How Did HP Fail This Hard? - HP Spectre x360 2019 Review

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Comments • 3 892

  • Breandan Sharpe
    Breandan Sharpe 8 hours ago

    They should have just removed the old power cord option and thrown in a Thunderbolt 3. Solving the power button and having to haul around a power block issue.

  • Liepājas A.Puškina 2.vidusskola

    DELL / ASUS / LENOVO / ACER /SAMSUNG will outlive anything HP has or will ever make. I hate and avoid dealing with HP be it PCs or printers. Most technicians just wanna cry of the issues one has to face. I'm not the exception. If your HP lived for more than 7 years or even 10 years, you can comment that.

  • TheTravelingSir Syroyizhka

    This didnt feel like a real review but it did feel like a teenage boy full of hormones going through puberty and not knowing what's going on with his body.. its gonna be okay buddy, just show us where the mean HP man touched you

  • Mohammad Kaafi
    Mohammad Kaafi 2 days ago

    I wonder how many laptops does Linus have?!

  • Just Me
    Just Me 2 days ago

    HP ENVY X360... compare it.. which it worse..

  • Alek Belinario
    Alek Belinario 2 days ago

    Bad review,,so exaggerated,,,, go back to your mother's vagina

  • p10 TwiT
    p10 TwiT 3 days ago

    Check out matebook x pro

  • Ali Alsharqi
    Ali Alsharqi 3 days ago

    i bought this laptop from my brother university for 1300$ for the 15.6 inch instead of 2000. so i am realy good with having such a good deal!

  • James Twining
    James Twining 4 days ago

    You are so wrong about this

  • Tony Carbonero
    Tony Carbonero 5 days ago

    Terrible review

  • Deepak Mohapatra
    Deepak Mohapatra 5 days ago

    One thing i like to,say for hp mouse is that the best mouse in my opinion was the trackpad offered in HpG4-1303 AU. Whi h has very little to no deadzone. Then it has that disable feature in the top left corner of mouse where double tapping it turns off the trackpad so any palm movment on trackpad wont let the mouse move.
    Then there was separate buttons and that thing is so lovely that you use right hand for trqck pad and use left hand to click button. That was the excelent choice hands down. No other laptop trackpad is as good as that one. These days we get that smooth finished trackpad where buttons are integrated yet markings were made to distinguish trackpad and buttons which is not at all feel like mouse. Hell i cant even place two finger on the trackpad else it will go into berserk mode making pointer act weird or wont let the pointer move.

  • Brian Morrissey
    Brian Morrissey 7 days ago

    wtf you talking about a bonus check and thats why im here

  • Terry S
    Terry S 9 days ago +3

    Now I know that Linus was paid off. Good to know.

  • Pranav Shivram
    Pranav Shivram 11 days ago +1

    Your reviews are terrible dude. Pack your bags, please.

  • Abdirahiim Yassin
    Abdirahiim Yassin 11 days ago +1

    I do not recommend HP, their battery sucks, it normally fails in less than 2 yrs. Talking from experience

    • 7Write4This9Heart7
      7Write4This9Heart7 11 days ago

      Yeah, the HP I bought 'made it' to two years (maybe 1.5?), but it was HOBBLING. Keys falling off keyboard, software buggy and slowing down/stalling like crazy (and the only things I ever used it for was internet, watching movies, and word processing). Yikes!

  • Hardcore Video Gamer
    Hardcore Video Gamer 12 days ago +2

    Too bad you can not upgrade the Ram because it is soldered on to the motherboard.

  • HobbyAlchemist
    HobbyAlchemist 13 days ago +1

    there's also a big heating issue with the x360 when you put the graphics card under load which is likely due to their horrible graphics drivers that don't do clean switches between the dedicated and integrated cards.

