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Google Pixel Fold Review.

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Foldable technology has been around for a while, yet only Samsung has provided a line of them, the Galaxy Z Fold series. In Europe, there are a few extra selections, including the Honor Magic Vs and Huawei Mate X2, yet these models have been underwhelming. Ultimately, there are not many options to choose from. The Pixel Fold from Google is a noteworthy player in the foldable market, but it is not perfect; it has some drawbacks.

Design of the Google Pixel Fold

One of the standout features of the Google Pixel Fold is its design, which stands out when compared to other devices on the market. The Pixel Fold combines Gorilla Glass Victus for the folded front and back panels, a plastic material for the unfolded front, and an aluminium frame. Additionally, the device has an IPX8 water-resistance rating. The Pixel Fold, in contrast to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, appears more like a regular sized phone when shut due to its width and shortness. It has a 5.8-inch cover display, whereas the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s display is 6.2 inches.

When you open the Pixel Fold, it is easy to do so without too much resistance, but it won’t open by accident. Compared to the Z Fold 4, the Pixel Fold is much wider and squat looking when unfolded. Nevertheless, the inner display of both foldables is the same at 7.6-inches. However, it is important to consider that the Pixel Fold opens to landscape/horizontal orientation, as opposed to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 that opens to portrait/vertical orientation. This could affect the way certain apps appear.

One of the aspects I appreciate the most about the Pixel Fold is its small and wide size when closed. It has a 5.8-inch display like the iPhone X, making it quite easy to operate even with smaller hands, despite its thicker size compared to other phones.

Certainly, the Pixel Fold is thicker than most phones due to its folding design, being more like two phones stacked together. Google has designed the hinge to ensure the two halves appear flat and flush with no gap in between them; however, when inspected more thoroughly, a very small space is noticable. Compared to the Z Fold 4, which has a visible wedge-shaped gap that could allow dust and dirt to enter, the Pixel Fold offers a much better solution.

The volume and power buttons, which also accommodate the fingerprint sensor, are situated on the right side of the phone. The USB-C charging port and one of the two stereo speakers are both on the bottom edge, with the other speaker located on the top. During my testing, the fingerprint sensor was both quick and reliable.

The Pixel Fold measures 158.7mm by 139.7mm by 5.8mm when unfolded and 139.7mm by 79.5mm by 12.1mm when folded. The total weight is a substantial 283 grams, which is almost 10 ounces. Given that it is made of high-quality materials such as glass and aluminum, this heaviness can be expected. Despite this, I still experienced comfort when using it, even with one hand, although the back’s glass material makes it a bit slippery. I would suggest finding a good case for added security.

Google Pixel Fold Viewable Screens

The Google Pixel Fold has a 5.8-inch OLED display with a 1080 x 2092 resolution and a pixel density of 408ppi. It has a 17:4:9 aspect ratio and a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a typical brightness of 1200 nits and can reach 1550 nits at peak brightness. It is covered with Gorilla Glass Victus, though this is not the latest version, so it may not be the most durable. After some use, I have noticed a few minor micro scratches, so I would suggest using a screen protector.

The inner display is a 7.6-inch plastic foldable OLED panel with a resolution of 1840 x 2208 and 378 ppi, along with HDR10+ and brightness that can reach up to 1000 nits (or 1450 nits at its peak). This inner display opens up to a landscape/horizontal orientation, which affects how specific apps are viewed on the internal screen.

So far, in my evaluation, I am highly impressed with the general quality of the displays on the Pixel Fold. Visually, everything appears exact and sharp on both the external display and the internal screen, and the hues are strong and dynamic. Even though the maximum brightness isn’t quite as bright as the iPhone 14 pro that I’m familiar with, it still functions well in direct sunlight outside. Nevertheless, the inner screen is quite reflective, making it difficult to use when the sunlight is particularly intense.

Both the cover display and the interior screen possess a 120Hz refresh rate, making the experience exceptionally pleasant. Scrolling, animations, and the transition between apps are all ultra-smooth, and the responsiveness is excellent.

The selfie camera on the cover display of the Pixel 7 devices is situated in a hole-punch cutout. Its use is not just limited to taking selfies, but also for Face Unlock. The inner display, however, has a thicker bezel, thus the front-facing camera is concealed in the bezel at the right side. Unfortunately, Face Unlock is not supported by the inner camera.

