The HP Spectre x360 8NW68AV_1 is one of the versions of the HP’s Spectre x360 premium-class convertible 2-in-1 laptop. The Spectre x360 has a multi-touch display mounted on a pair of 360-degree rotating hinges, so it can be used as a standard laptop or converted to tablet, stand, and tent modes. The 8NW68AV_1, released as a configurable model on the HP Store in late 2019, has a 15.6-inch screen with extremely sharp Ultra HD / 4K display resolution, wide viewing angles, and support for active digitizer pen input. Optionally, you can select AMOLED screen option with deeper blacks and low power consumption than the standard LCD screen.
The 4.8-pound HP Spectre x360 8NW68AV_1 boasts the 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor. It is more than capable when it comes to the daily home and office computing tasks. It is also very good for heavier duties like high-resolution image editing or video editing, although it isn’t a workstation-class CPU. The Spectre x360 8NW68AV_1 features the Nvidia GeForce MX250 2GB dedicated video card. It enables smoother gaming than the common integrated graphics processors, like the Intel UHD series. Still the MX250 is far slower than the full-blown gaming class video cards, such as those from the GeForce GTX and RTX series.
As expected, this premium 2-in-1 PC doesn’t use slow mechanical hard drive data storage. Instead, the 8NW68AV_1 comes with fast solid state drive storage, with a huge maximum capacity of 2 Terabytes. In addition, there’s an Intel Optane memory option for further data storage speed improvement. As for the main system memory, responsible for multi-tasking ability of the laptop, the notebook comes with 16 Gigabytes of it. It’s quite capacious and enough for all multi-tasking scenarios of the regular laptop user.
The HP Spectre x360 8NW68AV_1 also shines in the battery department. The laptop includes a large 84 WHr battery. HP claims the battery in this system can provide more than 12 hours of run time on a charge.
Other features worth mentioning are the notebook’s built-in fingerprint reader and Thunderbolt 3.0 advanced input / output technology.
Usual starting price: around 1,300 USD* as of January 14, 2020.
Specifications of the HP Spectre x360 8NW68AV_1
Here’s the specs sheet of the HP Spectre x360 8NW68AV_1. For comparison against other laptops, use the “Compare Specs” button.
|Laptop type||Convertible 2-in-1 PC|
|Screen resolution||3840×2160 pixels Ultra HD, 4K (ultra-high sharpness)|
|Other display specs||IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)
OLED display tech (wide viewing angles and low power consumption)
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i7-10510U 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling smooth daily computing)|
|Graphics (GPU)||Nvidia GeForce MX250 2GB dedicated video card (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)|
|System memory (RAM) size||16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)|
|Data storage||256GB SSD (decent capacity)
512GB SSD (very good capacity)
1000GB (1TB) SSD (excellent capacity)
2000GB (2TB) SSD (huge capacity)
Intel Optane memory 32GB (for storage performance optimization) (optional)
|DVD optical drive||None|
|Keyboard, input||Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons
Active digitizer pen
|Speakers and audio||Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Full HD 1080p (high laptop webcam resolution)
Face-recognition camera (supports Windows Hello log-ins)
|Ethernet network port||No|
|USB ports||1 x USB 3.1
2 x USB-C
|Video ports||1 x HDMI
Video out via USB-C
|Media card reader||Yes (MicroSD)|
|Other features||Fingerprint reader
Thunderbolt 3.0 technology
|Battery||6-cell 84 WHr|
|Windows version||Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)
Windows 10 Pro (Windows with added business-oriented features)
|Year of release||2019|
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