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HP's new Spectre x360 14 convertible impresses with a great OLED panel and quiet cooling

HP Spectre x360 14
HP Spectre x360 14
With the Spectre x360 series, HP has been offering high-quality convertibles for private customers for years. With the new Spectre x360 14, you'll get a new 120-Hz OLED panel in a new case that is convincing particularly with its quality, the cooling, and the new haptic touchpad. However, the Meteor Lake processor still has some problems with the graphics driver.

For 2024, the new HP Spectre x360 14 comes with a current Meteor Lake processor from Intel, a new case, Wi-Fi 7, and a larger 14-inch OLED display with 120 Hz. The metal case continues to offer an extremely high quality and doesn't look as playful anymore in its newest version. Although HP doesn't win the price for the slimmest convertible with it, the stability is excellent, and you can attach the active stylus magnetically to the right case side. The new haptic touchpad works really well, and the keyboard is comfortable. The ports continue to be placed in the back corners (including the angled surfaces), and with Thunderbolt 4 and a USB-A port, you get the most important connections. In addition, HP also includes a small docking station that offers additional USB ports and an HDMI port.

The new Meteor Lake Core Ultra 7 155H processor is only able to benefit briefly from a high power limit of 64 watts, before it levels out quickly at 24 watts. Although the Spectre doesn't achieve any records with this, the performance is easily sufficient for all the everyday tasks. While the two fans often run at minimum speed (which is hardly audible), short load peaks are easily handled, and the Spectre is an extremely quiet laptop in everyday operation. At 32 dB(A), the device remains very quiet even under maximum load, being by far the quietest convertible in this performance class. 

In addition to the new dedicated NPU, the Meteor Lake processor also offers a significantly faster iGPU with the Arc Graphics, and in this case the most powerful version with 8 Xe cores is used. Intel was able to almost double the performance compared to the old Iris Xe Graphics G7 with this and in some cases even surpass the Radeon 780M from AMD. However, there are still some driver problems, and those advantages don't always show when gaming. In addition, there can be problems with massive FPS fluctuations at high detail settings.

The new OLED display offers great subjective image quality. HP also offers various color profiles, including P3 and sRGB with very accurate colors. At low brightness levels, PWM flickering is still used, and the maximum brightness is also not very high at less than 500 cd/m². The battery life of the convertible is very good with slightly more than 9 hours in the WLAN test and more than 16 hours in our video test, and the new Meteor Lake devices score extremely high particularly in the video tests. 

Overall, HP offers an excellent convertible for private customers with the Spectre x360 14, but it is by no means affordable at 1,900 Euros (~$2,046). On the other hand, the equipment is very extensive with 32 GB of RAM, 2 TB SSD storage space, and an additional stylus and docking station are also included, resulting in a good price-performance ratio overall. You can find additional information on the new Spectre x360 14 in our detailed review.

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Andreas Osthoff, 2024-02-20 (Update: 2024-02-20)