Which memory and processor should you choose when buying an HP Spectre x2?

Which memory and processor should you choose when buying an HP Spectre x2?

Best answer: To make choosing easy, currently HP only lists a single configuration of the Spectre x2 with an Intel Core i7 and 8GB of RAM.HP: Spectre x2 ($1,050)

Only one configuration offered

This isn't a bad thing, especially if you really want a Spectre x2, since it makes choosing fairly easy! You'll be getting a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7560U processor with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 256GB of NVMe super-fast SSD storage, and 8GB of RAM.

So while there's only one listed, HP at least kept on the top model rather than an entry level. This Spectre x2 is potentially more than you really need in most cases, but it's better to have more than less.

Now at a great price

The Spectre x2 has been on the market for some time now, which is shown in some of the specs. It's using a previous generation processor, for one, but the positive side to that is that it's now available at a really great price.

HP has cut $250 from the usual price of the Spectre x2, which means you're now getting a serious amount of hardware for a more affordable price.

Potential upgrade on the horizon

The obvious elephant in the room is that there's every chance an upgraded model is on the horizon. CES takes place in the first week of January 2019 and it's usually one of the few times of the year you can guarantee all the big laptop makers push out new hardware.

But, that shouldn't deter you. If the current Spectre x2 fits what you need, it's still a very good device. The price cut alone makes it even more tempting. Newer models always cost more and in many cases, you won't get much extra real-world performance.

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