XPS 13 2-in-1 vs HP Spectre X360

  • Published on Dec 5, 2019
  • My review of the new XPS 13 2-in-1 vs. HP Spectre X360 hybrid laptops. These are the best laptops for versatile all-in-one portability. Which one is better??
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  Month ago +458

    These both start at around $900 USD right now
    Which device do YOU like better??

    • Sachan Prusty
      Sachan Prusty 6 days ago

      Processor config mentioned is wrong. It (Spectre) has 10th gen’s best G7 series processor.

    • TechSolves
      TechSolves 14 days ago

      Please review HP Zbook 15 and 17 workstations 2019 editions

    • HanJoon BAE
      HanJoon BAE 22 days ago

      screen aspect ratio matters. dell all the way

    • stan_sprinkle
      stan_sprinkle 27 days ago

      for the record, I do technical presales, which means I spend a lot of time in Powerpoint. So a lot of my side-by-side was just using powerpoint, working on individual slides, sorting slides, etc. I don't think a taller aspect ratio gives me much of an advantage for that kind of work. If I spent all day in Word or something, I might view it differently.
      Otherwise, the rest of my work usually involves doing demos over webex, and for that I usually just set my resolution to 1080p for the sake of the user on the other end being able to clearly see what I'm doing.

    • stan_sprinkle
      stan_sprinkle 27 days ago

      @Arthur Walker I bought all 3 recently - the OLED HP, c940 4k, Dell 1080p - and did a side-by-side real world test at home. Today I just settled on the HP. I liked the Lenovo a lot at first, but there was something sort of "laggy" about it. I felt like it was losing focus on windows/form fields when it shouldn't. Felt like switching apps was laggy. And I don't mean significant, it was just a subtle, microsecond feeling I was getting from it which didn't feel like a big upgrade from my old laptop (a 2 year old Spectre 1080 model).
      The HP and the Dell both felt much snappier than the c940 for some reason, and I like their trackpads better. And though I prefer the taller aspect ratio of the other two, the HP won for the OLED, the keyboard, the camera kill switch, how light it is, hello camera, and the replaceable SSD.

  • Tala Valerio
    Tala Valerio 14 hours ago

    Best review. Straight forward!👌

  • Maucham Talukdar
    Maucham Talukdar 15 hours ago

    Is there any way to get your wallpapers?

  • Cam P
    Cam P 2 days ago

    Dell's design is just more appealing though, especially with the trackpad size. And it's better for outdoor use with the brightness.


    Which one would be best for photo editing?

  • JR and Rowi's Vlogs
    JR and Rowi's Vlogs 2 days ago

    What laptop can u suggest for video editing that is also portable?

  • Michael Ravier
    Michael Ravier 3 days ago

    I have had this product (the DELL 2 in 1) for three weeks and I have MAJOR issues with it (not to mention with Dell's terrible support).
    I am so frustrated that I am taking the time to post this on the main online reviews. Don't be surprised if you read this on several channels, this is not scam but my actual personal experience.
    If you find this useful or want to share your dissappointment as well or vote me up, feel free !

    The main issue with this laptop is the auto adaptative brightness of the display that cannot be disabled (even though there is a toggle button in the Intel app, but it seems to do nothing).
    Basically the display will dim or brighten its backlighting depending on what you are displaying.
    That means if you are in photoshop, and you display a bright picture, the screen will crank backlighing up.
    Now if you display a dark picture, the backlighting will go way down and the whole display becomes unreadable.
    Same with movies : when there is bright scene, the backlight will slowly go up (this can take a few seconds). And a dark scene will become difficult to see.
    This is obviously intended to save battery but it makes for a terrible user experience.
    And there is no easy way, when editing pictures, to tell if the picture really is too dark or if it's just the brightness of the display that's playing tricks.
    Also in some situations, the display looks incredibly dim even at 100%. 500 nits... but not in every situation.
    I also have other concerns with this laptop :
    - the fingerprint scanners is not reliable, and it's faster and more reliable to just type the damn password.
    - the fans kick in too easily to my taste, even with "silent mode" enabled.
    - there is a lot of compatibility issues with third party hardware : hdmi TVs would not work. The mice cursor would dissapear after sleep if I plug an adapter. The screen also used to be messed up on previous driver.
    - coil wine noise is somehow recorded through the audio chip when I record a tutorial with screen sharing. I do this for professional needs, and the video recordings sound terrible because of this.
    - the list goes on...
    For all these reasons I pleaded with DELL for a return and refund, day after I first unpacked.
    DELL's support sent me back and forth between support and aftersales. I am transfered without warning, the line gets cut off. Honestly, I called over a dozen times. And they never get back to me to keep me posted. Because this is a business purchase, it does not look as though they are going to comply with my request, dispite the many issues and concerns I have.
    If anyone from DELL reads this and can pull some strings, it would be much appreciated.

  • ivy Stanage
    ivy Stanage 8 days ago

    i really hate the dell logo lol. i was between a dell xps and surface laptop 3... i chose the 3

  • Justin Butler
    Justin Butler 8 days ago +4

    Dave: "These aren't good for gaming"
    Me: **Likes the video and leaves**

  • DrDLL99
    DrDLL99 8 days ago

    Ever considered the gay porno industry? It desperately needs more diversity

  • Kevin Swampillai
    Kevin Swampillai 9 days ago

    Great review thanks! With Dota 2, is it unplayable on medium or high settings?

