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 speakersHP Noise Cancellation microphones
WebcamFront-facing HP TrueVision FHD IR Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphonesWindows 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-ionUp 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.

See at Best Buy

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

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the 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 watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. 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.