I must say I’m quite pleased with the screens on the Google Pixel Fold. My only complaint is that the crease can be seen, usually against darker backgrounds. Fortunately, the crease isn’t too invasive when using lighter webpages and apps. With more use, you become accustomed to it, similar to what I experienced with the iPhone notch.

Durability of the Google Pixel Fold

Since the Google Pixel Fold is now out in the wild, there have been rumour about the device’s durability. One user has reported that the inner screen guard was starting to peel off on their Pixel Fold. Other customers have observed broken pixels aligned across the inner display, with some also mentioning small dents and surface blemishes near the bezels.

I have personally encountered an odd click/pop sound when I open up my Google Pixel Fold to access the inner display. Though the sound dissipates when I open the device in rapid succession, I have nonetheless sent the unit back to Google for further investigation. I am now using a new Pixel Fold and if the sound reappears or any other issues arise, I shall update this review and inform you of the details.

The Performance and Software Capabilities of the Google Pixel Fold

For the Google Pixel Fold, the Google Tensor G2 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB or 512GB UFS 3.1 storage is included. The review model I was sent was the 256GB option. Regrettably, there is no microSD card slot; the capacity you pick is what remains.

As far as software is concerned, the Pixel Fold will come pre-installed with Android 13 (now updated to Android 14). While Google has not confirmed exactly what kind of software updates the device will receive, it is expected to get the same three version upgrades and five years of security patches as the other Pixel products.

During the Google I/O 2023 keynote, Google highlighted many features of the Pixel Fold, however, some of these won’t be available until Android 14 is released. Specifically, the dual-screen interpreter mode which allows both the inner and outer displays to be used for translating live conversations but will not be accessible until then.

When I tested the Pixel Fold, it functioned very efficiently. Apps opened up promptly, transitioning between them was quick, and all activities occurred smoothly without any hiccups. During my usage, I did not experience any delays or stuttering and there were no crashes when using apps. The fingerprint scanner was highly reliable most of the time, with a success rate of 99% (I had not encountered the same accuracy with the Pixel 7).

I rely on the Pixel Fold for my regular responsibilities, including monitoring Microsoft Outlook and Teams for business and Gmail and Spark for personal messages, engaging with Instagram and Facebook, streaming music on Apple Music and videos on Disney+, capturing countless pictures of my very energetic kid and other fun activities, and uploading them to the Family Album app. Throughout the day, I find myself turning to the Pixel Fold for my tasks and it does not disappoint.

Google has tailored most of its own applications to exploit the extra viewing area of the Pixel Fold when it is opened up and made into a tablet.

When an app does not offer support for the larger display, it can appear unattractive, either it appears in the inner display taking up only half of the space or with two black bars surrounding it. However, in some cases, it is possible to enhance the look of the app by turning the device around. Rotating it 90 degrees will fill up the screen when it is in the vertical orientation. The reason for this could be that the app developers have yet to optimize it. Hopefully this will improve in the future. For now, if an app does not look good in the inner display, I use it on the cover display instead.

The Google Pixel Fold offers a great multitasking experience, with its taskbar and split-screen features on the inner display feeling quite natural and intuitive, similar to iPodOS. To access the taskbar, one needs only to do a slow swipe from the bottom of the screen while inside an app, and all apps can be accessed from there. To activate split-screen, just drag and drop an app icon into the desired area of the screen.

The software provided by the Pixel Fold is very easy to use and comprehend. When in split-screen, the windows can be resized by manipulating the middle vertical bar. Apps can be combined together (e.g. Chrome and Gmail) and the panels can be switched by double-tapping the separator. This is a familiar concept for those who use iPads. However, on the Pixel Fold only two apps can be active at any one time. Those who require more than two apps running simultaneously should consider the Galaxy Z Fold as it allows for more than two apps to be open.

Using the Pixel Fold has a lot of advantages, especially its Tabletop mode. This allows you to open the device up to a 90-degree angle and use it just like a laptop on a flat surface. You can use it to watch videos, take selfies, make video calls, and more. Plus, you can also use the Tent mode to view the cover display. All of this adds a lot of extra versatility.

