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HP Spectre x360 15-ch004ng

Specifications

HP Spectre x360 15-ch004ng
HP Spectre x360 15-ch004ng (Spectre x360 Series)
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
512 MB NAND Flash, 0.5 GB 
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth Yes
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.4 x 359 x 250 ( = 0.76 x 14.13 x 9.84 in)
Battery
84 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.0MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Spectre x360 15-ch004ng

HP Spectre x360 15 review: A convertible laptop/tablet that's as powerful as it gets
Source: Digital Arts English
There’s two conclusions to be made here. The first is the HP Spectre x360 15 itself. The high-end laptop has been around for two years now, but it took Intel’s Kaby Lake-G to make it sing, delivering plenty of performance to go with the looks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2018
90% HP Spectre x360 15 review: With Kaby Lake-G, this laptop can do almost anything
Source: PC World English
HP's Spectre x360 15 sets a new performance bar for mainstream laptops, thanks to its Kaby Lake-G CPU. Fortified with Radeon RX Vega discrete graphics, it upends the stereotype that 360-degree convertible laptops can’t deliver top performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% HP Spectre x360 (2018, 15-inch, Kaby Lake G) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Kaby Lake G series HP Spectre x360 is an attractive, powerful and comfortable 2-in-1.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Spectre x360 15 will make your MacBook Pro friends jealous
Source: CNet English
Debuting at CES 2018, the 15.6-inch two-in-one shows the pen might be mightier than the Touch Bar.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/08/2018

Foreign Reviews

HP Spectre x360 15 Preview
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Great built quality; nice display; powerful hardware; good ergonomy; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2018

Comment

Model: HP uses the slogan “revolutionary power, extraordinarily thin” for the HP Spectre x360 series (2018), which includes 13-inch and 15-inch models. All models from 2018 feature an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor. We will cover the HP Spectre x360 15-ch004ng with Intel Core i7-8705G and AMD Radeon RX Vega M 870 4 GB here, which is called HP Spectre x360 - 15t Touch Laptop in the US. HP also offers variants of the HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) with Intel Core i7-8550U and Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated). In any case, the HP Spectre x360 15 models feature a 15.6-inch 4K IPS micro-edge BrightView touch screen with WLED backlight, Corning Gorilla Glass, and a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

Design and Connectivity

The Spectre x360 15-inch has matte metal finish with copper accents. It measures at 35.9 x 25 x 1.94 cm and weighs at 2.14 kg according to the manufacturer’s specification. Size and weight can vary depending on the configuration. www.digitaltrends.com thinks the x360 15 feels rather conventional in the day-to-day. According to www.theverge.com the metal unibody design is quite sturdy, but keyboard and palmrest flex under exerted pressure. Moreover, they complain that the bottom plate and rubber feet don’t keep the laptop perfectly level on a desk. www.pcworld.com argues that thanks to a stiff chassis, you can pick up the Spectre x360 15 one-handed, and you needn’t fear that you’ll bend it.

Thanks to its 360 degree hinge, the convertible can also be used as tablet. Since it is a large and heavy device, www.digitaltrends.com feels, “It’s not pleasant to hold”. www.theverge.com confirms that the device is far too heavy and unwieldy to use in tablet mode for any length of time.

The laptop can be connected to wireless networks via an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) module, which also supports Bluetooth 5. The interfaces include two Thunderbolt 3 ports (up to 40 Gbit/s), which supports DisplayPort 1.2, and HP Sleep and Charge, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 (HP Sleep and Charge), HDMI, a combined headphone/microphone jack, and an SD card reader.

For security, the Spectre x360 15 features a fingerprint reader and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Moreover, facial recognition is supported. According to www.theverge.com, fingerprinting and facial recognition work well, but the latter is more convenient and faster.

Input Devices

In www.digitaltrends.com’s opinion, the Spectre x360 15-inch's entirely conventional, long-travel keyboard with numpad feels great. In contrast, Stefan Etienne from www.theverge.com complains, “The keys are shallow with some resistance (though not as shallow as the MacBook’s), too small even for my nimble fingers, and generally just not a great experience to type on for long periods.” www.pcworld.com criticizes the half-height cursor keys for moving up and down. According to www.laptopmag.com the HP Spectre x360's keyboard allows for comfortable, speedy typing thanks to 1.4 millimeters of key travel and 69 grams of actuation force.

www.digitaltrends.com evaluates, “[...] the Spectre’s touch surface felt finicky. It offered a poor sense of friction and occasionally failed to respond when expected.” www.theverge.com thinks the touchpad is oddly sized, being too wide on the sides and too short from the top and bottom.

