Friday, June 23, 2017

Complete Specifications HP Specter x360 15 - HP 2017 x360 version of 15-inch conversion is equipped with latest generation Intel processor and switch to discrete graphics. The updated design incorporates a smaller x360 13 bezel and an improved 4K display from last year's model, a model now a single panel choice.
 Spesiifikasi dan Harga HP Spectre x360 15 (Spectre x360 Series)

The upscale consumer x360 series of consumer convertibles has been widely regarded as one of the top 2 hadie options. Last year, the company from Palo Alto took a page from Dell's guidance with a 13-inch x360 series redesign, a thin left and right bezel . The 15-inch x360 series specs, we have reviewed both FHD predecessors as well as models with 4K displays, are now under the same care. In addition to the new model, such as a chassis or switch to the latest generation processor, there are other important changes as far as the configuration is concerned: the 2017 version makes both 4K panels and discrete graphics in the form of Nvidia GeForce 940 MX. The choice of a single processor is a dual-core Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB Cache).

At time of writing, users can choose from 8 to 16 GB of RAM and SSD ranging from 256 GB to 1 TB. HP offers the 15-bl075nr version for $ 20. Compared to the "basic" model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD, which sells for Rp 18 million, this version launches with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD. HP also offers a popular 13-inch FHD x360 spek with 7 generations of processor Core i5, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD for Rp.14.000.000.

Specifications and Price HP Specter x360 15 (Specter x360 Series)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7 GHz (Intel Core i7)
  • Graphics adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX - 2048 MB, Core: 1189 MHz MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GM108, 384 Shaders, GDDR5 SDRAM,, Nvidia
  • Memory: 16384 MB, DDR4-2133 SDRAM
  • Display: 15.6 inch 16: 9, 3840 × 2160 pixel 282 PPI, yes, native pen support, UWVA UDP UDP Wright-backlit BrightView, IPS, BOE06C3, glossy: yes
  • Mainboard: Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
  • Storage: Toshiba XG3 NVMe (THNSN5512GPUK), 512 GB, PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Weight: 2.002 kg, Power Supply: 432 g
  • Price: Rp.18.000.000

This aluminum-CNC chassis machine is very beautiful. The display is closed, the keyboard deck and the bottom are "dark gray silver", but the colors are visible - especially outdoors - more like a bit purplish charcoal gray. The side and front edge of the notebook, touchpad-surround and the copper-colored HP logo; Hinges have copper accents as well. The use of HP accent colors here is much simpler than super-slim spec 13 and the overall result is very pleasing to the eye.

Though not sturdy enough like some other semi-unibody metal designs, the x360 is torsionally very stiff without any squeak and no sound. There are some small sounds when pressed in the middle of the laptop or to the left and right of the touchpad, so it is not a disadvantage as far as endurance or usefulness is concerned. The lid screen with a Gorilla Glass touchscreen is also quite sturdy and resilient, good enough in thickness. The heavy impulse induces some ripples on the screen, but wrapped in metal-360 ° hinges is not nearly as convincing as the rest of the notebook and in our opinion is not stiff enough to handle heavy displays. While it takes two hands to open the lid, the screen is actually quite easy to move in a normal laptop position. In fact, even the action of taking x360 can cause the screen to swing backwards beyond the 180-degree angle.

As mentioned in our introduction, HP removes a few mm bezels, which now measure less than 5 mm every 4.65 mm to be exact. While the overall width of the notebook has decreased compared to its predecessor - see our size comparison under - the edge of the bezel is very wide at 3.6 cm / 1.4 inches. So the conversions are a bit deeper, though only slightly. The thickness increases also by about 1.8 mm, but in normal use it is almost invisible. Specter tread that closely matches Dell XPS 15 l, but again more deeply about 1.5 cm (0.6 inches). Even so, for 15-inch notebook, HP's conversion is so easy to fit into the bag and carry it.

While its predecessor lacked the Thunderbolt port, it is already included in this year's version. In addition, the spec x360 15 release with one USB 3.1 Type-A port and USB 3.1 Type-C port. Since both are Gen 1, the maximum transfer rate is limited to 5 Gbps. The HDMI port supplies only on special videos, but the Thunderbolt port supports DisplayPort 1.2 as well. Note that the 90W power adapter has a USB Type-C plug, so one of the ports will be occupied when the laptop is charging.

