HP returns with a new gray ash / copper declination of its Specter x360 in 13 inches, the HP Specter x360 13-ae020nf. This high-end, tablet-sized ultrabook has more than one respect for office automation with the support of a Kaby Lake Refresh i7 Quad, a significant amount of RAM (16 GB) and a fast dedicated SSD. 256GB, all dominated by a beautiful Full HD IPS Rotary Touchscreen coated with Gorilla Glass for robustness. In addition to this, you’ll find state-of-the-art connectivity with two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3s, a fingerprint reader and compact measurements on a solid aluminum chassis.
Specifications of the HP Specter x360 13-ae020nf
|Slab||13.3 “Full HD IPS micro-board LED touch multi-touch openable to 360 ° (1920×1080, brilliant)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8550U Kaby Lake Refresh (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR3 2133 MHz|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 NVMe 256GB PCIe|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||4 speakers Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost|
|webcam||Yes, Full HD TrueVision with Windows Hello compatible microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac (2×2)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||micro-SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Video output (s)||–|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) 1 USB 3.1|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 3 cells 60 Whr|
|Dimensions (mm)||306 x 218 x 13.6|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad; Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass|
The ultrabook takes place in an aluminum alloy case with an impeccable level of finish. The aesthetic remodeling is subtle compared to its predecessor (13-ac) and mainly concerns the back at the hinges which sports an angular structure. We find with pleasure the original design combining a gray ash gray shell and coppery touches . The side volume buttons inherit a pyramidal shape. With its beautiful finesse ( 13.6 mm ) and backlit keyboard , elegance is at the rendezvous while maintaining a certain sobriety able to please the greatest number.
The hinge mechanism has been slightly revised to provide optimized resistance to seamlessly switch between all modes of use. Because the particularity of its x360 configuration is found in its 360-degree rotating hinges that allow the screen to switch on both sides of the base for traditional use, computer mode, or more original, in tent mode, easel or tablet.
Side autonomy, the ultrabook should be placed in the middle with about 9 hours in mixed use.
In the center of its convertible configuration, the screen is covered with a Gorilla Glass very resistant to shocks and promotes the impression of immersion with an edge-to-edge design. Its full HDresolution (1920 x 1080 px) provides a good display density to modulate the display and view in the best conditions your High Definition content. In addition, the glossy surface (Gorilla Glass and touch requires) reveals very rich colors even if it makes difficult visibility in bright environment while the IPS panel opens the viewing angles.
Capable of elevating the ultrabook to a versatile machine, the latest generation (8th) Quad Core i7 Kaby Lake Refresh low power processor has no shortage of respondents. Thanks to him and the 16 GB of RAM that supports him, he largely overflows the current use (Internet browsing, Office pack, video playback) and enjoys a large radius of action for more demanding missions (Photoshop pushed , video montage). Turbo performance (well optimized) rise to the height of a Quad Core i5-7300HQ, ie. Not to waste anything, the generous RAM ensures a fluid multitasking environment, even if you multiply active applications and / or tabs on the web.
No dedicated graphics card is on the program but the ultrabook can still rely on the Intel UHD 620chip integrated into the processor to ensure a minimum of game Estimated at a GeForce 920M, it can allow some casual players to launch some undemanding titles in Full HD with a nice fluidity.
Another highlight of this ultrabook, the 256 GB dedicated SSD (NVMe PCIe) ensures perfect system responsiveness. Overall quieter, more robust, and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and latency-free operation. However, its storage capacity of 256 GB will not be able to contain all of your toy library. It will then turn to an external solution or online to keep available all your archives.
To conclude with connectivity, it embeds all the necessary to consider the next few years serenely. There are two Type-C USB ports with Thunderbolt 3 support , a standard USB 3.1 port and a headphone jack. The return of the card reader is beneficial even if it is the microSD format. The right side of the ultrabook also hosts a fingerprint reader as well as a volume button. The wireless modules are recent (Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2).