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HP Spectre x360 14 Review: High-resolution OLED display, poor battery life

Spectacular. HP’s 2-in-1 device features a Tiger Lake CPU, two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 13.5-inch 3:2 OLED touchscreen (3000x2000). The touchscreen can be operated with both the included HP Tilt Pen and the fingers.
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The Spectre x360 is HP’s flagship 2-in-1 device, which is why it costs 1900 Euros (~$2320). There are also cheaper variants. The competing devices include the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1, the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo, the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3, the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5, and the Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N.

Because both the HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng and the HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 are identically built, we shall skip the sections that deal with the case, connectivity, input devices and the speakers. You can find all the appropriate information in our review of the sibling model.

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HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng (Spectre x360 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 30 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1300 MHz, Dual-channel mode, 27.20.10.9079
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X-3733, dual-channel, soldered-in, no memory slots
Display
13.50 inch 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive, 10 touchpoints, native pen support, Samsung SDC4148, OLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combination audio jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, eCompass, ambient light sensor, colour temperature sensor, infrared thermal sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 298.3 x 220.1 ( = 0.67 x 11.74 x 8.67 in)
Battery
66 Wh, 8210 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4, Keyboard: chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: yes, HP Tilt Pen, USB-C hub, carry sleeve, ExpressVPN (trial version), McAfee LiveSafe (Trial), MS Office 365 (version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.34 kg ( = 47.27 oz / 2.95 pounds), Power Supply: 290 g ( = 10.23 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
1899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Likely Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90 %
05/2021
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg16.9 mm13.50"3000x2000
84 %
07/2020
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
i5-1035G4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
1.2 kg13 mm13.30"1920x1080
87 %
04/2021
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg14.9 mm13.40"1920x1200
86 %
10/2019
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg13 mm13.40"1920x1200
87 %
02/2021
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.5 kg16.5 mm14.00"3840x2160
88 %
09/2020
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.2 kg14.9 mm13.50"2256x1504

Size Comparison

320.3 mm / 12.6 inch 215.6 mm / 8.49 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs303 mm / 11.9 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.2 kg2.56 lbs298.3 mm / 11.7 inch 220.1 mm / 8.67 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.3 kg2.95 lbs300.2 mm / 11.8 inch 222.25 mm / 8.75 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.2 kg2.61 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.3 kg2.93 lbs

Connectivity - HP Tilt Pen and USB-C hub included

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Left side: one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port
Left side: one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port
Right side: SD card reader (MicroSD), one Thunderbolt 4 port (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), power socket, one Thunderbolt 4 port (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
Right side: SD card reader (MicroSD), one Thunderbolt 4 port (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), power socket, one Thunderbolt 4 port (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
201 MB/s ∼100%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 32GB)
162.54 MB/s ∼81% -19%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
144.6 MB/s ∼72% -28%
Average of class Convertible
  (10 - 201, n=63, last 2 years)
81.7 MB/s ∼41% -59%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
78.4 MB/s ∼39% -61%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
72.3 MB/s ∼36% -64%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
10 MB/s ∼5% -95%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 32GB)
201.25 MB/s ∼100% +2%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
196.7 MB/s ∼98%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
187.5 MB/s ∼93% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (25 - 224, n=58, last 2 years)
97.7 MB/s ∼49% -50%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
88.3 MB/s ∼44% -55%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
84.8 MB/s ∼42% -57%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
31.8 MB/s ∼16% -84%

