Editors Liked

  • The HP Spectre 13 x2 converts into a large 13-inch tablet with a full 1080p display
  • The system is reasonably priced
  • Has a decent selection of ports on the keyboard base
  • Premium design at a reasonable price
  • Extra-wide trackpad is superb
  • Intel Core i5-4200U processor and 128GB SSD match the top competitors
  • A 1080p touch screen

Editors Didn't Like

  • The combined hybrid body is awkwardly top-heavy
  • The touch pad isn't sensitive enough for easy all-day use
  • Middling media performance
  • A handful of other premium ultrabooks offer better value
  • The extra "control zone" spaces on the touch pad don't feel like a fully realized concept
  • Bottom runs a bit warm