Specter x360 16 (2021): HP’s best notebook is now also available with a 16-inch display

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According to HP’s own account, the best notebook for end customers, the Specter x360 with 2-in-1 functionality, is now also available in a version with a 16-inch display. In contrast to the well-known 15-inch model, the new version comes in 16:10 format and can optionally be configured with a GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU.

16 inches with 16:10 instead of 15 inches with 16: 9

HP last revised the HP Specter x360 15 in January 2020 and advertised it as a 15.6-inch convertible in 14-inch format. Its case measures 360 × 226 × 19.9 mm. With the change from 16: 9 to 16:10, the new 16-inch model is again a bit narrower and thinner with 357.9 × 245 × 19.8 mm, albeit two centimeters deeper. HP explains that both variants will initially run in parallel in the future, even if the 15-inch model is in the manufacturer’s German online shop can no longer be found. But the retail trade is still running it.

  • The new HP Specter x360 16 2-in-1 notebook

    The new HP Specter x360 16 2-in-1 notebook (Image: HP)

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    Tiger Lake-H35 and optionally Nvidia Ampere

    The HP Specter x360 16 is the first consumer notebook from HP to be made from recycled aluminum. Like the old 15 series and the parallel offered variants with Specter x360 13 and Specter x360 14, the new HP Specter x360 16 also uses CPUs of the Intel Tiger Lake generation, although in this case Tiger Lake H35 CPUs and not Tiger Lake CPUs. U-CPUs with 35 instead of 15 watt TDP are used. The CPUs of both classes offer four cores and eight threads, only Tiger Lake-H45 offers eight cores. No details are known about the configuration of the CPU with regard to the TDP, there is a maximum of that Core i7-11390H for optional. ComputerBase has requested more information.

    Without a separately installed graphics card, the HP Specter x360 16 has the Intel Evo certificate (Project Athena 2.0). The new notebook can optionally be equipped with a mobile GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU, but it is then no longer certified according to Evo. HP operates the graphics card with the minimum specified by Nvidia with a TDP of 35 watts.

    Maximum with UHD OLED display

    As known from HP, users can choose the 16-inch screen with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio from a whole range of options. There is a maximum of a factory-calibrated Ultra HD OLED screen certified according to Vesa True Black HDR. An IPS display with 3072 × 1920 pixels with a brightness of up to 400 cd / m² and 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color space is also available. Four loudspeakers are responsible for the audio output.

    5 megapixel webcam with shutter

    HP is proud of the “first integrated, intelligent 5 MP camera in a 16-inch notebook“. Behind this is a function that, like Apple’s Center Stage for the iPad, always keeps the user in the center of the recording, even if he is moving in front of the notebook or in the room.

    The webcam, which is compatible with Windows Hello, offers a physical lock that can be opened and closed using a key combination. The microphone also shows the user whether it is active: in this case by means of a status LED.

    The new HP Specter x360 16 2-in-1 notebook The new HP Specter x360 16 2-in-1 notebook (Image: HP)

    Additional features include Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E and an NVMe SSD, optionally in combination with Intel Optane Memory. Two Thunderbolt 4 ports via USB Type C, one USB 3.1 Gen with 10 Gbit / s via USB Type A, HDMI 2.0b, a microSD card reader and jack are available. The RAM is soldered. The 63 watt-hour 6-cell battery should enable up to 17 hours of battery life in mixed operation and can be charged from 0 to 50 percent in 45 minutes using the 90-watt power adapter included. The keyboard is illuminated.

    From November from 1,599 euros in stores

    The new HP Specter x360 16 should be available in Germany from November with Windows 11 ex works. The color variants Nocturne Blue with sky blue accents and Nightfall Black with light brass accents are available. Prices start at 1,599 euros.

    The new HP Specter x360 16 2-in-1 notebook The new HP Specter x360 16 2-in-1 notebook (Image: HP) The new HP Specter x360 16 2-in-1 notebook The new HP Specter x360 16 2-in-1 notebook (Image: HP)

    ComputerBase received information about this article from HP under NDA. The only requirement was the earliest possible publication time.

    Update 09/21/2021 3:43 p.m.

    As HP announced on request, the TGP of the optionally available GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU is 35 watts, which is the minimum approved by Nvidia. A maximum of 80 watts is permitted. The message has been adjusted.

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