  • Kevin Ma
    Kevin Ma 13 days ago +2

    Linus please do a review on the hp envy 13 2019

  • Rishabh k
    Rishabh k 14 days ago +1

    11:11 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Jerel Yates
    Jerel Yates 14 days ago +1

    Please Please Please - before you waste your money on an HP Spectre - google "HP Specter x360 screen flickering" not only does this laptop battery life suck - there are days when it takes hours to get the screen to stop flicking so that you can even see the screen. Forget about the fix of starting in safe mode because once your screen start flicking, bleeding and tearing - you can not see or read anything when you restart. Then once the screen is clear - your too scared to restart because you don't know if it will start flicking again. Now I did love my Spectre 360 4k 15inch when I first brought it but now after one year I regret every buying the HP Spectre and this will be my last HP purchase...

  • Prythm BUNDHE
    Prythm BUNDHE 14 days ago +1

    He is a fucker the guy on the video roasting

  • Karandi
    Karandi 17 days ago +1

    The worst laptop to buy...Purchased this HP 13 360...diamond cut in March 2019....and it generated heating issue within one month usage....(means laptop emits high level of heat 45 Celsius /113 Fahrenheit and shutdown automatically)...and tested by HP is as per design ....heat is normal....m stuck with this piece of junk....No support from HP at all

    • Corvus Corax
      Corvus Corax 14 days ago +1

      Just contact hp again. Maybe even call their PR i had to send my laptop back to them twice as they failed to detect the first issues. Also you have a lot of rights when buying stuff online. Do a little bit of research

  • Dr.hani Atwa
    Dr.hani Atwa 17 days ago +1

    Is it good at video and images editing ?

  • Harut Arzumanyan
    Harut Arzumanyan 17 days ago +1

    If you are reding this please don’t buy this stupid computer .

  • Lisa Martin
    Lisa Martin 18 days ago

    Well it is a good info

  • spydude38
    spydude38 18 days ago

    Purchased on after watching your video on a hunch that your video rant didn't match much of everything else out there review wise. I then spoke to a few people who owned one and they had positive results and were pretty happy as well. Now, I'm a happy user after a week of using it. I do appreciate the review though as it gave me pause to make sure about what I was getting into based upon your review. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who hate this HP. Great thing is we have reviews to help us out and many choices available.

  • Tron Destiny
    Tron Destiny 18 days ago +2

    Well, they cut some corners alright

  • Haverdy 4L
    Haverdy 4L 21 day ago

    has anyone who owns this, used it for music production?

  • DiRT3Xbox360
    DiRT3Xbox360 21 day ago +4

    I think Linus is getting this thing wrong.
    I mean yes, the bezels are a bit big (the top one is big because of network hardware being hidden up there to ensure good connectivity) and yes the screen has a little bit of a slow reaction time, but srsly, I want to use that thing and not complain that a pixel turns off just not fast enough.
    And yes, synaptics is not great but you can switch to precision if you just can't stand it at all.
    But the rest is ridiculous.
    The power button is just fine, I have never ever heard someone complain about a power button... I mean... Just no...
    Complaining about the pen holder. For real. First you say you don't want a holder at all, now you say you want one. Get your s**t together and decide. Also, every single other 2in1 does not have a holder and there it is just fine.
    The same thing with the hinge. Every other 2in1 has the same one and it is just fine...

  • patrick baz
    patrick baz 21 day ago +2

    just bought a new 2019 "hp envy x360" laptop... I had to return the first [hp envy x360] laptop that I purchased due to screen flickering. The replacement laptop, (which ive had for less than a week), had its right hinged come off. the hp laptop that I purchased in 2016 was pretty good, but this new model sucks. (this new laptop also had screen flickering since the moment I purchased it, but I decided that I would just deal with it)

  • Turtle Fast
    Turtle Fast 21 day ago +1

    I disagree with the pointer, it is completely fine and cleaner than other computers. Maybe this guy needs new fast camera.

