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HP Spectre 13 x360 Convertible Review
« on: June 08, 2015, 04:37:36 »
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Re: HP Spectre 13 x360 Convertible Review
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 09:02:56 »
I have used a Spectre x360 (first a 4003dx then a 4101dx which is the Windows 10 version of the same 1150USD hardware) since March 2015.  It is a bit heavy when using it as a tablet and the screen is reflective but the keyboard and performance are outstanding.  There are some details you might not see in reviews: CABC is enabled by default and can be disabled in the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel > Power > Battery.  You can disable the F5 key light and also toggle the F1-F12 keys between shortcut and function keys in the BIOS.  The Spectre x360 has a Synaptics digitizer behind the display but the accuracy was worse than Wacom, even with the second generation Dell Active Stylus. 

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Re: HP Spectre 13 x360 Convertible Review
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 22:42:17 »
I just received a refurbished HP Spectre x360 (4003dx). I've used and tested it for a few days only, and upgraded the OS to Windows 10 right away. Globally the computer is great, but it seems sluggish to me (takes a while to open a software for example, even when I'm not running much in the background). I expected the computer to be more respective (even though it's got i7-5500u, 8Gb RAM, 256Gb SSD). Because it's all about expectations and I'm used to working on pretty fast computer, I installed PCMark 7 1.4 and ran a full test. I got only 2900, which is a lot less than what you've got. So I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the device. Have you heard of any issues with this model, and did you change anything in the configuration before benchmarking. I've run mine at default resolution (1920*1080) ? Thanks for any insight !


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