• CPU: Intel Core i7-6500U
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Display: 13.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR3, 1600 MHz
  • Weight: 1.58 kg (3.5 lbs)

HP Spectre 13 (2016) - Specs

CPU Performance #72
  • Intel Core i7-6600U
  • Intel Core i5-7200U 0.3%
  • Intel Core i7-6500U
  • Intel Core i5-4300M 0.9%
  • Intel Core i7-6560U 0.9%
GPU Performance #191
  • AMD Radeon R5 M335 (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins) 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • AMD FirePro M4100 (1GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri) 0.1%
Display
13.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
CHI MEI CMN1367
Color accuracy 4.7 -> 2.0
HDD/SSD
256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M key)
RAM
8GB LPDDR3, 1600 MHz
OS
Windows 10
Battery
48 Wh, Li-Po, 3-cell
Dimensions
302 x 227 x 25 mm (11.89" x 8.94" x 0.98")
Weight
1.58 kg (3.5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p TrueVision
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 4x Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name CHI MEI CMN1367
Diagonal 13.3"
Pixel density 165.63 ppi
Brightness 333 cd/m2
sRGB 93%
PWM frequency 25000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 21 inches (53 cm)
Contrast 1070:1
dE Color Checker 4.7 2.0
PWM Rating 7.5: (acceptable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, 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 (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

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Office Work - screen profile

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.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

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.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-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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HP Spectre 13 (2016) in-depth review

HP's updated portfolio for 2016 seems promising but the device that really stands out is the HP Spectre, which the company claims is the world's thinnest 13-inch laptop. And it's hard to argue with that, to be honest. The HP Spectre amazes with extremely portable and more importantly, durable chassis. However, these key selling features come at a price and we don't mean money. We are referring to the design limitations engineers over at HP probably faced putting together the Spectre 13. D[...]

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Pros

  • Exceptionally good build quality with stealth piston hinge
  • Incredibly thin (10.4 mm) and light (1.1 kg)
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Excellent screen quality
  • No PWM used above 60% (95 cd/m2) brightness
  • Two out of three USB-C connectors are Gen 2 and support the Thunderbolt standard
  • The M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD comes as a standard

Cons

  • Low browsing battery runtimes
  • Ineffective cooling system, gets warm under normal load
  • Can't utilize the full potential of the CPU
  • Only USB Type-C ports
  • Extremely hard to access the storage

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6500U

GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics 520

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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