HP Spectre x360 14 review.

With a starting price of $1,369 it’s comparable to laptops like the Core i7 Dell XPS 13 ($1,259) and the MacBook Pro 13 ($1,299). That means both have amassed comprehensive feature sets, and there’s very little one can do that the other cannot. And despite a world of difference between the two, there’s a lot of overlap.

The Intel Core i7 CPU in our review unit can handle just about anything you can throw at it, from typical work programs like Google Docs, PowerPoint, and Chrome to streaming movies, music, and even casual gaming. This HP 2-in-1 packs beauty and brawn into a svelte package well-suited for work and play. Wireless charging, fast charging, NFC, 4G LTE, 5G, OLED displays, in-screen fingerprint sensors, water resistance and multilens cameras all landed on Android devices before iPhones, as well as software breakthroughs like true multitasking, copy and paste and multiwindow support.

More: Up the security of your phone with the best Android VPN. Or perhaps you want a screen protector installed on it, and you’d rather have it handled by a professional, who will slap that film on with nary a bubble or speck of dust. : The pros and cons The best Android phones right now Craving more screen space? Consider one of the best Android tablets.

Additionally, while it’s certainly becoming more of a rarity on high-end phones these days, many Android devices still come with headphone jacks — a hotly requested feature Apple retired from its phones in 2016. Owning an iPhone is a simpler, more convenient experience. I put on some podcasts and personal playlists while doing chores around the house and was able to hear everything clearly even in other rooms across the house.

Pixel 5 face-off. Casey, loves using Bear to compose blog posts on his Mac and iPhone, but we’ve struggled to find a note-taking app on Android as comprehensive and slick. You can (sometimes) expand the storage.

While many laptop speakers can sound "tinny" or have a "buzz" at high volumes, the Bang & Olufsen speakers sound amazing even at full volume. The vast majority of the world’s smartphones run Android, and because so many companies build Android handsets, they’re available at every price range. Sure, Apple’s coffers are pretty stacked. However, but lots of users like phone makers’ custom software, like Samsung’s One UI or OnePlus’ OxygenOS, because of their extra capabilities, such as the ability to take scrolling screenshots and hide photos and videos in password-protected folders. Against.

If you’re interested, check out our iOS 15 coverage. Very expensive No 10-key option Pen input finicky for left-handed users. With such versatility, a high-end Android phone could legitimately function as a replacement for one of the best Chromebooks or similarly ultraportable laptops.

With so many companies building Android phones, it’s little surprise that Android partners tend to beat Apple to the market with innovations in the mobile space. The glass feels smooth and sturdy, with very little flex, so you won’t have to worry about damaging your screen when you swipe, write, or tap away at your programs and files. The integrated webcam has infrared capabilities and works with Windows Hello to allow facial recognition for another layer of protection.

And if you’re platform-agnostic, you have even more to look forward to. Taking notes with the Tilt Pen feels almost identical to writing with traditional pen and paper, and the program that parses handwriting into digitized text is great at picking out words and letters even if you’re like me and have horrible penmanship. Some Android fans prefer Google’s "stock" interpretation of Android. Compare that to the iPhone 12, which continues to stick with Lightning. Buyers be warned though, this 2-in-1 laptop comes at a steep price.

From camera and display upgrades to new advancements in AI and machine learning, this fall is looking like it’s going to be the best one yet for Android and iOS fans alike. One of our favorite Twitter apps, Tweetbot 5, is an iOS exclusive, for example; by contrast, one of the best third-party Twitter apps we’ve encountered on Android, Fenix 2, strongly pales in comparison. Beyond the core iOS vs. Though both iOS and Android have evolved over the years, Android has always had a reputation for being the platform for users who like to tinker and personalize their devices.

We’ve been playing with both for a bit, and you can see how we think they’re shaping up in our iOS 15 hands-on and Android 12 hands-on. The model I tested had what I consider to be baseline options for security in work and home laptops. Some Android phones, like the Galaxy Note 20, even have special PC or display projection features, that let you use view and use your device in a desktop capacity. There’s less to think about, and because Apple’s iPhone represents the single most popular brand of smartphone, there’s an abundance of support everywhere you go — whether you need your battery replaced or you’re just trying to pick up a new case. Why tack on another $100 to $150 to the price of a new phone just for an extra 128GB or 256GB of storage (that you’re not even sure you’ll need) when you can just drop $70 on a 512GB card later?