  • thisal abeysekere
    thisal abeysekere 21 day ago

    2:18 Left hand dude, Left hand

  • Alejandro Penton
    Alejandro Penton 22 days ago

    Hi Linus what is the best low cost laptop to buy for student

  • Børth
    Børth 22 days ago +1

    Why do you have to shit on everything that you review

  • Serghei Starus
    Serghei Starus 23 days ago +1

    Why there is nothing about how the pen works? Does palm rejection work good on the screen? I think it is very important things, more than trackpad issues.

  • Keno
    Keno 24 days ago

    How bright is the Display?

  • NileshR12
    NileshR12 24 days ago +1

    I've never had any issues that you've talked about on my HP Spectre x360 that I have that came out in 2016. I got it on Black Friday & i love that it's an all aluminum build. It's a solid laptop besides the degraded battery life. It's touchscreen but doesn't have pen support which I wish it did. I think I would get another Spectre next year depending on what HP does for the next generation model

  • Stelissa
    Stelissa 24 days ago +1

    Yeah the 'pointer trails' are down to the limitation of your eyes. It's called 'persistence of vision'.

  • Aditya Mahat
    Aditya Mahat 26 days ago


  • MyUTF4
    MyUTF4 26 days ago

    Why don't you tell us how you really feel!

  • Hollow114
    Hollow114 27 days ago

    What about the Ryzen envy x360?

  • Siam Islam
    Siam Islam 28 days ago +2

    Thanks for the review. Incredible specs which makes us oversee the flaws of the basic functionality. Shitty pixel response seriously? Almost bought the laptop.. please do review of future hp spectre laptops. Thank You :)

    • Kevin Pan
      Kevin Pan 25 days ago

      Siam Islam have you watched any other reviewers? They all have really positive reviews about this pc, Linus just went a little too much on the negative side.

  • Ducanh Pham
    Ducanh Pham 29 days ago +2

    Thanks. This was decisive in my decision to avoid this laptop.

  • HotBadBoyMagnifico
    HotBadBoyMagnifico Month ago +10

    This reviewer is so annoying, I feel like buying one of these now

    • Kevin Pan
      Kevin Pan 25 days ago

      You should watch other reviewers that reviewed this laptop, they all have really good responses, I don’t know why Linus went so negative on their pc.

    • Siam Islam
      Siam Islam 28 days ago +1

      HotBadBoyMagnifico Maybe he is to you. but he has clearly pointed out the basic functionality flaws which is overseen. Kudos for that.

  • Ramen Boi
    Ramen Boi Month ago

    Only hipsters will spend 1000+ dollars on a laptop with an mx150 inside of it.

  • James Mazza
    James Mazza Month ago +16

    Will linus ever really like a laptop? Tune in next time on linustechtips

  • goldfish576
    goldfish576 Month ago +3

    bought this one and returned the next day!
    When I brought this home and started it, it was on the hp logo screen for 2 hours and didn't even start and also the back got very hot that's why returned it.

  • Ahmad Sheikh
    Ahmad Sheikh Month ago +5

    I disagree with you as its the best laptop of the year

  • jose f avellaneda-barbarito

    you went short on volumes specks. B&O sucks big time..

  • Junaid Hasan
    Junaid Hasan Month ago

    Linus is nitpicking

  • Laura Dee
    Laura Dee Month ago +1

    Use your other hand. It's on the left side, why use your right hand to reach at it? Do you try to brush your teeth with your feet? C'mon.

  • Matthew Silveira
    Matthew Silveira Month ago +1

    Lenovo yoga

  • Con Artist
    Con Artist Month ago

    Can you donate a laptop for those in need like me, who is studying for college...?

  • NotANoob :D
    NotANoob :D Month ago

    5:02 what if you turn on pointer trails

  • mooganify
    mooganify Month ago +1

    1 USB port?

  • Duy Hau Doan Nguyen
    Duy Hau Doan Nguyen Month ago +1

    Does Hp envy x360 version 13.3 inch screen can upgrade RAM or hdd ?

  • Techboy235 FK8
    Techboy235 FK8 Month ago

    Buying a sponser🤔

  • Devin Eisenbach
    Devin Eisenbach Month ago

    Have your balls dropped yet?

