HP Spectre x360 16 now official with new hardware from Intel and an OLED panel
Earlier this year, several rumours about the HP Spectre x360 16 emerged. One of them talked about its new 5 MP webcam and the other estimated its price. HP has now officially taken the covers off the two-in-one laptop and essentially confirmed the validity of both reports. Like the rest of the Envy/Spectre lineup announced today, the HP Spectre x360 16 will be hit shelves on May 19 starting at US$1,650.
The choice of processors on the HP Spectre x360 16 is a bit interesting, especially given its form factor. One can pick between a 45W Intel Core i7-12700H or a 28W Core i7-1280p, which is intriguing, given that most laptops often stick to one wattage. On the GPU side, the only available dPGU is an Intel Arc 370M with 4 GB of VRAM. The laptop supports up to 32 GB of 3,200 MT/s memory and 2 TB of solid-state storage via an NVMe SSD.
One of the key improvements bought forth by the HP Spectre x360 16 is the choice of screen configurations. The first option is a 16-inch 3K+ (3,072 x 1,920) IPS panel with 400 nits peak brightness, 100% sRGB gamut coverage, and Gorilla Glass protection. One can upgrade that to a 16-inch UHD+ (3,840 x 2,400) OLED panel that covers 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space, has a peak brightness of 500 nits and a layer of Gorilla Glass. Both variants are touch-enabled.
As mentioned earlier, the HP Spectre x360 16 features a new 5 MP webcam. Using HP's GlamCam technology, it can intelligently focus on a subject, even when it is in motion. Other features include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Windows Hello and a fingerprint reader for biometric authentication. The laptop is powered by a 83 Wh battery that offers up to 19 hours of video playback and can be charged at 135 W.