrated graphics and a 12.3-inch touch display with a 3,000x2,000-pixel resolution behind Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4. This display is a big boost over the first-generation Spectre x2’s 1920x1280 display and even the new Surface Pro’s 2736x1824 display.  According to the specifications, it pumps out up to 411 nits, a surprising amount of light for a tablet.

The two cameras include a 13MP rear one for those who like to take photos and videos with their tablets. A 5MP wide-view front-facing camera does a fine job for Skype, and there is an IR camera to supplement the optical camera for Windows Hello. This time around, HP ditched the Wacom stylus, preferring an N-trig pen with just 1,048 pressure levels. HP’s pen is powered by an AAAA battery with about a year’s lifespan. It lacks the digital eraser found on the Surface Pen, though one of the two buttons can be configured to erase digital ink.  While last year’s Spectre x2 buried the speakers inside the keyboard, HP has returned to the more conventional front-firing speakers, once again tuned by Bang & Olufsen. They offer a serious punch, but turning off the B&O effects leaves music sounding tinny. Adjusting the bass slider seems to do absolutely nothing. Along the sides of the tablet is a pair of USB-C ports, either of which may be used for charging as well as I/O (USB 3.1 Gen 1, at 5Gbps) to drive a DisplayPort monitor. Even better, HP includes a USB-C to USB-A dongle inside the box. Users will also find a microSD-card slot on the left side of the tablet.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-c052nrNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-c052nr
Processor: Intel Core i7 7560U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Display: 12.3 inch, 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage

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

 

60% Hp Spectre X2 (2017) Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
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-l 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%

 

HP Spectre x2 12-a001na

Specifications

HP Spectre x2 12-a001naNotebook: HP Spectre x2 12-a001na
Processor: Intel Core m3 6Y30
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12.1 inch, 3:2, 1920 x 1280 pixels
Weight: 1.19kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% HP Spectre x2 review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Spectre x2 is clad with darling looks that distinguish it from the competition. The scrupulous trackpad and pedestrian battery life make the Spectre x2 a chore to use on the go. But it’s definitely an attractive option for those looking for a Surface Pro-alike for less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80%

 

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).


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

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640: Integrated graphics card (GT3e), which is used for some Kaby Lake CPUs (ULV models, 15 Watts).Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

7260U: Kaby-Lake based ULV-SoC (System on a Chip) for thin notebooks and Ultrabooks. Integrates two CPU cores clocked at 2.2-3.4 GHz as well as an Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU clocked at 300 - 950 MHz and 64 MB eDRAM. Manufactured in a 14nm process.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.  

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.Intel Core m3:

6Y30: 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.
» 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.

1.19 kg:


78.23%: 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, 2017-06-20 (Update: 2017-06-20)