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HP Spectre x360 14 (2020) Review Rundown

HP | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 30 May 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of HP Spectre x360 14
  • Beautiful 3:2 aspect ratio OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Small touchpad

Summary

The HP Spectre x360 14 is the best Spectre you can buy, and the best convertible notebook on the market by a fair margin. It is an ultra-thin and light model that sports a 3:2 multi-touch display. Like other Spectre models, the Spectre 14 retains the iconic diamond-cut all-aluminum body and the 360-degree hinge.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The HP Spectre x360 14 leverages a larger 13.5-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio display. The hinge is almost light enough to open with one hand. The 14-inch is equal to the 13-inch at 0.67 inches thick, both of which exceed the XPS 13's 0.58 inches.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 3:2 aspect ratio OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Slightly heavier than the 13-inch model

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Spectre x360 14 is one of the most impressive laptops I've ever reviewed. It has a unique 3:2 aspect ratio and OLED panel option, a pair of features capable of enhancing work and play. With a starting price of $1,329, the Spectre x 360 14 is among HP's most expensive consumer products.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 3:2 aspect ratio display
  • Long battery life
  • USB-C rechargeable stylus included
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
HP has translated the existing luxurious Spectre design and metal materials to the new 3:2 form factor without any surprises. The clickpad is larger than the one on the Spectre x360 13 (11.5 x 7.4 cm vs. 11.1 x 5.6 cm) The fingerprint reader in particular replaces the Ctrl key meaning users who have been relying on this key on other laptops will find the change annoying. Users can expect almost 12 hours of real usage on a full charge.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard feedback
  • Long battery life when gaming
Cons[**]
  • Keyboard feedback could be firmer and firmer
  • Thick bezels

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The HP Spectre x360 14 is a 2-in-1 device that delivers more than enough performance for office and web-based applications. In performance mode, the GPU performs better in the 3DMark benchmarks than in standard mode. Even though the HP laptop is not meant for gaming, it can still achieve playable frame rates in many titles.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
  • NVMe SSD
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C hub
  • Only 12 months of warranty

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Spectre x360 14 is an elegant convertible laptop that ditches the older system's 13.3-inch touch screen for a 13.5-inch panel with a squarer 3:2 ratio. The $1,299.99 base model at HP.com combines Core i5 power with 8GB of memory, a 256GB drive, and a 1,920-by-1,280-pixel touch screen.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylus pen and USB Type-A port
  • Gorgeous 16:9 OLED screen
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster webcam privacy shutter

pcworld[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Pcworld have found the following[***]:
The HP Spectre x360 14 is back with some new bling—Intel's Tiger Lake CPU. Facial and fingerprint recognition, a physical camera shutter, and a Thunderbolt 4 port round out the perks. The Spectre's CNC-machined, gem-cut edges and gold, logo-stamped hinges are as arresting as ever.
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Pros[**]
  • Roomy display
  • Fingerprint and fingerprint recognition
  • Strong battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Thunderbolt 4 port
Cons[**]
  • Somewhat heavy for a 13.5-inch laptop

theverge[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The HP Spectre x360 14 has a 3:2 screen and comes with a stylus. The base model has a Core i5-1135G7, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of storage. If you want to get fancier, you can get the OLED screen and 1TB of storage for $1,699.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 3:2 display
  • Stylus-compatible
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The HP Spectre x360 14 is a powerhouse of a convertible laptop. The laptop weighs just under 3 pounds, and manages to pack a 14-inch screen into an 11-inch housing. The 180-degree hinges feel sturdy and solid while folding the laptop into tablet mode or back into traditional laptop mode.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance for both work and play
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Limited input ports

tomshardware[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The HP Spectre x360 14 is one of the best ultrabooks we've tested. It has a sleek chassis, clicky keyboard and both USB Type-C and Type-A ports. The 13.5-inch touchscreen has a 3:2 aspect ratio, making it taller than it is wide.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Stylish keyboard and touchpad
  • USB Type-C and Type-A ports
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

references

  1. 1. ^ HP Spectre x360 14 review: The convertible 2-in-1, perfected. Digitaltrends. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ HP Spectre x360 14 review. Laptopmag. 2021-01-25. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ HP Spectre x360 14 Convertible Review: An Instant Favorite. Notebookcheck. 2020-12-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ HP Spectre x360 14 Review: High-resolution OLED display, poor battery life. Notebookcheck. 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  5. 5. ^ HP Spectre x360 14 Review. Pcmag. 2021-01-06. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ HP Spectre x360 14 review: Luxurious, with long battery life. Pcworld. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ HP’s Spectre x360 14 review: the best 2-in-1 you can buy. Theverge. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  8. 8. ^ HP Spectre x360 14 review. Tomsguide. 2021-05-17. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  9. 9. ^ HP Spectre x360 14 Review: The New Best 2-in-1 Laptop. Tomshardware. 2021-02-17. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  10. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  11. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  12. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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