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 HP Spectre x360 14 Review: First Impression

HP Spectre x360 14 Review: First Impression

HP spectre x360 14 review has always held a special place in the PC market since its release in 2008. New 15-inch and 13.5 inch form factors have been added to the HP Spectre x360 line, which began as a 13.3-inch convertible PC co-designed with the Windows 10 team. I have ranked each of these PCs as one of my all-time favourites for their exceptional typing experiences, build quality, and dependability.

The HP Spectre x360 14, which has a 13.5-inch 3:2 display and is the predecessor to the Spectre x360 13.5 I’m now reviewing, was the HP Spectre x360 14 I reviewed last year. So when I saw that HP was re-engineering the product for the year 2022, I couldn’t help but get excited. My initial impressions are overwhelmingly positive, but there is one minor issue that I would like to address.

HP spectre x360 14 review

HP spectre x360 14 review

A near-perfect typing experience was provided by HP’s Spectre x360 14, like many other premium HP portable PCs. Because of its extra rightmost column of Home, PgUp, PgDn, and End keys, which I use frequently and find much easier to use than overloading the arrow keys with Fn-based keyboard shortcuts, I found this keyboard to be the best option.

That handy row of keys, unfortunately, has been removed from the Spectre x360 13.5’s layout for some reason. Because the keys aren’t different sizes, I don’t think this PC would be able to use the old layout. That wasn’t HP’s case. Overall, the keyboard is excellent, with the same high-quality feel and responsiveness.

First Glance

Everything else appears to be as good or better than the previous version of the game Nocturn Blue with Celestial Blue accents, Nightfall Black with Pale Brass access (as found in the review unit), and bland Nature Silver are among the fun and professional colour options available once again. In many cases, the controversial sharp edges have been softened and curved to good effect, creating an even nicer-looking product.

Ports/ Headphones

At one end of those corners were Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, while nothing else was there (older Spectres with this design put the power button there). I had hoped to see another USB-C port on the left at some point, but HP partially addressed my concern by using that space for the combo headphone/microphone jack.. That’s right.

Based on its thin, curved edges and the fact that the full-sized USB-A port on the left requires one of those lower flaps you see on really thin devices, I believe the new Spectre is even thinner than its predecessor. In the materials HP provided, I don’t see any dimensions. Otherwise, it’s about the same size as the previous model. 

Display

The USB flap may have been necessitated by the curved side edges. The display lid has the same new curves as its predecessor, but the screen size and resolution options are nearly identical. Full HD+ was replaced by 3K:2K, which means it has a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels and is an OLED panel certified by the VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black standard.

HP spectre x360 14 review

Webcam 

Webcam quality for meetings has been improved thanks to HP’s software and a 5 MP IR-capable webcam, which may be the most significant update to the display lid. The beamforming microphones feature AI noise reduction, auto framing, appearance filtering, and backlighting adjustment. If you’re wondering if it’s Windows Hello compatible, the answer is yes.

Conclusion:

Naturally, there have been significant improvements made on the inside as well. It’s no secret that HP is moving to 12th-Gen hybrid Intel Core chipsets, but this is my first 12th-Gen review unit to come with a 15-watt U-series chip; all previous 12th-Gen units I’ve reviewed have used a 28-watt P series chip. Battery life should improve as a result, but I’m curious to see how this affects the user experience. According to HP, the new cooling fan will also produce less noise than the old one.

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HP spectre x360 14 review

FAQs:

Q1: Is the HP Spectre x360 14 up to par?

The HP Spectre x360 14 is a high-end laptop that comes in at No. 15 on our list of the Best Laptops of 2022. However, few laptops can match the Spectre’s performance and build quality in a two-in-one convertible. The HP’s unique security and design features help offset the high price tag.

Q2: Is the HP Spectre x360 worth the money?

TechRadar’s Final Word. An excellent update to an already excellent laptop, the HP Spectre x360 (2021) brings the latest Intel hardware to a stunning 2-in-1 device. It’s a bit pricey, and it can get quite loud, but the design is stunning, and the battery life is fantastic.

Q3: What is the release date for the HP Spectre x360 14?

When can we expect to see the HP Spectre x360 in stores? After Intel’s Tiger Lake processors were released in October 2020, HP launched the 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch Spectre x360 models.

Q4: How is gaming on the HP Specter x360 14?

For light gaming, the latest models have Intel processors and Iris Xe graphics. Besides its high-performance processor, one of the highlights of the HP Spectre x360 14 laptop is its tall 3:2 display, which makes it possible to view more content at once.

Q5: Which is better, HP Envy or Spectre?

If you’re an enthusiast or creative professional looking for the fastest laptop, your best bet is to go with the HP Envy. The Spectre line of laptops is for those who are more concerned with style, build quality, and solid productivity.

Jennie Marquez

Jennie Marquez

Jennie B. Marquez is a TV presenter, writer, and video producer. Also, Khaleesi, despite the fact that she does not legally control any land, army, or dragons. Yet.
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