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HP Spectre X360: Good Enough For You To Forget The 2016 MacBook Pro?

By Cameron , Oct 17, 2016 06:10 PM EDT

There is a new laptop to buy for the Holidays. HP's Spectre X360 gets a makeover for the holidays and now it is called the HP Spectre X360 (13-w023dx).

According to PC Mag, the new obvious changes of the 2016 Spectre X360 are many. It is now thinner by 12.8mm versus 15.9mm, lighter by 2.18lbs versus 3.2lbs, and its bezels are thinner by 3.4mm versus 15.1mm.

It also gets the new 7th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, four Bang & Olufsen speakers, and a front-facing HP TrueVision IR web camera that also works with Windows Hello for easy log-in. But the biggest surprise about the new Spectre X360 is HP taking a Dell for think Bezels. Compared to the last year's model, the sides have reduced by 77 percent.

About its signature features, it still has the same modes like the 2015 Spectre X360. It still has the Normal mode, Stand mode, Tent mode and Tablet mode. Keyboards are still deactivated when using those modes, except for the Normal mode.

Here is a complete list of the HP Spectre X360's specs, as reported by Windows Central:

Operating system Windows 10 Home
Processor 7th Gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7
Display 13.3-inch diagonal
Full HD IPS UWVA WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled
edge-to-edge glass
1920x 1080
Memory 8 or 16 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Solid-state drive 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620 with up to 8258 MB total graphics memory
Audio Bang & Olufsen with quad speakers
Battery life Up to 14 hours and 15 minutes
Webcam Front-facing HP TrueVision FHD IR Webcam
Windows Hello capable
Weight 2.85 lb (1.3kg)
Wireless 2x2 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth
Keyboard Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
HP Fast Charge 0 to 90% charge in approximately 90 mins
Ports 2 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt
1 USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (HP Sleep and Charge)
1 Headphone/microphone combo

Battery life is projected at 14+ hours with its 57.8 Whr battery, and it features HP Fast Charging, which lets users hit 90 percent capacity in just 90 minutes. The device is also configurable with up to 16 GB of RAM from the previous 8 GB limit.

Now, there are still some people deciding which is better between the 2016 Spectre X360 and the upcoming 2016 MacBook Pro. But there is only little information about the confirmed specs of the upcoming gadget. An article about the upcoming Apple laptop has outlined the rumored specs of the 2016 MacBook Pro, and speculations so far are impressive. 

While the 2016 MacBook Pro is one of those must-have devices of the year, those who are looking for a powerful, ultra-sleek laptop can check out HP's Spectre. While their designs will probably be very different, both HP and Apple's power laptops are machines bred for performance, without sacrificing their looks.  

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