It may not be everyone's taste -- I'm not a big two-tone fan, for instance -- but HP's brown and copper color choice is classy and unusual compared to the silver and black models that pervade the market.
Like all convertibles, you can flip it into a tent for presentations.
Not as reflective as it looks
Given how many lights are shining on it, I'm surprised the screen is discernable at all.
It's a big size, but if you need the screen real estate, you need the screen real estate.
The keyboard feels good and all the keys are in the right places. The glass trackpad operates smoothly and feels comfortable as well.
HP throws in the N-Trig active stylus for free.
The N-Trig stylus has nice balance and decent friction on the touch surface.
Thicker, but still thin
To support the 4K display, HP had to put in a bigger battery and the computer's a little thicker than before. On the right size are two USB-C ports, HDMI and a volume rocker switch.
There's an HDMI connector and two USB-C jacks -- one Thunderbolt compatible.
This side has a full USB 3.1 connector, headphone jack and SD card slot as well as the power switch and vent.
Left side detail
B&O-certified sound system
The sound isn't amazing, but it's above average for its class.
That's a pretty nice angle of view and it's in the exact right place for you to appear in the center of the image.
The keys have good travel and feedback.
HP includes the HP Orbit utility, which lets you transfer images and single lines of text between the computer and a mobile app. Since it requires they both be connected to a Wi-Fi network, it seems pretty duplicative of existing cloud services.
What I look like when I work
The x360 is very talented, but it can't fix a bad hair day.
An action shot of the touchscreen.
That red scratch on my double chin is where my cat nailed me. I didn't realize how visible it was.
10 years of piano lessons and I still drop my wrists, but my fingers are properly curved!