HP has introduced an exciting new 2-in-1 notebook with the Spectre x360 16. It relies on a 4K OLED display in 16:10 format, an Intel Tiger Lake CPU and is optionally equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card. However, the AI features of the convertible are particularly exciting.
OLED touchscreen with 4K resolution
As usual, the HP Spectre x360 16 will be offered in different configurations at market launch. What they all have in common is the new display in 16:10 format, which has a screen diagonal of 16 inches. The convertible notebook is just 19.8 millimeters thin.
The top model features an OLED touchscreen with 4K resolution, but a cheaper IPS panel with a resolution of 3,072 × 1,920 pixels and a maximum brightness of 400 nits is also available. The case is also made of recycled CNC aluminum, and the keyboard, display edges and speaker covers are made of 100 percent plastic that was fished out of the sea.
An Intel Core i7 CPU of the 11th generation (Tiger Lake) is used – a maximum of an Intel Core i7-11390H with four cores and eight threads (up to 5.0 GHz clock rate) is offered. In addition, the 2-in-1 notebook relies on an integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 graphics solution, which can also be supported by an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 with 4 GB GDDR6 graphics memory if desired.
The 63 Wh battery is supposed to last up to 17 hours, it is charged by 50 percent in just 45 minutes via the included 90 Watt power adapter. In terms of ports, the Spectre x360 16 is quite versatile: The notebook offers two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, one USB-A and one HDMI 2.0b port, as well as a microSD card reader. Wireless connections are possible via Wi-Fi 6E and via Bluetooth 5.2.
KI-controlled webcam with HP GlamCam
The integrated webcam with a resolution of 5 megapixels is also particularly exciting. It supports logging in via Windows Hello and has a shutter (physical shutter) to protect privacy.
With the help of the companion app HP GlamCam, the webcam makes use of various AI-supported features. These include a special AI acceleration for video calls, a beauty filter, and an auto frame function that allows the image to be centered on the user. Automated lighting correction is also offered, bringing one’s face into focus even in poorly lit environments.
The notebook is also capable of locking itself automatically when you move away from the desk. In addition, the HP Spectre x360 16 detects when a person moves into the user’s background during video chatting and effectively blurs them out with the help of a blur feature.
Prices and Availability
The HP Spectre x360 16 will be released in this country in November 2021. The manufacturer’s MSRP starts at 1,599.00 euros, depending on the features. Two different color variants are available: Nocturne Blue and Nightfall Black. Windows 11 is already preinstalled.