In addition to keyboard and touchpad, the laptop can be controlled with the X360’s multi-touch panel. HP’s Digital Pen is included. It offers 1.024 levels of sensitivity and www.digitaltrends.com calls it “functional but unimpressive”. The stylus can not be attached to the laptop. Hence it is easy to loose.

Display

A resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels on a 15.6-inch screen gives a pixel density of 280 PPI. www.digitaltrends.com measured a contrast ratio came of 830:1, which is worse than the contrast ratio of their Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 test sample (1,460:1 contrast ratio, brighter, and lower black value). According to www.theverge.com the brightness is 340 cd/m², but the display lacks 100 percent Adobe RGB color coverage. For www.pcworld.com, who measured a slightly lower maximum of 319 cd/m² than www.theverge.com, the 4K screen could be a little brighter. According to www.laptopmag.com’s colorimeter , the Spectre x360 produces 119 percent of the sRGB spectrum. They say the screen produces crisp, bright and vivid images.

Hardware and Performance

The HP Spectre x360 15-ch004ng features a Core i7-8705G and an AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics. The 45W mobile processor with a Turbo frequency of up to 4.2 GHz and 8 MB of cache memory features four cores and eight threads. According to www.digitaltrends.com the CPU performance is about on par with their Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 test sample with the same processor, while Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is slower.

The discrete AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL is bundled with the Core i7-8705G in a single package. It is directly connected to the processor via Intel’s PCIe lanes, features 20 Compute Units and runs up to 1190 MHz boost frequency. 4 GB of low power dedicated HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory Gen 2) VRAM ensure a memory bandwidth up to 205 GB/s. According to Intel’s benchmarks, the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL’s performance should be in between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. Therefore, this graphics card should be well suited for 1080p gaming. HP Spectre x360 15 variants with Nvidia MX150 offer lower graphics performance. According to www.digitaltrends.com Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 with the same processor and graphics card combination offers about the same graphics performance. However, the GPU performance is in no way high enough for 4K gaming. www.theverge.com recorded 60 fps in League of Legends on medium settings and 4K resolution, but more graphical intense games require Full HD resolution and lower details.

The Spectre x360 15-ch004ng comes with a 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. Other options are 256 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB NVMe M.2 SSDs. In www.laptopmag.com’s test the 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD in their test sample duplicated 4.97 GB of multimedia files in 18 seconds, for a rate of 282.7 MBps, which is higher than their 283 MBps premium-notebook average, but lower than most laptops’ in their comparison group.

Temperature and System Noise

www.digitaltrends.com measured a maximum temperature of 126 degrees Fahrenheit (~52 degrees Celsius) on the bottom rear of the chassis and recommends to keep the laptop off your lap when the fans start to kick up. www.laptopmag.com reports, “The Spectre x360 runs a little warm, but it's not too hot.”. They measured between 96 (~35.5 °C) and 99 (~37 °C) degrees Fahrenheit on the underside, 82 Fahrenheit (~28 °C) on the touchpad and 93 Fahrenheit (~34 °C) on the keyboard. laptops.pczubehortest.ga reports that the fan is quite audible.

Sound

The speakers are tuned by Bang & Olufsen. www.digitaltrends.com says that the speakers struggle with treble when the volume exceeds 90 percent. www.theverge.com thinks audio reproduction is composed of treble and a hollowness and the speakers can fill a small room, but don’t sound that great.

Battery Life

The HP Spectre x360 15-ch004ng is powered by a lithium-ion battery with 6 cells and a capacity of 84 Wh. The laptop lasted 6.5 hours in www.digitaltrends.com’s web browsing loop and barely more than three hours in their most demanding web benchmark loop. In www.laptopmag.com’s battery test (web browsing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits), this convertible lasted 5 hours and 27 minutes. This on-line magazine summarizes that while those scores are noticeably better than the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1’s, they fall behind what they expect from a modern laptop. www.theverge.com recommends to bring your charger if you expect to use the Spectre x360 for a plane flight or at a campus library. In contrast, www.pcworld.com thinks battery life is relatively good for the laptop’s power demands and configuration.

The battery is charged via a proprietary power-in and not one of the available USB-C ports.

Summary

Many on-line magazines like the X360’s excellent CPU performance and 1080p gaming capabilities, but complain about size and weight in tablet use, and battery life. For www.theverge.com the Spectre X360 15 lacks harmony when it comes to nailing the right balance for creative users and mobile warriors who want quad-core performance and 4K visuals in a portable package. www.digitaltrends.com recommends not to buy this machine since the 2-in-1-design is not that suitable for a big, chunky machine with short battery life.

