HP Spectre or HP Elitebook

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  1. dabimo

    dabimo Newbie

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    Hello :)

    I need some fast advise and I was hoping someone could help me here
    I'm looking for a new laptop and after some research I decided its going to be the hp spectre 360 or hp elitebook 360. I was wondering which of these two is the better/fastest laptop. It's about these two sepcific laptops (see link for comparison)
    https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/compare/704357;1107821/

    -The laptop (13'') is going to be used for my studie (economics) and at home (netflix, social media)
    -The laptop needs to be fast and able to do multiple things at a time
    - The laptop needs to have a nice sound and screen
    - It should be possible to add a second monitor. Is this possible withour a hdmi port?
    - Price isn't important, because of student discount
    - Should be able to last 5 year without mayor issues.

    Which of these would be the best to buy?

    (If they're both not so great I will consider buying the macbook 13'' pro, but these are a bit over my budget and I think a 1300 hp should be about the same quality a macbook)
     
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  2. ReeseATPH

    ReeseATPH Notebook Enthusiast

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    My Spectre after 90 days light use just completely died, hardware issues... bios or mb related.
     
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  3. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    HP just released the new Ryzen+Vega model :)

    HP - 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - HP finish in dark ash silver
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    Ryzen Mobile's First Laptop Is Out!
    Published on Nov 13, 2017
    Ryzen Mobile's first laptop is officially on sale. It's the HP Envy X360 2-in-1.


    HP ENVY x360 Convertible Laptop - 15z touch
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500U Quad-Core (2 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, 6 MB cache) + AMD Radeon™ Vega Graphics
    Ships on: 11/27/2017
    $ 734.99 => Discounted to $ 599.99 <== Discount is over :(
    http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-envy-x360-convertible-laptop-15z-touch-1za07av-1
    • Windows 10 Home 64
    • AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500U Quad-Core (2 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, 6 MB cache) + AMD Radeon™ Vega Graphics
    • 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)
    • 15.6" diagonal FHD UWVA micro-edge WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (1920 x 1080)
    • 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA
    • Office Software Trial
    • Security Software Trial
    • 3-cell, 55.8 Wh Lithium-ion prismatic Battery
    • No DVD or CD Drive
    • Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad
    • HP Wide Vision FHD IR Camera with Dual array digital microphone (Touchscreen)
    • Intel® 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo"
    Product specifications

    Operating system
    Windows 10 Home 64
    Windows 10 Pro 64

    Processor and graphics
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500U Quad-Core (2 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, 6 MB cache) + AMD Radeon™ Vega Graphics

    Display
    15.6" diagonal FHD UWVA micro-edge WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (1920 x 1080)

    Memory
    8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)
    12 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 8 GB)
    16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)

    Hard drive
    1 TB 7200 rpm SATA
    256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
    1 TB 7200 rpm SATA; 128 GB M.2 SSD
    360 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
    1 TB 7200 rpm SATA; 256 GB M.2 SSD
    512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
    1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD

    Office software
    Office Software Trial
    $20 off Microsoft® Office 365 Personal 1-year
    $20 off Microsoft® Office 365 Home 1-year
    $20 off Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2016
    $50 off Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2016
    $70 off Microsoft® Office Professional 2016

    McAfee LiveSafe(TM) Security Software
    Security Software Trial
    $40 off McAfee LiveSafe 12 months
    $89.99 off McAfee LiveSafe 24 months
    $169.98 off McAfee LiveSafe™ 36 months

    Theft protection
    Computrace LoJack for Laptops, One Year
    Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Two Years
    Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Four Years

    Primary battery
    3-cell, 55.8 Wh Lithium-ion prismatic Battery

    Keyboard
    Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad

    Personalization
    HP Wide Vision FHD IR Camera with Dual array digital microphone (Touchscreen)

    Wireless technology
    Intel® 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo

    Battery life
    Up to 9 hours [3]

    Video Playback Battery Life
    Up to 7 hours and 15 minutes [3]

    Battery Recharge Time
    Supports battery fast charge: approximately 90% in 90 minutes [5]

    Audio
    Dual speakers

    Pointing device
    Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support

    Expansion slots
    1 multi-format SD media card reader

    External I/O Ports
    1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s, DP1.2, HP Sleep and Charge); 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 HP Sleep and Charge); 1 HDMI v2.0a; 1 headphone/microphone combo

    Power supply
    65 W AC power adapter

    Energy efficiency
    ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® Silver registered

    Dimensions (W X D X H)
    14.16 x 9.8 x 0.77 in

    Weight
    4.75 lb

    Warranty
    1 year limited hardware warranty (information at www.hp.com/support); 90 day phone support (from date of purchase); complimentary chat support within warranty period (at www.hp.com/go/contacthp)

    Software included
    McAfee LiveSafe™ 30-day trial offer (Internet access required. First 30 days included. Subscription required for live updates afterwards.)
     
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    Commandor Notebook Consultant

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    That combo is very interesting!
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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  6. dabimo

    dabimo Newbie

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    Thans for your reply!

    I really like the envy, but unfortunately it's not really an option. I have to take the laptop to school, so it has to be a 13'' laptop. I searched on the hp student store (Netherlands) and found the hp spectre en hp elitebook (see link post). These seem to be the best options for my budget (1300 euro max) and I'm wondering which of these specific laptops is better :)
     
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    For your needs, either laptop will be “fast” (even one of my laptops from 2006 or 2011 could do those tasks easily). And yes, it’s possible to hook up another monitor without HDMI, using another connector such as DisplayPort, USB-C, Thunderbolt, or even VGA.

    That said, if you’re looking for durability and longevity, I’d suggest ignoring consumer-class laptops altogether (Spectre, Envy, etc) and instead focusing on business-class laptops (Elitebook, etc). As one more suggestion, you could check out other business-class laptops to compare features and prices; something like the Lenovo Thinkpad X/T series or the Dell Latitude series would be comparable conpetition to the HP Elitebook line.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Our first Ryzen 5 2500U benchmarks are in and Intel has every reason to worry
    As fast as a Core i5-8250U but with more than double the graphics performance, the Ryzen 5 2500U is launching with just the momentum AMD needs in the notebook space.
    by Allen Ngo, 2017/11/25
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Our-f...Intel-has-every-reason-to-worry.266618.0.html
     
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