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Top 5 reasons so BUY or NOT to buy the HP Spectre x360 13 (13-aw2000)

The Spectre x360 is an interesting convertible, which brings some upgrades in the hardware front while coming with a jaw-dropping design that even HP haters would appreciate. The previous device was probably the best convertible that your money can buy, so let’s see if they can repeat the same success in 2021.

The new 13-aw2000 is packing the goodies that Intel brings with its new Tiger Lake architecture, as well as its SureView technology, which is just ingenious and has probably stopped a lot of corporate secrets from being seen by people that shouldn’t.

Today, we present you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the HP Spectre x360 13 (13-aw2000).

HP Spectre x360 13 (13-aw2000): Full Specs / In-depth Review

4 reasons to BUY the HP Spectre x360 13 (13-aw2000)

1. Design and build quality

The laptop is entirely made out of aluminum, giving it the necessary sturdiness and rigidity. However, the base is prone to some twisting. The display has a glass cover, which gives the lid even more support. The aluminum body gives the laptop a cool-to-the-touch feeling and an anodized finish. The body also has chamfered edges and what looks like a copper finish, giving it an even more stylish look. The HP logo is greatly placed on the lid and has the same copper finish. Other than that, you get an HP logo on the bottom bezel and a Spectre wordmark on the 360-degree hinges, which on this device are quite stiff and don’t allow the lid to be opened with a single hand.

2. Input devices

The keyboard and touchpad combo is on a great level here. The keyboard has big keys, which are easily pressed. The key travel is long enough, considering the 13-inch form factor, and the feedback is clicky and quiet at the same time, so you get the best of both worlds. Below the keyboard, you can see a huge touchpad with a glass surface, which allows for very smooth gliding and accurate tracking. Near the keyboard, there is also a fingerprint reader.

3. Battery life

The laptop has the same sized battery as the previous Spectre x360 13 of 60 Wh. In our battery tests, it lasts for 19 hours and 5 minutes of Web browsing, and 12 hours and 2 minutes of video playback, which is considerably more than what last year’s device put out. You can compare the results of the two laptops here.

In case you don’t know, we perform all of our tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.

In order to simulate real-life conditions, we used our own script for automatic web browsing through over 70 websites.

For every test like this, we use the same video in HD.

4. Display

Our laptop had a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS panel. There are two other screens of the same size, one of which also has a Full HD resolution, while using an OLED panel. However, the best display that you can get is the one with a 4K resolution and an OLED panel. Now, to go back to the display that we tested, it had comfortable viewing angles, a maximum brightness of 857 nits, which is one of the highest that we have seen, a contrast ratio of 2100:1, and a 92% sRGB coverage. However, the panel uses aggressive PWM at all brightness levels, so prolonged exposure isn’t ideal for your eyes. Thankfully, our Health-Guard profile eliminates this issue.

As for the color accuracy, we tested it both with the factory settings (left) and with our Design and Gaming profile (right). Our profile brought the dE value down to 1.4, which is close to the standard, meaning that you can use it for professional color-sensitive work.

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Since our profiles are tailored for each display model, this article and its respective profile package are meant for HP Spectre x360 13 (13-aw2000) configurations with 13.3″ IVO M133NVFD R2 (IVO8584) (FHD, 1920 × 1080) IPS panel.

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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1 reason NOT to buy the HP Spectre X360 13 (13-aw2000)

1. Upgradeability

The laptop lacks any RAM slots, so you’re stuck with whatever configuration you purchase it in the first place. There is one PCIe x4 drive slot, so at least the storage is upgradeable.

All HP Spectre X360 13 (13-aw2000) configurations: