HP Spectre x360 14 Review


You have several great choices, like the Lenovo Yoga 9i or Dell XPS 13 two-in-one. HP Spectre x360 14. It's a game changer.

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If you're looking for a premium convertible laptop, a deluxe stylish notebook that can flip and fold into a tablet or a presentation kiosk, you have several great choices, like the Lenovo Yoga 9i or Dell XPS 13 two-in-one. HP Spectre x360 14. It's a game changer. The model we tested costs $1,700, in the specific configuration we tested, and has a stunning OLED touch screen with the rich colors and near-infinite contrast of a high-end HD TV.

It also has one of Intel's latest 11th generation Core i7 Tiger Lake processors, and gives you solid performance and battery life. Plus, it has a snappy, brightly backlit keyboard that puts everything at your fingertips, even stuff usually stashed elsewhere, like the power button, the fingerprint reader, and a webcam privacy switch. Like other members of the HP Spectre family, this three pound model is one of the best looking laptops you can buy with a sleek gem cut aluminum chassis available in two color schemes: black with copper accents or dark blue with brass accents. It comes with a rechargeable tilt pen for writing or drawing on the screen, and four speakers and an amplifier give it superb sound.

Best of all, its 13.5 inch screen is almost square with a tall 3-to-2 aspect ratio that makes most apps look better with less scrolling. You might prefer the more common 16-by-9 aspect ratio, if you watch a lot of videos, but otherwise the 3-by-2 display is a hit in both laptop and tablet modes. The Spectre x360 14 only got a four and a half star instead of a perfect five-star review because it doesn't have an HDMI port for an external monitor. You have to plug in a USB-C adapter, but except for that, it's not just our top convertible. It's one of our favorite laptops of any kind.

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