HP Revises Spectre x360 13 with 10th-Gen Core Processors

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 14 Comments

HP this morning launched its next-generation Spectre x360 premium convertible PC with 10-generation Intel Core processors, a smaller form factor, and numerous other improvements.

“Premium consumers desire beautiful, highly mobile devices that adapt to their on-the-go lifestyle,” HP vice president Kevin Frost said in a prepared statement. “The HP Spectre x360 13 combines the cultivation of innovative design and mobility, along with thoughtful security and performance capabilities that allows customers to pursue their passions without constraint.”

While the new Spectre x360 resembles its predecessor with its unique, hard-edged corners, it is fully 13 percent smaller and its upper panel features a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. The laptop weighs just 2.8. pounds and delivers up to 22 hours of battery life, depending on the display. And on that note, HP is now offering an optional 400-nit 4K OLED display with True Black HDR and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio.

As before, HP is placing the power button and a USB-C/power port in the device’s rear chamfered angled corners to maximize the port selection.

The HP Spectre x360 will ship in October and will start at $1100. I’m hoping to review this PC soon.

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Comments (14)

14 responses to “HP Revises Spectre x360 13 with 10th-Gen Core Processors”

  1. thejoefin

    I'm in the market for a new dev laptop and I'm happy to see 10th gen devices come out.

  2. kazzed

    I bought a Spectre x360 either in 2014 or 2015 (can't quite remember) and it is still excellent, runs great, and looks good (aside from slight battery degradation). But seeing this makes me want to upgrade. I can't justify it though, because I have nothing (yet!) to complain about my current laptop, it's great.

    • SvenJ

      In reply to kazzed: I expect yours doesn't have USB-C. You can't consolidate your charger requirements easily. Just throwing that out as a possible complaint for you...if you are looking for one.

      • prjman

        In reply to SvenJ: Honestly, USB-C is one the best features of this device (I have last year's Spectre and love it). I'm able to get spare chargers cheaply, and install USB-C 'hubs' at my work locations so I can easily dock the laptop. Since they are relatively standardized, they are pretty inexpensive.

        I won't buy another laptop without USB-C capabilities.

    • jacob.brigance

      In reply to kazzed:

      Due to Paul's recommendation back in April 2015 I bought the first-gen Spectre X360. I am the same - other than battery degradation, I have no complaints and it still performs flawlessly. I do want one of the newer ones...but do not have a good enough reason to upgrade.

  3. Thom77

    Put a nvidia 1650 in there, and they will have my attention.

  4. Richardsona39

    Presumably Precision touchpad? Sounds like they've ditched Synaptics for Spectre

  5. Vladimir Carli

    I hate how Intel messed up the CPU generations. Shouldn't this be 11th gen? As far as I understand they skipped gen10 for laptops

  6. Dave Lane

    Just picked one of these up. Really amazing screen - Had some banding on bootup - I got the 4k OLED variant - but, wow it is beautiful to the naked eye. Will be interesting to see tests on screen uniformity.

    The fan can be loud - especially if you are used to a Surface, but it is definitely premium and FAST. Unbelievably fast.

    Love the screen ratio to body size and Thunderbolt. All working well so far - but just opened it an hour ago - will be great to see some thorough reviews during the return window - not to mention deals I can get price match for the next 45 days.

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