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New laptop



After years and generations of surface pro 2 and pro 4, I am finally switched! (note, this is early review, will update as I use the device more and more

Recently picked up this https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-spectre-x360-2-in-1-13-3-uhd-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-solid-state-drive-poseidon-blue/6301163.p?skuId=6301163


before you say anything, yes I know it does not have a dedicated GPU, but I already have a stationary PC that's powerful enough for gaming, this is used for portable work and entertainment



I got the 512G, 16G ram, i7 version, not going to list all the spec as you can view from the link above


  • best in class keyboard on laptop
  • color accurate 4k bright screen
  • long lasting battery life
  • very light (about 1.2kg) and premium build (yes it can definitely turn some eyeballs)


  • Trackpad (using synaptic driver, it is been the biggest complain in the past few generations and I am surprised HP still hasn't switched over to Windows precision driver)
  • The bigger than modern top bottom bezel, this is purposely designed this way for gripping since this is 2 in 1, but in my case I don't use the screen veridically



Surface pro 4, Mac book pro (use for work), spectre x360


and if you ask why I need a 2 in 1 ? this is the answer (GalGame!)



I briefly owned  Lenovo Yoga C930 before this one, the biggest issue that caused me to return C930 is their screen panel has a warm tone

which I heard it is good for displaying asian skin color, but I didn't like that, and did different color profile and calibration which did not work


lastly, here is some pictures taken from my new work place (Time Square)




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9 hours ago, EJS5000 said:

Man, that laptop is so discrete and I like it. How has it held up after a year and a half? No problems with folding hinge yet?

one time it fell, left side of 360 hinge is moved a bit so opening has some friction, otherwise, pretty good

also latest x360 track pad uses precision driver, but the version i have uses synaptic, which is not as good

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