HP has launched the 2022 version of its popular Spectre x360 16 and Spectre x360 13.5 2in1 laptops. HP has also refreshed its Envy series of Laptop. For now, let’s talk about Spectre x360 series.
Quick specs of HP Spectre x360 2022 2 in 1 laptop
— 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
— 2 TB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
— 13.5” diagonal, (1920 x 1280), multitouch-enabled, IPS, 1000 nits with integrated privacy screen
— 13.5” diagonal, 3K2K (3000 x 2000), OLED, multitouch-enabled, UWVA, SDR 400 nits
Up to 16 hours for mixed usage
— 2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
— 16″ diagonal, (3840 x 2400), OLED multitouch-enabled, IPS, 400 nits
Starting off with the processor. Both Spectre x360 16 (2022)and Spectre x360 13.5 are powered by latest 12th gen Intel Core i5 and i7 respectively. The configuration of 13.5 version starts from i5-1235U 8 GB RAM and goes all the way up to i7-1255U, 32 GB RAM. In case of x360 16 the configuration of processor starts from Core i7-1260P 16 GB RAM and goes up to Intel Core i7-12700H, 32 GB of RAM.
The GPU in HP Spectre x360 13.5 is Intel Iris Xe, which gives decent enough performance. Things get more interesting with GPU of HP Spectre x360 16 which has Intel Arc graphics. The Intel Arc graphics has double the performance of Xe. It is still not enough to beat discrete Graphics like Nvidia 3050, but still a great GPU to have. Moreover, with HP going with Intel Arc GPU gives a credibility to Intel Arc GPU series.
Design of the Hp Spectre x360 (2022) is almost similar to previous 2021 version. The 13.5 comes in three color options – Natural Silver, Nightfall black and Nocturnal Blue. The 16-inch version as of is now showing in only black color version on Official US HP listing, but I think more, and more options will be added soon.
The display of the HP Spectre x360 (2022) 2 in 1 laptop comes in 2 versions of 16 inch version – : a 3072 × 1920 400-nit touchscreen LCD panel and other one 3840 × 2400 OLED 400-nit version touchscreen option. For 13.5 inch version, there are 3 variations of display two LCD (1920 × 1280) version with just difference in brightness at 400-nit and 1000-nit. The third variation being high resolution 3K2K (3000 × 2000) OLED panel. One quick addition, 13.5 inch version has now replaced both 13.3 version and 14 -inch version.
The webcam of the HP Spectre x360 2 in1 is a strong point, the 2022 version has also not disappointed with HP True Vision 5MP IR camera. Usually, webcams are the area where 2 in 1 perform way better than normal laptop. Even in 2022 the webcams of majority of laptops suck. The connectivity option includes Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.2 combo. Both latest of the current generation stack.
Pricing and availability of HP Spectre x360 2in1 laptop
Both HP Spectre x360 16 2 in 1 and Spectre x360 13.5 version are available for ordering at HP official US site. 16-inch version starting from $1,649 and 13.5 version starting from, $1,249. You can visit the site here. The availability in other regions will be updated by HP as when they launch them in other regions.
HP was already king in premium 2in1 laptop category. With 2022 version of Spectre x360 2in1, HP has not done major changes but done great refinements. May has got us excited for 2020 with new Laptop launches from Acer, Asus, and HP. More laptops will be launching in near future.