HP is expanding its x360 line of 2-in-1 laptops with a new premium model called the HP Spectre 13 x360.

It’s a notebook with a 13.3 inch high-resolution display, a case that measures just 0.6 inches thick, and a 5th-gen Intel Core “Broadwell” processor. But if you push the screen back 360 degrees so it’s behind the keyboard, you can also use the HP Spectre 13 x360 as a tablet.

HP hasn’t officially launched the convertible laptop in the United States yet, but Tablet PC Italy found evidence of it in Europe, and I found a few mentions of the computer on HP’s website.

Update: The HP Spectre x360 is now available for $900 and up.

hp spectre 13 x360

The HP Spectre x360 has a 2560 x 1440 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, 8GB of RAM, and will be available with 256GB or 512GB of solid state storage.

HP will offer models with Core i5 or Core i7 Broadwell chips, and each model supports 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, and Intel WiDi wireless display.

The notebook has three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and mini DIsplayPort, and SD card slots.

The system measures 12.8″ x 8,.6″ x 0.6″ and weighs 3.3 pounds, has a backlit keyboard, and HP promises up to 10 hours of battery life from the laptop’s 56 Wh battery.

Prices are expected to start at 1299 Euros when the convertible notebook goes on sale in Europe next month. There’s no word on US pricing, but HP usually reserves the Spectre name for its premium notebooks… and this model seems to have the specs to justify a reasonably high price.

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14 replies on “HP Spectre 13 x360 is a premium convertible laptop with Broadwell”

  1. Nice premium looking design. Hopefully battery life will be at least 9 hours, if not the 10 hours claimed.

  2. I don’t consider it premium until they add a graphics card to it.

    1. That would be a premium gaming laptop. Unless you’re heavily into 3d animation, there is no other reason to need a separate graphics card these days.

      1. I get that part. I Don’t get why I should want to flip it 360 into tablet mode? The tent mode works for a plane tray table, but otherwise, I’d rather just have a far lighter tablet and shed the extra half pound that was added to enable the 360 hinge. Most 13 inch premium laptops are in the 2.6 to 2.9 pound range. While tablets are far lighter. While this one is a heavier laptop in order for it to transform into a brick of a tablet.

        1. Well, only the display part of 2-in-1 convertibles is lighter and the tablet easy to use.
          But the bottom part e.g. Power keyboard / keyboard dock is much heavier.

          Have a look at the specs of the HP Spectre x2 (13) or the HP Pro 612 G1.

          They are full convertibles in the Ultrabook-look and not as light as the iPAD Air or Samsung Pro Pad 12.

        2. When I’m in a hotel room and in bed, nothing is better than using the tent mode (4 me).
          The 360 flip I like sitting up, having my legs bent up on a “ottoman” or something and then using as a big tablet ( fun 4 me ).

          Had Lenovo – problem was the single wireless and now get HP for half the price in 15″.

          I enjoy the different possibilities and guess once one had and got used to them, one might get addicted 🙂

  3. Is the Lenovo Yoga doing well or something? I personally do not like the 360 degree folding design. I’d like OEMs to look into improving detachable solutions.

    1. Have both – returned the 2 in 1 because the tablet part is top heavy. Not convenient when using in laptop mode. 360 degree design is the way to go.

    2. The Dell XPS 12 has the best version of this convertible stuff imo. You never lose the keyboard and you also don’t have to have it on the other side of the display.

      They must have a patent on the design though which is why no one has copied it yet.

      1. That’s not true. You can get similiar devices from Acer (Aspire R7-371T).

        I fully agree with you, that to have a keyboard on the back on the lap is very stupid, but the design of the Dell XPS isn’t much better. Must be one of the reasons, why Dell is now a private company and looses so much money, employees, customers and reputation.

        1. Similar to the R7, thought slightly less flexible, are Sony’s Flip models. I believe they have the same N-Trig DuoSense2 digitizers as the R7 Haswell models, so they’re good for artists and designers, too.

          I’m actually in the market for one or the other of these right now, I just haven’t quite decided whether I want the 13″ or 15″ form factor. 15″ seems big for carrying around but I’ve talked w/ a couple of artists who love their R7s. I was going to look for something with Wacom built in, but it seems the only Wacom tablet PCs left these days that have i core processors, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage are priced competitively with Wacom’s own offerings. It seems like more manufacturers are moving away from Wacom, but I wonder how much of that is the OEMs’ doing and how much is Wacom’s.

    3. If the Yoga were not doing well, Lenovo would never have doubled down with so many models and so many other manufacturers would not be offering similar designs… Just sayin’…

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