Product Comparison: HP Spectre x360 vs Dell XPS 13


General Specifications
Brand
HP
Dell
Model
Spectre x360 (15-bl112dx)
XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Experience technology at its very best. Refined craftsmanship meets unquestionable power for a machine that does more than meet expectations – it transcends them. With the latest hardware and unbelievable battery life, this laptop excels at every turn, elegantly sliding into just the mode you need.
The virtually borderless InfinityEdge display maximizes screen space by squeezing a 13-inch display in an 11-inch frame. With a bezel only 5.2 mm thin, starting at only 2.7 pounds and measuring a super slim 9-15 mm, the XPS 13 is exceptionally thin and light.
Key Specs
Screen Size
15.6 in.
13.3 in.
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64
Windows 10
Processor Speed
1.8 GHz
2.5 GHz
System Memory (RAM)
16 GB
8 GB
Storage Capacity
512 GB
256 GB
Battery Life
12.75 hours
6 hours

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

Size & Weight
Height
0.7 in.
0.67 in.
Width
14 in.
12 in.
Depth
9.88 in.
7.9 in.
Weight
4.42 lbs.
2.7 lbs.

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

Processor
Processor Model
Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel Core i5-7200u
Number of Cores
4
2
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 620

HP Spectre x360

Dell XPS 13

What customers say about "Processor"
HP Spectre x360 (15-bl112dx) Quad Core Bang & Olufsen MS Ink 15.6" Convertible 2-in-1
  • This computer is fast accurate beautiful and also all-around workhorse. Good for everyday use or business work!
  • Lower end i7 won't blow you away but handles multi tasking fine.
  • Its very quick to boot and its quick to switch on too. Very fast.
  • Works great for my online business. The speed is amazing! Lots of tabs open and not losing speed.
  • It’s a bit pricey, but the graphics, speed, display, and aesthetic are all top notch compared to even more expensive convertible laptops.
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • This computer is fast and capable especially with the i7u processor with hyperthreading. It can do pretty much anything you want and fast!
  • Best laptop I have owned. Better suited for productivity than a surface pro 4 or a Macbook pro 13.
  • The I7 Gen 7 processor is advertised anywhere from 2.9-3.5GHz. Windows System information tells me it is actually 2.7GHZ. This is screaming fast!
  • These laptops are very well built and are loaded with a powerful processor and enough RAM to handle almost anything. I've been using one of these systems and absolutely love it.
  • It's lightweight, extremely fast and handles anything I throw at it.
  • Occasionally gets a bit hot
Memory
Type of Memory (RAM)
DDR4
DDR3
Type of Storage
SSD
SSD
Card Reader
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Memory"
HP Spectre x360 (15-bl112dx) Quad Core Bang & Olufsen MS Ink 15.6" Convertible 2-in-1
  • Faster opening applications perhaps due to solid state. Was concerned not enough memory due to my graphic apps. After talking with Geek squad moved several folders to store on One Drive. About time I learned to us better
  • So far, so good! Son picked this out to take to school. The SSD was a "must" for us since he will be taking this places.
  • Device has good specs for what it is. Plenty fast with the ssd and 16 gb ram.
  • Surprisingly, the 512gb SSD can be swapped out for 1TB or 2TB (according to Greek Squad) because it's not soldered in.
  • Sadly, the discrete video card is soldered in and cannot be replaced with a more powerful one---the only reason that matters is because this computer because of the video card will not support the Windows Virtual Reality goggles.
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • The laptop takes 14 seconds from the time you hit the “On” button until you can start working. This is due to Windows 10 and a Toshiba Solid State Drive. The drive has 512 GB of storage – plenty for a laptop!
  • The 16 GB of memory was advertised as 1866 GHz, but is reported as 2133GHz. This is fairly meaningless, however – the amount of RAM is far more important – and 16 GB is plenty to do anything you could want to do with a computer.
  • I was worried from the comments on the computer with its issues but assumed if I got i7 and best ram that there wouldn't be any issues. By the second week the computer couldn't even open without crashing and I was undable to do anything. Sent it back with no issues and Amazon did a great job
Features
Display Type
UHD UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit
UltraSharp QHD+ IGZO IPS touch Display
Screen Resolution
3840 x 2160
3200x1800
Discrete Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150
Discrete Graphics Memory
2 GB
Extras
HP Wide Vision FHD IR Camera with Dual array digital microphone, HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support, Bang & Olufsen, dual speakers, HP Audio Boost, Convertible Laptop
WebCam, Stunning, state-of-the-art display, Artfully constructed from premium materials, InfinityEdge display
What customers say about "Features"
HP Spectre x360 (15-bl112dx) Quad Core Bang & Olufsen MS Ink 15.6" Convertible 2-in-1
  • Excellent laptop, very fast and the 4k screen is brilliant
  • So far I love it! In the first 2-3 weeks I have not experienced any fan issues or overheating, it is not running hot, the trackpad doesn't include the sensitivity issues
  • My version includes the i7-8550U/ MX150 GPU which is fine for my needs. So far I love it
  • Beautifully designed with excellent screen resolution. 360 touchscreen screen is great for use as a tablet.
  • Overall, the only 2 negatives I have found is that it won't work with Microsoft Virtual Reality headset googles, and the memory cannot be upgraded beyond the 16GB it comes with.
  • Initially got a bit warm, changing bios setting fixed it
  • These laptops still are very heavy - I guess that’s the compromise with the long battery life
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • Windows 10 is a great operating system. Those who complain about it just simply don't like change and will complain about MacOS Sierra as well. There are significant performance improvements in Windows 10 which bring startup speeds to less than 10 seconds from a complete shut down.
  • The small bezels make the laptop's screen look much bigger than 12.5" and is aesthetically pleasing
  • The battery can last up to 14 hours which is amazing if you don't want to bring the charger around
  • The battery takes less than an hour and a half to fully charge
  • The quality of pictures is fantastic, great for movies/videos
  • Camera is on the bottom left of the display
  • No fingerprint sensor
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Network
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Up to 40 Gbps (thunderbolt)
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Number of USB Ports
2
2
USB Type C
Yes
Yes
Other Ports
HDMI, Headphone/microphone combo
Thunderbolt 3, VGA, HDMI, Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack
What customers say about "Connectivity"
HP Spectre x360 (15-bl112dx) Quad Core Bang & Olufsen MS Ink 15.6" Convertible 2-in-1
  • Nice set of features and ports
  • The laptop has a nice set of features like an SD card slot (rather than microSD), a USB Type A port (rather than only USB Type C, of which it has 2), HDMI
  • Note this does have 2 USB-C ports, but only 1 of them is thunderbolt.
  • It does have also a full SD card slot and one USB-A port.
  • Would have liked an additional USB - comes with one but 2 lightning ports.
  • I do wish there was a diskdrive and more large size usb ports.
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • Has all ports for normal productivity and beats in price all the new refreshed Macbook pro's.
  • I am glad I purchased last year's model, as the extra USB port and the standard-sized SD card slot are pretty nice bonuses.
  • NOTE THAT THE SSD PORT ONLY SUPPORTS SATA (so if you want to buy 128gb and upgrade the ssd, make sure you have a sata ssd)
  • They went with a lightening port for HDMI instead of a regular HDMI port so you have to use an adapter for HDMI output, which is intermittent at best, or buy a lightening to HDMI cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
MSRP
1269.00 $

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