[Old model]HP Specter x360 15 (2019 model) actual machine review! It can be used too widely! What are the precautions before purchasing?


Main image of HP Specter x360 15

Actual machine review of “HP Specter x360 15 (2019 model)”will deliver.

This review is a review of the old model.Please see the actual review of the new model from the following ↓ ↓ ↓

HP Specter x360 15 real machine review! A notebook PC for creators that can be used widely, not just for creative use!

 
“I don’t have time to read all the reviews!”

For those who said, I reviewed and found out“Recommended points / features”When“Notes, etc.”First of all.

    ■ Recommended points and features of “HP Specter x360 15”

  • Can be used in 5 modes
  • Compatible with active pens (active pens are also included)
  • I drew an illustration with an active pen

  • Equipped with a system that can control the operation of the fan. You can work in a quiet place without worrying about the exhaust noise.
  • HP Command Center

  • You can physically disable the camera with the privacy switch. No worries about being voyeur by remote control.
  • Privacy switch

  • Because it is an IPS liquid crystal with 4K resolution, the display is beautiful anyway
  • display

  • High CPU performance! You can also play 3D games to some extent
  • CPU benchmark

  • The appearance is cool and luxurious

    ■ Notes, etc.

  • The keyboard cannot be removed
  • The price is not cheap because of the high performance

A good laptop that can be used for a wide range of purposesis.

Take a look at “HP Specter x360 15” on the official websiteicon

 

■ HP Specter x360 15 specs

liquid crystal 15.6 inches IPS / glossy LCD, touch display, resolution: 4K
CPU Intel Core i7-8750H
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with MAX-Q Design
memory 16GB
storage SSD:512GB / 1TB
Battery life Up to about 13 hours 45 minutes
size About 359×249×19.0 (thinest part)-21.0 (thickest part) mm
weight About 2.17kg

 
In addition, it should be notedReview of the old model (HP Specter 15 x360-ch000)Is described on the following page.

[Old model]Review of HP Specter 15 x360! You can also draw pictures on a large 4K screen!


The old model is still on sale, so if you are considering purchasing it, please refer to it.

 
↓ You can check some contents in the table of contents.(Click to jump to that item).

table of contents

  • ★ Detailed explanation of recommended points and features! ★
  • ▶ 5 modes of “HP Specter x360 15”
  • ▶ Compatible with Specter active pen

    • * Impression that is not suitable for drawing illustrations in earnest
    • Specter Active Pen 2 included
  • ▶ Exhaust noise can be controlled at the HP Command Center.Can be used in quiet places without worrying about the surroundings

    • Check how much exhaust noise is heard in performance mode
  • ▶ Privacy switch can physically cut off the camera circuit
  • ▶ Liquid crystal display

    • Good color development with IPS liquid crystal.Wide viewing angle
    • Since it is a glare (glossy) liquid crystal, it is easy to reflect (a low-reflection film can be attached to prevent it).
  • ▶ CPU and SSD performance check

    • CPU performance is quite high
    • SSD data transfer speed is also fast
    • Graphics performance that can handle video editing and 3D games to some extent
  • ▶ Appearance

    • Luxury looks with a sense of luxury
  • ★ Explanation of other points ★
  • ▶ Speaker

    • Sound is clear and spacious
  • ▶ Keyboard

    • A keyboard that can be hit with a light force.Easy to use numeric keypad
    • The typing sound is a “stubborn” and pleasant sound.Not noisy
  • ▶ Size, weight

    • 6 cm wider than A4 size
    • Comparison of size with 13.3 inch model
    • Actual weight: 2,122 grams
  • Left and right sides and interface
  • ▶ Summary of reviews for “HP Specter x360 15”
  • ▶ Notice of HP products[discount coupon]!

★ Detailed explanation of recommended points and features! ★

▶ 5 modes of “HP Specter x360 15”

“HP Specter x360 15” is

  • Notebook mode
  • Tablet mode
  • Stand mode
  • Tent mode
  • Flat mode

You can switch to the 5 modes of. You can use the Specter x360 15 more conveniently if you use it according to the scene.

Notebook mode

Notebook mode

Notebook mode, as the name implies, is a normal laptop mode.

Tablet mode

Tablet mode

It can be folded into a tablet shape (* keyboard cannot be removed).

Useful when using while showing the screen to someone or drawing with the Specter active pen.

Stand mode

Stand mode

Stand mode is convenient when you want to lie down with Goron and watch a video.

It is also a convenient mode when using a pen if the angle of the display is close to parallel.

Tent mode

Tent mode

Tent mode is useful when you want to place an angle in a small space or when you want to use a full-size keyboard.