Communication

The Spectre x360 14 supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, thanks to an Intel communications module (AX201). The Spectre x360 14 does not achieve good speeds in our Wi-Fi test. This is probably due to some sort of driver issue. We did not encounter such issues with the sibling model.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1413 (1288min - 1503max) MBit/s ∼100% +54%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1384 (1306min - 1419max) MBit/s ∼98% +51%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1163 (846min - 1445max) MBit/s ∼82% +27%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=242)
1149 MBit/s ∼81% +25%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
919 (659min - 1009max) MBit/s ∼65%
Average of class Convertible
  (205 - 1690, n=88, last 2 years)
880 MBit/s ∼62% -4%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
855 (763min - 955max) MBit/s ∼61% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
625 (543min - 707max) MBit/s ∼44% -32%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
356 MBit/s ∼25% -61%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1325 (1191min - 1399max) MBit/s ∼100% +115%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1307 (1119min - 1370max) MBit/s ∼99% +113%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (119 - 1743, n=242)
1228 MBit/s ∼93% +100%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
976 (500min - 1075max) MBit/s ∼74% +59%
Average of class Convertible
  (119 - 1498, n=88, last 2 years)
918 MBit/s ∼69% +49%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
857 (782min - 887max) MBit/s ∼65% +39%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
850 (729min - 1030max) MBit/s ∼64% +38%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
640 MBit/s ∼48% +4%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
615 (593min - 637max) MBit/s ∼46%
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HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø615 (593-637)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø856 (782-887)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø959 (500-1075)
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1325 (1191-1399)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø850 (729-1030)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1307 (1119-1370)
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø920 (659-1009)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø625 (543-707)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø855 (763-955)
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1413 (1288-1503)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1384 (1306-1419)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1163 (846-1445)
ColorChecker
39.4 ∆E
28 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
36.7 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
36.7 ∆E
46.6 ∆E
39 ∆E
41.9 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
28.5 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
34.4 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3: 31.67 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 46.58 ∆E
ColorChecker
22.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
31.7 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
15 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng: 18.91 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 31.75 ∆E
ColorChecker
23.8 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
22 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY: 15.3 ∆E min: 5.85 - max: 25.37 ∆E
ColorChecker
8.7 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
15 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
9 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
ColorChecker MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT: 12.33 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 23.39 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.7 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
7 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
6 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000: 8.02 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 15.31 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.9 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K: 7.88 ∆E min: 2.21 - max: 12.06 ∆E

Accessories

In addition to the device itself, the box contains a carrying sleeve, a USB-C hub (2x USB-A, 1x HDMI, 1x USB-C with Power Pass-Through; PN: 5LX63AA#ABB) and an HP Tilt Pen MPP 2.0 (PN: 3J122AA#ABB). Not all models come with the aforementioned accessories.

HP Tilt Pen - An LED-Ring at the top of the pen indicates the battery status.
HP Tilt Pen - An LED-Ring at the top of the pen indicates the battery status.
The battery of the stylus is charged via a USB-C port.
The battery of the stylus is charged via a USB-C port.
The USB hub has the following dimensions: 89 x 28,4 x 10 mm.
The USB hub has the following dimensions: 89 x 28,4 x 10 mm.

Display - 3:2 OLED panel

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The 13.5-inch OLED panel of the Spectre x360 14 has a superb contrast ratio (37000:1) and an outstanding black value (0.01 cd/m²). The resolution (3000x2000) and the response times are also on a very high level. The maximum screen brightness of 373.8 cd/m² is quite decent. However, the IPS panel (1920x1280) of the sibling model offers a slightly higher maximum screen brightness (393.6 cd/m²). HP also offers a model of the Spectre x360 14 with a 1000-cd/m² panel (IPS, 1920x1280).

At 10% brightness and below, the OLED panel flickers with a frequency of 250 Hz. Because the frequency is so low susceptible individuals may experience headaches and/or eyestrain when using the device for long periods.