The 180-degree hinges feel sturdy and solid while folding the laptop into tablet mode or back into traditional laptop mode; there is virtually zero side-to-side play, which is great for long-term durability. It also has incredibly wide viewing angles. Android also lets you download third-party replacements for core services — like web browsers, keyboards and media players — and set them as the default versions if you prefer a third-party app to one that was preinstalled on your phone. iOS has improved in this regard over the years, though the implementation is still somewhat clunky. Tom’s Guide Verdict.

You may even find that apps from established companies, ranging from banks to airlines, are a bit smoother and cleaner on iOS than Android, with better integration with the phone’s core services, like Wallet. (Google Pay is only now starting to catch on with many airlines.) And don’t even get me started on how slow and buggy Snapchat is on Android. HP Spectre x360 14 review: Cooling. The selection and availability of iPhone cases, screen protectors, car mounts and other goodies is simply far greater than you’ll find for any other phone, and that’s more important than most people realize.

For example, unlocked Pixel phones aren’t mired down by any third-party apps; on the other hand, it’s not totally unheard of for some unlocked handsets to come with the odd unwelcome sponsored software. This laptop sports an updated 4-cell lithium-ion battery that HP rates at 21.5 hours running video playback; our web surfing tests put the battery life just north of 12 hours, which is more realistic for a typical work day. We’ve also taken a surface-level look at which OS we think is more impressive this year. If you deal with sensitive information or creative projects, the integrated fingerprint reader creates a password-free log-in shortcut for important programs, files, and accounts to prevent theft and unauthorized access.

No matter how much you can spend, chances are you can find an Android device that fits your budget or offers exclusive features. + Excellent sound quality + Stellar display + Intuitive touchscreen and pen controls + Ultra portable. Android, we take a look at the respective strengths of each mobile platform, so you can pick the right one for you the next time you buy a smartphone. HP claims it can deliver up to 1000 nits of brightness, depending on your customization options, meaning that you’ll be able to watch videos or drop into virtual meetings and visual calls in almost any lighting environment. Owners of Android phones don’t enjoy that luxury.

Android 12 is a huge design shift from previous versions, offering the Material You design language that caters itself to you with casual theming. iOS 15 vs. As mentioned earlier, this laptop’s impressive power and gorgeous design comes at a high price. You can customize the laptop’s configuration on the HP official store site for the optimum balance between power, performance, and design. The included protective sleeve is made of sleek, black faux leather with plenty of cushioning to protect your hefty investment from flexing, scratches, and minor bumps and knocks.

That’s decent, but behind competitors like the Dell XPS 13 (806MBps) and the ZenBook Duo 14 (921 MBps). HP Spectre x360 14 review: Display. Even better, when you plug an Android handset into a Windows PC, you can very easily drag and drop files into folders, as if the device were just another drive.

Another one of our favorites is Continuity Camera, which allows you to take pictures and scan documents using your iPhone’s camera, and then view and edit them on your Mac. With Wi-Fi 6 compatibility you can take advantage of next-gen wireless internet speeds in order to transfer files to and from cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive, making external physical storage a moot point. You’re invested in Apple’s ecosystem. That’s a relief if you’ve ever seen the way a new Android phone arrives out of the box — particularly one that you’ve bought through a carrier. Yet it’s simultaneously more freeing, because it offers more choice — choice of how much you want to spend, choice of hardware and software features, and choice in how you organize and personalize your experience.

I tested the $1,669.99 version loaded up with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 2.8GHz quad core CPU (that can be overclocked to 4.7GHz), 512GB solid state drive, 16GB RAM, integrated Intel Xe Graphics, and 14-inch FHD touchscreen display. In terms of raw numbers, the HP Spectre x360 14 review unit we tested put up a respectable average score of 4,937 in our Geekbench 5 general performance test, beating the similarly-priced Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 (3,880) but falling behind competitors like the Dell XPS 13 (5,254). More: Keep your sensitive data protected with the best iPhone VPN.