Combination of tent mode and keyboard

▲ You can also use the shape of the tent mode to say “use an easy-to-use keyboard at home or in the office.”

Flat mode

Flat mode

Flat mode is convenient for showing the screen to people you meet at meetings.

▶ Compatible with Specter active pen

The Specter x360 15 is compatible with the Specter active pen.

I'm drawing an illustration with a pen

* Impression that is not suitable for drawing illustrations in earnest

I tried to draw an illustration with the Specter active pen to check the usability.

At the beginning of drawing, the cursor is attached to the pen a little late, so it was easy to get a line like a splash at the beginning of drawing.is.

Splash line

▲ At the beginning of drawing, the position of the pen tip and the position of the cursor are slightly different, so it is easy for something like a splash to enter.

for that reason,In earnestI think it is not suitable for drawing illustrations.

It can be used without problems for drawing rough illustrations and inserting correction instructions.

The display isGorilla glassTherefore, it is hard to scratch the pen, but because it is slippery, it is difficult for the pen to grip and I felt that the lines are easy to shake.

Specter Active Pen 2 included

Specter Active Pen 2 is included, so you don’t need to purchase it separately.

Active pen

▲ Specter Active Pen 2

The Specter Active Pen 2 is rechargeable. Use it by charging it with a USB cable.

Charging the Specter Active Pen 2

▶ Exhaust noise can be controlled at the HP Command Center.Can be used in quiet places without worrying about the surroundings

For the HP Specter x360 15HP Command CenterThe application is installed.

In the thermal profile settings of this appFan operation can be controlledis.

HP Command Center administration screen

For example, if you are concerned about exhaust noise in a quiet library or study room,Switching to “quiet mode” will make the fan quieter as it turns off or slows down.

  • 1: Recommended mode (automatic)
  • ⇒ Automatically optimize performance. It is usually silent, but when a load is applied, the fan noise may become louder.

  • 2: Performance mode
  • ⇒ Mode that maximizes performance. When a load is applied, it can become noisy as it is.
    Only available when connected to a power source (selecting this mode when not connected to a power source will display a message asking you to connect to an external power source).

  • 3: Cooler mode
  • ⇒Since it is a mode in which the fan is moved to cool it, the fan makes a noise.

  • 4: Quid mode
  • ⇒ Mode that turns off the fan or moves at the minimum speed. The fan noise will be quieter, but the CPU performance will be slower.

Check how much exhaust noise is heard in performance mode

When loaded in performance modeI tried to see how noisy it was.

It was silent when it wasn’t overloaded.

When there was a heavy load, there was a “cuein” sound, and a sound of around 47.9db was heard.

Despite its size, it seems that it is difficult to make a loud exhaust noise (it is difficult to make a loud exhaust noise for measurement lol)

Number of db when exhaust noise becomes loud

■ Estimated noise (number of decibels)

Pretty noisy 70db In a noisy office
Noisy 60db Ordinary conversation in a moving car
ordinary 50db Quiet office
quiet 40db Quiet residential area, library
Very quiet 30db Midnight suburbs
Almost inaudible 20db The sound of snow

* The table is just a guide.

The HP Specter x360 15 has large exhaust holes on the left and right sides of the main unit.

Therefore, there is a margin for exhaust heat, and it may be difficult for the exhaust noise to become loud.

▶ Privacy switch can physically cut off the camera circuit

“HP Specter x360 15” is on the right side“Privacy switch” that can physically cut off the camera circuitIs installed.

Privacy switch

Webcam

▲ Full HD WEB camera. You can physically turn this off with a privacy switch.

↓ Start the camera app and see yourself (here, a stuffed killer whale).

In front of the HP Specter x360 15 webcam

↓ When the camera is turned off with the privacy switch, the camera circuit is cut off.“Camera not found”It will switch to the display.

Show camera not found

Even if you are not using an app such as a camera, if you switch the privacy switch, you will see a display like this.You can check on / off on the screen.

Display with camera turned off

↓ When the camera is on the circuit, the camera is also displayed in the device manager …

Device manager camera display

↓ When you switch the privacy switch,The camera also disappears from Device Manager.

The device manager camera display disappeared

From here as wellThe camera is physically blockedI understand this.

If the camera is in front of you, you may be worried about voyeurism and sticky notes on the camera (I am too), but you don’t have to hide the camera with sticky notes (laughs).

▶ Liquid crystal display

Good color development with IPS liquid crystal.Wide viewing angle

Let’s check the viewing angle. From the conclusion, it has a wide viewing angle because it is an IPS liquid crystal.

