There’s not much innovation happening in the ultrabook laptop space as manufacturers race towards the thinnest and lightest. There are several factors limiting the advancement of ultrabooks such as battery limit, power consumption, and of course, the trade-off caused by limiting the device’s thickness. Doors for ultrabook once more opened thanks to Intel’s 10th generation 10-nanometer Ice Lake processors that are very power efficient.
Alongside the new 10th gen Ice Lake mobile processors are Intel’s Project Athena Initiative. Intel works closely with laptop manufacturers to produce a premium ultrabook that passes Intel’s set of standards. One product of the Intel’s Project Athena is the HP Spectre x360 premium ultrabook featuring an Intel 10th-gen Core i7-1065G7 processor. The Spectre line is HP’s ultrabook lineup that competes with notable brands such as Dell’s XPS and ASUS’ Zenbook. The HP Spectre x360 is famously known for its convertible form factor. Albeit, previous iterations of the device lacked in power as a convertible caused by its thin form-factor. One thing that is different with this year’s model it went under Intel’s laptop innovation project.
HP Spectre x360 Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-1065G7
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus (integrated)
RAM: 16GB LPDDR4 3200Mhz
Display: 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED Display
Storage: 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Ports: 1x USB-A 3.1, 2x USB-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3, microSD card reader, 3.5mm combo jack
Connectivity: Intel WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5
Camera: HP TrueVision HD 1080p IR Webcam
Weight: 1.3 kg
Size: 12.04 x 7.66 x 0.67 inches