The Galaxy S20 FE has the same price but comes with a bigger and smoother 120Hz 6.5-inch screen, a telephoto lens and a much larger battery. Walk into any Best Buy or Target, and you’ll find aisles of cases for every iPhone that Apple makes — something that certainly cannot be said for the Android contingent outside of flagship devices from the biggest companies. You can also use this app to monitor your fan speed and CPU temperature to catch problems before they escalate. The screen gets bright enough for most settings, and in our testing we recorded an average brightness of 365 nits across the whole display.

Apple has designed a multitude of continuity features that allow you to carry over work and data from one of its devices to another, and these features can certainly save you time. Whether your office is wherever you happen to be that day, or you’re looking to upgrade your home laptop, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option. One of the most affordable new Apple handsets is the iPhone 12 mini for $699, but that comes with a small 5.4-inch display.

It’s also perfect for anyone who has frequent video calls and virtual meetings and needs a fast, reliable connection. The third-party apps are just better. HP partnered with Bang & Olufsen to pack some high-quality audio into this slim little laptop. Power users already immersed in Apple’s ecosystem can stand to gain a lot by adding an iPhone to their repertoire.

Of course, the big news is the upcoming releases of iOS 15 and Android 12. You can choose between a 1920 x 1280 FHD or a 3000 x 2000 OLED touchscreen for your new Spectre x360 14. However, the built-in fans do a decent job of drawing waste heat away from vital components like your CPU and forcing it out of the vents in the bottom of the laptop. On the flip side, MacBook users looking to move to a Windows-based computer will love the familiar feel of the HP Spectre x360 14’s keyboard and USB-C connections as well as the gorgeous FHD and 2K OLED displays. That means your media libraries and documents are a snap to carry over and store locally, and you don’t have to subscribe to a monthly cloud service if you have an especially large library. iPhones obscure the file system from the user for everything except photos, which can be very frustrating for dealing with music, documents and other forms of media.

Although expandable storage is somewhat less popular these days, many Android phones still offer it. That’s an amazing benefit, given the exorbitant prices that Apple and other phone makers charge to double or quadruple storage when you buy your handset. But Google is changing things up with Android 12, which brings with it the new Material You design language.

If you’re looking to edit video on the go, know that our Spectre x360 14 review unit performed decently in our Handbrake video editing test, converting a 4K video to 1080p in just over 17 minutes. Android argument, we have the big 2021 updates coming for both operating systems. If you’re wondering which particular device you should switch to, there’s no better place to start than our lists of the best iPhones and best Android phones.

Once you get past the semi-healthy selection of products made for the latest Galaxy S device, you’re out of luck. By Taylor Clemons 04 November 2021. But neither of these updates changes Android’s or iOS’ strengths, just fortifies them.

However, I have a markdown editor on Android that I prefer to anything on iOS. And that’s to say nothing of friends and family members who prefer to use iMessage and FaceTime to keep in touch. The entry-level models start at $1,369 (though HP is discounting that to $1,249 at time of publication), meaning many customers will be left searching for more affordable options. How the likes of Samsung and OnePlus tweak things in their own skins remains to be seen.

Still, however, each has its advantages, and there are reasons you might want to choose one over the other. More graphically-demanding games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will definitely push the laptop to its limits, so maybe keep that to your desktop or console. Our Verdict. I tested our review unit with YouTube and Hulu in both tablet and laptop mode, and even at extreme side angles, colors remained vivid and true-to-life. Yes, Covid restrictions can make this difficult, but at least you have the option.

Both platforms are quite mature at this stage, having existed for more than a decade. If you’re a digital artist or work in video production, you may want to spring for the OLED touchscreen for more consistent brightness and enhanced color and detailing. Don’t get me wrong — there’s great software and developers on Android, but they’re harder to find, in my experience.