398
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung SDC4148
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 398 cd/m² Average: 373.8 cd/m² Minimum: 23.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 371 cd/m²
Contrast: 37000:1 (Black: 0.01 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.57 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 2.31
ΔE Greyscale 2.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
100% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
85.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
96.08% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.92% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.36
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Samsung SDC4148, OLED, 3000x2000, 13.50
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
BOE087A, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Sharp LQ134N1JW53, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
LG Philips LGD0663, IPS, 1920x1280, 13.50
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Sharp LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Lenovo CSOT3 MNE001EA1-2, IPS, 3840x2160, 14.00
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
BOE08BC, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.50
Display
-19%
-22%
-19%
-7%
-19%
Display P3 Coverage
99.92
69.83
-30%
65.85
-34%
69.92
-30%
94.37
-6%
69.38
-31%
sRGB Coverage
100
98.82
-1%
98.17
-2%
99.19
-1%
99.35
-1%
99.56
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
96.08
70.63
-26%
67.86
-29%
71.53
-26%
83.96
-13%
71.03
-26%
Response Times
-1675%
-2600%
-2440%
-913%
-1500%
-1222%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2 (1, 1)
44 (19, 15)
-2100%
64 (30.8, 33.2)
-3100%
62 (32, 30)
-3000%
47.6 (23.2, 24.4)
-2280%
45.6 (21.2, 24.4)
-2180%
49 (22, 27)
-2350%
Response Time Black / White *
2 (1, 1)
27 (15, 12)
-1250%
44 (22, 22)
-2100%
39.6 (21.6, 18)
-1880%
29.2 (16, 13.2)
-1360%
18.4 (5.2, 13.2)
-820%
28 (16, 12)
-1300%
PWM Frequency
250 (10)
2500 (25)
900%
208 (90)
-17%
Screen
-538%
-317%
-162%
-343%
-272%
-279%
Brightness middle
370
473
28%
551.3
49%
443.5
20%
549.8
49%
493
33%
454
23%
Brightness
374
434
16%
517
38%
394
5%
520
39%
453
21%
426
14%
Brightness Distribution
90
86
-4%
91
1%
78
-13%
86
-4%
85
-6%
91
1%
Black Level *
0.01
0.39
-3800%
0.37
-3600%
0.17
-1600%
0.39
-3800%
0.3
-2900%
0.33
-3200%
Contrast
37000
1213
-97%
1490
-96%
2609
-93%
1410
-96%
1643
-96%
1376
-96%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.57
5.18
-102%
1.45
44%
2.7
-5%
2.12
18%
2.2
14%
1.27
51%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.52
10.01
-121%
2.86
37%
4.36
4%
3.66
19%
5.6
-24%
2.42
46%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.31
1.7
26%
2.61
-13%
1.37
41%
1.2
48%
0.78
66%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.2
7.04
-220%
1.3
41%
3.4
-55%
2.6
-18%
3.6
-64%
1.07
51%
Gamma
2.36 93%
2.35 94%
2.14 103%
2.09 105%
2.3 96%
2.17 101%
2.39 92%
CCT
6154 106%
6753 96%
6580 99%
6144 106%
6884 94%
6754 96%
6530 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
85.8
65
-24%
62.1
-28%
65.4
-24%
75.2
-12%
65
-24%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
99
-1%
98.5
-1%
99.7
0%
99.3
-1%
100
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-1107% / -765%
-979% / -546%
-875% / -420%
-425% / -387%
-593% / -375%
-507% / -400%

* ... smaller is better

Straight out of the box, the colour accuracy is on a good level. We measured a Delta-E 2000 of 2.6—a very decent result. The display does not suffer from a bluish cast. Through calibration, the colour reproduction can be slightly improved: The Delta-E 2000 falls to 2.3 and the grayscale tracking also improves.

The preinstalled utility known as "HP Display Control" can be used to adjust the colour reproduction. In standard mode, the display covers 100% of the sRGB colour space. The panel also manages to cover 86% of the AdobeRGB colour space.

CalMAN - colour accuracy
CalMAN - colour accuracy
CalMAN - grayscale tracking
CalMAN - grayscale tracking
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - colour accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - colour accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - grayscale tracking (after calibration)
CalMAN - grayscale tracking (after calibration)
CalMAN - saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - saturation (after calibration)
Spectre vs. sRGB
Spectre vs. sRGB
Spectre vs. AdobeRGB
Spectre vs. AdobeRGB
HP Display Control
HP Display Control

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.1 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14825 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The viewing angles of the OLED panel are very good. Outdoors, the screen content can be hard to read because of the reflective screen surface.