Liquid crystal display front

It’s a 4K display, so it’s just beautiful.

Viewing angle check Viewed from the side

▲ When viewed from the side at an angle

Viewing angle check Viewed from above

▲ Seen from above at an angle

The viewing angle is wide enough.

Since it is a glare (glossy) liquid crystal, it is easy to reflect (a low-reflection film can be attached to prevent it).

The LCD of the “HP Specter x360 15” is a vivid and beautiful LCD,Glare liquid crystal (glossy liquid crystal) makes it easy to reflectis.

How the light is reflected on the display

If you are concerned about the reflection on the screen or the shine,Low reflection type LCD protective filmIt is a good idea to paste.

When you buy the Specter x360 15 from the online store, you can also buy a special “low-reflection type LCD protective film”.

* However, if you attach a film, the “color development” and “pen drawing taste” will change slightly.

You can buy only the LCD protective film later.

▶ CPU and SSD performance check

CPU performance is quite high

CPU“Intel Core i7-8750H Processor”is.

In the passmark CPU performance test,13756I got a high number.

PassMark CPU Benchmark Test Results

The performance is more than sufficient for business use. It can be used not only for business purposes but also for creative purposes.

The memory is also 16GB, so you can do various tasks quickly.

SSD data transfer speed is also fast

There is only a high-speed PCI Express / NVMe-connected SSD, and the data transfer speed is also quite high.

Storage transfer rate

SSD Information

  SSD manufacturer information

It was an SSD made by Toshiba.

* Laptops of the same model number may be equipped with SSDs from different manufacturers.

Graphics performance that can handle video editing and 3D games to some extent

HP Specter x360 15 for graphics「NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with Max-Q Design」Because it is equipped withYou can also do video editing and 3D games to some extent.

* However, although this laptop has a 4K display,When it comes to playing games in 4K quality, it can be tough for some games.

(4K is 4 times the resolution of Full HD, so it’s quite heavy)

The result of a little test is

■ FINAL FANTASY 14: Guren’s Liberator

1920×1080 Very comfortable
3840×2160 Somewhat comfortable

■ FINAL FANTASY 15

1920 x 1080 lightweight quality Somewhat comfortable
1920×1080 standard quality ordinary
3840 x 2160 Lightweight quality Movement difficulty
3DMark score
Cloud Gate 21734
Sky Diver 20174
Fire Srtike 6646
Time Spy 2456

 
Looking at these results, I get the following impression.

Light game I can afford
Somewhat heavy game It seems that you can play with full HD image quality. 4K image quality is strict.
Heavy game Maybe you can play if you lower the image quality?

* This is just a personal impression.

It seems that you can play only heavy 3D games such as FF15.

▶ Appearance

Luxury looks with a sense of luxury

The HP “Specter x360 15” has only one body color, “Ash Black”.

The appearance of the HP Specter x360 15.Cool angle from diagonally above

The body is machined from aluminum and has a luxurious feel.

There is no cheapness, it is an image of luxury.

Appearance of Specter x360 15 Diagonally above from the top plate side

The sides are cut like emeralds, giving it a more luxurious feel than the old model.

HP Specter x360 15 Side emerald cut

The gold shining HP logo is a nice accent.

Top plate logo up

The folded state from diagonally above

Image of hinge

Since the body is machined from aluminum, you may have the impression that it is easily scratched, butCoating that makes it hard to scratchIt seems that it has been removed.

Palm rest up

★ Explanation of other points ★

▶ Speaker

Sound is clear and spacious

“HP Specter x360 15” is an audio makerEquipped with quad speakers (4 speakers) co-tuned with Bang & Olufsendoing.

HP Specter x360 15 Speaker

▲ Speaker on the upper side of the keyboard

Speaker on the bottom of the main unit

▲ Speakers on the front left and right of the bottom

* Since the speaker is also attached to the bottom of the main unit, it is better to place it on a hard table where the sound bounces properly.
 

The treble sounds a little noticeable, but it’s just a joint development with an audio maker, soThe sound is clear and wide.

Because it takes up a lot of speaker space,Sounds pretty good for a laptopis.

If you are not particular about sound quality, you will be satisfied without buying a separate speaker.

▶ Keyboard

A keyboard that can be hit with a light force.Easy to use numeric keypad

Shoot the keyboard from directly above

▲ Click to enlarge

The keyboard was well made and I didn’t feel any deflection when typing.

The stroke width is shallow, but it doesn’t feel difficult to hit because it has a moderate weight when typing.

The size of the button is also reasonable,A keyboard that you can type quickly with light force if you get used to itis.

