1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Was just reading Daniel's review of the HP Spectre x360. Agree with him on most points, and man, it looks awesome.

    Quick question for anyone with the laptop... do you feel you get solid value for your money here? I mean with all the features it packs in, for the price is seems solid to me, but would like to hear from owners here in the community if possible!
    12-02-2016 03:54 PM
  2. rollindice's Avatar
    I have two friends that have it , they are disappointed that it doesn't have pen support and regret didn't getting the SP 4
    12-02-2016 06:26 PM
  3. cicconej's Avatar
    I'm on the opposite side of the spectrum---I have a Surface Pro 3 but am looking forward to using a more traditional laptop again (but without losing the ability to use it like a tablet!). I just ordered the Spectre x360 from HP last week, so I haven't received it yet, but from all the research I've done it does seem to be a great value! I certainly won't miss the lack of pen, since I barely used it with the SP3, but that's not to say it isn't a useful tool for others!

    I'll post back more about the x360 when I finally get it in my hands :)
    Last edited by cicconej; 01-29-2017 at 03:02 AM.
    01-28-2017 09:20 PM
  4. jdotcarter's Avatar
    Have had SP4, Surface Book, and still have an SP3 alongside this thing. There isn't much to complain about other than the resolution. The screen is still very sharp unless you're directly comparing it to a surface. I did reduce the text to %125.

    The x360 flies, the form factor is awesome and I love the keyboard. The track pad can act funny but its still good. Overall, other than the prestige of having a surface, I think this thing is my favorite.
    02-04-2017 10:00 PM
  5. nizmoz's Avatar
    2017 Spectre x360 includes the pen now. 15 and 13".
    02-12-2017 02:15 PM
  6. cicconej's Avatar
    I finally got my x360 last week, and yep, it's pretty awesome . Windows Hello is a little glitchy at times, but that's my only complaint so far!
    02-20-2017 10:49 PM
  7. abrichman's Avatar
    Have had SP4, Surface Book, and still have an SP3 alongside this thing. There isn't much to complain about other than the resolution. The screen is still very sharp unless you're directly comparing it to a surface. I did reduce the text to %125.

    The x360 flies, the form factor is awesome and I love the keyboard. The track pad can act funny but its still good. Overall, other than the prestige of having a surface, I think this thing is my favorite.
    If I went this route, I'd be comparing to an SP2. Your comment of your only complaint being the resolution has my interest piqued. What of the resolution do you find lacking in this sized machine? I intend to run this with an external monitor when stuck at my desk.


    I haven't ruled out going with a 15" machine (likely XPS) but the light weight, really nice spec, plus all day battery life is really compelling.
    03-12-2017 11:16 PM
  8. jdotcarter's Avatar
    If I went this route, I'd be comparing to an SP2. Your comment of your only complaint being the resolution has my interest piqued. What of the resolution do you find lacking in this sized machine? I intend to run this with an external monitor when stuck at my desk.


    I haven't ruled out going with a 15" machine (likely XPS) but the light weight, really nice spec, plus all day battery life is really compelling.
    It's a much lower PPi than the Surface line at 1080p. And windows just doesn't always look as crisp. You can see pixelated edged and things like that. The track pad is also far worse than the precision track pads on the SP4 keyboard or the Surface Book. It's still an extremely nice laptop. I'd still say for the value its tough to beat. I would go with the darker color. As some reviews point out, the silver keys get washed out and sometimes the backlight actiallg makes it harder to see the letter.
    03-19-2017 10:39 PM
  9. James Falconer's Avatar
    I finally got my x360 last week, and yep, it's pretty awesome . Windows Hello is a little glitchy at times, but that's my only complaint so far!
    @cicconej - how are you liking it?
    03-19-2017 11:09 PM
  10. MikeyBugs95's Avatar
    I just got the 15" x360 last week or two weeks ago and so far I'm loving this machine. I personally wouldn't mind if the screen wasn't 4K but it's nice to have nonetheless. I find that I can only 'right-click' in the very bottom right corner of the trackpad. Click anywhere else and it's a left click. This is annoying but it's something I just have to get used to. The computer is pretty good at gaming and CAD surprisingly.
    03-26-2017 02:59 AM
  11. Nightowl67's Avatar
    I just got the 15" x360 last week or two weeks ago and so far I'm loving this machine. I personally wouldn't mind if the screen wasn't 4K but it's nice to have nonetheless. I find that I can only 'right-click' in the very bottom right corner of the trackpad. Click anywhere else and it's a left click. This is annoying but it's something I just have to get used to. The computer is pretty good at gaming and CAD surprisingly.
    I bought a Spectre x360 15" 2 weeks ago and I love everything except the noisy space bar. Everything else is great.