The Spectre outdoors (in direct sunlight).
The Spectre outdoors (in direct sunlight).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Spectre x360 with a Tiger Lake chip

The HP Spectre x360 14 is a 2-in-1 device that delivers more than enough performance for office and web-based applications.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
 

System Settings

The power modes, which can be selected in the "HP Command Center" utility, have an impact on the performance, thermals and the system noise. We used the default power mode in our review. We also conducted some of our benchmarks in performance mode, which we clearly marked.

HP Command Center
HP Command Center
HP Command Center
HP Command Center

Processor

The Core i7-1165G7 a quad-care (Tiger Lake) CPU from Intel. The processor has a base clock of 2.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.1 GHz for all cores and 4.7 GHz for one core. Hyper-threading (two threads per one core) is supported.

In the multi-core section of the Cinebench R15 benchmarks, the processor operates at 1.6 to 3.8 GHz. In the single-core benchmarks, the CPU runs at 2 to 4.7 GHz. This is the level of performance that we see when the laptop is plugged in. When it is running on battery power, the clock rates drop significantly.

Multi-core performance (plugged in)
Multi-core performance (plugged in)
Single-core performance (plugged in)
Single-core performance (plugged in)

We check if the Turbo boost can be used over an extended period of time by running the Cinebench R15 multi-core benchmark in a continuous loop for 30 minutes. The CPU was able to achieve high clock rates only at the beginning of the CB 15 loop. The clock rates occasionally fell below the base frequency. In performance mode, the clock speeds were higher but less stable.

