Updated 21 Jul 2016

HP

Spectre x2 12

Snapshot: The HP Spectre x2 12 convertible laptop has a 12-inch detachable screen. It has a Core m3-6Y30, 0.9GHz processor and 4GB RAM. How good is its display?

Spectre x2 12
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1699

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Test results

Overall score
76
Design and use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Easy to use.
  • Good battery life.
  • Good performance.
  • Good display.
  • Detachable screen.
  • Comes with a stylus.
  • Has 2 USB-C ports.
  • Front and rear cameras.
  • Light tablet section.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Design and use (35%) includes status lights/indicators, connections, laptop design, general use as a laptop, overall style and mobility as well as evaluating its security, manual and recovery options (if provided). For hybrids we also test laptop-to-tablet conversion and general use as a tablet. We also assess the audio quality of the speaker.

Performance (25%) is assessed using 3 benchmark software tools to evaluate the laptop’s performance during a range of tasks as well as its storage capabilities.

Battery life (20%) looks at the battery consumption for both heavy and light usage. Heavy usage is defined as playing an HD-quality video on loop, with power management features set for maximum performance, screen brightness at 100% and connected to a network with WiFi. Light usage is daily tasks, such as browsing the internet and checking email.

Display (20%) includes colour accuracy, brightness, depth and contrast, vertical and horizontal angle of view and glare and surface reflections.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1699
Type
Hybrid
Full model number
Spectre x2 12-A005TU
Body type
Detachable

Specifications

Screen size (in)
12
HDD (GB)
n/a
SSD (GB)
128
Available user space (GB)
78
RAM (GB)
4
Intel processor type
Core m3 0.9GHz
Cores
2
Processor model
Core m3-6Y30 0.9GHz
Video type
HD Graphics 515
Video RAM (GB)
Shared
Native resolution
1920 x 1280
Weight with / without keyboard (kg)
1.2/0.8
Weight of power supply (kg)
0.3
Size HxDxW (mm)
14 x 226 x 301
Trackpad size (mm)
n/a
Average heavy use battery life (Hours:Minutes)
5:00
Average light use battery life (Hours:Minutes)
10:23

Features

Operating System supplied
Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Stylus included
Yes
Optical (DVD or CD) drive
No
USB 2.0 ports
0
USB 3.0 ports
0
USB-C ports
2
Thunderbolt port
n/a
Ethernet port
No
Headset port
n/a
Microphone port
n/a
Headphone / microphone port
Yes
HDMI
No
Mini DisplayPort
No
WiFi (GHz)
2.4 / 5
WiFi 802.11
b/g/n/a/ac
NFC
No
Memory card reader
Micro SD
Front camera
Yes
Rear camera
Yes
Backlit keyboard
Yes

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