However, it is a pity that the arrow keys are small. The F key is also small.

It is easy to use where the width of the space key is solid and the numeric keypad is a 4-row numeric keypad.

Key top up image

 
When you put your hand on the palm rest (where you put your hand when typing on the keyboard), it looks like this.

Place your hand on the palm rest

It’s a 15-inch notebook, so there’s plenty of space on the palm rest.

The typing sound is a “stubborn” and pleasant sound.Not noisy

Keyboard up from diagonally above

The typing sound is a pleasant sound with a “squeaky” sound.

Not silent, butIt’s not noisy, it’s not loud enough to bother you.

If you type compactly with a light force, you can use it without making the typing sound too noisy.

Compare size with full size keyboard

I compared it with a full size keyboard.

Comparison with full size keyboard

The arrow keys and Delete key are not as easy to use as a full-size keyboard, but when you enter characters normally, you can hit them with a feeling similar to that of a full-size keyboard.

Equipped with a backlight on the keyboard

Keyboard backlight

The keyboard backlight can be turned on and off with the F5 key. Useful for working in the dark.

Touch pad (image pad)

Touchpad

It is a type of touch pad (image pad) that does not have left and right click buttons.

A touchpad that is smooth and comfortable to touch.

When I dragged it to the edge on the touchpad, the drag sometimes came off,There is almost no problem with usability.

Take a look at “HP Specter x360 15” on the official website

▶ Size, weight

6 cm wider than A4 size

It is a size comparison with A4 paper.

  Size comparison between A4 paper and Specter x360 15

■ Comparison with A4 size

A4 size 297mm x 210mm
HP Spectre 15 x360 359mm x 249mm (x thickness さ19mm (thinest part)-21mm (thickest part))

The width is about 6 cm larger than the A4 size, so if you include the protective cushion,It’s hard to use a general business bagProbably.

It seems better to have a PC bag or backpack compatible with 15.6 inch notebook PCs for carrying aroundis.
 

Comparison of size with 13.3 inch model

The Specter x360 15 is about the same size as the old model, so I’ll put an image comparing the old model with the 13.3-inch HP Specter x360.

Size comparison

After all, compared to 13.3 inches, 15.6 inches has a larger screen, so it is easier to work.

Actual weight: 2,122 grams

Weight of the main body and AC adapter

The body is“About 2,122 grams”was. It was about 2.17 kg on the manufacturer’s site, so it’s about the same.

The AC adapter weighs “about 444 grams” and is heavy.

When the AC adapter and the main body are combinedTotal about 2,566 gramsis.

However, the maximum battery life is about 13.5 hours, so if you have a little business, you don’t have to carry the AC adapter with you.

Left and right sides and interface

■Left side

Left side

Left side up

From the left

  • Power button (on the corner)
  • Power connector
  • HDMI 2.0 output terminal
  • Exhaust hole
  • Headphone output / microphone input combo port

The power button is located in the back corner, making it much easier to press than the previous model.

■Right side

Right side

Right side up

From the left

  • microSD card slot
  • Exhaust hole
  • Privacy switch
  • USB 3.1(Type-A)
  • USB Type-C x 2 (one on the corner)

There is a USB Type-C in the back corner, and if you put cables here, it will not stick out to the side, so it is convenient depending on the situation.

Take a look at “HP Specter x360 15” on the official website

▶ Summary of reviews for “HP Specter x360 15”

The appearance of the HP Specter x360 15

This is a summary of the reviews of “HP Specter x360 15”.

    ■ Recommended points and features of “HP Specter x360 15”

  • Can be used in 5 modes
  • Compatible with active pens (active pens are also included)
  • I drew an illustration with an active pen

  • Equipped with a system that can control the operation of the fan. You can work in a quiet place without worrying about the exhaust noise.
  • HP Command Center

  • You can physically disable the camera with the privacy switch. No worries about being voyeur by remote control.
  • Privacy switch

  • Because it is an IPS liquid crystal with 4K resolution, the display is beautiful anyway
  • display

  • High CPU performance! You can also play 3D games to some extent
  • CPU benchmark

  • The appearance is cool and luxurious

    ■ Notes, etc.

  • The keyboard cannot be removed
  • The price is not cheap because of the high performance

I think the “HP Specter x360 15” is valuable because there are few laptops that can be set to “tablet mode” with 15 inches and “compatible with active pens”.

Anyways,Wide range of usabilityis!

Since the specifications are high, the price is not cheap, so I think that point may be confusing, but the performance is also high.A laptop that is good to use as a main PCI think.

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Take a look at “HP Specter x360 15” on the official website

 

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