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HP Spectre x360 15t (2016)

HP Spectre x360 15t (2016)

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Spectre x360 15t is a bigger version of the original x360 we reviewed last year. It brings the same well-constructed design as its smaller stablemate, along with a comfortable keyboard and a nearly bloatware-free Windows install. Because it's so thin and light for its size, it's a good pick for people who want more screen real estate (not to mention a 4K resolution option). It's a fine, well-rounded machine; just don't expect any performance gains over the smaller model. If you do indeed need some processing muscle to match those extra pixels, you'll need to look elsewhere.

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Pros
  • Thin and light for a laptop this size
  • 4K screen option on this 15-inch model
  • Well-constructed
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • 10-plus hours of battery life
  • Almost no bloatware
  • Good sound quality
Cons
  • Touchpad can be a bit flaky
  • No performance gains over the smaller version; discrete graphics not an option
83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
90
HotHardware
Overall, the HP Spectre x360 is a killer ultrabook. It provides an excellent experience and has the build quality to see it through years of use. Sometimes we come across an eval review unit laptop that we really hate to send back to the manufacturer. The HP Spectre x360 is one of those machines.
 
90
Mashable
The 15-inch Spectre x360 is a solidly built, versatile machine that just might be the best 15-inch 2-in-1 around.
 
80
CNET
If you're looking for a full-featured Windows laptop with major bang for the buck, the HP Spectre x360 is it.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
The HP Spectre x360 15t is an attractive 2-in-1 with a spacious touchpad and strong speakers from Bang & Olufsen, making it worth the premium.
 
80
PC World
If you have a desktop for most of your “real” work and just want a laptop that's fairly light and thin, has a large screen, and offers good battery life, the X360 15T is worth a good look.
 
70
PC Mag
You'll pay a pretty penny for it, but the HP Spectre x360 15t amps up the convertible-hybrid laptop game with premium construction, plenty of forward-looking technology, and just over 12 hours of battery life.
 
80
TechRadar
This thin-and-light, 15-inch convertible laptop costs a pretty penny and has some annoying quirks, but you'll love its style and long battery life.
 
70
Computer Shopper
A 15.6-inch laptop/tablet convertible is bound to be big and clunky, right? Maybe not, if it has the DNA of HP's excellent 13.3-inch Spectre x360.
 
70
Ars Technica
Even if you bump the Spectre up to have its top processor with the Iris graphics, 16GB RAM, the 4K screen, and 512GB SSD, the HP is only $1689.99. That feels very competitive for such a nicely put together system.