As of 07-23-2018, the HP Spectre x360 15-ch004ng is offered by amazon.de for 1,975.77 Euro. In the US, HP currently sells the HP Spectre x360 - 15t Touch Laptop with equivalent configuration for 1720 Dollars.

The closest competitor is probably the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1. The Asus Flip 15 with Intel Core i7-8550U, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with 2 GB VRAM, 2 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD, and 4K display offers comparably hardware for a similar price. The most more expensive Microsoft Surface Book 2 (lower CPU performance, higher gaming, graphical performance) is more useful as tablet thanks to its detachable screen. If you want to save money you and can live with lower graphics performance you can also consider, for example, the much cheaper Lenovo’s Yoga 720 (7th generation CPU, integrated graphics chip).

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Press Review by Martina Osztovits

Series:

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

The HP Spectre x360 Series is a series of convertible laptop for business productivity. Thanks to its 360 degrees hinge, it supports four modes. It features a 6th generation Intel Core processor with HD Graphics 520 up to the Intel Core i7-6500U, up to 16 GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM and a 256 GB mSATA SSD, which is definitely high performance hardware. Depending on the model, the 15.6-inch touchscreen either features FHD resolution or UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) and IPS technology.

According to HP, the Spectre x360 Series boasts a battery life of up to 12:30 hours. In addition, the Windows 10 system uses an HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated dual array digital microphone and quad speakers with Bang & Olufsen audio. For wireless connectivity, it has a WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 combo adapter. The connectivity includes a USB 3.0 Type-C port, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP 2.2 support, a Mini DisplayPort and a headphone/microphone combo.

Press Review by Capuchino Saber

Convertible laptops become one of the most favorite trends these days due to the convenience it could bring to user. It is visibly seen that the trend of 2-in-1 ultrabooks is upward quickly to supply user’s multi-purpose, especially the entertainment purposes, such as: surfing the internet, watching movies, listening to music or even playing some games. That’s why there are much more convertible notebook versions built to satisfy this demands better, and the HP Spectre x360 15-inch is not an exception. The previous version - HP Spectre x360 13-inch Ultrabook got positive evaluations. However, the new HP Spectre x360 15-inch version is bigger, heavier and more powerful than its predecessor, the Spectre 13-inch notebook. HP ameliorated the 4K screen, pen support and improved the battery life longer for this newest version, the Spectre x360 15-inch. HP has built many different versions for customers, so that they could easily choose the most suitable version to their purposes. We will have a look on the most premium version of this ultrabook which features an Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U processor, 16 GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce 940MX discrete graphics card and a 512 GB SSD.

Design

The Spectre x360, which is remarked by page LaptopMag, is one of the most handsome laptops on the market: “The copper accents give HP its own distinct aesthetic compared to all of the silver notebooks on the market. The Spectre feels premium too, thanks to its CNC aluminum body”. According to page PasteMagazine, the 15-inch Spectre x360 carries the same design DNA as its smaller 13-inch sibling. But, with a machined metal body, this convertible laptop is as visually stunning as it is durable. Also, “I think the Spectre x360 is by far one of the nicest looking and quality feeling Windows laptops, even besting Microsoft’s Surface series”, said the reviewer of page WindowsCentral. Similarly, page ArsTechnica left a comment that this ultrabook took the best parts of a good convertible - a light build and well-designed frame - and combined them with necessities of a laptop - good battery life, strong performance, and a solid selection ports. As a review from page GizMoDo, the handsome design of the new x360 comes with “a much smaller bezel than last year’s model”, and “an aluminum body that manages to feel svelte despite being a tad thicker than its predecessor”. Moreover, it’s gained the extra thickness to pack in a larger battery, which gave me 10 hours of mixed usage at 70 percent brightness. Mentioning the HP Spectre x360 15’s appearance, the page TechRadar said that it was guaranteed to catch you a few jealous stares while working from a coffee shop on a Tuesday afternoon. Overall, “At 4.4 pounds and 14 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches, the Spectre is a fairly average size and weight for a 15-inch 2-in-1” (LaptopMag).

