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CES 2020 | Latest GeForce graphics and 6-core Comet Lake-U coming to the 2020 HP Spectre x360 15

2019 Spectre x360 15 (left) vs. 2020 Spectre x360 15 (right)
2019 Spectre x360 15 (left) vs. 2020 Spectre x360 15 (right)
The 2020 model isn't a huge redesign, but it's not a minor one either. The minor tweaks to the CPU, keyboard, and webcam all add up to a slightly smaller package and a more powerful system when compared to the 2019 model. The unspecified Nvidia GPU is also intriguing.
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HP has been refreshing its Spectre lineup so fast that it's becoming difficult to keep up with all the changes. The latest revision involves the 15.6-inch Spectre x360 15 with both new internals and a slightly redesigned chassis.

Internally, the system will be updated with the new hexa-core 15 W Comet Lake-U Core i7-10710U CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU to supplant last year's quad-core Core i7-10510U and GTX 1650 Max-Q. The GeForce MX250 will also be dropped in favor of what HP has called the "latest Nvidia graphics" that we think will likely be the next-gen GeForce MX series. The option to choose between an Intel U-series or H-series processor remains a unique selling point when compared to competitors like the Dell XPS 15 or Lenovo Yoga C940-15.

Externally, HP has shrunk the top bezel by utilizing the same smaller webcam as found on the 2019 Spectre x360 13. The bezels on Spectre laptops have always been comparatively thicker than the XPS 15 or Asus ZenBook 15 and so it's nice to see that HP is paying special attention to this specific disadvantage. The final result is a higher screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent and a 13 percent smaller chassis size than last year's model.

Expect the 2020 Spectre x360 15 to become available in March for a starting price of $1599. The announcement comes alongside the new Elite Dragonfly G2 refresh.

See our review on the latest Ice Lake-powered Spectre x360 13 here.

2019 HP Spectre x360 152020 HP Spectre x360 15
CPUCore i7-9750H 9th gen Coffee Lake-H
Core i7-10510U 10th gen Comet Lake-U
Core i7-9750H 9th gen Coffee Lake-H
Core i7-10710U 10th gen Comet Lake-U
GPUGeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q w/ 4 GB VRAM (Coffee Lake-H only)
GeForce MX250 w/ 2 GB VRAM (Comet Lake-U only)
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti w/ 4 GB VRAM (Coffee Lake-H only)
"Latest Nvidia Graphics" that we think will be the next-gen MX series (Comet Lake-U only)
Touchscreen4K UHD IPS
4K UHD OLED
4K UHD IPS
4K UHD OLED
4K UHD OLED anti-glare
RAMUp to 16 GB DDR4 (onboard)Up to 16 GB DDR4 (onboard)
StorageUp to 1 TBUp to 1 TB Intel SSD w/ 32 GB Optane
PortsUSB Type-A, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-A, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio, 2x Thunderbolt 3
Battery84 WhTBA
Dimensions36.12 x 25 x 1.93 cm (minimum)TBA
Weight2.09+ kgTBA
4K UHD glare coating vs. 4K UHD anti-glare coating. "Anti-glare" is perhaps the wrong marketing term to use since glare is minimized and not eliminated
4K UHD glare coating vs. 4K UHD anti-glare coating. "Anti-glare" is perhaps the wrong marketing term to use since glare is minimized and not eliminated
Same smooth metal chassis materials as last year's model
Same smooth metal chassis materials as last year's model
New dedicated hot key for launching the HP system control software
New dedicated hot key for launching the HP system control software
Keyboard keys are otherwise identical to last year's model
Keyboard keys are otherwise identical to last year's model
2019 model (left) vs. 2020 model (right). Note the significantly smaller bezels on the latter
2019 model (left) vs. 2020 model (right). Note the significantly smaller bezels on the latter
2020 model (top) vs. 2019 model (bottom). Port positioning will be slightly different
2020 model (top) vs. 2019 model (bottom). Port positioning will be slightly different
2020 model (top) vs. 2019 model (bottom)
2020 model (top) vs. 2019 model (bottom)
2019 Spectre x360 15 display panel
2019 Spectre x360 15 display panel
2020 Spectre x360 15 display panel
2020 Spectre x360 15 display panel
2019 Spectre x360 15 webcam
2019 Spectre x360 15 webcam
2020 Spectre x360 15 webcam is thinner to allow for narrower bezels
2020 Spectre x360 15 webcam is thinner to allow for narrower bezels
Newer thinner webcam (top) compared to the older webcam (bottom)
Newer thinner webcam (top) compared to the older webcam (bottom)
Same edge-to-edge display options as the 2019 model. 4K UHD comes standard across all SKUs
Same edge-to-edge display options as the 2019 model. 4K UHD comes standard across all SKUs
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Allen Ngo, 2020-01- 6 (Update: 2020-01- 6)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.