Card Reader SD-card
The SD card is an outstanding reader performance with a sustained transfer rate of 250 MB / s according to the US SSD tool. Copying jpeg-image files to the hard drive may be around 126 MB / s. As always, we use our Pro SDXC 64 Reference GB UHS-II Toshiba Exceria for this test.

Network communication
This series is equipped with 2x2 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 module with antenna integrated into the top bezel. We measure a continuous transfer rate of about 625 Mbps to receive and around 500 Mbps to send when connected to the Linksys EA8500 router reference, excellent results. Bluetooth 4.2 is integrated as well. We did not experience any problems during the review period and the connection remained stable all the time.

The upscale display box appears to contain notebooks, imitation leather arm, 90 W power adapter and regular setup instructions and warranty pamphlets. In addition, HP supplies HP Active Stylus Pen and three adapters: USB Type-C for VGA, USB Type-C for USB Type-A, and USB Type-C for RJ45 dongle.

Accessing the hardware requires removal of 6 small Torx screws and two extra Phillips screws hidden beneath the plastic / rubber back leg so that the bottom cover can be taken. RAM that seems to be soldered so that limited maintenance tasks clean up two system fans or swap with M.2 SSD or wireless module.

As a consumer / prosumer product, the x360 series 15 comes with a standard warranty and is thus protected against manufacturers for a period of one year. Additional coverage through HP may be selected at the time of purchase. An Upgraded Maintenance Package to a 2-year warranty with damage accident protection and free pickup and return service, for example, a Rp.2.000.000 fee at time of writing.

At first glance, the keyboard seems to be the same unit used for the 13 x360. Compared to the smaller sibling, the journey lock has increased though from 1.3 mm to 1.5 mm, however. The buttons are slightly concave and spaced at about 3 mm and offer sufficient feedback. Typing on the keyboard is very convenient even at higher speeds and for long periods of time. We do not have too many complaints: we'll love to see full-sized arrow keys and more than one brightness level for backlit keyboards. One other, though not like small enough: the space key in particular makes enough of a racket, which may interfere with noise-sensitive users or users operating in very quiet environments.

For Windows machines, the Synaptics touchpad is very large at 14 x 6.5 cm (5.5 x 2.6 inches). The surface of the glass is smoothly etched with the right amount of friction and responds to either input even if the fingers should be slightly damp. Given the large surface area, multi-touch gestures such as two-finger scrolling or three-finger film are very easy to perform. The integrated mouse button works pretty well, but the right-click is only recognized in the lower-right quarter horizontally and vertically, instead starting in the middle, as one would assume. As a result, we are often executed left-click when we are prompted right-click. For conversions, the keyboard and touchpad are disabled when the screen is folded back.

Touchscreen & Stylus
The 4K touchscreen works perfectly even down into diverse corners and edges. Flipping the cap all the way around until it rests on the back of the lower unit puts the conversion into tablet mode. Holding slate this time big and heavy for a long time is not necessarily something we really enjoy, however. Stylus or "Active Pen", as HP calls it, is powered by a small AAAA battery and has 2 programmable buttons, which can be assigned their functions using HP Pen Control software. At Microsoft OneNote, we found the pen to work smoothly and accurately. Ink capability is very useful, of course, with x360 15 in tablet mode to explain text or mark images. Weaknesses: unlike Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, does not have an integrated pen holder. The flip side of this coin is that the stylus is slightly larger in diameter - more like a real pen - and thus easier to withstand for longer than Lenovo's super-slim integrated unit.


As already mentioned in our intro, HP has created a 15.6-inch UWVA EDP WLED-backlit IPS display with a resolution of 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) single-panel option. Along with its predecessor switches with 4K displays using panels from LG Philips, while the new x360 Series 15 utilizing one of BOE - HP also decided to drop PenTile-technology that supports the RGB standard, so we should see better contrast ratio this time.