This 2-in-1 laptop combines beauty, brawn, and brains to create the ultimate entertainment center and workhorse. This direction builds upon the last several years of Android’s look and feel, offering more personalization. iPhone vs. If you’re left-handed, you may want to use sticky keys to lock the Windows Start button and taskbar so you don’t accidentally close out of your document or art program in the middle of a project.

The Poseidon Navy model I was able to test looks stunning, and was the envy of the household. There’s no bloatware. It has two levels of backlighting to make it easy to type in almost any setting, and you can turn off the backlight completely for bright rooms or when it would be a distraction, like in a meeting. The model I tested featured two USB-C ports for both connectivity and charging, a USB Type-A port, headphone/microphone jack, microSD card reader, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless peripheral and device connections.

HP Spectre x360 14 review. Recently, I used a Pixel 3 and then Pixel 4 as my daily driver. Android: Which is better for you? There’s an actual file system (with drag-and-drop support on PC).

Android 12. The iPhone X wasn’t the first phone with face recognition, but it was the first with one that worked reliably and securely. No matter how you buy your iPhone, where you buy it from or what iPhone you buy, you won’t see any bloatware preinstalled when you boot it up for the first time. HP Spectre x360 14 review: Security.

Android debate rages on, especially since Apple just released iOS 15 and Android 12 is right around the corner. The SSD is speedy enough, as evidenced by the fact that in our file transfer test (which measures how fast a laptop clones 25GB of files) the Spectre x360 14 moved files at a decent clip of 764MBps. Whereas Apple’s Lightning cable is a relic of the days when every tech company felt compelled to develop its own proprietary connector, USB-C represents the ideal single-port solution the industry is working toward. One of our staff members, Henry T. Android phones get fewer updates than iPhones, and when they do, they happen less frequently and are often delayed.

The colors look great, too; in our testing the HP Spectre x360 14 with a 1920 x 1080 FHD display covered 105.3% of the sRGB color spectrum, beating out the XPS 13 (97.9%) but falling behind the MacBook Air (114%). Both the display and trackpad allow for intuitive gesture controls; you can pinch to zoom, swipe, and tap the screen, and the trackpad allows for pinch zoom and quick scrolling. The HP Spectre x360 14 is a great long-term investment for anyone looking to upgrade their mobile workstation. You can even swap out your Android phone’s launcher with an alternative downloaded from the Google Play store. Price: $1,669 as reviewed CPU: Intel Core i7-1165G7 Display: 14-inch 1920 x 1280 FHD (as tested) or 3000 x 2000 OLED touchscreen Battery: 12:11 (tested) Memory: 8GB Storage: 256GB to 512GB SSD Dimensions: 11.75 x 8.67 x 0.67 inches Weight: 2.95 pounds.

While a minor annoyance, it doesn’t detract from the ease of use offered by the Tilt Pen for when you want to make comments on a report or PowerPoint, write yourself a to-do list, or knock out some preliminary sketches for clients. It only made it as far as 7.0 Nougat when Samsung pulled the plug on support — and when the S6 did get Nougat, it arrived in March 2017, eight months after Google unveiled the update. The OnePlus 9 Pro, for example, can charge from zero to 61 percent battery capacity in a mere 15 minutes. I suggest springing for the 1TB SSD and 2K OLED screen options to ensure that you have plenty of space for projects and optimal color ranges if you work with photography, video, or graphics. There are cheap phones under the three-digit mark like the new Pixel 4a, as well as some of the best small phones and best big phones, and phablets and foldables far exceeding $1,000.

The chassis for the HP Spectre x360 14 is made of machined aluminum and is available in three colors. If you want to see the current flagships for Android and iOS, be sure to check out our iPhone 12 vs. For comparison, consider Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which launched the same year and started with Android 5.0 Lollipop. You get quicker software updates.

Whatever your issue is, it’s nice to have a place to go — and what better place for iPhone users than the Apple Store. Android simply doesn’t have this feature and we doubt it ever will. With iOS 15 comes the new Focus mode and a slight overhaul to notifications, revamps to many core apps like FaceTime and Wallet, and a bunch more that we don’t have time to discuss here. It also opens doors to faster charging technologies. There are phones at every price.

