The new Spectre x360 (2nd Generation 2017) apart from being a 2-in-1 does seem to share a lot of similarities with the recent HP Spectre Laptop (13.3"). For instance, both machines run on the Intel Core i7-7500U processor and Windows 10 with 8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, and offer two Thunderbolt 3 based USB Type-C ports.
The Spectre x360 (2nd Generation 2017) however only provides two USB-C ports out of its three USB connectors, with the third USB port being a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A). The HP Spectre Laptop (13.3") on the other hand offers up to three USB-C ports, with the third USB-C port providing USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s) connectivity.
Its key specs and features are conveniently listed on the box.
The 5.83 x 16.22 x 13.11 inch convertible looks clean and elegant in a natural silver finish.
On one side, there is a lone USB Type-A connector which provides USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s) connectivity. Also available is a 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo jack and the power button.
The other side includes two adjacent Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB Type-C ports which support Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s), DisplayPort 1.2 to connect with 4K@60hz displays, and uses USB Power Delivery technology. These Thunderbolt 3 ports can also be used to charge the Spectre x360 (2nd Generation 2017).
The Spectre x360 (2nd Generation 2017) opens up to reveal a glossy 13.3 inch full HD display with a backlit keyboard. The 1920 x 1080 screen is touch enabled and enhanced with narrow bezel edge-to-edge glass. Its 360 degree geared hinge allows the notebook to be folded and used in four different modes.
Like other Spectre x360 laptops, this one also features the Bang & Olufsen brand of quad speakers.
The box includes standard accessories like the user and support documentation, a 13 inch leather-like case, and a USB Type-C based AC adapter (45 watts). An additional HP Spectre X360 stylus pen in natural silver is also provided for its multi-touch enabled screen.
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