Cameras on the Google Pixel Fold

I have noticed that all Pixel phones are capable of capturing impressive shots, and the Pixel Fold is no exception.

The Google Pixel Fold has been equipped with a top-notch triple-lens camera setup at the back. Its main camera is a 48-megapixel shooter with dual-pixel phase detection autofocus (PDAF), laser autofocus (AF), and optical image stabilization (OIS). Additionally, there is a 10.8MP telephoto lens that offers dual-pixel PDAF, OIS, and 5x optical zoom. Furthermore, the 10.8MP ultrawide lens provides a 121-degree field of view (FOV).

For taking selfies, there are two cameras provided, one on the cover display with 9.5MP, and one on the inner display with 8MP. It is more probable to use the cover display for selfies, because it has a higher megapixel count. An alternative is to use Rear Camera Selfie mode, which provides access to both the cover display and rear camera (when unfolded) for selfies with higher resolution.

The Pixel Fold’s rear camera can capture 4K footage at 30 or 60 fps, or 1080p at 30, 60, 120, or 240 fps. Its front-facing cameras have a more limited range, allowing 4K recording at 30 or 60 fps, or 1080p at 30 or 60 fps.

I have been really enjoying the Google Pixel Fold’s cameras. I have given each lens a try and the results are good. As I have previously mentioned, I have had nothing but positive experiences with the Pixel cameras; they are reliable and the images usually come out with lively colours that are not too strong (unless it’s a very sunny day). My photographs still retain a lot of detail and texture, even when I take selfies with the front display, as well as telephoto and ultrawide shots.

I frequently take pictures in Portrait mode, but there have been some issues with the Pixel Fold. If there is not a lot of movement in the background, then the edge detection works as intended. However, when there is a busy atmosphere behind me, the software-based edge detection can be a bit unreliable, as I have observed jagged edges in my hair when standing in front of the rose garden arches. In other Portrait selfies, though, the results have been better, producing a natural bokeh effect in the background with smoother edges around my hair.

The Google Pixel Fold produces exceptional images with minimal effort, similar to its other Pixel counterparts. Also, with the integration of rear camera selfies and Tabletop mode, taking pictures with the Pixel Fold is further enhanced.

My testing has revealed that the Pixel Fold is quite competitive when it comes to how it stacks up against the camera of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Battery and Charging for the Google Pixel Fold

The battery of the Google Pixel Fold is 4,821mAh in size, which is a bit less than the 5,000mAh one found in the Pixel 7 Pro. My Google Pixel Fold has a life expectancy comparable to that of my iPhone 14 Pro.

For the past week, I have been assessing the Pixel Fold and have noticed that if the phone is heavily used, the battery will dwindle to 20 to 30% by day’s end, starting from a full charge. My activities included checking my emails and messages, browsing social media, streaming films and music, web surfing and taking a copious amount of photos and videos.

Whenever I have the opportunity, I like to use the Google Pixel Fold instead of my iPhone 14 Pro, especially for taking pictures. Sadly, despite the Pixel Fold having a bigger battery, the battery life is on par with that of the iPhone 14 Pro.

As indicated in Google’s instructions, the Pixel Fold is an all-day phone, but you can make it last for three days if you use the Extreme Battery Saver feature. A USB-C cable is the only thing provided in the package, and you need to purchase a power adapter separately. It is capable of a maximum of 30-watt fast-charging speeds, and based on my experience, I typically plug it in when it’s at about 20%, and it takes around 90 minutes to get to a full charge.

Qi-compatible charging pads are compatible with the Pixel Fold, but only up to 7.5W, which is a relatively low speed. Therefore, I’m not likely to switch to wireless charging due to its slowness.

For a device that is priced at a whopping $1,799, it is disheartening that the Pixel Fold has a slow wireless charging rate. To make matters worse, this phone does not offer reverse wireless Battery Share charging, a feature available on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Evaluating the Google Pixel Fold: An Overview

I am greatly pleased with my Google Pixel Fold, except for the occasional problems with apps on the inner display. If I was considering leaving the Apple ecosystem altogether, the Google Pixel Fold would be the device I would switch to.

