Stylish with its thin and light black aluminum design, this HP Spectre x360 16-f1013nf 2-in-1 laptop convertible to a Tablet with its 360-degree openable 3K High-Definition sRGB touchscreen display is powerful thanks to its 16GB of RAM and Alder Lake-H Intel Core i7-12700H processor with Iris Xe graphics module supporting modest gaming. With a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, this Windows 11 hybrid laptop benefits from a backlit keyboard (but without a number pad), a 2-factor biometric authentication solution or connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C Thunderbolt 4.
HP Spectre x360 16-f1027nf performance, battery life
The HP Spectre x360 16-f1027nf may interest those who are looking for a thin and light versatile laptop in a comfortable 16-inch format with powerful processor and convertible tablet.
It delivers an overall power capable of seducing demanding users. For it is based on an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor and 16 GB of RAM.
This core will be of particular interest to designers because it ensures much faster processing than a conventional Quad/Hexa Core and 8GB DDR4. The difference is particularly noticeable in CPU- and RAM-intensive areas where multi-core processing (and thus the 14-core Alder Lake hybrid) is used, for example in photo editing or video editing.
The Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H houses the Iris Xe, a graphics solution for viewing photos and videos. But also play modest games if you agree to some adjustments and especially a reduction in the screen definition. Because 3K requires more graphic calculations than Full HD, which leads to a lower fps.
In any case, as there is no dedicated graphics card to support the Iris Xe, gamers will pass by as well as those who generally need high graphics power.
The storage is entrusted to an SSD which clearly reinforces the reactivity and fluidity in use compared to a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, you get much faster multimedia processing, as well as faster start/stop and launch of applications, or faster arrival on the maps of online games.
An SSD offers several advantages compared to a simple hard disk: greater resistance to shocks, lower power consumption, silent operation or greater speed.
Here we find a 512GB SSD, a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0/USB-C/Thunderbolt device is then an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
Finally, when pushed hard (e.g. processing), expect this versatile multimedia-oriented 2-in-1 hybrid Ultrabook with its elegant black aluminum design, whose contained weight and slimness make it easy to carry, to get loud and hot.
To contain temperatures if needed, a ventilated stand can be used (remember to check the dimensions!).
HP Spectre x360 16-f1027nf Features
|Screen(s)||16” IPS 3K 100% sRGB 400cd/m² micro-edge Corning Gorilla Glass multi-touch screen (3072×1920, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake (14 cores: 4P 2.3 GHz + 8E 1.7 GHz, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX211), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader and 720p HD Infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 83Whr (310 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.01 Kg / 358 x 245.3 x 19.9|
HP Spectre x360 16-f1027nf versus the competition
The HP Spectre x360 16-f1027nf is currently on sale by HP France and is positioned as one of the most powerful in its category in terms of processor and one of the only ones to offer a screen with such high definition with colors as faithful.
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the HP Spectre x360 16-f1027nf
With its dark black aluminum design, pale brass accents and sandblasted finish, this versatile Ultrabook has a sleek, discreet appearance but also original via its ability to open 360° to transform into a Tablet.
The multi-touch technology equips the screen and therefore, by simply placing at least one finger on it, by pressure / gestures, you can interact with the system and software.
Covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection, the screen is treated brilliant which gives punch to the colors but implies a greater sensitivity to the reflections in luminous environment (ex: outside) than a traditional anti-reflective slab, lower however than that of a brilliant slab.
Fans of (Very) High Definition content will be delighted that the screen is equipped with a 3K definition superior to Full HD. Especially since the colors displayed are more faithful than average and the viewing angles are large both horizontally and vertically thanks to its sRGB and IPS characteristics.
HP offers here a biometric authentication system with 2 factors through Windows Hello: a fingerprint reader and an infrared webcam allowing facial recognition.
We also appreciate that a shutter is present to hide the webcam when not in use and thus preserve privacy.
However, we note the absence of a numeric keypad that will upset those who regularly enter numbers. Especially since this feature is present from 15 inches.
In any case, of course, the keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook is good, consisting of 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 ax wireless modules (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, an audio port, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, but also USB 3. 2 (USB 2.0/3.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.