HP releases a new successor to last year’s Spectre x360 13 2019, the HP Spectre x360 14 convertible, upgrading it with the new Intel 11th gen CPUs and a battery that lasts as long as 16.5 hours.
In comparison to the previous model, the new HP Spectre x360 14 comes with several refinements including a 3:2 ratio, a 16% bigger touchpad, quad speakers, and a Thunderbolt 4 port placed at one of the corners — the diamond-shaped ones, hence you are allowed to use an all-in-one cable for charging, data transfer, external monitors, and peripherals without having to worry about other sides getting blocked. You too can block the webcam using just a key on the keyboard.
The convertible uses the Intel 11th Gen “Tiger Lake” processors — quad-core 28W Intel Core i7-1165G7 coupled with Intel Xe integrated graphics, which delivers 34% faster performance than the 2019 13-inch model.
It’s bringing in the first-ever 3:2 aspect ratio screen with 20% more vertical real estate in comparison to the 16:9 ones in the entire Spectre lineup. Although, HP does offer an OLED version of the 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000 pixel screen.
HP calls it the “most intelligent PC ever” as it detects if it’s inside the bag whilst leverage Dynamic Tuning from Intel to manage battery draining and overheating issues. It also comes with AI Noise Removal thereby removing background noise within the likes of Microsoft Teams and Zoom. And it can switch color space of the screen among DCI-P3, Adobe RGB, and sRGB accredited to the Auto Color feature. The convertible is said to come with 17 hours battery life while 10 on the i7/OLED model.
The Spectre x360 14 price starts at $1,199, from which some models will come along with a pen inside the box.
Back to the cheaper model, the Spectre x360 13, it’s getting an upgrade with the Intel 11th Gen CPUs and up to 16.5 hours battery life. The price starts at $949.99 while the 4K OLED variant will go much higher. Also, the Spectre x360 13 5G will launch as late as early 2021.