HP Spectre x360 15t 8NW68AV_1 (2019) Premium-Class 2-in-1 PC
The HP Spectre x360 15t 8NW68AV_1 is one of the versions of the HP’s Spectre x360 premium-class convertible 2-in-1 laptop. The Spectre x360 has a multi-touch display mounted on a pair of 360-degree rotating hinges, so it can be used as a standard laptop or converted to tablet, stand, and tent modes. The 15t 8NW68AV_1, released as a configurable model on the HP Store in late 2019, has a 15.6-inch screen with extremely sharp Ultra HD / 4K display resolution, wide viewing angles, and support for active digitizer pen input. Optionally, you can select AMOLED screen option with deeper blacks and low power consumption than the standard LCD screen.
The 4.8-pound HP Spectre 15t x360 8NW68AV_1 boasts the 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor. It is more than capable when it comes to the daily home and office computing tasks. It is also very good for heavier duties like high-resolution image editing or video editing, although it isn’t a workstation-class CPU. The Spectre 15t x360 8NW68AV_1 features the Nvidia GeForce MX250 2GB dedicated video card. It enables smoother gaming than the common integrated graphics processors, like the Intel UHD series. Still the MX250 is far slower than the full-blown gaming class video cards, such as those from the GeForce GTX and RTX series.
As expected, this premium 2-in-1 PC doesn’t use slow mechanical hard drive data storage. Instead, the 8NW68AV_1 comes with fast solid state drive storage, with a huge maximum capacity of 2 Terabytes. In addition, there’s an Intel Optane memory option for further data storage speed improvement. As for the main system memory, responsible for multi-tasking ability of the laptop, the notebook comes with 16 Gigabytes of it. It’s quite capacious and enough for all multi-tasking scenarios of the regular laptop user.
The HP Spectre 15t x360 8NW68AV_1 also shines in the battery department. The laptop includes a large 84 WHr battery. HP claims the battery in this system can provide more than 12 hours of run time on a charge.
Other features worth mentioning are the notebook’s built-in fingerprint reader, face-recognition camera, and Thunderbolt 3.0 advanced input / output technology.
If you want the same laptop but with more powerful processor and graphics, take a look at the 5KC45AV_1 version.
Specifications of the HP Spectre 15t x360 8NW68AV_1
Here are the specs of the HP Spectre 15t x360 8NW68AV_1 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|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.
It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.
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.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
|Screen Resolution||3840x2160 pixels Ultra HD, 4K
The popular top-level Ultra HD 4K resolution is extremely sharp and delivers a lot of space for displaying content on the screen.
|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. Check with the laptop seller whether the active pen is included in the package.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
OLED display type provides wide viewing angles, low power consumption, and deeper blacks than on the IPS type screens.
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i7-10510U 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)|
|Graphics (GPU)||Nvidia GeForce MX250 2GB dedicated video card (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)|
|System Memory (RAM) Size||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 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 with dedicated number pad
The keyboard has backlit keys and a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard.
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.
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.
The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
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.
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, without password typing.
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||6-cell 84 WHr|
|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.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2019|
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