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HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø678 (568.27-735.86)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 Intel Core i5-1035G4: Ø442 (415.92-573.64)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø835 (828.74-851.79)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø800 (705.49-917.98)
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng Intel Core i7-1165G7; Leistung: Ø788 (705.75-837.07)
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7 Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø672 (632.81-836.68)
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø725 (694.34-866.49)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø522 (466.8-660.43)
CPU clocks during the  CB15 loop
CPU clocks during the CB15 loop
CPU clocks during the  CB15 loop (in "Performance" mode)
CPU clocks during the CB15 loop (in "Performance" mode)
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
206 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
736 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
87.18 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1457 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1444 Points ∼99% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1263 - 1534, n=37)
1428 Points ∼98% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1380 Points ∼95%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
1358 Points ∼93% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (382 - 1529, n=36, last 2 years)
1280 Points ∼88% -7%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5504 (5281.5min - 5504.22max) Points ∼100% +31%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5262 Points ∼96% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3773 - 6862, n=42)
5163 Points ∼94% +23%
Average of class Convertible
  (966 - 12629, n=37, last 2 years)
5063 Points ∼92% +20%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
4928 Points ∼90% +17%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4212 Points ∼77%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
557 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (471 - 588, n=59)
554 Points ∼99% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
551 Points ∼99% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
542 Points ∼97% +1%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
534 Points ∼96%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
471 Points ∼85% -12%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
465 Points ∼83% -13%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
450 Points ∼81% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (106 - 604, n=85, last 2 years)
441 Points ∼79% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
417 Points ∼75% -22%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2101 Points ∼100% +34%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
2024 Points ∼96% +29%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1987 Points ∼95% +26%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2657, n=59)
1983 Points ∼94% +26%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1830 Points ∼87% +16%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
1808 Points ∼86% +15%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 4953, n=85, last 2 years)
1635 Points ∼78% +4%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1572 Points ∼75%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1568 Points ∼75% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1210 Points ∼58% -23%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (199 - 230, n=53)
218 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
217 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
214 Points ∼98% +4%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
211.82 Points ∼97% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
206 Points ∼94%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
178.12 Points ∼82% -14%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
174 Points ∼80% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (47.6 - 243, n=90, last 2 years)
171 Points ∼78% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
164.58 Points ∼75% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
917.98 (705.49min - 917.98max) Points ∼100% +25%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
866 (694.34min - 866.49max) Points ∼94% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=61)
860 Points ∼94% +17%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
852 (828.74min - 851.79max) Points ∼93% +16%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
837 Points ∼91% +14%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
830 Points ∼90% +13%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
736 Points ∼80%
Average of class Convertible
  (90 - 2083, n=96, last 2 years)
708 Points ∼77% -4%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
662 (649.58min - 662max) Points ∼72% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
573 (415.92min - 573.64max) Points ∼62% -22%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1074.5 Seconds * ∼100% -46%
Average of class Convertible
  (246 - 5811, n=73, last 2 years)
955 Seconds * ∼89% -30%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
737 Seconds * ∼69%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
721.7 Seconds * ∼67% +2%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
679 Seconds * ∼63% +8%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
638 Seconds * ∼59% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=58)
612 Seconds * ∼57% +17%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
591 Seconds * ∼55% +20%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
585 Seconds * ∼54% +21%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
554 Seconds * ∼52% +25%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4651 - 5507, n=58)
5225 MIPS ∼100% +4%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5208 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5091 MIPS ∼97% +1%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5028 MIPS ∼96%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
5007 MIPS ∼96% 0%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4984 MIPS ∼95% -1%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4434 MIPS ∼85% -12%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4415 MIPS ∼84% -12%
Average of class Convertible
  (1307 - 5623, n=75, last 2 years)
4358 MIPS ∼83% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
4125 MIPS ∼79% -18%
7z b 4
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
25319 MIPS ∼100% +27%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27405, n=58)
23025 MIPS ∼91% +16%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
22898 MIPS ∼90% +15%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
22352 MIPS ∼88% +12%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22118 MIPS ∼87% +11%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
21828 MIPS ∼86% +10%
Average of class Convertible
  (3541 - 57319, n=76, last 2 years)
20272 MIPS ∼80% +2%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
19877 MIPS ∼79%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
18831 MIPS ∼74% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