  • ツNirv
    ツNirv Month ago +1

    The hp envy 13 is amazing

  • Saiful Hazmi Hashim
    Saiful Hazmi Hashim Month ago +4

    I have this laptop and I disagree with this review.

  • gfKosta
    gfKosta Month ago +1

    You really like this design!? Seriously!? Sorry, but you have no taste...

  • Jay Y
    Jay Y Month ago +1

    Synaptics is probably still in business only because HP has a contract with them. Hopefully when that ends, they can die.

  • Chris Lee
    Chris Lee Month ago +1

    what's the refresh rate?

  • Ashay Vaidya
    Ashay Vaidya Month ago

    LOL so you don’t like the placement of the power button and you’re pissed because they don’t include a pen holder? This is one of your poorest, most clickbaity reviews.
    The HP Spectre series is consistently one of the best ultrabooks on the market, year after year.

  • dominic corbin
    dominic corbin Month ago +1

    i have this laptop and to fix the trackpad is possible to install windows precision driver. I do that and this trackpad is just perfect. you can find how to install it on TVclip.

    MITCHIE CATO Month ago +1

    Is it good enough for a computer science major/course or college in general?

    • Ashay Vaidya
      Ashay Vaidya Month ago +2

      MITCHIE CATO It’s phenomenal laptop that can handle anything college can throw at it, don’t listen to this reviewer at all. Look up any other reviews about the HP Spectre x360 series, you’ll find praise after praise about it.

  • The Echo Conversation
    The Echo Conversation Month ago +1

    This dude doesn't make it easy to decide what laptop to decide..... °•○●□▪ make me give up on mac,hp,etc....

  • CyberDude274CD24
    CyberDude274CD24 Month ago

    3:41 STAWWP

  • Matthew Bowman
    Matthew Bowman Month ago +4

    Linus: this laptop has terrific performance, battery, security, design, etc....BuT tHe TrAcKpAd

    • Matthew Bowman
      Matthew Bowman Month ago

      @Anabel Ruiz No, not for handwritten notes

    • Anabel Ruiz
      Anabel Ruiz Month ago

      Matthew Bowman do you recommend this laptop for hand written note taking ?

  • TheOvernowhere
    TheOvernowhere Month ago +3

    Hahahaha! Inconvenient power button and missing pen holder!! Man, just avoiding to present the most important things, or just mention it really quickly, you basically convinced me to buy that laptop by your video :) Thanks!

  • Vimal Ramachandran
    Vimal Ramachandran Month ago +2

    Agree with most points. The chunky top & bottom bezels are unacceptable in 2019. So is the subpar trackpad. And why only 16 GB memory? HP should offer at least 32 GB.

  • Ellis The DJ
    Ellis The DJ Month ago

    I am watching this video on you guest It a HP spectre though I have the 2016 one & it rather thinner than the 2019 one

  • John Nguyen
    John Nguyen Month ago +1

    I was in between LG Gram and the HP Spectre, but then this video shows up in my recommendation and dang, I know which to choose now. Thanks a lot!

  • stockjonebills
    stockjonebills Month ago +1

    Love the look of the spectre's but I've learned from the past, HP consumer laptops have always left me disappointed. I've had two with the power supplies going out a few months after owning the laptop. If you want HP go with their zbook line

  • Epic Sax Guy
    Epic Sax Guy Month ago +1

    I have the same laptop, and after installing the Precision drivers, the trackpad is fine.

  • artannis v
    artannis v Month ago

    Definitivamente sucks

  • Pecco Kirsten
    Pecco Kirsten Month ago +1

    Would you rather recommend the Asus Zenbook 14 UX433FA? I mainly use my pc for researching, writing and browsing, and now and then movie watching. I also travel a lot, so I would really wish the device to be as light as it can (including the charger). Looking forward to your opinion!!

