HP remains a force to reckon with in the computer industry today and it quite easy to see why. Apart from the fact that their computers have set a standard in the industry, they keep getting better and the introduction of the Spectre X360 only highlights their dominance in the market in South Africa.
Wondering why HP Spectre X360 is rated so highly? This post answers that. Here, we will consider its core specifications, reviews and how much it goes for in the current market in South Africa.
Price of HP Spectre X360 in South Africa
As with many HP laptops available today, there is a variety of configurations for the HP Spectre X360 with several specifications and corresponding prices to match. Regardless of the model and spec of the high-tech laptop, they can be purchased for anything between R$24,480 – R$40,000.
The price heavily depends on the model you are going for as each model vary in core features including internal memory storage, processor, display size and other notable spec. Also, factors including currency exchange rate, place and period of purchase affect the eventual prices they go for.
HP Spectre X360 Core Spec (Base Model – 2019)
- CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565U (quad-core, 4MB cache, up to 4.6GHz)
- Screen Size: 13.3-inch low-voltage 1920x1080p IPS touch screen with pen support
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
- RAM: 8GB DDR4
- Storage: 512 GB SSD (PCIe, NVMe, M.2)
- Connectivity: Intel 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
- Camera: HP TrueVision FHD IR webcam
- Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 1 x USB 3.1, 1 x microSD, 1 x 3.5mm audio jack
- Weight: 2.93 pounds (1.33 kg)
- Battery: 7, 000 mAh, non-removable
- Size: 12.16 x 8.58 x 0.58 inches (30.88 x 21.79 x 1.47cm; W x D x H)
HP Spectre X360 Review
HP Spectre has gone a step further this year. With another scintillating smart device to their name, HP continues to emphatically dominate the laptop market in South Africa. Given the price the HP Spectre X360 goes for, you wouldn’t expect anything less than a top-quality piece in all spheres. Do you want to know more about this laptop? Let us take a deeper look at the features and specs.
Body and Design
The latest HP Spectre X360 boasts a slightly bigger body than previous versions. The design of the HP Spectre x360 (2019) has gained from some refined changes likened to previous models, most notably on the top left and right corners, which are now oblique, giving the laptop a more stimulating look.
HP also appears to have enhanced the display since previous models, with the HP Spectre x360 latest model’s screen looking brighter and livelier than its predecessor does. The base model came with a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display and 13.3 inches in size. Corning Gorilla Glass NBT protects the display, which is vital for any 2-in-1 device to defend it from being scratched when in tablet mode.
Operating System and Processor
HP Spectre x360 base model boasts an Intel Core i7-8565U CPU and 8GB of RAM. The Intel Core i7-8565U is an 8th generation processor, with four cores and eight threads, as well as a base frequency of 1.80GHz that boasts up to 4.60GHz. It also comes with Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics.
Things You Will Like About HP Spectre X360
Top-Notch Battery Capacity: HP laptops have been appreciated for their amazing battery capacities in recent years but this is even better in almost all spheres. It is one of the reasons the laptop, regardless of the model, is categorically rated among the very best in the market today. The latest model of the laptop clocked in just over 16 hours of battery life for video playback. For comparison, the previous models already hit a remarkable 12 hours of run time. The brand claims close to 22 hours of video run time, but you can expect more consumption rate with higher screen brightness.
Durability: If durability is one factor you strongly consider when purchasing a laptop, then you are safe with the HP Spectre. Apart from the fact that these laptops have high efficiency and are relatively dependable, they can be used for a very long time without losing its efficiency. This is a characteristic that HP laptops are known for and it is no surprise to see the X360 follow the same trend.
USB TYPE-A Port: The world is evolving and it is so amazing to see that gadget worlds have evolved with it. The latest models of the HP Spectre X360 feature a lovely Type-A charger which allows the laptop to connect with several other devices with the same USB type.
Compatible with Other Devices: One of the loveliest features of the HP Spectre X360 is its compatibility and connectivity. The laptop is compatible with other devices and can be easily connected via Bluetooth and USB cables.
Things You May Not Like About HP Spectre X360
Expensive: Compared to some other laptops in its category, the HP Spectre X360 is not on the cheap side. While you will most likely get absolute value for your money, purchasing the laptop can be quite demanding and be a stress to the pocket.
Trackpad Distance Too Wide: This is one feature users have complained a lot about. The trackpad is unusually wide and too far to the normal position you’d expect trackpads to be, leading to unease while typing and using the trackpad.