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HP Spectre x360-13: Style meets power on this laptop

HP’s latest flagship, the Spectre x360-13 laptop offers 10th gen Intel processors in a smaller footprint, while retaining the premium look and feel the series is known for. It also has a SIM-slot, which allows internet on the go.

The first thing that strikes you about the Spectre x360 is how small it feels and how easy it is to carry it around. It weighs just 1.27kg. The bezels around the screen look thinner than before and the palm rest under the keyboard looks smaller.

The Spectre series is known for its premium looks and the new x360 is a notch above its predecessors. The all-aluminium body feels rigid while fewer ports around the edges add to its minimalistic looks. It has some nifty buttons, such as the web cam on/off switch along the side panel and a button to mute the microphones.

The 360-degree hinge allows the display to be pushed all the way back until it touches the base and it can be used as a tablet then, though it’s too heavy to be a tablet. The backlit keyboard looks good with its big, well-spaced keys. It is ideal for users with fast typing requirements. The touchpad feels slightly small but is more intuitive than its predecessors. Because of the small palm rest, your hand will often rub uncomfortably with the edge of the keyboard base.

With 90% screen-to-body ratio, the display on Spectre X360 looks immersive. The entry-level variant offers Full HD resolution and looks bright enough for enjoyable movie playback. Driving the notebook is Intel’s 10th gen Core i5 processor in the entry-level variant. The Core i7 variant, we reviewed, is fast and dependable for most use cases, including video and photo editing apps.

While HP claims 22 hours of backup, we got somewhere around 12 to 14 hours on modest use, which is still impressive.


Portable and compact design

Impressive battery life


Feels heavy when used as a tablet

Keyboard’s palm rest is too small

Source: Livemint