With the HP Specter x360 16 we finally get a webcam and a display that is worthy of a premium 2-in-1



HP announced its newest premium two-in-one, the HP Specter x360 16, on Tuesday – and it looks like the days of the 15.6-inch laptop display are numbered. The 16-inch two-in-one device can be configured with an OLED display with a resolution of up to 3,072 x 1,920 pixels in a 16:10 ratio. The display also covers a 100 percent sRGB color space and is delivered calibrated, which should help YouTubers and creatives.

Much of the laptop market is moving towards larger 3: 2 or 16:10 screens and away from 16: 9 wide screens. Combined with thinner bezels that frame the display, it gives you more vertical space to work without affecting the overall footprint of the laptop. Even with a stripped-down chassis, it means you can have a 16-inch laptop that is roughly the same size as an older 15.6-inch widescreen laptop.


Like other Specter x360 models, this one has a Thunderbolt port in the back corner to keep cables out of the way.


The increase in the number of people video chatting on their laptops during the pandemic has really highlighted how bad most built-in webcams are. For the Specter x360 16, HP built in a 5 megapixel camera and some software to help you look your best and see more. HP GlamCam retouches your skin, teeth, and eyes while Lighting Compensation adjusts your video for low light. There’s also Auto Frame, which apparently uses the extra resolution to track your face as you move off-center.

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Along with a privacy screen to block the webcam, you can also have your computer lock automatically when you step away from the laptop. It will also darken the display when you are no longer looking at it directly. HP added a setting to blur the display if someone is browsing behind you while you work.

The component options inside support work-play-and-create design, including an 11th generation Intel Core i7-11390H processor and a discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. It also becomes the option for WLAN 6E to future proof your wireless.

The HP Specter x360 will be available direct from HP in October starting at $ 1,639. Best Buy will also have it in stock later this fall. (That’s roughly £ 1,200 or AU $ 2,260; UK and Australian prices are TBA.)


The 11-inch tablet PC from HP has a unique camera.


Hooking up to the Specter are two other affordable options for lugging around. The HP 11 inch Tablet PC is designed to take advantage of the Windows 11 snap layoutswhich allows you to better organize apps and windows by grouping them. It has a built-in stand that works in portrait or landscape orientation, and works with an optional detachable keyboard that also works with the display in either position.

The most interesting feature, however, is the 13-megapixel camera, which unfolds from the back of the tablet and can be used as a front camera for video chats. Don’t expect this to be a high-performance tablet, however. It is expected to be available in December starting at $ 599 with an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor and 4 GB of memory.


The Laptop 14 is one of the thinnest laptops from HP.


Then there’s the HP Laptop 14 (yes, that’s the name). It’s a 14-inch 1080p laptop that runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute platform and can be configured with up to 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage. It sounds like a cousin too the Chromebook x2 11 which HP announced in August.

No pricing has been announced for the HP Laptop 14, but it is expected to be available at Walmart in October.


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