OLED HP Spectre x360 15 with GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics purportedly coming soon
HP has been refreshing its popular 15.6-inch flagship convertible every 6 to 9 months or so as new CPU and GPU options become available. Last October saw the introduction of a brand new chassis design with Whiskey Lake-U CPUs and a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU to replace the early 2018 Kaby Lake-G model. Now, it looks like HP is ready to refresh the system yet again for the second half of 2019.
According to an online Chinese retail listing at jd.com, HP is ready to launch a Spectre x360 15 SKU (15-df1017TX) with improved internal specifications over the previous SKUs. The CPU will purportedly be upped from an 8th gen Core i7-8750H to the 9th gen Core i7-9750H, the 4K UHD IPS panel will now be 4K UHD OLED, and the Pascal GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU will be upgraded to the Turing GTX 1650 Max-Q. According to our own benchmarks, we fully expect the GTX 1650 Max-Q to offer about 20 to 25 percent higher performance than the GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q.
It's interesting to note that the new SKU will sport a GTX 1650 Max-Q instead of a standard GTX 1650 likely because of thermal limitations for the Spectre x360 15 chassis. This is in contrast to the competing Dell XPS 15 which uses a full-power GTX 1650 to purportedly mixed results.
No word yet on when the new HP Spectre x360 15 will makes its way West. The listed price of ¥16999 Chinese Yuan is about $2469 USD meaning that we expect something similar when it finally lands stateside.
(Thanks to our reader Roger for the news tip!)