HP reveals revamped Spectre x360 15.6-inch with 4K display, Windows Hello

The Spectre x360 13-inch is our top Ultrabook headed into 2017 but what about its bigger brother the Spectre x360 15.6-inch? HP today is announcing a revamp of that device too with an updated Kaby Lake processor, 4K display, and that minimal screen bezel action. Plus, you get that sweet x360 hinge feature, pen support, and even Windows Hello.

HP is claiming around 12 hours of battery life for the 4.43lb laptop, which should be good enough for all-day usage without a charger.

Here is what else is including with the 2017 edition:

HP Spectre x360 15.6" specifications

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Operating systemWindows 10 Home
Processor7th Gen Intel 2.7GHz Core i7-7500U
Display15.6-inch 4K IPS UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit display
Memory16GB of DDR4 RAM
Solid-state drive256GB or 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage
GraphicsGeForce 940MX GPU with 2 GB DDR5
Audio2x Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers
HP Noise Cancellation microphones
WebcamFront-facing HP TrueVision FHD IR Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphones
Windows Hello capable
Weight4.43lbs (2.0kg)
Dimensions0.70 in (H) x 14.00 in (W) x 9.88 in (D)
PortsHDMI, SD Card reader, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB Type-C, 1x USB Type-A
Battery6-cell 79.2 WHr lithium-ion
Up to 12 hours
PenDigital pen support
HP Fast ChargeGo from 0 to 90% charge in approximately 90 minutes

HP and Best Buy are taking preorders now starting at $1,499 for the 512GB version with shipments heading out on January 15. A cheaper edition with 256GB of storage will be available from HP starting in late February for $1,279.

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We'll be reviewing the 15.6-inch Spectre x360 to see how well it holds up to the competition.

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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • ugh that graphics processor. :( I've literally been looking up and down windows central looking forward to today. I want atleast a laptop or all in one with a 950 but would prefer better. Definitely can't go with one that has a 940 :/. The 950 is bare minimum for my line of work but even that isn't ideal so the 940 is not good enough. Looks beautiful though.
  • 940mx is very close to performance to M but much better with battery. I think they preferred that trade off because gaming is likely not your focus with this laptop.
  • Eh, the guy under this understands. A device at this high of specs should come with a better graphics processor. The 940mx doesn't save the battery enough to be worth the actually pretty big downgrade in performance from the 950m (which usually actually comes in a 4gig config not 2.)
  • 64bit VS 128bit. Not even close
  • Why not get a decently spec'd device and an external gpu box with a gtx1080 in it? All you need is that thunderbolt 3 and kaby lake to a lesser extent.
  • Still go with xps 15.6.  i7HQ. 16GB. 960M
  • T3M do you think the 960m would be adequate for light 4K editing (by light I just mean it's not daily 4K editing but maybe every other week. So it only needs to be bareable some of the time hah). I was looking at getting that new 27" 4K hp all in one which is a 950m. It has an awesome screen and I love the clean look of an all in one on my desk.
  • Looking for a new laptop and love this product but 940MX? Can't believe we are still able to see new laptops with such an old GPU. Dell is supposedly to announce its 15inch XPS laptop with the newer 1050 GPU but it won't be a 2-in-1 device. Sad.
  • Finally..But new model is thicker and heavier than older model...:(
  • ill seriously consider  to buy this laptop, but saddly there is no Numpad (very important to me), i think i going to buy a zenbook pro. 
  • I was thinking the same thing, I definitly need a number pad which is why I like the LG Gram.
  • Giggidy Giggidy Giggidy, oh yeah!!!
  • No sign of Ash Silver color in 13 inch spectre x360 refresh :(
  • Preordered mine about a half hour ago from Best Buy.  Can't wait - I do photo editing and tried the 4k Yoga 710 - and it's a decent machine but I really want the pen input for Photoshop and such.  Going to return this and patiently wait for Jan 15....
  • I would recommend canceling your order until it can be confirmed HP isn't lying about the 4K resolution like they did in the 2016 model. https://www.reddit.com/r/Hewlett_Packard/comments/5i62u9/psa_many_of_hps... The Yoga 710 4K uses a 100% honest true 4K display. the 2016 HP Spectre x360 used something much worse, and it is quite possible that they're pulling the same sham in the 2017 model.
  • I'l check it out when I get it.  If it's bad or looks fuzzy back to Best Buy it wil go.
  • Yep... I will be returning my new Spectre X360 this week and waiting for this. The fair contrast, color, and ok brightness was the biggest weakness of the new 13 inch. plus the battery drain when off bug. So it's going back thanks to the bug and a better offer. The fact that the 15 inch will have 4K and a Nvidia graphics is perfect so I can actually do some 4K video editing. But HP better have that battery drain bug fixed by time this is released hopefully.
  • Don't buy the 2017 Spectre x360 until it can be confirmed they are using a 100% honest true 4K display. The 2016 version of the HP Spectre x360 15 (not 13") used a Pentile matrix to cheat the ability to advertise its display as 4K, without actually providing the full detail of the resolution, and it is very possible that HP is doing the same scam with the revamped version. Post about this issue: https://www.reddit.com/r/Hewlett_Packard/comments/5i62u9/psa_many_of_hps_highresolution_laptop_displays/ Video demonstrating the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEz-zkxRTjM
  • Can't wait to see the review on this one. Is there a 4K x360 13 on the way? (BTW, edit1754, no need to post another warning about it not being true 4K. I think we all get it by now. I'll so some research and also see what Dan has to say about it.)
  • 64bit VS 128bit. Not even close..
  • Beautiful machine but no number pad. I considered waiting for the release of this product before I ordered my new laptop but no number pad is a big feature for me. That's why I opted for my envy 15t. Similar specs and equally as beautiful plus a side number pad.
  • awesome wish to buy it sooner
  • Wow, that black matte is gorgeous! The pen support is totally making me consider this over an SP4...but comments from others on the GPU are making me wish it had nailed that too. Don't plan on doing any sort of gaming, but some light video editing likely.
  • I very much like the design of these new Spectre X360 laptops. Incredible stuff.