I find the 5.8-inch size of the cover display ideal for me since it feels like a regular phone and can even be used with a single hand. This size also fits comfortably in my pockets and bags. Whenever I want a bigger display, I just have to open the device to bring out the 7.6-inch inner screen which is quite similar to an iPad mini. It serves as a great mini tablet for reading, watching and even getting work done when I’m on the go. Opening the device is also not a challenge; it may not be a one-handed task like a flip phone but still quite easy and enjoyable. I like the fact that there’s barely any gap between the two halves when closed, making it easier to manage dust and dirt.

The visuals of the displays are truly stunning with vivid colors that don’t overpower the eyes. Motion is buttery smooth due to the 120Hz refresh rate and the Tensor G2 chip by Google is incredibly fast and responsive. However, there is a slight downside of the battery life not lasting more than a day and the occasional overheating issues that Google has yet to address.

Using the Google Pixel Fold for multitasking is effortless. I found the split-screen mode to be similar to iPadOS, making it instinctive to use. The additional features such as tabletop mode and reverse camera selfies are advantageous for both entertainment and taking pictures.

Google’s first venture into the foldable sector is a good start, but it is far from being perfect. I feel the cover display should use something far more durable like Gorilla Glass Victus 2. After only a few days of use, I found a few micro scratches in the display, which is not ideal for a phone of this price. I would also like to see better power efficiency from the Tensor G2 chip, as it tends to get quite hot when running multiple apps or when in use for a long time. Furthermore, the 5,000mAh battery should be capable of lasting more than one day.

The experience with certain apps on the inner display is erratic. It takes a bit of effort to get them to run by rotating the device, but still it’s only usable on the cover display. The Fold 5 comes with a triple-lens camera system that has a 50MP main lens, a 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide. Nevertheless, the inner camera only has 4MP and the cover display is equipped with a 10MP camera. Additionally, its battery capacity is lower at 4,400mAh. On the other hand, it offers better multitasking capabilities by allowing more than two apps to be open simultaneously, which may be beneficial for those seeking to be more productive.

 

The Pixel Fold might have been problematic, but it is not. As the competition increases, it is difficult to convince buyers; however, if you want a Pixel device in a foldable shape, then the Pixel Fold is the only choice. It is not ideal, but it is an encouraging first step for Google’s foldable journey.

Positives

  • Durable construction
  • Impressive cover display dimensions
  • Virtually no space between when shut
  • Gorgeous visuals
  • Incredible cameras
  • Quick operation

Drawbacks

  • Easily conceal display scratches
  • Battery lasts for 24 hours
  • Limited wireless charging options

 

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Infinix GT Book Review: A Promising Debut in Gaming Laptops

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The Infinix GT Book, priced at $720, marks the brand’s entry into the gaming laptop market. Available from May 27, this laptop can be configured with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, showcasing Infinix’s commitment to delivering a high-performance gaming experience. Here are our initial impressions after spending a few days with the device.

Design and Build Quality

The Infinix GT Book stands out with its Cyber Mecha design, a signature look that extends from Infinix’s recent smartphone lineup. The metal construction of the top and bottom lids, combined with a matte finish, not only enhances durability but also minimizes fingerprints and smudges. The Mecha Loop emblem on the lid adds a touch of style, and the overall build feels solid. Impressively, the GT Book, despite its 16-inch display, weighs just 1.99 kg, making it the lightest gaming laptop in its category according to Infinix.

RGB lighting enthusiasts will appreciate the Mecha Bar, a customizable RGB strip at the back of the laptop, which complements the rear exhaust vents. The bottom panel features an orange-accented grille for intake fans and sturdy rubber feet to keep the laptop stable. All RGB elements can be personalized through the GT Control Centre.

Display and Keyboard

Opening the lid reveals a full-size keyboard with 4-zone RGB lighting and a somewhat small touchpad. The 16-inch display boasts a 16:10 aspect ratio, full-HD resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and up to 300 nits of brightness, making it suitable for gaming. The display’s anti-glare coating and slim side bezels enhance the viewing experience, while the top bezel houses a 1080p webcam and dual microphones.

Ports and Connectivity

The Infinix GT Book includes a well-rounded selection of ports: two USB Type-A 3.2 ports, an SD card slot, HDMI 2.0, and a USB Type-C DP port. For connectivity, it supports dual-band WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The laptop comes with a 210W power adapter, which is substantial in size.