12865 MIPS ∼51% -35%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1517 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (882 - 1595, n=57)
1517 Points ∼100% +4%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1515 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1498 Points ∼99% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
1471 Points ∼97% +1%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1457 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1277 Points ∼84% -12%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1274 Points ∼84% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (263 - 1566, n=72, last 2 years)
1216 Points ∼80% -17%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5583 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5543 Points ∼99% +11%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5374 Points ∼96% +8%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
5289 Points ∼95% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=57)
5138 Points ∼92% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4996 Points ∼89%
Average of class Convertible
  (858 - 8620, n=72, last 2 years)
4402 Points ∼79% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
4250 Points ∼76% -15%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
3979 Points ∼71% -20%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
7.06 fps ∼100% +36%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
6.5 fps ∼92% +25%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
6.38 fps ∼90% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=58)
6.35 fps ∼90% +22%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.24 fps ∼88% +20%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5.77 fps ∼82% +11%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.7 - 15.2, n=72, last 2 years)
5.34 fps ∼76% +2%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.21 fps ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
3.41 fps ∼48% -35%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (40.7 - 172, n=64, last 2 years)
62.8 s * ∼100% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
59.79 s * ∼95% -4%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
57.6 s * ∼92%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
54.57 s * ∼87% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
52.6 s * ∼84% +9%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
51.6 s * ∼82% +10%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
49.4 s * ∼79% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=57)
48.3 s * ∼77% +16%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
46.5 s * ∼74% +19%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Intel Core i5-1035G4
0.745 sec * ∼100% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.504 - 1.759, n=64, last 2 years)
0.711 sec * ∼95% -13%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistung)
0.641 sec * ∼86% -2%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.63 sec * ∼85%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.608 sec * ∼82% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=58)
0.591 sec * ∼79% +6%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.587 sec * ∼79% +7%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.587 sec * ∼79% +7%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system feels very responsive. We did not encounter any problems during our review. The Spectre x360 14 offers more than enough performance for office and web-based applications. The PCMark results show the system to be quite well-rounded. The RAM (16 GB, LPDDR4X-3733, soldered-in) runs in dual-channel mode. The amount of RAM cannot be increased.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3770 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4312 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2721 points
PCMark 10 Score
4531 points
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PCMark 10
Score
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4955 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4531 - 5454, n=36)
4952 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4765 Points ∼96% +5%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
4746 Points ∼96% +5%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
4677 Points ∼94% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
4531 Points ∼91%
Average of class Convertible
  (1154 - 5971, n=84, last 2 years)
4225 Points ∼85% -7%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4158 Points ∼84% -8%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8997 - 11505, n=36)
10072 Points ∼100% +7%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10023 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
9678 Points ∼96% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9574 Points ∼95% +1%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
9450 Points ∼94%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
9233 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (3258 - 11505, n=84, last 2 years)
8777 Points ∼87% -7%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
8279 Points ∼82% -12%
Productivity
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
7179 Points ∼100% +14%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
6948 Points ∼97% +10%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6772 Points ∼94% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5570 - 7136, n=36)
6728 Points ∼94% +7%
Average of class Convertible
  (1881 - 8653, n=84, last 2 years)
6363 Points ∼89% +1%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6340 Points ∼88% +1%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
6291 Points ∼88%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5763 Points ∼80% -8%
Digital Content Creation
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
5045 Points ∼100% +19%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5495, n=36)
4875 Points ∼97% +15%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4867 Points ∼96% +15%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4840 Points ∼96% +14%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
4247 Points ∼84%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
3998 Points ∼79% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (681 - 6844, n=84, last 2 years)
3736 Points ∼74% -12%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
3667 Points ∼73% -14%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4409 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3769 - 5364, n=15)
4300 Points ∼98% +14%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4275 Points ∼97% +13%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
3982 Points ∼90% +6%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
3770 Points ∼86%
Average of class Convertible
  (1670 - 5041, n=55, last 2 years)
3656 Points ∼83% -3%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
5086 Points ∼100% +87%
Average of class Convertible
  (2435 - 5366, n=52, last 2 years)
4216 Points ∼83% +55%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3039 Points ∼60% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2431 - 3187, n=14)
2920 Points ∼57% +7%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
2723 Points ∼54% 0%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
2721 Points ∼53%

