Hp Spectre X360 Right SideSource: HP

What you need to know

  • The HP Spectre x360 16-inch 2-in-1 laptop arrives in October 2021.
  • It features a 16-inch 16:10 3K display with a powerful 35-watt Intel H-series CPU.
  • The 2-in-1 has a starting price of $1,639 and ships with Windows 11.

HP's fall 2021 slate is jam-packed with new devices, and one particularly high-profile item is the HP Spectre x360 16-inch 2-in-1 laptop. It's set to go on sale on HP's website starting in October of this year, though you can also expect to see it at Best Buy sometime later in the fall.

Based on the specs we've seen thus far, you can expect storage options such as a 512 GB Intel PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, and other top-tier inclusions like a 3072 x 1920 display, 11th Generation Intel Core i7-11390H CPU, and Windows 11. But that's not all.

The 16-inch Spectre x360 also packs Bang & Olufsen audio with quad speakers, up to 18 and a half hours of battery (depending on what you're doing), and an HP True Vision 5MP IR camera with a shutter, temporal noise reduction, and integrated dual array digital microphones.

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And that's not all the camera has going for it. Here's what HP has to say about its inclusion of the Spectre x360's GlamCam: "With HP GlamCam, an intelligent 5MP camera that provides features like lighting correction, auto frame and beauty mode, you can keep your focus on what you're saying, not what you look like."

Hp Spectre X360 16 LifestyleSource: HP

There you have it. Beauty mode will clean you up no matter what you look like, so long as you look clean and professional. Here are the specs for the default config HP shared with us:

Category HP Spectre x360 16
OS Windows 11 Home
Processor 11th Gen Intel
Up to Core i7-11390H
Four cores
Up to 5.0GHz
RAM 16GB to 32GB DDR4-3200MHz
Graphics Intel Iris Xe
Storage 512GB to 1TB
32GB Intel Optane
Display 16 inches
3072x1920 (3K)
Touch, IPS
400 nits, 100% sRGB
91% screen-to-body ratio
Flush Glass, Anti-Reflection, micro-edge
Pen HP Rechargeable MPP 2.0 Tilt
Ports Two Thunderbolt 4
3.5mm audio
HDMI 2.0b
Audio Quad speakers
Bang & Olufsen tuning
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
Bluetooth 5.2
Camera Front-facing 5MP
IR camera
Camera shutter
Keyboard Backlit
Touchpad Precision
Security Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Camera shutter
Battery 83Wh
90W AC adapter
Dimensions 14.09 x 9.66 x 0.78 inches
(358mm x 245mm x 20mm)
Weight 4.45 pounds (2.02kg)
Color Nocturne blue
Nightfall black
Material Aluminum

This new HP Spectre x360 16 features a similar 16:10 display to its smaller sibling, the excellent Specter x360 14, but instead of a 15-watt U-series processor, this 16-inch model rocks a more powerful 35-watt H-series one. HP doesn't, however, stick in more powerful graphics, making this effectively just a bigger version of the Spectre x360 14 for those who want a larger screen.

You also benefit from that new massive 5MP front-facing camera making this laptop ideal for those who spend a lot of time on video calls. HP also gives you two color choices with Nocturne blue and Nightfall black, similar to its other Spectre laptops.

The 16-inch x360 will have a starting price of $1,639 though you may be able to scale that up or down based on needs. You'll find out soon enough, though, when the 2-in-1 goes on sale at HP.com in October and later in the year over at Best Buy.

In addition to this laptop, HP announced the ARM-based HP 14-inch Laptop PC, 11-inch Tablet PC, and ENVY 34 all-in-one with a 5K display.