There’s a bigger selection of accessories. As we approach the final software releases, we’re all paying attention to the impending launch of Pixel 6. And it can be even worse if you buy a budget handset that has been heavily subsidized by a discount carrier. Not only does it lack the latest Android software, but it stopped getting updates years ago. USB-C is also on many PCs these days, as well as on the Nintendo Switch. USB-C is universal.

What’s more, when a new iOS version is released, it is available to everyone on the same day, at the same time, and can be installed on all models that support it instantaneously. That’s as good as Apple’s latest MacBook Air (365 nits) but a bit short of competitors like the Dell XPS 13 (469 nits). – Very expensive – No 10-key option – Pen input finicky for left-handed users. Finally, we have to talk about manufacturer skins — bespoke user interfaces and Android system software that are customized by certain phone makers, offering extra features and, often, the ability to create themes for your experience from top to bottom. That’s a big deal to people who still love to use their trusty old wired headphones. It’s a beautiful thing.

HP Spectre x360 14 review: Ports. Additionally, Apple has added yet another opportunity for lock-in with the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro: MagSafe accessories. There are enhanced privacy controls with app tracking notifications.

Pitting iPhone vs. This allows you to use a microSD card to keep photos, apps and other media that won’t fit on your device’s internal memory. HP Spectre x360 14 review: Verdict.

During typical office work, the laptop doesn’t ever get too warm to the touch, and the fans stay fairly quiet, which is great for anyone who works in an open-concept office or shares workspace with others. iPhone vs Android: Why Android is better. Android buyers who purchase one of the best unlocked phones without a service agreement will have better luck avoiding bloatware. Don’t get stuck in the belief that iOS is inherently more private than Android, since Apple still collects a ton of data about you, but iOS still has a bit more resilience when it comes to third-parties.

However, far more Android phones are released from a variety of vendors every year, so it’s just a matter of scale that hardware running Google’s platform is swifter to adapt. These magnet-based chargers, cases and products will work only with the latest iPhones, so if you invest in the platform, it’s going to cause some friction should you try to leave. There’s also a new privacy dashboard and a whole host of other features. The number of updates an Android phone sees over the course of its lifetime depends largely on how expensive it is, what carrier you buy it from (or if it’s even purchased from a carrier at all) and what the phone maker’s software support policy is. This was a major win for privacy advocates and a huge blow to many third-party companies, like Facebook.

The HP Command Center app allows you to choose from four fan operation presets or manually control the cooling fan to suit your work. Available in three colors (silver, black, and navy blue) and sporting an ultra-thin profile of just .67 inches, the HP Spectre x360 brings a touch of sophisticated style that perfectly complements its internal components. HP Spectre x360 14 review: Design. This might seem like a shallow reason, but Apple obviously makes a wide breadth of tech products, and if you already own a Mac, iPad or Apple Watch, getting an iPhone makes a lot of sense. Which should you choose?

However, it is just one company, with one philosophy. The pen has two input buttons that can act as right and left click would on a mouse or they can be customized to suit whichever program you’re working in for personalized shortcuts; this is great for quickly switching brushes in Photoshop or effects in Lightroom. Microsoft is helping Google close the gap somewhat with its new Your Phone app for Windows, which allows Android users to respond to texts and notifications on their PCs, though the experience is a little clunky and there is still work to be done. Don’t bother expecting a choice of accessories for your new Pixel or LG handset at any brick-and-mortar retailer.

And Apple no longer even includes a charger in the box. This 2-in-1 laptop combines beauty, brawn, and brains to create the ultimate entertainment center and workhorse. The chiclet-style keyboard has an ultra-low profile that feels great to type on, though if you’re used to mechanical or optical switch keyboards, it may feel a bit "mushy" and takes some getting used to. It comes packaged with a rechargeable MPP2.0 Tilt Pen, which is perfect for digital artists or anyone who prefers to take handwritten notes during class or meetings, as well as a faux leather protective sleeve to prevent damage while it’s packed away in your backpack, tote bag, or carry-on luggage. As someone who likes to regularly switch up my phone’s case to keep it feeling fresh, I’ve been extremely disappointed with the lack of options for Google’s handsets. iPhone owners will never have that problem.