    I'd like to suggest to just tapping the trackpad with your fingers instead of pressing on it to get it to click. If you tap on it with one finger twice, it will select and you can actually drag something. If you tap on it once with 2 fingers it will right click. No need to click the track pad at all. I either tap once or twice with one finger or 2 fingers for all my computing needs.
    03-27-2017 12:43 AM
  12. MikeyBugs95's Avatar
    Yeah I've done that a few times but I'm coming from a laptop that didn't have this feature (as far as I know; I haven't used track pads much because I'm mostly a wireless mouse user). So it's mostly just force of habit.
    03-27-2017 11:37 AM
  13. Nightowl67's Avatar
    I totally understand that. I rarely touch my screen because it is my first touch screen computer and I'm not used to doing it yet.
    03-28-2017 04:21 AM
  14. wynand32's Avatar
    I've been using an x360 15 for a couple of months now, and it's my favorite device for watching 4K TV/movies. Flip it to presentation/media mode, put in some headphones, open Netflix in Edge, and enjoy. Incredibly sharp with good colors, just a great experience.
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    06-06-2017 01:00 AM
  15. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    I've been using an x360 15 for a couple of months now, and it's my favorite device for watching 4K TV/movies. Flip it to presentation/media mode, put in some headphones, open Netflix in Edge, and enjoy. Incredibly sharp with good colors, just a great experience.
    I agree. Although mine is the older 13" version but with an OLED 1440p screen. Amazing for movies and fantastic for everything else. I think it's the best all around multi use ultrabook.
    06-09-2017 12:20 PM
  16. svenhassel's Avatar
    My x360 from 2015 has been the worst tech buy I have ever made. I sent it twice during its guarantee support period to have its trackpad fixed. When the guarantee finished, I detected that it is impossible to use the HDMI port without having the PC freezing, and after two years, it stopped charging. This last problem is a well known issue of the x360, and it is a manufacture defect.

    I contacted the support of HP in Germany, and they want me to pay 400 euros to solve the problem, because it is a "normal failure" of the equipment.

    Seriusly, stay away from the x360 from the year 2015. I don't know if current models are better, but I really hate HP now.
    10-27-2017 07:53 AM
  17. BURKETWEET's Avatar
    I've had my 15" x360 for a week. I really don't have any complaints at this point. LOVE the keyboard...one of the best I've ever used. The screen is amazing, especially for consuming content in the 4k space. The build quality is outstanding. For my use (academic / research), it operates flawlessly with absolutely zero lag.

    I'm a long-time mac user coming back to Windows and I have no regrets with this purchase. Time will tell.
    11-02-2017 04:40 AM
  18. reggc6's Avatar
    Just got the new 15 x360 with 8th Gen 7 intel. I've always used mid range or low end laptops, so not sure how valuable my opinion is on this. But so far my view, this thing is amazing. it will run any game. Does get a warm. The Internet speed is like nothing I've ever used. so far I love it!
    11-24-2017 01:06 PM
  19. Muessig's Avatar
    I'm expecting to get one later today actually. I'll update this post with impressions!
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    11-27-2017 01:34 AM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm expecting to get one later today actually. I'll update this post with impressions!
    Awesome! I'm looking forward to your review.
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    11-27-2017 02:05 AM
  21. Pirate Arr's Avatar
    Just got it on Tuesday and so far I'm loving it! Beautiful screen, with a great keyboard and as fast as the Flash with the 16 DDR4 RAM and latest 8th gen Intel i7. Battery life also seems good, but since I just got it, I'll comment how that goes down the road. Definitely is an entire package for the price, especially looking at some of its competitors like the Dell XPS 15' that while it has the same chip, you get less storage, and soldered on RAM, for some examples, while costing very similar to the x360.
    12-01-2017 01:10 AM
  22. derekeh's Avatar
    I wish the 13 inch had the nvidia mx150 option. Id buy it in a heartbeat .
    12-04-2017 09:33 AM
  23. Bbeelzebub's Avatar
    I'm planning on getting one in the next week. I started out thinking I was going to get a more budget minded Envy x360, but after spending countless hours configuring it the way I want it.... I realize I'm going to end up spending only a couple hundred dollars less than just buying the Spectre x360 with the better battery, etc....

    The only thing that has left me feeling kinda hesitant, is that on the 18th, the new Intel/AMD combo models come out and maybe I'll stick it out to see if they offer any special pricing for them upon release.

    The Envy x360 comes with an optional MX150 with 4gb of dedicated ram, where as the Spectra x360 has only the MX150 2GB dedicated ram option, but really..... with half the battery of the Spectra, I can imagine the Envy would have awful battery life.


    How is battery life on the 15" Spectre x360??? I know the 13" has great battery. I'm hoping its not too much worse on the 15".
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    03-11-2018 08:56 PM
  24. 731 Woodworks's Avatar
    I have been looking to buy a new laptop for a few weeks now. I wanted to stay in the $1500 range and have watched and read tons and tons of reviews on various laptops. I have decided on the x360 with the Intel/AMD chipset. I think it’s the best bang for the buck at this point, not to mention I think it’s the best looking device being made right now. I have never had a laptop with SSD or a 4K screen so I am looking forward to that. Last computer I had (still have) is a 2011 mid range iMac (i5 processor) and my last laptop was a 2008 MacBook Pro. So I am looking forward to getting this high end HP for some video editing and light gaming. I plan on placing the order today!
    04-06-2018 05:52 AM
  25. 731 Woodworks's Avatar
    I had to return the X360 for overheating issues and constant crashes. It was lagging when trying to play Civ VI and using Davinci Resolve for editing video. HP tech support was no help. And customer service didn’t seem to care to much. I made a video discussing and showing the issues with the x360 here:

    Maybe mine was just a dud? Not sure. But I decided to go a different route and get the Dell XPS 15 9560. They had a big sale going since the 9570 is coming soon. I saved $480 off the regular price. Went with the 1080p version for battery life concerns and opted for more storage.
    04-26-2018 06:53 AM

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