DPC Latencies  

Our DPC latency test (web-surfing, 4K video playback, Prime95) reveals that the Spectre x360 is not fit for work with real-time audio and video.

Latency Monitor
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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2495.3 μs * ∼100% -52%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1739.33 μs * ∼70% -6%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
1640.7 μs * ∼66%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1203.7 μs * ∼48% +27%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
937.7 μs * ∼38% +43%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our review device features two Intel NVMe SSDs (1 TB, 32 GB), which are housed in one M.2-2280 module. The 32 GB SSD serves as cache for the 1 TB solid state drive. The 32 GB SSD is supposed to increase writing speeds and decrease loading times.

The transfer rates are on a decent level. However, many other SSDs manage to achieve significantly faster data transfer speeds—without any cache SSDs. Howbeit, the cache SSD significantly increases the random read rates.         

Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2536 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1793 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 581.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 475.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1660 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1422 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 140 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 128.9 MB/s
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Average Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H)
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
11%
54%
4%
-20%
12%
-11%
0%
Write 4K
128.9
157.9
22%
311.1
141%
82.21
-36%
106.7
-17%
161.8
26%
168.39
31%
129
0%
Read 4K
140
48.37
-65%
56.64
-60%
45.7
-67%
49.94
-64%
40.67
-71%
55
-61%
140
0%
Write Seq
1422
2196
54%
2397
69%
2000
41%
1223
-14%
1873
32%
1422
0%
Read Seq
1660
2064
24%
2277
37%
2206
33%
1801
8%
2059
24%
1660
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
475.1
457
-4%
803.4
69%
451.2
-5%
325.3
-32%
529.5
11%
476.09
0%
475
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
581.3
513.5
-12%
849.4
46%
351
-40%
550.5
-5%
440.4
-24%
505.84
-13%
581
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
1793
2354
31%
2410
34%
2982
66%
1224
-32%
3005
68%
1491.5
-17%
1793
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
2536
3557
40%
4954
95%
3529
39%
2350
-7%
3370
33%
2356.6
-7%
2536
0%
Write 4K Q8T8
930.25
Read 4K Q8T8
963.21
AS SSD
51%
171%
128%
-41%
131%
78%
0%
Seq Read
1342.99
2637.35
96%
3788.8
182%
2187.57
63%
1801.35
34%
2793
108%
2071
54%
1343
0%
Seq Write
1221.64
2000.34
64%
2257.33
85%
1319.57
8%
1125.2
-8%
1292
6%
1462
20%
1222
0%
4K Read
63.62
52.7
-17%
54.16
-15%
53.52
-16%
39.7
-38%
46.5
-27%
49.82
-22%
63.6
0%
4K Write
107.79
148.43
38%
78.69
-27%
123.69
15%
67.02
-38%
220.79
105%
140.72
31%
108
0%
4K-64 Read
417.5
646.62
55%
1330.18
219%
1010.09
142%
1252.59
200%
1117.97
168%
869.14
108%
418
0%
4K-64 Write
496.02
865.08
74%
2038.29
311%
1807.55
264%
208.96
-58%
1573.38
217%
729.12
47%
496
0%
Access Time Read *
0.103
0.072
30%
0.042
59%
0.055
47%
0.069
33%
0.041
60%
0.069
33%
0.103
-0%
Access Time Write *
0.043
0.026
40%
0.04
7%
0.076
-77%
0.625
-1353%
0.017
60%
0.028
35%
0.043
-0%
Score Read
615
963
57%
1763
187%
1282
108%
1472
139%
1444
135%
1126
83%
615
0%
Score Write
726
1214
67%
2343
223%
2063
184%
388
-47%
1923
165%
1016
40%
726
0%
Score Total
1675
2653
58%
4938
195%
3970
137%
2583
54%
4037
141%
2700
61%
1675
0%
Copy ISO MB/s
334.86
2269.67
578%
1644.15
391%
1292.6
286%
1812.21
441%
1573.57
370%
335
0%
Copy Program MB/s
276.32
669.67
142%
919.95
233%
560.31
103%
528.23
91%
552.95
100%
276
0%
Copy Game MB/s
433.16
1524.66
252%
1724.84
298%
926.53
114%
1134.12
162%
993.1
129%
433
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
31% / 34%
113% / 129%
66% / 83%
-31% / -34%
72% / 88%
34% / 51%
0% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous Read Speed: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 1TB HBRPEKNX0203AH(L/H): Ø1942 (901.78-1974.89)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ: Ø3314 (2251.39-3396.05)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162: Ø4419 (176.93-4970.33)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø3521 (3261.68-3536.79)
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00: Ø3384 (3068.13-3412.28)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB: Ø2320 (2029.13-2329.98)

Graphics Card

Intel’s Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU supports DirectX 12 and can achieve core clocks of up to 1300 MHz. The integrated GPU performed as expected in our review. In performance mode, the GPU performs better in the 3DMark benchmarks than in standard mode.

Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Night Raid
Night Raid
Wild Life Extreme
Wild Life Extreme
Fire Strike (performance mode)
Fire Strike (performance mode)
Night Raid (performance mode)
Night Raid (performance mode)
Wild Life Extreme (performance mode)
Wild Life Extreme (performance mode)
3DMark 11 Performance
5952 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
14493 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4135 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1522 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
6983 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo Yoga 9 14 ITL 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
6779 Points ∼97% +9%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6658 Points ∼95% +7%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4841 - 7090, n=51)
6382 Points ∼91% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14-ea0378ng
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6214 Points ∼89%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4594 Points ∼66% -26%