HP Spectre x360 16 (16-aa0000) review – The Best 2-in-1 Just Got Better?

The HP Spectre x360 16 (16-aa0000) is a versatile 2-in-1 device with a big 16″ display. The machine is suitable for designers, artists, content creators, office employees, and even gamers if you opt for the optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 (Laptop). Just a quick reminder that the integrated Intel Arc (8-Cores) is super fast and in our case, it can show around 190 FPS on average in CS:GO on Medium quality. So, gamers in the office should be happy.

The high FPS scores in not-so-demanding titles pair well with the fast display. Here, you get a choice of two touch 120Hz 16:10 panel variants – the base one is a 1600p IPS unit and you can get the optional 2.8K OLED model. The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H is the only CPU for the series but that’s okay considering the 16 cores and the 22 threads of the chip.

The laptop supports multiple work modes because of the 360-degree hinge. It’s also loaded with useful features such as a high-res IR Web camera, a fingerprint reader, a modern I/O port selection, and a dTPM 2.0 chip. The audiophiles can rely on a quad-speaker audio setup that supports DTS:X Ultra and HP Audio Boost 2.0 (which by the way works well, without noticeable sound distortion). If you care about the connectivity options, read the specs carefully before buying, because some devices offer Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth 5.3 while others boast the latest and greatest Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4.

Somehow HP has managed to fit a big battery and a potent cooling system with two fans under the bonnet. The Intel Evo sticker on the base reminds us that thanks to the additional optimizations, this device sports almost instant waking up from sleep mode and yes, we can hint that the battery life is impressive.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/hp-spectre-x360-16-16t-aa0000/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

HP Spectre x360 16 (16t-aa0000) - Specs

  • Color accuracy  3.5  1.3
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 83Wh, 6-cell , 83Wh, 6-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 355.6 x 245.6 x 19.9 mm (14.00" x 9.67" x 0.78")
  • Weight
  • 2.08 kg (4.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort, Sleep and Charge
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.3
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • 9MP IR with camera shutter, temporal noise reduction
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Digital Microphones
  • Speakers
  • Quad Speakers, HP Audio Boost, DTS:X Ultra, Poly Studio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://support.hp.com/rs-en/drivers/hp-spectre-x360-16-inch-2-in-1-laptop-pc-16-aa0000/2101718063

What’s in the box?

Inside the big 100% plastic-free box, you’ll find a smaller one that contains the laptop itself, some manuals, and a 100W or a 140W Type-C adapter with a nice long braided cable.

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