HP Spectre x360 14 2-in-1 Laptop with up to 17 Hours Battery Life Launched in India

HP Spectre x360 14 convertible (2-in-1) laptop has launched in the Indian market. The laptop is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core processors and integrates Intel Iris Xe graphics. It features a 360-degree hinge that allows the laptop to be used in tent mode, tablet mode, flat lay, and any other way that the user prefers. The HP Spectre x360 14 laptop claims to offer up to 17 hours of battery life and comes with Thunderbolt 4 support as well.

 

Introducing the HP Spectre x360 14 laptop

The HP Spectre x360 comes with a FHD IPS display with a 360-degree hinge, that lets the user prop the laptop up on a table or lay it flat to work on it as well. The convertible device can be used in four modes, that include Full HD display, Ultra-Sharp FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels), UHD display, and full HD display. It has a 178-degree wide-angle G or H field of view camera. The hybrid laptop comes with a trays to keep the accessories separate. HP says that the trays will also allow the user to access the USB Type-C port on the laptop and the dedicated fan will ensure that the device remains cool. The laptop has dedicated Nvidia MX150 (2 GB RAM) or an Intel Pentium (4 GB RAM) with 1 TB HDD storage with 4K display options, along with the ability to connect to two 4K displays simultaneously.

 

What are the features of this laptop?

HP Spectre x360 14 laptop is powered by Intel Core i7 processor paired with Intel HD Graphics 620. The 2-in-1 comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD. In terms of optics, the notebook sports a 13.3-inch IPS multi-touch display with Full HD resolution. There is also a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 covering the top and sides of the display. The HP Spectre x360 14 also features a Bang & Olufsen speaker system which promises to deliver immersive audio. For connectivity, the HP Spectre x360 14 laptop comes with a USB Type-C port, Thunderbolt 3, a 3-in-1 card reader, and a headset jack. The device runs on the Windows 10 operating system. It is backed by up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD. The laptop is touted to feature high-resolution 6-core Intel processors with 4MB shared L3 cache.

 

Why is it so special?

1. The new Spectre x360 is the thinnest 14-inch laptop in the world, measuring just 1.25mm. The slim and light design is achieved through a 14-inch IPS display with a display ratio of 4:3. In the interview, Scott Tennant, General Manager at HP India, said that "nearly two decades back in the day, HP used to be the leading notebook manufacturer in India and we have to give credit to the past - for where we are today". He added that the new 'new Spectre' is an evolution of that legacy. 2. Under the hood of the HP Spectre x360 14 is a sixth-generation Intel Core processor, which is part of the latest generation of processors.

 

How will it impact the market in India?

The HP Spectre x360 14 is not a huge device as it is thin and light, but what it offers, are premium features at an affordable price point. Most people would want to be able to use it in more than one mode, in fact most would like it to work as a tablet. This is possible with the 2-in-1 form factor. Though the HP Spectre x360 14 is only a 11.6-inch laptop, it delivers all the power that users need, without a backlight. As for the hardware, HP has used a quad-core processor to power the laptop with Intel's latest and 8th Gen Core i5 and i7 options for both 13-inch and 15-inch variants. The 15-inch model can be bought with up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and 1 TB of PCIe solid state drive (SSD). The 13-inch model features options for up to 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and 256 GB of SSD.

 

Conclusion

On the hardware front, the HP Spectre x360 14 offers a 12.5-inch display and weighs 1.5 kilograms. The laptop can be managed with an active pen (included) and support for HP Active Pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The company claims that users will be able to store up to 100 preloaded options including Quick Words, 12,096 wallpapers, and even motion photos. Additionally, it comes with Precision Touchpad and Active Pen stylus. The notebook also features an UltraViolet-ready MicroSD card reader, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0 port, two audio jacks, and an SD card reader. Further, the notebook also features HP Premium Audio technology, which provides great audio quality.

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