The HP Spectre x360 convertible notebook series has always had good reviews, and the new generation of HP Spectre x360 14 has finally debuted earlier, continuing to bring an efficient and flexible user experience. Let’s try this new machine this time to see if it can balance work and entertainment needs at the same time.
The HP Spectre x360 14 is a long-awaited upgrade. As a model that focuses on the “deformation” function, in addition to the signature 360-degree convertible screen, it can provide four modes: notebook, vertical, tent and tablet. HP Rechargeable MPP 2.0 Stylus for easy writing and drawing. In terms of appearance, it has always been the fashionable and stylish line of the Spectre series, retaining the matte aluminum alloy material night black body and double chamfer design, and replacing it with a rounded frame design and a light gold line design embellishment.
In addition to adopting a new generation of processors and other specifications, the new version launched this time also added the HP True Vision 5 MP IR video lens and the HP Smart Sense system. The intelligent system can automatically adjust the performance and thermal management settings that are most suitable for the user according to the user’s usage habits, further improving performance and ensuring battery life. Since the specifications are so strong, how does it actually perform?
Word processing and drawing with ease
The new version of the Spectre x360 14 comes with the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core i7 ™ ten-core processor with Intel® Evo ™ platform certified ultra-thin experience, lightweight without sacrificing performance. This test uses several commonly used and performance-demanding Apps (Teams, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator) to test the actual performance.
It was found that even if several document software were used at the same time, the overall operation was almost smooth, and there was no slow or delayed execution. The experience of drawing in tablet mode with the included MPP2.0 stylus is also quite good. The sensitivity of the stylus is good, the thick and thin lines are well sensed, and the color accuracy of the screen itself is Delta E < 2, and the designated model is awarded VESA DisplayHDRTM True Black 400 certification, you are not afraid of color difference when designing.
One of the new features of the HP Spectre x360 14 is HP Smart Sense, the main benefit of which is that it reduces fan noise and power consumption, improving battery life. In this case, it is natural to test whether it is effective or not. It turned out that the fan itself is not very loud in the case of general document operations or online research, so the difference between enabling HP Smart Sense is not big, but if we use Adobe Premiere Pro to edit a 4K video sequence, the fan’s cooling sound is not large. Noticeably, it’s almost completely quiet with HP Smart Sense enabled.
In addition, in the new era of the popularity of video conferencing, it is of course necessary to test the performance of the lens. Its built-in video lens is updated to the HP True Vision 5-megapixel IR video lens, and it has built-in beauty filters, backlight adjustment and Auto Frame automatic tracking shooting. The Spectre x360 14’s upgraded lens can help you find the best angle and lighting, even in the office, in a dim bedroom, or outdoors under the scorching sun.
The overall picture quality in video conferences is good. With AI Noise Removal artificial intelligence voice noise reduction technology, intelligent noise reduction is performed in response to environmental background noise conditions, even in cafes and even outdoor sounds are very clear.
After testing the office use, let’s try the entertainment performance. This time, the HP Spectre x360 14 continues to use high-end audio and video equipment. The HP Spectre x360 14 series is equipped with a maximum of 3K2K OLED, 400 Nits Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ touch screen with glass surface, bright and dark, rich colors, and ultra-thin bezels make the viewing experience more comfortable. In terms of sound effects, its four sets of Speakers perform well, and it deserves to use Bang & Olusfen professional tuning and HP Audio Boost function to improve the entire audio and video experience.
In addition, the screen itself has TÜV Rheinland and Eyesafe® Low blue light certification, long-term use of the eyes is not easy to fatigue. In addition to the flicker-free design, there is no flickering on the screen output. If you go out to use the computer or even watch movies during Staycation or travel, it will also perform well.
Lightweight and portable with a new era model
The design of the HP Spectre x360 14 is quite light. Due to the thin bezel, the size is similar to that of an ordinary 13.5-inch laptop, so many bags can be put in, and the weight is only 1.37 kg. It is also easy to carry a stylus or mouse when you go out. Not too cumbersome.
Conclusion: It is not difficult to travel the world with one machine
The HP Spectre x360 series is a mid-to-high-end 2-in-1 laptop. This time, it did not disappoint. From the hardware and design, to the details, the package is also good. It is not difficult to cope with daily entertainment and work purposes. Machine travels the world.
(Information provided by customer)