Display

“With 72 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy, the display is good, but not the most color accurate, the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book offer more accurate displays, I found, but compared to OLED panels, colors are more balanced, without overly punchy saturation, on the Spectre” (PasteMagazine). With the same opinion, the reviewer of page WindowsCentral supposed that the 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS display HP uses in the Spectre x360 15 is a different class than the Sharp IGZO display found in Dell’s XPS line. Also commented from this page, the colors are not overly vibrant, and while the screen is glossy, the reviewer didn’t find reflections too bothersome. “I was blown away by the colors on the Spectre x360’s 15.6 inch, 4K touch screen, but I wish it were a tad brighter”, said LaptopMag. In contrast, regarding the ComputerShopper, they watched a variety of natively stored and Youtube-stream 4K video, and all looked impressively sharp, with only modest glare evident on the glossy screen. The HP Spectre x360 15’s screen, as remarked from LaptopMag, could also be a bit brighter: “It measured an average 255 nits on our light meter, which is lower than the mainstream average (268 nits), the Notebook 7 Spin (260 nits) and the Lenovo Yoga 910 (292 nits)”. Moreover, the WindowsCentral’s reviewer gave a perspective that the look of this screen is the opposite of AMOLED and other technologies that offer high contrast at the expense of looking fake. He sometimes found Dell’s IGZO 4K overwhelming, but he did not have such a problem there.

Keyboard, touchpad, and stylus

According to LaptopMag the keyboard is punchy with a deep travel of 1.5 mm. But it requires just 50 grams of force to press, which occasionally resulted in the bottoming out, but didn’t really affect the performance. PasteMagazine left a remark that with 1.5 mm of key travel when compared to 1.3 mm on the smaller 13-inch Spectre, the Spectre x360 15-inch matches the Surface Book’s keyboard, and this is easily one of the most comfortable keyboards that the writer has used on a consumer notebook. Besides, “The Spectre x360 15’s keyboard is likely my favorite keyboard on any laptop. It’s outstanding. There’s no flex on the body when typing on a desk, and it is just a satisfying experience”, WindowsCentral evaluated. “The keys are a hair smaller than those on my MacBook Air, but they’re neither too small nor too big, and they allow me to type at normal pace”, ArsTechnica remarked. Sharing about the keyboard experience, following a remark of page ComputerShopper, by giving the size and thickness of the laptop, the keys feel a tad shallow, though they did note a bit of satisfactory “snap” in the key response as they typed. Nevertheless, as a comment of GizMoDo, the addition of a row of function keys to the right side of the keyboard could make user annoyed: “As a touch typist, I felt myself off by a letter, which was extremely frustrating”. According to PasteMagazine, there are two issues that the reviewer had to complain about the keyboard: Firstly, the backlight is not adjustable; secondly, HP added a column of navigation keys to the right edge of the keyboard. So touch typists will likely need some time to adjust to the extra keys, as it makes the keyboard shift over to the left slightly.

On the contrary, “The touchpad on the Spectre is just what I expect from a premium product. It’s spacious, responsive and clicky”, LaptopMag evaluated. With the same opinion from PasteMagazine, the Synaptics trackpad that HP employed on the Spectre is spacious: “Like Apple, HP decided to outfit its notebook with a larger trackpad, the Spectre’s laptop is bigger in width and not in height”. Page WindowsCentral stated that it was a very smooth, satisfying trackpad with adequate clicking that wouldn’t annoy us each time we use it in a quiet room. The Spectre x360 15’s trackpad is super wide, measuring 5.5 x 2.74 inches. As ArsTechnica remarked, regardless of its glass surface enabling our finger to move smoothly across its surface area, it’s not a Microsoft Precision Touchpad, which means it won’t automatically support new Windows 10 trackpad gestures as they’re added in future release. “Although it’s wide and full, the touchpad’s proximity to the keyboard is a tight squeeze, making for some obtrusive typing sessions” (TechRadar’s quote). For the pen support, the HP Spectre x360 15 got a positive review from LaptopMag: “The stylus supports 2048 degrees of pressure sensitivity, and I was easily able to change the width of my pen strokes in Microsoft Ink’s Sketchpad. It is slightly thicker than the average pen and is comfortable to hold”. In the same argument with LaptopMag, PasteMagazine thought that HP’s pen offered a very responsive experience: “If you prefer to take handwritten notes, like to sketch or draw or like using a digital canvas for your creative work, the Spectre x360 is a compelling and even more affordable alternative to Microsoft’s Surface Book”.

Audio

PasteMagazine writes about the sound of HP Spectre x360 15, “The Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers delivered clear audio with minimal distortion even at high volumes. Mids and highs sound good, but I wish Bang & Olufsen did more work to give bass and lows a punchier response without sounding over-engineered”. Similarly, LaptopMag gave the same point of view that HP’s partnership with Bang’s Olufsen continued to bear fruit with the Spectre x360: “The sound was mostly balanced, and the lead and backing vocals and cymbals were clear”. In general, the Spectre 15’s speakers are nice though it is considered to be “very crispy”. WindowsCentral states, “While they can get thunderous, I do wish there were some more bass and richness to the audio to make it perfect”.

