Place tonight to test the HP Spectre x360 13 new version (end of 2016), a convertible ultrabook tablet with a Kabylake processor, a refined design and a battery that explodes ceilings.

Here are the specifications of the model tested:

Dalle 13.3 ” LED Full HD multi-touch business 360 (1920×1080 glossy)
Processor Intel Core i7-7500U Skylake (2.7 GHz, 2 cores)
installed RAM (max) 16GB DDR4 2133 MHz
Storage Area PCIe SSD 512GB
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics integrated processor 620
Optical drive
Audio System 2 speakers Bang & Olufsen
Webcam Yes, TrueVision HD with microphone
Network Wi-Fi AC (2×2)
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
Card Reader
Output (s) video
Fingerprint Reader
Input (s) / Output (s) Combo Headset / Microphone
USB 1 USB 3.1 + 2 USB 3.1 Type-C
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Battery Li-Ion cells 57.8Whr 3
Autonomy announced
Size (mm) 305.5 x 217.9 x 13.7
Weight 1.29 Kg
Guarantee 1 year
Other chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad
software Cyberlink Media Suite and PowerBackup, HP applications, Dropbox

hard not to be impressed by the sight of the new HP Spectre x360 13, undoubtedly the most striking convertible HP. Fully fashioned from aluminum, it sports polished refined edges and smooth texture to the brushed metal finishes on the whole body. Add to this a feather weight and fineness that are even stronger than the Dell 13 HPS (the reference in terms of mobility), and you get one of the most elegant of the PC market today. Only downside as the tester, the hinges are not sufficiently rigid, causing little “bounce” of the screen if you move with PC mode for example. Obviously, it is far from a fault detrimental to everyday life.

connectivity, the convertible is a step into the future with its two ports USB 3.1 Type-C Gen2 that support Thunderbolt support 3 and food. Fortunately, it saves a USB Type-A standard size, which avoids constantly keep an adapter with you. For all the missing interfaces on the other hand (HDMI, Ethernet …), it will go through the type-C and acquire dedicated adapters. The tester regret all the same that HP have abandoned the micro-SD / SD card reader. The audio system deserves meanwhile honors with an immersive sound and a large amount of spectrum that fills the room.

HP has taken particular care to typing comfort of the keyboard. And the effort really pays. The keys have an average race, a gentle strength and accuracy of impression that will flirt with mechanical keyboards. The touchpad is also remarkable with its large surface which leaves a comfortable margin of maneuver multitouch. And even if the mouse clicks are not dedicated, the system has never confused the left and right click click.

Node potential seduction of the PC, the screen 13-inch displays very fine edges on the sides for an immediate immersion in its definition Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) dense. It is bright (317 nits) and rich in color with sRGB covered in its entirety and highly accurate color (Delta E of 0.74).

In addition to its revised and corrected design, the new HP Spectre x360 13 2016 incorporates the new generation of processors on Kaby Lake i5 or i7, depending on the variations. The tested model is built around a Core i7 Kaby Lake low consumption, 16 GB of RAM and an SSD of 512 GB, a base that gives wings to the convertible. Compared to the previous Spectre x360, performance surged about 16%, which also means that exceeds all its competitors at present.

The SSD is equally stunning speed with a throughput of 318 MBps to copy the video contents of a DVD. In terms of opportunities, this configuration leaves amplitude enough for everyday use, the advanced multitasking and a bit demanding tasks like photo editing. Even the graphics overhaul operated with the new HD Graphics 620 chip that manages to satisfy casual gamers, can run old games in Full HD with the level of detail on “Medium”.

Everything seductive as it is, the very end of the spectrum x360 necessarily entails high temperatures can significantly curb chassis performance. Fortunately, the surface temperatures remain in the range of endurable.

HP Spectre x360 13 new generation opted for a substantial battery that pushes the limits of endurance. And because it exceeds 10 hours of Internet browsing with WiFi active independently (up to 10:06). It is therefore better than the last MacBook without touchscreen.

He gets the score of 4.5 / 5.

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