HP Spectre x360 16 will have an "intelligent" 5 MP webcam that can follow you around the room
After launching the Pavilion Gaming 16 and Omen 16 earlier this year, HP is now ready to launch the Spectre x360 16 complete with its own 16:10 16-inch touchscreen this coming October starting at $1639 USD.
The new 16-inch model looks to be more than just a Spectre x360 15 with a slightly larger display as it will incorporate new features and processors not available on the 15.6-inch model. Most notably, its integrated webcam has been upgraded from the usual 1 MP or 2 MP sensor on 99 percent of other laptops to a full-fledged 5 MP sensor with lighting correction and beauty mode. The increase in resolution also allows the camera to automatically "follow" and center the user's face via a feature called Auto Frame. If you do a lot of video conferencing — and who isn't, these days — then the beefed up webcam should definitely come in handy.
HP has yet to clarify how wide of an angle or range the webcam can follow the user which will certainly be something we'll test once the model becomes widely available.
On the hardware side, users will be able to choose between a UHD+ OLED or IPS touchscreen and an uncommon Intel Core i7-11390H CPU with optional GeForce RTX 3050 graphics. These specifications make the Spectre x360 16 the first laptop to pair a 35 W Tiger Lake-H CPU with an RTX 3050 as far as we know.
- Quad-core Core i7-11390H CPU
- 16-inch IPS touchscreen, 3K+ resolution (3072 x 1920), Gorilla Glass, Low Blue Light, 400 nits, 100 percent sRGB, or optional UHD+ OLED
- 16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM (soldered)
- Wi-Fi 6E AX210
- 2x Thunderbolt 4, MicroSD reader, USB-A, 3.5 mm combo audio, HDMI 2.0b, AC barrel port
- 14.09 x 9.66 x 0.78 inches
- 4.45 lbs