HP Spectre x360 13 (2016)
The redesigned Spectre x360 improves on the original with a lighter, more compact design, longer battery life, a Windows Hello webcam and faster disk speeds. However, those smaller dimensions mean a more crowded keyboard and fewer ports than last year. The touchpad needs fixing too, but at least HP can issue a software update for that. All in all, the Spectre x360 mostly succeeds as a flagship laptop, but it feels less well-rounded than the system it replaces.
- Compact, lightweight design
- Mostly comfortable typing experience
- Long battery life
- Convenient Windows Hello log-in
- HP left a full-size USB port
- Good viewing angles
- Stubborn touchpad
- Some shrunken keys
- Sometimes runs hot
- Fan can get loud
- No more HDMI port or SD reader
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