HP Sceptre x 360 Dissected: A 13.3-Inch Beauty With Lots of Potential

The purpose of technology today has become innovation. An example of that is the HP Spectre x360, which is a Windows 8.1 laptop with an interesting 360° flip. What is most credit worthy about this laptop is the transition that HP has taken in terms of its design. So you will find a lot of aluminium, less flex and rarely any parting line on the x360 from HP.

hp sceptre x360 reviewPhysically, it is beautiful and compact in design. Even slimmer than the Macbook Air, it works well for a modern lifestyle. At 3.26 pounds, the laptop appears very similar to Lenovo’s Yoga convertibles from certain angles.

The 13.3-inch screen is touch responsive and comes in full HD with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. However, just as you thought the x360 could be placed beside the Macbook, the display gives it away.

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Despite being sharp, it is no way close to being Retina crisp. Photos do come to life on the screen, but display could have been better in terms of angle views and brightness. The keyboard makes working on the x360 a breeze but the ‘ifs and buts’ begin with the track pad, which is not very helpful. LED keys make up for keyboard use and they can turned on or off, depending on the requirement.

A mid-segment model in the Sceptre x360 league comes with:

  • Fifth-generation “Broadwell”
  • 2.2GHz Intel Core i5 processor
  • 256 GB on-board storage
  • 8 GB RAM

The best Sceptre x360 model comes with:

  • Core i7 processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD

In terms of performance, the laptop was never under trouble—multiple tabs, games, videos— everything works well on the HP Sceptre x360. Under optimal conditions, HP promises 12.5 hours battery life but then for a usual user, the battery lasts 6-7 hours on a round of charge. Nothing unique with this HP model but it is definitely utilitarian and if you can afford it—go ahead!

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