CNET First Look
Hands on with the HP Spectre x360This high-end hybrid promises all-day battery life.
[MUSIC] How can you put a new twist on a very familiar design? I'm Dan Ackerman and we're here taking a look at the brand new HP Spectre x360. Now the x360 line is something HP has done a couple of models in and it's basically their version of. Dare I say the [UNKNOWN] Yoga design. We call it the fold back hinge where it goes all the way back 360 degrees like that. So even though we've seen this design before in terms of being able to fold the hinge back, HP says it's version is new because it has a new hinge design that has a set of interlocking. Gears on each side. Which means, that it opens very smoothly and evenly, and stays in whatever position you put it. And certainly playing around with it, it feels very, stiff and stable and very smooth. So, you can start out, like as the clamshell laptop. You can flip it around. I call this, sort of the kiosk mode; good for presentations, it's almost you have an extra monitor here. Some people can flip it around like a table tent, like this. I pretty much, never do that. And then of course, if you fold it down, like this, then you have a tablet, you still have the touch pen and the keyboard here but they're deactivated when it's folded like this. And of course, the touchpad is one of the extra wide style ones we've seen on HP laptops lately. It's nice to have that extra real estate. Even though it's not a very premium looking feel the specter x 360 starts out pretty reasonably, 899 for a current gen core i5 cpu with a 128 gig ssd hard drive and four gigs of the ram, this is a step up model. With twice the RAM and twice the hard drive space. But that's only 999. That's pretty good. Later on they're gonna have a model with a quad HD touch screen. This is just a regular 1920x1080. But that's pretty much all you need. I'm Dan Ackerman, and that's the HP Spectre x360.