Hewlett-Packard launches in France one of the first Kaby Lake-G Quad Core processor-based laptops with Radeon RX Vega integrated graphics solution, the HP Specter x360 15-ch003nf. This new versatile Hybrid 15K IPS Multi-touch 4K IPS Multi-Touch Touch Screen Convertible incorporates a dedicated high-capacity SSD storage solution, a backlit chiclet keyboard, an infrared webcam, or a USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 connector. It is now available for less than 2100 euros and offers an announced autonomy of 12 hours under Windows 10.
Its dark ash-colored aluminum finish design gives it an elegant and original look. It can be recharged at 50% in 30 minutes.
Specifications HP Specter x360 15-ch003nf
|Slab||15.6 “Ultra HD 4K BrightView LED Corning Gorilla Micro-Edge Touch Multi-touch 360 ° Opening (3840×2160, Shining)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8705G Kaby Lake-G (3.1 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 65W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Storage space||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL 4 GB HBM2 dedicated RAM integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||4 speakers Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost|
|webcam||Yes, Full HD TrueVision InfraRed with microphone (Windows Hello compatible)|
|Network||Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac (2×2)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||Yes, SD|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 3.1 (Gen1) 2 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 6 cells 84Whr|
|Autonomy announced||10 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||359 x 250 x 19.4|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad; Accelerometer, Gyroscope; Protective cover provided|
The HP Specter x360 15-ch003nf targets those who want to acquire a compact laptop Very High Definition of 15 inches both versatile and convertible Tablet.
Thanks to its compact weight and compact dimensions, this hybrid Ultrabook is easy enough to carry on a daily basis. Side autonomy if the brand communicates on 12 hours of battery operation, the first tests report that it can hold about 5:30 on battery in continuous surfing on the Internet via Wi-Fi. It must be said that the processor is quite greedy with its TDP of 65W, but it also includes the graphic solution.
This hybrid Ultrabook stands out on several points including its processor and graphics. It is indeed one of the first on the market to benefit from an Intel Kaby Lake-G Quad Core processor, specifically the Core i7-8705G guaranteeing power at least equivalent to a Coffee Lake Quad Core i5-8300G and superior to a Kaby Lake i7-7820HQ Core.
Combined with 8 GB of RAM, the Quad Core i7-8705G delivers solid overall performance to fill a maximum of users who will enjoy a much faster operation than with 4 GB DDR3 / 4 and a dual processor Core (or Quad Core low power or no Kaby Lake). The difference is particularly noticeable in the demanding areas of RAM and CPU resources exploiting multicore architecture such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
The graphic treatments are entrusted to the care of the Radeon RX Vega M GL solution housed in the same package on the Kaby Lake-G processor. In practice, we can expect services provided between a GeForce MX150 and a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, enough to play a lot of titles with concessions.
Because this Ultrabook 2-in-1 benefits from a 4K Ultra HD screen requiring more calculations on the part of the graphics compared to Full HD, which translates into a lower number of fps. The 4K has the advantage of being very well adapted to content (High Definition) and especially to videos by its format 16 / 9th. IPS, the screen also offers a more accurate colorimetry than the average and very comfortable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
The screen also stands out with its multi-touch touch technology: by affixing at least one finger (or stylus sold separately) on the screen, it is possible to control the system and software by simple pressure / gestures. As the PC can open 360 °, you can easily and quickly end up with a Tablet in your hands.
Connectivity side, this hybrid Ultrabook is well equipped with its 2 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3, its audio port, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect to a TV or monitor for example or its USB 3.1 (USB 2.0 compatible and USB 3.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 / .1 device is connected.
It is also possible to identify easily on the system thanks to the Windows Hello compatible infrared webcam but also to backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard so that they can be discerned correctly in the dim light.
Finally, the storage represents for this Ultrabook 2-in-1 another undeniable asset since it is entrusted to a dedicated SSD that rivals the hard drives in terms of capacity with its 1 TB while being much faster, more economical in energy, more resistant to shocks and silent. In practice, the presence of the SSD guarantees a significantly more responsive and fluid operation than if one were dealing with a hard disk.