HP is getting ready for the model year 2022. After two new gaming notebooks, they have now also introduced a new convertible with the HP Spectre x360 13.5, which looks pretty classy due to a casing with rounded edges and an almost bezel-less display. The device is also technically impressive thanks to its OLED display and Intel Alder Lake CPU.
HP Spectre x360 13.5: All info and details
The new HP Spectre x360 13.5 convertible is a light and compact device. The 17 mm high 2-in-1 convertible only weighs 1.36 kg, which makes it perfect for outdoor use.
The display in particular is exciting. It has a diagonal of 13.5 inches and takes up over 90 percent of the case (screen-to-body ratio: 90.11 percent), which in turn relies on rounded edges and thus a sophisticated look.
HP offers an IPS panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 pixels and a brightness of 400 nits as standard. However, a color-rich and high-contrast OLED panel with a resolution of 3,000 x 2,000 pixels and a maximum brightness of 500 nits for displaying HDR content, 400 nits for SDR data is also available for an additional charge. The third option includes a 1280p display with 1,000 nits and HP SureView viewing protection. All variants allow touch operation with the help of a stylus.
The rest of the equipment
Although the display of the HP Spectre x360 13.5 takes up almost the entire case and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, the manufacturer was able to accommodate a webcam with a resolution of 5 megapixels, privacy shutter and an infrared camera for Windows Hello login on the top.
The convertible is optionally offered with an Intel Core i5-1235U or an Intel Core i7-1255U, which is supported by up to 32 GB LPDDR4x RAM with a clock rate of 4,266 MHz and a maximum of 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage.
According to the manufacturer, the battery capacity is 66 watt hours, which should be enough for up to 16 hours of use. The convertible is charged via USB Type-C with a maximum of 65 watts. The harmonious configuration is complemented by a fingerprint sensor, a microSD card reader, two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) and USB-A ports (10 Gbit/s). The speakers are provided by the manufacturer Bang & Olufsen, and the device uses Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless communication.
Price and availability
The HP Spectre x360 13.5 is available in stores immediately, at least in the US. There, it has a recommended retail price of $1,249.99, which is the equivalent of around 1,183 euros. HP has not yet announced if and when the device will be available in Germany.