HP Spectre x360 13 – 13-inch display/svelte 12-inch body

HP x360 Spectre 13 2020

Apart from the drop-dead gorgeous 4K OLED screen option the new HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2019) is 13% smaller and lighter than the previous model. But to say it packs a lot more punch in a smaller body would be an understatement.

The HP Spectre x360 13 is the first of its Intel’s Project Athena offerings

  • Instant action: System wake-up in under a second
  • Performance and responsiveness: Core i5 or i7 processors and Optane memory H10
  • Intelligence: Adaptive intelligence with AI on PC
  • Battery life: 16 or more hours of battery life
  • Fast connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 (AX) and Thunderbolt 3
  • Optional gigabit LTE via 4×4 Gigabit LTE concurrent networks for 122% faster speeds
  • Form factor: Ultra slim and light designs

In fact, the HP Spectre x360 13 (OLED) has 22+ hours Wi-Fi and screen-on battery life from a 10th generation Intel Core i7 Ice Lake processor – that is spectacular.

HP Spectre x360 13

In launching the HP Spectre x360 13 HP said that its challenge was a to design a new form factor that involved a 90%+ screen-to-body-ratio (small bezels) currently only seen on flagship smartphones yet retain the key front camera placement at the top of the screen. “Who wants to see a double chin from a pop-up keyboard-level camera?” BTW – its camera supports Windows Hello login and has an isolation switch for privacy.

HP also said that the race to thinness had produced some terrible disasters in other brands that had sacrificed keyboard throw, durability, battery life and repairability.

HP Spectre x360 13

GadgetGuy’s note: While HP was not specially referring to MacBooks, the thinness race had led to considerable MacBook #keyboardgate issues, and terrible typing experiences on 1mm (or less) throw keyboards (all brands). HP says it will not sacrifice typing quality.

And the HP Spectre x360 13, like most HP models, is entirely on-site repairable with modular components accessed via an easily removable base.

What is an Intel 10th generation Core an Ice Lake Processor?

The processor range has a high level of onboard Ai processing, 4K  HDR support (Iris Plus Graphics), always on and fast connectivity with Thunderbolt 3, Wi-FI 6 (AX) and optionally gigabit LTE.

HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2019)

The 4K OLED model comes with the in Nightfall Black with Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16 GB of RAM, a 4K OLED display, and 512 GB SSD with 32 GB Optane is expected to be available in late October via HP.com (US website), Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, and The Good Guys. Expected price <$3000.

The 1080p LED/LCD models are expected to be available in late October via HP.com (US website) and major retailers Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, and The Good Guys, and start at $1,999.