  • Arno Laurie
    Arno Laurie Month ago

    ¬📁This folder is empty

  • Jared Garcia
    Jared Garcia Month ago +5

    Does anyone know if the screen response time is fixable or could be fixed with updates??

    • Kegan Oneil
      Kegan Oneil 6 days ago

      Pretty sure his model is broken

  • s Jones
    s Jones Month ago +2

    So either you were lying a year ago or now. I have the previous version. Mobiletechreview is a more reliable channel. At least consistent.

  • Jude Abou hamdan
    Jude Abou hamdan Month ago +1

    Hahahahaha its like he was pissed and decided fuck this laptop 😂

  • Steven Barber
    Steven Barber Month ago +1

    i have seen some great things coming from hp making me druil over there computers this computer is a beast of a machine i bought there hp omen 870 desktop feels great to use very stable and very fast i love it

  • Arghyadeb Bandyopadhyay

    6:56 Lenovo also offers toggleable privacy display in their new 2019 series laptops.
    Please make a video on the new Lenovo Thinkpad T490.

  • Joshua Jurado
    Joshua Jurado Month ago

    This dude picky af haha

  • A55tech
    A55tech Month ago

    Got an iPad Pro and called it a day

  • PiterStreak
    PiterStreak Month ago +1

    got the 2018 model on ebay for 580. With that deal, its worth while. manufacturer refurb but havent had any issues

  • chadmichael81
    chadmichael81 Month ago +1

    I have the 13" 2018 version of this, it's awesome. No issues to date.

  • Matas Dulke
    Matas Dulke Month ago +1

    I have spectre. It's not good.

  • Stephen aka tuber33
    Stephen aka tuber33 Month ago +1

    Missed the entire purpose of the gem cut design. After complaints from convertible users that the power button is always getting hit, turning the machine on in the bag (leaving you with a dead laptop) or off while using it in tablet mode, HP created a brilliant fix--put it on a corner cut at a 45 degree angle and it's not able to be easily hit in any mode. It's harder to hit BY DESIGN.

  • Stephen Einstein
    Stephen Einstein Month ago +1

    I am watching this on windows 10 and thought i did something wrong - 3:39

  • David White
    David White Month ago +1

    You could put the pen in your pocket or backpack where you're most likely carrying your computer.

  • Rasmus Cetti
    Rasmus Cetti Month ago +6

    Build in privacy filter? T480S, T490, T490S,X1 Yoga, X1 Carbon.. Not unique to HP since 2018.

  • Yethu Raj
    Yethu Raj Month ago

    Acer Laptops are better.

  • Panos rinio
    Panos rinio 2 months ago

    huawei matebooks

  • kenny archibald
    kenny archibald 2 months ago

    Why are you mixing both models without really showing the differences?

  • DrAbKaN
    DrAbKaN 2 months ago

    Because its not a Krapple bubble device he will give a bunch of no sense reviews....
    This thing has the most elegant look of all laptops... but its Linus, so... expect bipolar reviews....immediate dislike

    The WREDFOX 2 months ago +2

    My Mum loves her new Spectre and I love gaming on it in her motorhome on the weekends :D

  • King Gemini
    King Gemini 2 months ago +1

    Damn, I was gonna buy this laptop, but this guy's making me think twice about buying it. Does anyone have some better 2 in 1 Laptop suggestions?

    • 7Write4This9Heart7
      7Write4This9Heart7 11 days ago

      I wouldn't touch a Surface Book with a ten foot pole. Those things are throw away devices. All glued together, no upgrading, no repairing. Something dies? You're SOL. Absolutely not. Personally, I'd go with a Thinkpad X1 Yoga, if anything, but some kind of Lenovo Yoga, at least. Those are the best 2-in-1s I've found.

    • that werid ass gamer exp
      that werid ass gamer exp 2 months ago

      Surface book 2

  • Jo Za
    Jo Za 2 months ago

    Linus is a bitch.

  • Baxter Paschal
    Baxter Paschal 2 months ago

    This guys voice makes me wanna rip off my ears