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 are the specs of the HP Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 / 8NS97AV_1 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand HP
Laptop Type Convertible 2-in-1 laptop

This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.

Convertible 2-in-1 laptop with 360-degree hinge

The hinge allows the display to fully rotate, converting the laptop into tablet, stand, or tent modes.

Premium-class laptop

It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.
Performance Mid-range performance

The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size 13.3-inch

This is a small display size, typical for ultraportable laptops. There are however laptops with even smaller screens.
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD

Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.

3840x2160 pixels Ultra HD, 4K

The popular top-level Ultra HD 4K resolution is extremely sharp and delivers a lot of space for display content.
Touchscreen Finger multi-touch input

The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.

Active digitizer pen input

The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Active digitizer pens for some devices are sold separately, depending on the package.
Other Display Specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.

OLED type

OLED display type provides wide viewing angles, low power consumption, and deeper blacks than on IPS type.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)

Intel Core i5-1035G4 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless 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 RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.

16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
Data Storage 256GB SSD

256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.

512GB SSD

512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.

1000GB (1TB) SSD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.

2000GB (2TB) SSD

2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is for those who store a lot of large files.

Intel Optane memory 32GB (optional)

Intel Optane memory is used for storage performance optimization. It's an optional feature on this laptop. The 32GB Optane does the job better than the 16GB Optane.
DVD Optical Drive None
Keyboard & Input Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad

The keyboard has backlit keys for easier typing in the dark. There's no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.

Touchscreen

Active digitizer pen
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

Full HD 1080p resolution

This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.

Face-recognition camera

The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Ethernet Network Port No

This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1

A standard full-size USB port.

2 x USB-C

A pair of compact Type-C USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.

Video out via USB-C

The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
Media Card Reader MicroSD card reader

The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
Other Features Fingerprint reader

This laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.

Thunderbolt 3.0

Thunderbolt 3 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface. Today, a faster Thunderbolt 4 version is available.
Battery 60 WHr capacity
Weight 2.9 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 12.1"
Depth 7.7"
Windows Version Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.
Year of Release 2019

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

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  1. Question

    Nader

    Are these HP Spectre x360 13t 7AL88AV_1 or 8NS97AV_1 supported to Miracast?

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  2. Question

    Egbert

    The same question. Although I choose the identical configurations, there are different prices between the 7AL88AV_1 and 8NS97AV_1

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  3. 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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