HP Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1 (2019) Premium 2-in-1 Ultra-Portable

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The HP Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1 is a compact 2-in-1 convertible laptop with premium-class specs and looks. The lightweight 2.9-pound notebook features a 13.3-inch touch-screen on fully rotating hinges that enable additional tablet, tent, and stand modes. There are two display options – a traditional Full HD panel based on LCD technology or sharper 4K UHD panel based on AMOLED technology with outstandingly deep black color. Both displays provide wide viewing angles and support active digitizer pen input.

The Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1 features the 10th Generation Intel Core i5-1035G4 or i7-1065G7 processor. Both are very fast quad-core processors when it comes to the regular home and office tasks. They also have some great potential for heavier duties like video editing, too. The biggest difference between the Core i5-1035G4 and i7-1065G7 are their integrated graphics processors. The Iris Plus G7 graphics in the i7 chip is noticeably faster than the Iris Plus G4 in the i5, delivering better gaming performance. But overall, both of the integrated graphics processors are suitable only for light gaming.

The laptop ships with fast internal solid state drive storage, offering a great maximum data storing capacity of 2 Terabytes. HP also offers the Intel Optane memory add-on for additional data storage speed boost. Besides the basic 8GB system memory option, the Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1 can be also configured with 16GB for a greater multi-tasking capability.

The battery capacity of 60 WHr is great for a notebook with the mentioned components and screen size, but there’s no info on battery life in the specs sheets of the 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1.

As stand-out features, the 2-in-1 laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader and Thunderbolt 3.0 advanced input / output technology.

As for the differences between the 7AL88AV_1 and 8NS97AV_1, they are basically the same laptop but with different starting configurations. The base 7AL88AV_1 configuration features the Core i5 CPU and a 256GB solid state drive, whereas the basic 8NS97AV_1 features the i7 chip and a 512GB SSD.

HP also offers a larger version of the laptop. It’s the 15.6-inch Spectre x360 15t 8NW68AV_1.

Specifications of the HP Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1

Here's the specs sheet of the HP Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1. For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand HP
Laptop type Convertible 2-in-1 PC
Screen size 13.3-inch
Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)

3840x2160 pixels Ultra HD, 4K (ultra-high sharpness)
Touchscreen Yes
Other display specs IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

OLED display tech (wide viewing angles and low power consumption)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-1035G4 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling smooth daily computing)

Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling smooth daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Intel Iris Plus G4 integrated graphics of 10th Gen Core i5 G4 (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)

Intel Iris Plus G7 integrated graphics of 10 Gen Core i5, i7 G7 (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)
System memory (RAM) size 8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)
Data storage 256GB SSD (decent capacity)

512GB SSD (very good capacity)

1000GB (1TB) SSD (excellent capacity)

2000GB (2TB) SSD (huge capacity)

Intel Optane memory 32GB (for storage performance optimization) (optional)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without numeric pad

Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Touchscreen

Active digitizer pen
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front

Full HD 1080p (high laptop webcam resolution)

Face-recognition camera (supports Windows Hello log-ins)
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Ethernet network port No
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 1 x USB 3.1

2 x USB-C
Video ports 1 x HDMI

Video out via USB-C
Media card reader Yes (MicroSD)
Other features Fingerprint reader

Thunderbolt 3.0 technology
Battery 60 WHr
Weight 2.9 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 12.1"
Depth 7.7"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)

Windows 10 Pro (Windows with added business-oriented features)
Warranty 1-year
Year of release 2019

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Published on February 10, 2020

User reviews and Q&A on the HP Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1

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  1. Question

    Varun

    Is there no other difference between the 2 models? Because if I am bringing them both to the same configuration the 7AL88AV_1 is costing me $200 less than the 8NS97AV_1

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    • Dan

      Hi, it’s best to check that with HP via their support. In my personal experience, it is possible that sometimes two identical configurations have different prices and that even worse configurations are pricier than better ones of the same laptop. But please check that with HP and also if there are maybe accessories included with the pricier one, such as a digitizer pen.

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