Much as we wanted to love the Spectre X2 when it first came out, the fact that it can only be fitted with Core M processors meant users will have to make a pretty big compromise. And that left it a bit underwhelming. This year, the updated HP Spectre X2 changes that, as it reinforces the ultra-slim 13.2mm tablet body with seventh-gen Core i CPUs.
That’s right, HP’s convertible tablet now come as a proper work laptop, ensuring it can handle, pretty much, any productivity task you need to throw its way. And, yes, it remains an excellent drawing tablet, too, making it ideal for creatives who regularly wield a pen in their everyday tasks.
The HP Spectre X2 comes with a full-size keyboard that can be easily attached using magnets for laptop-style computing. A kickstand in the back of the tablet allows it to stand at any desired ergonomic angle, whether for drawing, typing, or catching up on your favorite YouTube channels. It uses a 12.3-inch display with a 3,000 x 2000 resolution that, HP claims, is their brightest display panel to date, ensuring it can recreate color and images with excellent precision.
Features include Intel Iris graphics, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD storage, dual cooling fans, Bang & Olufsen speakers, two USB Type-C ports, and eight hours of battery life on a single charge. It also comes with a fast-charging feature that allows you to go up to 50 percent power in as little as 30 minutes of plugging in.
Available now, pricing for the 2017 HP Spectre X2 starts at $1,000.