HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf, gamer maker Ultrabook 16″ 4K OLED touchscreen Versatile tablet TB4 Alder Lake Arc A370M thin and light (2109€)
Our take on the HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf
Converts to a Tablet thanks to the 16-inch DCI-P3 4K OLED touchscreen with more faithful than average colors,HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf High Definition 360° open is a versatile thin and light 2-in-1 laptop PC that features convenient fast 1 TB SSD storage that improves responsiveness, a backlit keyboard (but no numeric keypad), a dual biometric authentication solution, or connection with Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi 6E. This hybrid Ultrabook is powerful thanks to a large 32 GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake-P hybrid processor which speeds up multimedia processing while the Intel Arc A370M graphics card is capable of supporting many games. .
Features of the HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf
|Screen||16” IPS 4K Ultra HD+ OLED 100% DCI-P3 400cd/m² micro-edge Corning Gorilla Glass multi-touch display (3840×2400, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake (12 core, 2.1 GHz, 4P+8E, 28W TDP)|
|Installed RAM (max)||32 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphics card||Intel Arc A370M 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connector||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel AX211), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Hello window||Yes, via the fingerprint reader and 720p Infrared HD webcam|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bits|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||7 hours / 6-cell Li-Polymer 83Whr (310 gr)|
|Weight/Dimension(mm)||2.01 Kg / 358 x 245.3 x 19.9|
HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf against the competition
HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf is currently showing as promotion at home Darty and Fnac. It is positioned as the only one in its category that offers a display with faithful colors and high definition, a powerful processor and graphics card, and a high amount of RAM.
HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf chassis, connectors, display
Opening 360° to turn into a tablet, it has an original look with a dark black aluminum design with a sandblasted finish.
The screen adopts multi-touch touch technology: by placing at least one finger on it (or the stylus), with pressure/gestures, you can interact with the system and software.
Protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, the screen looks anti-reflective but is more prone to reflections in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) than non-touch anti-reflective panels.
Thanks to the DCI-P3 OLED specification, the screen displays far more faithful colors than average with deep blacks, very low latency, and significant viewing angles both horizontally and vertically.
Those who value High Definition content will be pleased that the screen is decorated with 4K definition higher than Full HD, 16/10 format is more convenient than classic 16/9 format.
Above the screen is an Infrared webcam which enables biometric authentication with facial recognition via Windows Hello technology. It is also used by the fingerprint reader.
We therefore find here 2 authentication solutions with biometrics.
In addition to the 2 biometric authentication systems, there is, of course, a chiclet keyboard that can be backlit so that the keys are more visible in the dark.
However, there is no numeric keypad on the right, while this function is standard from 15 inches to enter numbers more easily.
Connectivity integrated into this versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook is great, including 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and a Wi-Fi ax wireless module (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, audio port, HDMI video output which is useful for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor for example or even 1 USB 3.2 (compatible with USB 2.0/3.0) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.
Performance, autonomy HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf
The HP Specter x360 16-f1002nf is for those looking for a comfortable thin-and-light laptop that can be converted into a tablet for versatile multimedia use.
It stands out for its large amount of above-average 32GB of RAM, which is very much appreciated in multitasking and to see what happens in terms of RAM. Suffice it to say that it accompanies the processor very well, an Intel Alder Lake-P Core i7-1260P hybrid with a TDP of 28W higher than the classic 15W to ensure better performance, which still has an impact on autonomy.
In that case, pending more concrete testing, betting about 7 hours of battery operation under light use.
In any case, creators doing multimedia work using RAM and multicore – and therefore the 12 cores of the Core i7 Alder Lake – will be able to be satisfied with the services provided, such as photo editing or video editing.
However, for frequent heavy work on processor resources, it is better to switch to a PC based on a low-power processor.
On the graphics side, we find Iris Xe integrated into the Core i7 as well as a dedicated Intel Arc A370M graphics card, both of which allow you to watch photos and videos, but also to play light titles.
The more voracious and powerful Intel Arc A370M is best positioned around the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, enough to enjoy some games for concessions under the resource-hungry 3D masterpieces to get good playability. In particular we think about reducing screen definition as 4K requires more graphics calculations than Full HD in games, which leads to lower fps counts.
In any case, this versatile hybrid laptop uses Intel Iris Xe as much as possible although it is much more modest in performance than the Intel Arc A370M as it consumes very little energy, which promotes autonomy.
On the storage side, there’s an SSD that’s quieter while being more energy efficient than hard drives, more shock-resistant, and significantly faster.
In practice, SSDs provide significantly better everyday fluidity and responsiveness than simple hard drives.
Thanks to SSD, multimedia processing is much faster, especially when starting/stopping and launching games/software, and you can access online game cards much faster.
Here we find a 1 TB SSD, a capacity that comfortably rivals anything hard drives have to offer in this area, enough to hold plenty of files, software, and games on this 2-in-1 laptop PC.
Finally, if it’s not the easiest to transport as the 16-inch format is, its finesse and contained weight will pull more than one. But they involve noise and heating in case of strong stress (for example: grooming, games). However, the format of this multimedia-oriented aluminum hybrid Ultrabook 2-in-1 is convenient for sedentary use (eg at home).
If necessary to withstand temperature, a ventilated stand can be used (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).