The HP Spectre X2 12-a001dx is a lightweight 2-in-1 device with latest power-efficient processor from Intel. It’s a tablet PC with 12.0-inch touchscreen that can be turned into a laptop thanks to detachable keyboard. The display itself has a diagonal size of 14-inch with WUXGA 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution (16:10 aspect ratio). It uses IPS technology to deliver wide viewing angles.
The device is powered by Intel Core m3-6Y30. The processor offers impressive power efficiency so you can work all day without using the power adapter. The Skylake-based processor is clocked at 900 MHz only, but Intel Turbo Boost technology significantly increases the frequency up to 2.2 GHz. For graphics processor, it integrates Intel HD Graphics 515. This model is equipped with 4GB of DDR3L which is not impressive at all. To store your collections of files, it features a Solid State Drive with a capacity of 128 GB.
While using the keyboard dock, you can increase productivity by typing faster with full-size, island-style backlit keyboard. It’s also possible to input gesture commands on the touchpad. As you can expect, there is no integrated optical drive.
With four speakers using Bang & Olufsen technoogy, it’s ready to deliver crisp audio output. In terms of connectivity, it supports WiFi 802.11ac. While you’re outside WiFi coverage, you still can connect to the Internet at high speed with Verizon 4G LTE mobile broadband module. Syncing with compatible devices becomes easy thanks to Bluetooth support. Interestingly, it has some built-in cameras. You can capture photos with 8MP shooter on the back and 5MP shooter on the front. While the Intel RealSense 2.0MP 3D camera can track your face and movement.
Overall, the performance is not as good as other laptops with similar price. However, the battery life is very impressive and it also brings latest features like the high-resolution cameras, Intel RealSense 3D camera, as well as the fast 4G LTE connectivity.
HP Spectre 12-a001dx Specifications
Intel Core m3-6Y30 (2 cores, 4 threads, 900 MHz with Intel Turbo Boost up to 2.2 GHz)
1920 x 1280 pixels (WUXGA+)
Intel HD Graphics 515
128GB Solid State Drive
Quad speakers with Bang & Olufsen
Inputs & Controls
Full-size, island-style backlit keyboard
2 x USB 3.0 Type C with sleep-and-charge
1 x microphone / headphone combo
Media card reader
Verizon 4G LTE
Intel RealSense 2.0MP 3D camera
Full HD (1920×1080 pixels)
5 MP TrueVision HD front camera
8 MP TrueVision HD rear camera
3-cell Li-ion polymer battery
45 watt AC adapter
Dimensions and Weight
Weight: 2.68 lbs.