Lisa Gade reviews the HP Spectre x360 Windows 8.1 convertible 2-in-1 13.3” Ultrabook with a 360 degree hinge. The Spectre x360 starts at $899 and it features a CNC machined aluminum unibody design, backlit keyboard, oversized trackpad and a 1080p IPS display with bonded glass (2560 x 1440 is also available). It weighs 3.2 lbs. and is slim and very attractive looking. It’s available with Intel Broadwell 5th generation Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs and most configurations (in the US) have 8 gigs of RAM. The laptop has an SSD drive, dual band Intel 7265 WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and stereo speakers with DTS audio.
The Spectre x360 supports the HP Active Pen (Synaptics technology), though you'll have to buy the pen separately. We look at the Core i7 model with the 1080p IPS touch screen, 8 gigs of RAM and a 256 gig SSD that lists for $1,149.