2-in-1 laptop convertible into a tablet, the HP Spectre x360 14-ef0024nf with 13. 5-inch touchscreen High Definition 3K OLED DCI-P3 with colors much more accurate than the average sRGB colors more accurate than the average 360 ° benefits from a fast SSD storage with a capacity of 1 TB which strengthens its responsiveness, 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake Core i7-1255U hybrid processor with Iris Xe graphics for good performance in everyday use, multimedia processing and modest game. This hybrid Windows 11 Ultrabook with black aluminum design offers a 2-factor biometric authentication (fingerprint reader + infrared webcam), a backlit keyboard or a Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Spectre x360 14-ef0024nf
The HP Spectre x360 14-ef0024nf may be of interest to those who wish to equip themselves with a compact, responsive High Definition laptop that can be converted into a Tablet for everyday multipurpose use.
Many users will be pleased with the overall performance delivered by this thin and light 2-in-1 laptop as it is equipped with 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7-1255U low-power Alder Lake processor with 10 hybrid cores
Just like the RAM, these are particularly exploited by software that takes advantage of these resources, such as under multimedia content work such as video encoding or photo editing.
In addition, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution directly housed in the Core i7 Alder Lake-U, you can watch photos and videos. But also play modest games if you are ready to make concessions to get a good playability. Because the 3K definition of the screen requires more graphic calculations than Full HD, which implies a lower fps number.
If the objective is to carry out processing that requires processor and/or graphic resources, it is better to opt for a PC based on a non-low-power processor and/or an adequate dedicated graphics card. But this will have an impact on heating and autonomy.
In this respect, expect about 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this versatile hybrid Ultrabook whose compactness, thinness and lightness make it easy to carry.
The storage contributes to the good autonomy while the OLED is more greedy than the Full HD. Because it is entrusted to an SSD more energy efficient than a hard drive and offers other advantages such as silent operation, greater resistance to shocks and greater speed.
In concrete terms, the SSD ensures a much better fluidity and reactivity in use than a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, we get much faster processing as well as start/stop and launch applications, or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
As a bonus, we find here an SSD with a large capacity of 1TB, which is in line with what the vast majority of hard disks in this field offer. Clearly, enough to accommodate multiple files and software.
Features of the HP Spectre x360 14-ef0024nf
|Screen(s)||13.5” 3K OLED 100% DCI-P3 Corning Gorilla Glass 500cd/m² low blue light emission 3:2 360° multi-touch screen (3000×2000, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1255U Alder Lake (1.7 GHz, 10 cores: 2P/8E, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4 4266 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, TLC)|
|connectors||2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel AX211), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader + infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 66Whr (275 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.36 Kg / 298 x 220.4 x 16.9|
HP Spectre x360 14-ef0024nf vs. the competition
The HP Spectre x360 14-ef0024nf is currently on sale at HP France and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer a screen with such faithful colors and high definition, with a processor as recent and with such a large number of cores, an SSD with such a large capacity, a 2-factor biometric authentication system and Thunderbolt connectivity.
HP Spectre x360 14-ef0024nf chassis, connectivity, screen
This versatile hybrid laptop that can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes has an original, sober and elegant appearance with its dark black aluminum design with anodized and sandblasted finish and pale brass accents, which can be opened 360° to convert it into a tablet.
The screen is equipped with multi-touch technology. Therefore, by simply applying at least one finger on it, by pressure/gestures, you can interact with the system and the software.
Because of its tactile aspect and its Corning Gorilla Glass protection, the screen is brilliant. It therefore brings out the colors but is subject to reflections in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).
The screen is distinguished by its OLED DCI-P3 technology, which ensures colors that are much more faithful than average, with very deep blacks, minimal latency and large vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
It is adorned with a 3:2 format much more square than the classic 16:9 and therefore more comfortable in height. High-definition enthusiasts will be delighted that the screen adopts a 3K definition superior to Full HD.
This 2-in-1 Ultrabook offers a two-factor biometric authentication solution via Windows Hello: a fingerprint reader and an infrared webcam compatible with facial recognition.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, of course, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in dimly lit environments.
The connectivity integrated into this hybrid laptop is good, consisting of 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 for remote connections and communications, an audio port and 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 peripheral is plugged in.
Some may deplore the lack of HDMI video output, which can be compensated by opting for a USB to HDMI adapter or USB-C to HDMI adapter.