The HP Spectre x360 has been -by far- the best mobility computer from MWC 2015. It is a good example of the new generation of Ultrabooks that have been putting the MacBook Air from Apple on the ropes, who were the market leaders in the ultraportable market until recently.
Therefore, if Apple thinks someday to create a convertible they can now have where to draw inspiration from, because the HP Spectre x360 beats the Air in any comparison, from design, finish, to versatility and performance.
In their opinion -and the reviews from other sites that have had the opportunity to analyze it- "it is the best portable produced by HP so far."
The HP Spectre x360 is a convertible Ultrabook noted for the quality of case construction, from a single piece of aluminum through numerical control computer machines (CNC), a process used by the aerospace industry.
Its hinges system is fully articulated in 360 degrees, which allows four modes of use: on traditional laptop mode to work, as a stand to enjoy digital content, the store mode to enjoy entertainment thanks to its touch screen, or the tablet mode to carry it anywhere you go.
There’s also the highlighted feature of its 15.9 mm thickness and a weight of 1.49 kilograms. A size that still allows for good connectivity with HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, and three USB 3.0 ports with HP USB Sleep and Charge, the Intel Wireless Display integrated technology, headphone/ microphone output ports, in addition to the ac enhanced Wi-Fi with an antenna located on the top of the screen that enables effective 2.4GHz and 5GHz tuning, in any position of the Spectre.
On its base configuration, it is powered by the newest generation Intel Core i5-5200U Broadwell processor model with 8 Gbytes of RAM and SSD M.2 by Samsung. The top model opts for a Core i7, with 16GB of memory and a 512 GB SSD.
Its screen is a 13.3-inch IPS multitouch with Full HD resolution (it comes with the option of equipping a Quad HD panel) that according to HotHardware it is "one of the best 1080p displays that we’ve seen on an Ultrabook". The keyboard has been completely redesigned and also the Synaptic touchpad technology.
In performance tests with Sandra, Sunspider, Lame, Cinebench or PCMark 8, the HP Spectre x360 is the cream of the crop when it comes to performance and autonomy in ultraportables. Some highlights are: it starts in less than 8 seconds, with 758 Mbytes per second data transfer in read mode with Samsung M.2 and autonomy in real terms of 9.5 hours.
What else we’re going to tell you about this jewel that has us completely head over heels and that we want to use it. Well, it will be available in consumer version as HP Spectre x360 and HP Spectre Pro as the Professional version with an vPro processor, TPM chip, increased support and other business features. In Spain, it starts this month from 1,099 euros, a price that we deem as more than fair for what it offers as the best convertible in the market.