Our take on the HP Specter x360 16-f1013nf
Slim and light black 2-in-1 laptop PC with an aluminum design that converts into a tablet, theHP Specter x360 16-f1013nf ready for High Definition with its IPS 3K sRGB touchscreen with colors that are more natural than the average, opening 360°, takes advantage of an Intel Arc A370M graphics card to run games. Equipped with fast 1TB SSD storage that improves responsiveness, this versatile hybrid Ultrabook performs well in everyday use and modest multimedia work with its Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake-P processor and 16GB RAM. This Windows 11-powered laptop also features a backlit keyboard (but no numeric keypad), dual biometric authentication system via fingerprint reader and infrared webcam, as well as connectivity to USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E.
Most famous price: 2199€
Features of the HP Specter x360 16-f1013nf
|Screen(s)||16” IPS 3K 100% sRGB 400cd/m² Corning Gorilla Glass multi-touch display with micro bezel (3072×1920, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake (12 cores, 2.1GHz, 4P+8E, TDP 28W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphics Card||Intel Arc A370M 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor|
|Storage||1TB 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 runtime / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 83Whr (310 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.01kg / 358 x 245.3 x 19.9|
The HP Specter x360 16-f1013nf against the competition
The HP Specter x360 16-f1013nf is now available at HP France and is positioned as one of the most powerful in its category in terms of processor and graphics and one of the few to offer such a high-definition display.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Specter x360 16-f1013nf
360° open to transform into a tablet, this laptop with dark black aluminum design, light brass accents and sandblasted finish has an elegant, sober but also original look.
The screen is decorated with multi-touch tactile technology: by simple press/gesture of at least one finger on it, you can interact with the system and the software.
A protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass covers the sheet, providing bright colors and greater sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a classic anti-reflective sheet, but less than a glossy sheet.
The screen also stands out for its 3K definition, which is superior to Full HD and ideal for displaying (Very) High Definition content. Thanks to the sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen also offers a more faithful than average colorimetry with significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
Above the screen is an infrared webcam that enables biometric authentication through facial recognition via Windows Hello technology that is also used by the fingerprint reader.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, so that we can better distinguish the keys in the dark.
On the other hand, no numeric keypad while this functionality is present from 15 inches, which will undoubtedly regret those who regularly enter numbers.
This versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook is equipped with good connectivity with its 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to, for example, a TV or monitor, its wireless Bluetooth modules 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax (more recent and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, the audio port or the USB 3.2 (USB 2.0/3.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when a USB 3.0 device is connected is connected.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Specter x360 16-f1013nf
The HP Specter x360 16-f1013nf may appeal to those looking to purchase a thin and light versatile laptop in a comfortable 16-inch multimedia-oriented format and convert it into a tablet.
It includes a dedicated Intel graphics card, the Arc A370M, whose performance is at least a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti from NVIDIA.
It is clear enough to play many titles for concessions among the opuses who are greedy in 3D resources. A reduction in screen shrinkage is necessary in many cases because the 3K definition of the screen requires more graphics calculations from the GPU than Full HD, resulting in lower fps.
Of course, one can also view photos with the Intel Arc A370M, which is also possible with the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated in the processor.
Depending on the tasks performed, it switches between the two automatically and in real time as needed.
Despite the more modest advantages, the Iris Xe is maximally preferred, as it is energy efficient, which favors autonomy. Expect about 7 hours of battery life on light use pending more concrete testing.
In any case, the Iris Xe is integrated with the Intel Alder Lake-P Core i7-1260P processor, low consumption certainly but whose TDP of 28W is higher than the classic 15W, implying better performance but higher energy consumption.
Still, the Core i7-1260P, coupled with 16 GB of RAM, delivers good overall performance that can satisfy many users.
And especially creators who want to process multimedia content using multicore (and thus the 12 hybrid cores of the Aldermeer) and RAM, which is the case, for example, in photo editing or video encoding.
However, keep in mind that if you plan to perform frequent work that requires processor resources and /or graphics are required.
In any case, note that the Intel Arc A370M must be usable by certain software to speed up multimedia processing.
The storage is okay, entrusted to a large-capacity 1TB SSD that rivals what hard drives offer in this area, enough to install and store multiple software and files.
Most famous price: 2199€
As a bonus, let’s highlight the advantages of an SSD over a hard drive: greater shock resistance, lower power consumption, quiet operation or even higher speed.
Specifically, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the processing is remarkably faster, as is the start/stop and boot of software, and we reach the cards of online games faster.
Thanks to its controlled weight and thinness, this versatile multimedia-oriented 2-in-1 hybrid Ultrabook with an elegant black aluminum design is easy to transport.
However, keep in mind that under heavy loads (eg treatments, games) it heats up and is audible.
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit the temperature (remember to check the dimensions carefully!†