The HP Specter x360 13 has undergone some drastic changes in 2019. It's still a specter. The premium 2-in-1 has a polished edge, a clean power button, and two USB-C ports. Cut corners diagonally. However, HP has made many of the newer versions smaller than previous designs. Still, it gets bigger if you use it anyway.
This effect is partially achieved by the partially trimmed top and bottom bezels, providing 90% of the screen-to-body ratio. The top bezel is 5.8mm thick and doesn't seem to fit the webcam. However, HP has designed the world's smallest Windows Hello-enabled IR webcam for its bezel. It's 2.2mm thick and impressive, but I'm skeptical that a small camera will provide good image quality.
The chassis is 23mm shallower than last year's model, making it easy to insert. Carry your arms around. It requires less space on your desk and is a bit more suitable for train or airplane seat trays. Thankfully, the trackpad is a bit small, but with a new dedicated microphone mute key, you have plenty of room for the same keyboard layout.
This year, borrowed from the HP Specter x360 15, you can choose an OLED screen with 4K resolution. Equally vivid, dark black ink and rich contrast are possible. Natural light was pouring into the event space where the machine was seen, but the screen was still easy to see at right angles from multiple angles.
HP's new display control feature is designed to achieve more accurate colors in OLEDs. You can switch between color gamut (DCI-P3, sRGB and Adobe RGB) depending on the kind of content you are watching. This feature can be adjusted. HP proved this by comparing the color of the shirt with how it looks online using different modes. For example, when you saw your shirt through the movie (DCI-P3) mode, you might have been disappointed with the color of the shirt when it arrived. But the web mode (sRGB) almost matched perfectly.
The $ 1,099 base model on the Specter x360 13 has an Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, a full HD LED screen. , 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 256GB SATA SSD. Advanced models built with OLED screens have an Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and 16GB RAM. These models come in two configurations, $ 1,499 each with an anti-reflective screen and a standard OLED screen with 512GB NVMe SSD or 1TB NVMe SSD storage. In late 2019, a fourth option is available with HP's Sure View display technology to digitally limit the viewing angle to protect against onlookers. (Prices not available yet.)
All configurations of the Specter x360 13 feature Intel's 10th generation Ice Lake quad-core processor and Iris Plus graphics. HP says this product is a Project Athena certified laptop, which can last up to 22 hours depending on the screen type of the model. Basic FHD LEDs use 1W of power, but OLEDs with and without Sure View technology with HP's anti-reflective screens use more.
Various configurations released in October: Two will be on sale at Best Buy and HP offers several models directly through the site, starting at $ 1,099. And people can customize their laptops through HP.com.
My colleague Dan Seifert appreciated the previous version of Specter x360 13 for its great build quality and impressive performance. The new model aims to fix some low points, such as making the bezel smaller, but you'll soon see how the rest of the model remains in the full review.
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