HP Spectre X2 12 a009nr, this is the thinnest 2-in-1 detachable laptop from Hewlett Packard. 2-in1 detachable means that the screen and keyboard can be separated to 2 parts and the screen part can be operated as a tablet. It is not only well constructed, but it is also a powerful laptop, and all of them show the heart of high-end computing experience.
HP Spectre X2 12 a009nr comes and equipped by Intel Core M5-6Y54 processor. This dual core processor is specifically optimized for ultraportable devices. It has frequency range between 1.1 GHz up to 2.7 GHz, 4 MB of cache size and a thermal design power of just 4.5 Watts. Since its thermal design power is 3 times less compared to recent mobile i5 models, so in turn, the battery life will increase significantly without reducing processing power.
This CPU, Intel Core M5, will process everyday tasks easily. Its performance is comparable to an i3 CPU. Moreover, for most users, this CPU will have sufficient power reserves to prevent its performance from sluggishness.
There are 4 gigabytes of LPDDR3 SDRAM that also comes with this 2-in1 laptop. It’s important to note that you won’t be able to extend it further since the memory module has been soldered to the motherboard. However, this sum is enough to allow you working on medium sized data sets. It also enables you to have moderate multitasking and seamless internet browsing.
As for storage space, there are a 128GB M.2 factor Solid State Drive which installed to the Spectre X2 12 a009nr. If you compare its capacity to the 1TB hard disk drive, so it is surely a small one. But the advantages of an SSD such as faster, reliable and no moving parts are more valuable than its restricted storage capacity. When you need more storage capacity, then you may buy an external hard drive or cloud storage for further extending the available space.
The HP 12 a009nr doesn’t have any dedicated video card. It only has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 515 video card which is nonetheless will give well-performing on streaming online content, editing photos, and playing some game which is not so demanding. And about display quality, the Spectre X2 has come with a fantastic 12-inch WUXGA+ IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen display, which will produce a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels. And because of the IPS technology, users will have a superior color reproduction and impressive viewing angles.
The interface options comes with the X2 12 a009nr is not varied. There is no USB 3.0, but a USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter also encloses with the package so you can connect your peripheral to the laptop. Unfortunately, the adapter for HDMI isn’t included and you have to buy it yourself if you need it. The I/O options are:
• 2 x USB-C ports
• 1 x COMBO audio jack
• 1 x SD card reader
• 1 x SIM card
And for connectivity, HP Spectre X2 12 a009nr presents a true mobile experience. It has connectivity option through:
• 2×2 802.11ac WLAN wireless card
• Bluetooth with WWAN
• SIM card
The wireless card enables users to get superior transfer speeds compared to old protocols. And the SIM card option allows you to enjoy a seamless browsing experience everywhere within the coverage area. Just assure to have a dedicated mobile data plan that meet to your needs of 24/7 internet connection.
As one of the thinnest 2-in1 detachable laptops in the market, HP 12-a009nr has thickness of 0.31 inch (tablet only) and 0.52 inch thick when the keyboard attached. Its whole dimesions are 11.81 x 8.23 x 0.31 inch for the tablet only and 11.81 x 8.23 x 0.52 inch when the keyboard attached.
It is also a lightdevice with the weight of tablet is just 1.8 pounds and 2.7 pound for the whole tablet and keyboard combo
It is light enough to be a true companion when traveling; aside it is compact as well so you will easily slide it into the bag or backpack you may be carrying.
Moreover, the battery life is also pleasant. It will last up to 10 hours for a full charge, more than a day’s worth of work. It is a great news for the travelers.
At last, I believe that the HP Spectre X2 12 a009nr is a fantastic 2-in-1 detachable laptop. It presents an attractive and premium design and also hardware and features which is suitable for a wide range of applications. College students, travelers, professional, marketers, architects, home or office users and else will definitely discover it as a beautiful useful device.
HP Spectre X2 12-a009nr
|Processor||Intel Core M5-6Y54 /Dual Core/1.1GHz/4MB|
|RAM||4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM|
|Storage||128GB M.2 Solid State Drive|
|Graphics Processor||Intel HD Graphics 515|
|Display||12" WUXGA+ IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels.|
|Interfaces||•2 x USB-C ports
•1 x COMBO audio jack
•1 x SD card reader
•1 x SIM card
|Communications||•2×2 802.11ac WLAN wireless card
•Bluetooth with WWAN
|Battery Life||up to 10 hours|
|Weight||1.8 pounds - tablet only
2.7 pounds - tablet + keyboard
|Dimension||11.81 x 8.23 x 0.31 inch - tablet only
11.81 x 8.23 x 0.52 inch - tablet + keyboard
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||HP Spectre X2 12-a009nr is a fantastic 2-in-1 detachable laptop. Comes with great performance in nice design. Suitable for college students, travelers, profesional, marketers, architects, home or office users and else.|
|Cons||My complaint is just about the storage space which is too small for most common users.|