Last year, HP overhauled the 13-inch Spectre x360 convertible laptop with some a lot-wanted enhancement: a slimmed-down design, lowered bezels, and a practical trackpad. At CES 2020, the corporate is bringing those self-same enhancements to the more prominent 15-inch mannequin, too.
Very like last year’s Spectre x360 13, the variations between the previous x360 15 and the brand new one are drastic: HP has massively diminished the bezels on the 2020 mannequin, leading to a tool that’s 13% smaller than the earlier technology. Plus, regardless of the vastly smaller measurement, HP remains to be providing the excellent-looking OLED screen options it launched last year.
Additionally, improved (fortunately) is the trackpad, which, like HP’s different latest laptops, makes use of Home Windows Precision Drivers and is subsequently not horrible to make use of. The truth that that is nonetheless, a notable change within the 12 months 2020 speaks volumes.
The specs are additionally getting a lift: the brand new Spectre x360 15 could be configured with as much as Intel’s 10th Gen six-core Core i7 processor (though that comes from Intel’s 14nm Comet Lake lineup, not the corporate’s newer 10nm Ice Lake line) together with the most recent discrete Nvidia GPUs.
The remainder of the design is nearly unchanged: there are nonetheless two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB-A port, and an HDMI port. There’s additionally a bodily webcam kill-switch in addition to a separate quantity pad on the keyboard.
Between the new trackpad and the slimmed-down design, the upgraded Spectre x360 15 is successfully only a 15-inch model of the 13-inch model in practically every respect — which is a decisive factor. There’s no value or launch date, but HP will presumably announce these within the coming weeks.