Performance

With a 2.9 GHz 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500U CPU, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU, LaptopMag’s review configuration of the Spectre x360 is primed for getting work done. The reviewer opened 30 tabs in Chrome, and one of which was streaming a 1080p episode of Last Week Tonight without a hint of lag. The PasteMagazine also showed a plus point for this laptop’s performance: “In my use, the Spectre whizzed through most of my computing workflow with aplomb, and the notebook is capable at handling most tasks I threw its way”. Also, for LaptopMag, the HP Spectre x360 15 is able to do several very light gaming: “Using its integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, the Spectre ran Dirt 3 at 29 fps, below our 30 fps playability threshold. The Nvidia GeForce 940MX isn’t primed for intensive games, though”. The reviewer of page ArsTechnica expected to see one of Nvidia’s newer 1000-series GPUs in the Spectre x360 15 instead of the Nvidia GeForce 940MX: “The older GeForce 940MX only offers a slight improvement over Intel’s integrated GPUs, and it’s not the best companion for a high resolution 4K display”. In the same viewpoint with other pages, TechRadar said that although that was only taking into consideration GPU performance, the CPU in the HP Spectre x360 15 managed about the same performance as the 13-inch model, which made total sense considering they used the same processor.

Heat and noise

As a comment from LaptopMag, the Spectre felt the heat when they put the notebook through its pace: “After the machine streamed 15 minutes of HD video from YouTube, the touchpad measured 91 Fahrenheit degrees, the center of the keyboard reached 97 degrees and the bottom of the laptop hit toasty 106 degrees”. Testing the emission of the HP Spectre x360 15 under regular use (web browser or watching videos) on page WindowsCentral, the laptop’s hottest spot was around 81 Fahrenheit degrees. This page gave a short conclusion about the heat issues: “Overall, this is well-cooled machine, and it is comfortable to use in most scenarios, even under heavy load”.

Battery life

According to WindowsCentral, HP put a large, 79 Wh battery in the new Spectre x360 15 so that with a 4K panel it can still match the battery life of last year’s Full HD version. The reviewer of this page also shared his experience that the laptop lasted at least six hours but often pushed eight. Despite its 4K screen, the Spectre x360 has surprising endurance thanks to a large battery. The notebook ran for 8 hours and 36 minutes on the LaptopMag battery test, which involves continuous web browsing over Wi-Fi. “On average, the Spectre x360 15 lasted 645 minutes, or just shy of 11 hours, on our default Wi-Fi test. On our graphics-intensive battery test, it lasted 279 minutes or just 4.5 hours. While those numbers are decent, they are less than what HP expected” ArsTechnica said.

Verdict

Generally, “There’s so much to like about the 15-inch HP Spectre x360, including its vivid 4K display, long battery life, and quality speakers, which are some of the best you can find on a laptop. The warm temperatures and modest Nvidia GTX 940MX graphics are relative small drawbacks” LaptopMag summarized. With the newest version of the Spectre x360, it is apparently seen that HP has made an exceptional convertible laptop although it still has some unexpected flaws, such as: some thermal issues when running, or using the old generation GPU. However, it is undeniable that the Spectre x360 15 is still the best choice for user who like the 2-in-1 notebook. It delivers many appealing advantages including the vivid 4K display, good battery life, the premium design, great speakers, flawless keyboard, and even the stylus. TechRadar concluded: “The HP Spectre x360 15 boasts premium specs as well as a lavish design and extensive functionality that’s tough to beat. While it could use some work when it comes to battery longevity and trackpad placement, this laptop is a fine choice for media creators and consumers alike”.

AMD Vega M GL / 870: Integrated graphics card in the slower Kaby Lake-G SoCs. Offers 20 CUs = 1280 shaders at 931 - 1011 MHz, 4 GB HBM2 graphics memory (on the same package as the GPU and CPU). The TDP is specified at 65 Watt. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
8705G: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 3.1 - 4.1 GHz. Integrates 4GB fast HBM2 graphics memory that may also be used as a CPU cache and including the high TDP of 65 Watts may lead to a higher CPU performance compared to the similar Core i7-7920HQ. Similar to the Core i7-8706G, but without vPro support. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.1 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal 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).


85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-03-18 (Update: 2018-03-18)