Android 12 is taking privacy more seriously, with very iOS-like microphone and camera indicators when either or both of those are active. The four-speaker array located above the keyboard delivers clean, clear sound in both laptop and tablet mode. If you’re interested, check out our Android 12 article.

Of course, if you’re not tied to Windows, the Apple MacBook Air with M1 will give you better battery life, better colors, and better photo/video editing performance for roughly the same price. Innovative features usually land on Android phones first. Most people don’t need to get their hands dirty with their smartphone’s file system. The HP Audio Boost software included with the laptop allows you to create custom audio mixers to suit your tastes in music and switch between several presets quickly and easily when you’re in the mood for something different. That means it’s clean from the very start, with no power- or data-siphoning apps you didn’t ask for sabotaging things behind the scenes.

The least-expensive iPhone that Apple offers is the iPhone SE, which is a fantastic device with phenomenal performance for just $400, though its design is dated, and its screen will be too small for some. It has better retail support. HP Spectre x360 14 review: Keyboard and Tilt Pen. Universal Clipboard makes text copied on one platform usable on the other.

The things I’ve talked about above remain true, so your decision on whether iPhone or Android is better for you comes down to which of the strengths appeal more to you. The HP Spectre x360 14 is a powerhouse of a convertible laptop, featuring top-tier hardware that provides excellent performance for both work and play. Android 12 and iOS 15 look wildly different and still have their core design philosophies intact, but now more than ever, they’re remarkably similar. That starts with the home screen launcher, which offers dynamic widgets and the ability to place apps anywhere on a page or in a drawer, out of sight — something the iPhone is only catching up to now with iOS 14.

That’s better than the Dell XPS 13 (11:7 as tested) and nearly as good as the Lenovo Yoga 9i (11:15 as tested). That’s a far cry from iPhones, which are supported with major software updates for many years, no matter what. Since this is a slim 2-in-1 laptop, there isn’t much room for air or liquid cooling to keep the machine running at optimal temperatures.

Take the iPhone 6S, for example, which received iOS 14, even though it originally launched with iOS 9 back in 2015. By contrast, Android releases are rolled out in waves to individual phones, not just by model. That’s quite a time-consuming hassle, given how much we all depend on our phones day in and day out.

It’s more customizable. Everything from dialogue in movies and shows to industrial noise rock and techno comes through crisp and clear. It had a physical camera shutter and dedicated mute button for the integrated microphone, which is helpful for both virtual meetings and making sure no one peeks into your office or listens in on your calls without you knowing.

If you make up your mind while reading this guide, then be sure to check out the top Black Friday phone deals to see what you can save on a new handset. Whichever device you pick, just make sure it fits with your operating system preferences. Only a handful of Android phone makers have hardware ecosystems that approach Apple’s, and even for some that come close, like Samsung, you won’t get the depth of integration possible between the iPhone and other Apple-built devices. If you’re extremely particular about the technology you use, you might find Android more liberating — dare I say, fun — though you’ll also likely lament the relative lack of high-quality apps and accessories.

As a result, iOS can be slow — or at least slower than the Android community — to adapt to emerging technologies. Both phones will or do showcase the best that the two operating systems have to offer. HP Spectre x360 14 review: Battery life. Notifications in iOS 15, for example, are getting as close to Android’s as possible with Apple outright copying the model. iPhone vs Android: Why iPhone is better.

That’s better than the 18 minutes it took our Dell XPS 13 review unit to complete the same task, but far slower than the 7:44 it took the MacBook Air to get it done. The 2-in-1 convertible form factor is ideal for anyone who wants to streamline their workflow and eliminate redundant devices like tablets; the 180-degree hinges make it a breeze to switch from a traditional laptop to a tablet for watching videos or drawing. It also depends on the company. HP Spectre x360 14 review: Performance.

One of the biggest recent iOS releases introduced app tracking notifications, allowing you to opt out of apps tracking you across your phone. And they both now feature breakdowns of what your apps have been doing lately. Of course, this isn’t to say Apple hasn’t delivered breakthroughs of its own. Excellent sound quality Stellar display Intuitive touchscreen and pen controls Ultra portable. Sure, you could go online and snag a $4 case off of Amazon, but then you’re guaranteed to get what you pay for.