Performance and Internals

Under the hood, the GT Book features a 70 Whr battery, dual fans for cooling, up to 32GB non-upgradable LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe 4.0 storage. It can be configured with up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU with 8GB VRAM. The review unit I tested had a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 12450H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 with 6GB VRAM, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB PCIe 4.0 storage. There is also a variant with a 13th Gen Intel Core i5 chipset and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU.

Pricing and Variants

The base variant, which we are reviewing, is competitively priced at $720. It features a Total Graphics Power (TGP) of 80W, while the higher-end variants offer a slightly higher 90W TGP. Along with the laptop, Infinix is offering freebies as part of a limited-time launch offer, including an RGB gaming mouse, RGB gaming headphones, and an RGB gaming mousepad.

For its first attempt at a gaming laptop, Infinix has delivered a promising product with the GT Book. The competitive pricing, robust design, and ample port selection make it a noteworthy contender in the gaming laptop market. While the internals are not the latest, they should suffice for gaming and video editing tasks. Stay tuned for our full review to see how the Infinix GT Book performs under extensive testing.

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The Best 2-in-1 Laptops for 2024

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Tablet or Laptop? Why Not Both? Here Are Our Favorite Hybrid Machines

As technology continues to evolve, the demand for versatile computing devices has only increased. While the quest for the perfect hybrid device that functions seamlessly as both a tablet and a laptop continues, several manufacturers are making significant strides. As we enter 2024, Microsoft, Apple, and Samsung are leading the way with some compelling options. Here’s a comprehensive look at the best 2-in-1 laptops available this year, along with key factors to consider before making your purchase.

Quick Overview

  • HP Spectre x360 14: Best overall 2-in-1 laptop
  • Apple iPad Pro (M4): Best 2-in-1 laptop for Apple users
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+: Best 2-in-1 laptop for Android users
  • Lenovo Yoga 9i: Honorable mention

HP Spectre x360 14

  • Display: 14-inch OLED touchscreen
  • CPU: Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
  • Weight: 3.19 pounds
  • RAM: Up to 32GB
  • Storage: Up to 2TB

The HP Spectre x360 14 stands out as a versatile and powerful 2-in-1 laptop, making it our top pick. Its 360-degree hinge allows you to switch between laptop and tablet modes with ease, catering to both work and play. The OLED display is incredibly vibrant, providing excellent color accuracy ideal for creative professionals and media enthusiasts alike. Equipped with a powerful Intel Core Ultra processor and up to 32GB of RAM, it can handle demanding applications and multitasking effortlessly. Additionally, its premium design, excellent keyboard, and large touchpad add to its appeal.

Pros:

  • Versatile convertible screen
  • Vibrant OLED display
  • Solid CPU upgrade
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Ample ports

Cons:

  • Design remains largely unchanged
  • Haptic touchpad can be finicky
  • Average battery life

Apple iPad Pro (M4)

  • Display: 11- or 13-inch 120Hz tandem OLED XDR touchscreen
  • CPU: Apple M4
  • Weight: Starting at 0.98 pounds
  • RAM: Up to 16GB
  • Storage: Up to 2TB

The Apple iPad Pro (M4) is the ultimate choice for Apple enthusiasts seeking a hybrid device. The new OLED display is one of the best on any device, providing stunning brightness and contrast. Powered by the M4 chip, this iPad is incredibly fast and future-proof, ensuring top performance for years. The redesign makes it thinner and lighter, enhancing portability. The updated Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil Pro add significant new features, improving usability and making it a formidable competitor in the 2-in-1 market.

Pros:

  • Exceptional OLED screen
  • Powerful M4 chip
  • Thin and light design
  • Improved front camera
  • Enhanced accessories

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Not backward compatible with older accessories
  • New accessories are pricey

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+

  • Display: 12.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X touchscreen
  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • RAM: Up to 12GB
  • Storage: Up to 512GB

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ is a solid choice for those who prefer Android. Its 120Hz AMOLED screen is perfect for consuming media, offering rich visuals and smooth performance. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and 12GB of RAM ensure smooth operation and efficient multitasking. The included S Pen is excellent for note-taking and drawing, making it a versatile tool for both productivity and creativity. Samsung’s improved keyboard case enhances its usability as a laptop replacement, though Android’s limitations as a desktop OS remain a consideration.

