Performance-wise, the Intel Core i7-1065G7 is under-appreciated due to the thermal limitations of the ultrabook. Not to mention the almost underwhelming QLC SSD. But it’s worth noting that the SSD is not soldered giving the users the option to replace it if the Optane+ H10’s performance is not enough. However, it is still a leap in computing compared to previous Spectre models, especially the AMD Ryzen SKUs. The HP Spectre X360 easily spoils the user with its smallest details and refinements from the previous generation. The adjustment period from switching is very short thanks to its keyboard and windows precision touchpad. If you’re coming from a PC or a bigger laptop, you won’t miss the physical difference because of the stunning 4K OLED display. Although it’s not the lightest and thinnest ultrabook out there, it is definitely the most functional thanks to its almost no-compromise approach, and to Project Athena to an extent.
Priced at Php 109,990 for our specific review unit, the HP Spectre X360 is definitely an expensive ultrabook. But considering that other manufacturers charge a way higher price for a portion of the feature set that the HP Spectre X360 offers, it is definitely a bargain. Its flaws are easy to overlook as it is heavily outweighed by the benefits and how fun it is to use. The HP Spectre X360 is an easy recommendation for business professionals, digital artists, and enthusiasts wanting a near-perfect ultrabook experience. It is also a great MacBook alternative as it goes head to head in terms of keyboard and screen, which is the MacBook’s greatest features. It is a laptop worthy to be called a premium ultrabook as it sets the standard and highlights the must-have qualities of an ultrabook.