HP Spectre x360

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  1. Vsxp

    Vsxp Notebook Enthusiast

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    That's an excellent wrap up and now I'm feeling extremely positive that I've done the right thing ordering the QHD display yesterday!
    Since 90% of my use will be indoors and almost 75% of my job relies on text editing and watching videos I felt that QHD was the right way to go. I wanted that "retina feeling" without going to the dark/mac side. Also I was afraid that the extreme brightness of the FHD could ruin the balance I needed so let's hope that I did the right thing! I hope that when I will receive my parcel that nits war would be just unnoticeable and I will focus only on the positive points of the Spectre!
     
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    bobcatmvp1 Notebook Geek

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  3. hawkeye62

    hawkeye62 Notebook Evangelist

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    Interesting! In what application were you reading the text? What was the font? What was the font size?

    Regards, Jim
     
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  4. hawkeye62

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    Folks that have the 3200 x 1800 screen claim that the mustard yellow is 99 % fixed. I think part of the fix is running at high screen brightness.

    I use IE 11 Metro, not desktop, with all of the IE popup blockers active. I use the HP Balanced power plan with only minor changes to when to sleep (never), when to hibernate (never), etc. with 50 % brightness on battery. Powercfg /batteryreport reports the average run length has been 10 hours 10 minutes since the OS was installed. Battery Bar Pro says current run time will be 10 hours 50 minutes. My use profile is fairly light, Internet, Email, card games, board games, the usual updates and virus scans, some video, some music, etc.

    Regards, Jim
     
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    henrydb Newbie

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    I was reading a book in Safari Online bookshelf (in the 'HTML view') in Internet Explorer. The font was 15pt Verdana I think.
     
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  6. shizzle

    shizzle Notebook Guru

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    well i looked at both screens fhd and qhd. the brightness difference is quite noticeable.
    even the fhd is sometimes not bright enough. people should look for themselves.

    i went with fhd and am happy. mostly bright enough and whenever i want it brighter than possible i just think of how awful the qhd must be :)
     
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    When I open the lid after sleep mode I have to press the power button to wake the laptop up, which is not the most convenient thing since I have to search for the power button and press it pretty hard. I think at very first I was just cklicking a random key and it woke up, but how can this have changed? Are there any options for that?
     
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    Have you tried the advanced configurations in your power plan? Search for the "lid action" setting
     
  9. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops MY FRIENDS CALL ME JEFF!

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    Jim's got it right. Amazing how long it takes rumors - positive and negative - to die. You can buy any Lenovo, Samsung and Asus QHD+ and have no worries of mustard yellows. At worst it was on battery and then only on brightest setting. Back it down one notch and it was never visible. With the Samsung/Lenovo patch it's gone.

    Jim's also right that the Asus 303LN is the only ultrabook with discrete graphics - nVidia 840 I believe; no Alienware but most games playable on medium, 1368x766 worst case. Don't know about heat/throttling on that model though, so I would research before buying.

    Btw, always a good idea to take Jim's ("Hawkeye's") advice. The few models he hasn't owned - he's researched intensively. Treat him like a best friend /know-it-all re: Ultrabooks and you'll do well. ;)
     
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    ctdw Notebook Guru

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    I had the QHD but returned it due to the screen brightness as well as scaling issues with a number of apps. I was going to just stick with my Retina 13 MacBook but decided to give the FHD x360 a chance. The screen is much brighter and I think the FHD screen looks good still overall. The reality is that a number of my apps don't handle the scaling well so they really look better on FHD vs QHD. I run the FHD screen at 100% so I have no scaling issues now.
     
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