Convertible into a Tablet with its 13-inch 4K OLED touchscreen that can be opened in 360 °, the HP Specter x360 13-aw2000nf is a versatile 2-in-1 ultrabook nomad oriented creators. Thin and light, it provides good performance in everyday use and the ability to play undemanding titles thanks to its Quad Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake processor, its good amount of RAM and its Iris Xe graphics. Its capacity is reinforced by its fast 1TB SSD storage. Backlit chiclet keyboard, fingerprint reader, infrared webcam and USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi ax connectivity, are also on the program of this ultraportable hybrid without however of HDMI.
Specifications HP Specter x360 13-aw2000nf
|Screen (s)||13.3 ” Ultra HD 4K OLED 100% DCI-P3 400cd / m² BrightView micro-edges Corning Gorilla Glass multi-touch touchscreen (3840×2160, gloss)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 / td>|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (Poseidon blue)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader and 720p HD Infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 60Whr (235 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.27 Kg / 306.7 x 194.5 x 16.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Specter x360 13-aw2001nf
With its Poseidon blue aluminum frame with pale brass accents anodized and sandblasted finish that can be converted into a Tablet since it can open 360 °, this 2-in-1 Ultrabook has an elegant and original look.
The screen is adorned with multi-touch touch technology: by applying at least one finger on it, by gestures / pressures, you can interact with the system and the software.
To improve its resistance to touch, the screen is covered with a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass.
This and the tactile aspect imply a brilliant treatment which is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside) but reinforces the colors.
The screen is also distinguished by its OLED technology instead of LED. The OLED offers significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles as well as a high contrast ratio for deep blacks, which will be of particular interest to creatives as the screen is also 100% DCI-P3: of this in fact, it reproduces colors much more faithfully than average.
In addition, the screen adopts an Ultra HD 4K definition much higher than Full HD and perfectly suited to (Very) High Definition content such as videos due to its 16: 9 format.
You can authenticate yourself on the system by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology, and this by 2 means. The first is the Infrared webcam which covers the screen and can be turned off to protect privacy. The second is the integrated fingerprint reader.
A backlighting system also equips the chiclet keyboard which is very practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
In terms of connectivity, this hybrid Ultrabook benefits from 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (against 1 maximum usually), connectivity inaugurated by the Tiger Lake which supports it natively. Wireless Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, an audio port as well as 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to ’10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device, are also part of the game.
Of course, there is no HDMI or Ethernet, and the number of standard USBs is limited.
But if necessary, we can equip ourselves with USB-C to HDMI or USB-C to Ethernet adapters or even USB-C to standard USB .
Performance, battery life of the HP Specter x360 13-aw2001nf
The HP Specter x360 13-aw2001nf targets those who want to invest in a versatile portable thin and light portable convertible into Tablet, ready for High Definition.
It delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users because it is built around a good amount of 16 GB RAM and an Intel Tiger Lake processor, the low consumption Quad Core i7-1165G7.
This has the advantage of housing the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution tested by us capable of running games that are not too greedy like a modest dedicated graphics card.
It should be noted, however, that 4K requires more graphics calculations than Full HD, which means lower fps in games. To play with this PC, we will therefore make adjustments, in particular by adjusting the definition downwards.
That being said, to often perform work requiring processor and / or graphics resources, we can opt instead for a PC based on a non-low consumption processor and / or an adequate dedicated graphics card.
Many will appreciate the on-board storage, because it is entrusted to a hard drive with a large capacity of 1 TB that rivals hard drives. In addition compared to the latter, remember that an SSD is more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks, silent and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we get much faster software / game launches as well as processing and starts / stops, and we get faster on the cards of online games. More generally, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Finally on the autonomy side while waiting for more concrete tests, bet on about 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this 2-in-1 hybrid Ultrabook convertible into a Tablet whose transport is facilitated by lightness, compactness and finesse.