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The HP Spectre X360 13 2-in-1 is still worth flipping over

The same great design with a few improvements.

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Lori Grunin
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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HP Spectre x360 (2017)

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One of the best laptop keyboards

It's perfectly laid out for touch typing, with comfortable travel.

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Bundled stylus

HP's Active Pen and its sibling, the Tilt Pen, are just OK.

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Traditional silver

It also comes in Pale Rose Gold and Dark Ash Silver (copper and brown, my favorite).

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Tablet mode

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Close up of the right side

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HP Tilt Pen

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Big comfy touchpad

For working on your big, comfy couch.

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Bundled pleather sleeve

It has a holder for the stylus.

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Irritating sticker

HP's styluses all have an identification sticker on them that irritates my hand, but is impossible to remove without a lot of work and leaves behind sticky adhesive.

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Tent mode

The touchscreen is bright and responsive.

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Skinny

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Left side

A USB 3.1 Type-A connector, headphone jack, power switch and microSD slot occupy the left side.

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Hot air and sound

Both come out of the bottom grill.

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Right side

The volume control, fingerprint sensor and two Thunderbolt-capable USB-C connectors occupy the right side.

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Hinge

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Presentation mode

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Hinge redux

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Lap friendly

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Pleather case

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