Both options are made with Gorilla Glass for durability when using touch controls either with your hands or the Tilt Pen. When you do need to top up your battery, the USB-C port supports rapid charging, giving you up to 50 percent battery in just 45 minutes, so you can recharge over your lunch break or while you’re in a meeting. There are many other great examples of continuity across iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and macOS — and the iPhone is a critical component in that puzzle, especially now that iPhone apps can be seamlessly ported to macOS. While the price is steep, the top-notch components are worth the extra cash in order to keep up with current and next-generation graphics and processing needs as well as internet and wireless connectivity.

HP Spectre x360 14 review: Pricing and availability. Let’s say something goes horribly wrong with your iPhone, and you need to get it serviced. You can pick one up through the official HP store, the Intel website, or you can try your luck at major retailers if you’re hoping to get lucky with a good deal or sale price.


This one is definitely down to personal preference, but as someone who has jumped back and forth between iOS and Android as long as both platforms have existed, I’ve been consistently blown away by the quality of apps built by iOS developers, and mostly disappointed in their Android counterparts. Android phones largely rely on USB-C ports for charging and data transfer these days, which is super convenient if you’re one of those people who really likes to pack light and carry only one cable. For most applications at work or at home, the full HD screen will be just fine.

You can even complete purchases on your Mac by using biometric authentication features on your iPhone via Apple Pay. HP Spectre x360 14 review: Audio. More importantly, it means you can go all day, or several days, before you need to even think about plugging in. There’s a pseudo-theming system which adapts to the colors in your wallpapers and applies that shade system-wide.

While I wouldn’t classify the Spectre x360 14 as a gaming laptop, you shouldn’t have any issues playing games like Minecraft, Among Us, or Fortnite for a few hours with friends. We’ve already gotten our hands on the four iPhone 13 models (and they’re all impressive in their own ways). Even spending $2,000 on a Galaxy Z Fold 2 doesn’t spare AT&T customers from the affront of seeing software like CNN and DirecTV Now cluttering their app drawers. The laptop weighs just under 3 pounds, and manages to pack a 14-inch screen into an 11-inch housing; measuring just 0.67 inches thin, this laptop easily slips into almost any bag for commutes, business travel, or heading to the library to finish a term paper.

Take Handoff, for example, where calls on your iPhone and web pages in Safari can move seamlessly between iOS and macOS. Android-device ownership is a bit harder in those respects. However, the Bluetooth 5.0 connection only allows for setting up 2 simultaneous devices; bad news for anyone who has invested in multiple wireless peripherals like headsets and mice, or needs to connect multiple mobile devices to their laptop.

Samsung’s DeX interface is one such example of this. The same cannot be said for iPhones, which historically have been expensive at launch, only to come down in price after successive generations. So then, iPhone or Android: Which should you choose?

Both platforms have pros and cons, and, as with many purchase decisions, your choice will depend on what you value most. Still, it’s good to know that Android gives you that option, if you desire it. Wait for 30 minutes and you’ll have a battery that’s 99 percent full.

The included rechargeable MPP2.0 Tilt Pen looks and feels like a high-quality traditional ink pen, and the input buttons are perfectly placed for use in either the left or right hand; the pen comes with two additional nibs for quick and easy replacement if one becomes damaged or worn. The iPhone vs. It’s so satisfying to deny an app the ability to track you. If you need a new battery or a screen replacement and you didn’t purchase a protection plan from the retailer you bought it from, you’ll probably have to ship it back to the manufacturer. While you can turn to a number of companies to buy one of the best phones, whatever you get is guaranteed to be running one of the two prominent mobile OSs: iOS (if you pick an iPhone, such as the new iPhone 13 series) or Android (if you opt for anything else).

However, if you’re willing to spend a bit more to get a quality laptop that will serve you well for years to come, or just want to be able to buy the best of the best no matter the cost, the HP Spectre x360 14 is an excellent option.

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