Pros:

  • Beautiful AMOLED screen
  • Great speakers
  • Powerful hardware
  • Responsive S Pen
  • DeX mode for multitasking

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Android is less efficient as a desktop OS

Lenovo Yoga 9i

  • Display: 14-inch WQUXGA (3840 x 2400) OLED touchscreen
  • CPU: 13th-gen Intel Core i7
  • Weight: 3.09 pounds
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: Up to 1TB

The Lenovo Yoga 9i excels in adaptability, capable of transforming into various modes thanks to its 360-degree hinge. Its 14-inch OLED display offers stunning visuals, and the rotating soundbar ensures high-quality audio in any configuration. The Yoga 9i also boasts a range of ports, a fingerprint scanner, and comes with a stylus and travel sleeve. Though its design hasn’t changed much recently, Lenovo has improved its performance with the latest Intel processors.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous OLED display
  • Powerful speakers
  • Strong battery life
  • Multiple USB-C ports
  • Physical webcam shutter
  • Included stylus and travel sleeve

Cons:

  • Noisy fans
  • Shallow keyboard
  • No built-in stylus storage

Factors to Consider Before Buying a 2-in-1 Laptop

When shopping for a 2-in-1 laptop, keep the following factors in mind:

  1. Weight and Portability: Ensure the combined weight of the tablet and keyboard suits your mobility needs. Modern hybrids generally weigh less than 2 pounds, but anything nearing 3 pounds might be better as an ultraportable laptop.
  2. Connectivity Options: Some 2-in-1s offer built-in LTE or 5G connectivity, which is great for on-the-go internet access. However, it comes with added costs for the hardware and data plans. Tethering to your phone remains a cost-effective alternative.
  3. Performance and Usability: These devices often have less powerful processors compared to full laptops. Keyboards can also be less sturdy with shallower travel. Ensure the advertised price includes all necessary accessories like keyboard cases.
  4. Operating System: Consider how well the OS supports productivity. Windows is typically better for productivity, while Android and iOS have more apps optimized for touchscreens.
  5. Budget: There are fewer budget options in the 2-in-1 market this year. For affordable yet capable devices, conventional laptops might offer better value.

By considering these factors and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each device, you can choose the best 2-in-1 laptop that fits your needs for 2024.

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HP Spectre x360 14 Review

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HP’s new Spectre x360 14 is a standout in the convertible laptop market, keeping the 2-in-1 concept alive with modern enhancements. Featuring Intel’s latest CPUs, faster Intel Arc graphics, and a stunning 2.8K OLED display, it combines performance and versatility.

Pros:

  • Versatile convertible screen
  • Vibrant OLED display
  • Solid CPU upgrade
  • Starts with 16GB RAM
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Ample ports

Cons:

  • Unchanged design
  • Finicky haptic touchpad
  • Average battery life

Even if you don’t use the 360-degree rotating screen, the Spectre x360 14 remains a sleek and powerful laptop. It’s a more traditional alternative to Dell’s new XPS 14 but with familiar usability.

Design and Hardware

The Spectre x360 14 features a sleek metal case, a large trackpad with configurable haptic feedback, and a unified power button/fingerprint sensor. It supports 28-watt Intel Core Ultra CPUs, 10% more airflow, and a 9MP webcam with low-light adjustment. Its quad-speaker array provides clear audio, and it remains lightweight at 3.2 pounds.

Performance

 

Equipped with Intel’s Core Ultra 7 155H chip, 32GB RAM, and a 2TB SSD, the Spectre x360 14 delivers a significant performance boost over its predecessors. It also features Intel’s Arc graphics, making it capable of handling 1080p gaming.

User Experience

The Spectre x360 14’s OLED display supports a 120Hz refresh rate, enhancing the visual experience. Its keyboard remains top-notch, but the trackpad’s palm rejection could use improvement. The convertible design makes it versatile, easily switching between laptop and tablet modes.

Battery life is its major flaw, lasting only about five hours in tests, which is less than other similar models,

Conclusion: The HP Spectre x360 14 is a top-tier laptop that excels as a convertible, making it a great choice for those who value both form and function in their devices.

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