In recent years, 2-in-1 Notebooks are increasingly gaining ground, hybrids between a laptop and a tablet that aim to replace both …

In recent years, 2-in-1 Notebooks are increasingly gaining ground , hybrids between a laptop and a tablet that aim to replace both devices in favor of a single solution that gives the buyer unparalleled convenience and overall savings. money. However, there are now many models on the market and it is right to do research to understand which one is best for us. So let’s analyze the HP Specter x360 13 , the powerful convertible created by HP to meet our every need.


The packaging is functional and of exquisite workmanship: in fact, if we open the first protective packaging we find inside, blocked by polystyrene stops, a very beautiful black and silver box, bearing the SPECTER logo . In addition to the convertible, this package contains a power cable, an extension cable, a USB Type-C to HDMI cable and a new and updated stylus pen which, compared to previous versions, has an eraser at the top that is useful for erasing our notes. with precision and a USB Type-C port for charging.


The HP Specter x360 13 is truly a sight to behold and at first glance you can see the great build quality of this product. The lines of this convertible are fine and very elegant and show how much HP has focused on the design of this product. One of its strong points is its weight, which is around 1.3 kg , which allows the buyer to carry this product around without any kind of problem. The 13-inch touch screen with IPS panel is certainly of excellent workmanship and the whole is protected by a Gorilla Glass , which ensures the user excellent resistance to both shocks and scratches.


  • Processor : Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Graphics Card : Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 400 MHz, Memory: 1064 MHz,
  • Memory : 16384 MB, 2 x 8 GB LPDDR3-2133
  • Screen : 13.3 inch 16: 9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, multitouch, Chi Mei (CMN1376), IPS, 360 °, glossy: yes
  • Motherboard : Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
  • Harddisk : Toshiba NVMe THNSN51T02DUK, 1024 GB, 1024 GB SSD
  • Connection ports: 1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, combo audio jack, MicroSD card reader
  • Sensors : accelerometer, gyroscope, compass
  • Network : Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a / b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth 4.2
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit


The HP Specter x360 13 proves to live up to its specifications, allowing us to use various video and photo editing programs without problems. In fact, thanks to its latest generation i7 processor and its 16 GB of RAM, these programs run smoothly and do not tire the other operations too much. We cannot say the same if we talk about the gaming side: in fact the integrated video card cannot guarantee great gaming performance, allowing the gamer to use only not too recent titles and, obviously, reducing the graphics settings. Through the high-performance Thunderbolt port , however, there is the possibility of connecting an external GPUto overcome this problem, even if heavier games risk suffering CPU limitations. The color rendering of the screen is good, but we might have appreciated a slightly higher brightness, a feature that would have certainly helped in using this convertible outdoors. Battery life is satisfactory and ranges from 2 to 9 hours depending on how the device is used.


The cost of the HP Specter x360 13 (HP Specter x360 13-ae048ng) in our possession is quite high, we are talking about 1,800 euros , but they are amply justified by the design chosen by HP and the build quality of this product. Furthermore, all those who do not want to spend so much, can choose for a less performing version of the same model (i5 processor and 8GB of RAM), which is still able to give satisfaction to the end user.

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