HP Spectre x360

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  • 2018

  • Product Design
    Consumer Electronics

Designed By:

  • HP Design Team Native Design

Commissioned By:

HP Inc.

Designed In:

United States of America

The HP Spectre x360's beautiful all-metal convertible notebook design is the world's thinnest 13.3" quad core convertible. With a clean design, edge to edge keyboard, active pen support, micro-edge touch display, the Spectre x360 breaks the ceiling of premium design.


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  • Having already been named to the “Best 2-in-1s” list in 2016, HP designers were challenged to deliver an even better design for 2017. This meant analyzing user experiences, optimizing performance, and making every millimeter count.

  • While shaving off .54 inches of thickness, designers created an angular rear hinge with a diamond-cut chiseled edges. As the hinge moves, it catches the light. Achieving the perfect rotation and clearance required many design iterations. The venting underneath the display was streamlined, giving it a futuristic look. Since the Spectre X360 is more powerful than its predecessor, designers integrated a dual fan that lets out air toward the back. Finally, HP doubled down on support of biometric functions. In additional to infrared cameras and facial recognition, HP designers added a very slim fingerprint reader along the right side.

  • What sets this convertible apart is not only solid and intuitive engineering, but options and features that make the most of this convertible form factor. Most notable is that is HP Spectre x360 boasts a 4K IPS touchscreen with 10-point touch active pen support. This kind of productivity meets craftsmanship in two stunning options: the Ceramic White aluminum with Pale Gold accents or the breathtaking Dark Ash with Copper accents. Both feature diamond cut bling on the hinge and touchpad, taking the level of craftsmanship up a notch from last year's groundbreaking design.

  • Designers aimed to optimize each mode of the Spectre X360 convertible notebook with the user in mind. Starting with the upgrade to a gorgeous 4K display, the 13.3" touch panel is crisp and bright, with a max output of 340 nits. The Spectre x360 also has a well-placed integrated IR camera that supports Windows Hello and avoids a constant view of your throat in video chat. Designers also optimized the Spectre X360 for inking mode. (A pen comes in the box as an included accessory.) Users can now easily flip into inking mode with natural, crisp results. The Spectre X360 also costs less than most other thin-and-light laptops with similar configurations.