Thanks to the bound glass screen combined with ultra-high resolution, sharpest icons and text without clear graininess. The only caveat: the view does not always make older apps and even some newer ones just right, so text can be either unreadable or blurred around the edges due to scale views. This is a problem still somewhat common with UHD displays, however and not isolated for a convertible review. Our measurements show an average brightness of about 340 nits, so the new panel is a bit brighter than its predecessor, which reaches 275 nits. The contrast ratio is better, too, but still far from being great at 717: 1. While we do not expect to compete against the perfect black-background Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga with OLED screens, other panels perform much better here. The look of Yoga 910, for example, is a bit dim at 310 nits, but the contrast is basically twice as high at 1400: 1.

While HP sells smaller x360 13 series with either Intel Core i5-7200U or Intel Core i7-7500U processor, the 15.6-inch x360 series can only be purchased with i7 CPU.

Dual-core i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB cache, 15 watt TDP) is used in many different mid to higher-end notebooks and convertibles and our samples generally perform as expected. The CPU handles general office and multimedia applications with aplomb and does not shy away from heavier processing tasks, either. During the Cinebench R15 multi-test, the processor cores are operated on Turbo frequencies from 3.1 to 3.5 GHz. Interesting is the fact that the Lenovo Yoga 910, which comes with the same CPU but suffers a more obvious drop in the Turbo frequencies to 2.7-2.8 GHz, actually has a slightly higher multi-core score than the convertible reviews. The 15 x360 series exceeds its predecessor with the previous generation Core i5 CPU by about 10 and 20 percent for single and multi-core, respectively; Systems with 6-generation i7 CPUs like the Core i7-6500U are roughly 10% slower.

System performance
Compared to its predecessor with the i5 CPU and integrated Intel Graphics HD 520, the new laptop is about 12-20 percent faster according to PCMark 8. Dell XPS 15 2017 9560, on the other hand, the hardware package is stronger in quad -CORE Kaby Lake i5 -7300HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPUs and pull up ahead by about 15-20 percent. Perceived excellent performance with fast shoes and application startups. A quick check with 3DMark 11 while the conversion runs on battery power does not show any performance degradation. During our time with this series, we did not experience any crashes or unexpected lags.

Storage Device
Performance SSD - Toshiba XG3 NVMe THNSN5512GPUK - large across the board. 512 GB capacity should be enough for most users, but for those who need more storage, HP also offers upgrades to 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD for an additional $ 200. We encounter problems with the US SSD tool, which records excellent reading , But the write rate is sub-par. We repeated the test several times with almost identical results.

GPU Performance
The new 15 x360 series now comes with a dedicated GeForce 940MX graphics card. The processor-integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 is of course still available also for transparent switching between low power 2D and more demanding 3D applications. The implementation of HP GeForce graphics card is based on GM108 chip and comes with 384 integrated shaders and 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM. GPU supports DirectX 12 and runs up to 1189 MHz. Performance by PCMark 11 is a jump with 940MX exceeding an integrated HD Graphics 620 of about 60%. The variant of the 940MX who sees the task in convertible reviews with GDDR5 RAM also clearly outperforms the version with DDR3 RAM - according to PCMark 11 GPU sub-scores, the difference is a minimum of 7 percent, but it could be as much as 14 percent in the case of Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK with Intel Core i5-6200U.

Gaming performance
Compared to its predecessor with integrated graphics alone, gaming performance takes a big leap forward. While the Intel HD Graphics 520 topped out at 16 fps at low settings while playing Rise Of The Tomb Raider, the 940MX in 2-in-1 review managed a relatively smooth 38 fps. However, despite the performance improvements, users who want to take advantage of the 4K display resolution will be disappointed: not only the raw processing power of the GPU is not enough, but in addition, the 940MX only has access to 2 GB of video RAM, which is barely enough for resolution games 4k.

Battery life
Given its higher power consumption, HP increased the capacity of the integrated Lithioum-Ion battery from 65 Wh to 79 Wh and promised runtimes of "up to 12.75 hours". During our WLAN test, Specter survived for almost 9 hours before closing, besting its predecessor with 1.5 hours. This is an impressive result. Yoga 910, which does not have a dedicated GPU and has a smaller 13.9-inch screen, same-sized battery pack and lasts 2 hours longer. Nonetheless, Specter x360 15 has to persist through whole working day without needing outlet. If charging needs to be requested, HP's Quick Charging technology allows the battery to reach 50% capacity in just 30 minutes.

Source by Zonacerdas.

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