  • qazi faisal
    qazi faisal 10 days ago

    What about hdmi port.

    GODZILLA STUDIO'S 12 days ago

    Save Lee I see u in some of unbox therapy's videos

  • Opu Kar
    Opu Kar 12 days ago

    Make comparison between surface 3 and Spectre X 360

  • dslvr
    dslvr 13 days ago

    oh God I was looking into these for video editing cause I cant afford the macbook pro

  • SR Teton
    SR Teton 13 days ago

    I like the new XPS 13 9300 coming out at CES. What’s important to me is reliability and that darn nice screen of 500 nits for the Dell over 360 for the HP.

  • Roberto Crescentini
    Roberto Crescentini 15 days ago

    how is the weight in both ?

  • Sri Teja V
    Sri Teja V 16 days ago

    In which website can I get the wallpapers that he used in the video? Suggestions plzz!!

  • Kiran s
    Kiran s 16 days ago

    Hi Dave I am looking for laptop for programming pls suggest I went through all laptop reviews .. I am confused pls suggest me some gud laptop

  • Young Alwyn
    Young Alwyn 17 days ago

    Dave2D is a *2-in-1*

  • M. Juniper
    M. Juniper 17 days ago

    Hey Dave what do you think of the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga?

  • sivan ferna
    sivan ferna 17 days ago

    Windows is not the best OS, 4gb of RAM will get you two chrome tabs, and a pdf opened.

  • Rushil Chandra
    Rushil Chandra 17 days ago


    lol "they had these synaptic drivers last year which were trash"

  • Reanwings
    Reanwings 18 days ago

    The stylush pen, wich one better?;

  • Pundit2k
    Pundit2k 18 days ago




  • Crey Lacoste
    Crey Lacoste 19 days ago +1

    3:12, why he describing my girlfriend?????

  • emmgeevideo
    emmgeevideo 19 days ago +4

    I made an expensive mistake by buying the Dell XPS 2-in-1. I would dearly love to send it back, but it’s too late. I have the HP Spectre X360 on order. Your review captures most of the downside I experienced with the Dell. One difference - I got the 4K display. My new Spectre will have the FHD display. I haven’t been able to get used to the MagLev keyboard. It is difficult to use for any period of time because of the extra force you have to use to press keys. My typing error rate is much higher. The 4K screen is pretty, but it sucks the battery. To get 4-hour battery life, you have to turn the brightness way down. I can’t live with 4 hours of battery life.
    The lack of a USB-A port means that almost everything you plug in has to be done via a dongle or an adapter. There are two devices I use regularly that don’t come in USB-C variants: Logitech Unifying Receiver for my mouse and the receiver for my headset. Yes, I know I could use Bluetooth but it doesn’t work as well as the native plug-ins for these two frequently used devices. I have to use an adapter which means they stick out very far. I hate that.
    I travel frequently. I have a backpack for all the things you need when you travel. Not sure how much it weights fully loaded. Here is my point: Dell wanted to make the thinnest laptop in this category. It shaved off a couple of millimeters to achieve this spec. In the process it had to have a terrible keyboard and smaller battery. But practically speaking, if you did a blind A/B test with my backpack loaded with the Dell + adapter vs. HP + adapter, I doubt that there would be a noticeable difference. WHen you actually use either device, the difference is huge: worse typing experience and worst battery life. Yes, I know - blame the 4K for much of that.
    What I worry about the HP is similar: They shaved down the formerly thick bezels and have created a stumpy-size laptop. Will it have enough room to rest my palms? It has a much smaller trackpad. HP would have been wise to increase the vertical size of the display the way Dell did and give a little extra room for palm rest, trackpad size, and a little bigger battery. But that would increase the size and weight which the marketing department wouldn’t like. Again, I suggest using the loaded backpack test as a reference point - a couple of extra millimeters, inches, and ounces to enhance usability is a trade off that will have no practical impact on true mobility.
    I’m hoping the HP will make me forget about the expensive mistake I made. I’m also hoping that in a couple of years one or both of these companies will prioritize laptop user experience over specs and will aspire to “greatest laptop”, not “thinnest” or “smallest”.

  • jorgeshss
    jorgeshss 19 days ago

    Hp sucks

  • Born Boy
    Born Boy 20 days ago +1

    4GB RAM. And it's soldered. smh.
    minimum interchangeable RAM should be 8GB
    minimum soldered RAM should be 16GB

  • epicthehamster
    epicthehamster 20 days ago

    Just got my spectre!

  • Naresh Kuppuswamy
    Naresh Kuppuswamy 21 day ago

    Kame house

  • Aman Singh
    Aman Singh 21 day ago

    When are u going to do a review on hp omen 2019

  • Reid Jackson
    Reid Jackson 22 days ago

    I need a new laptop for Mechanical Engineering. Any recommendations?

    SKM WORLD 23 days ago +1

    C940 looks more clean and awesome ..will love to see that one here

  • emo black
    emo black 25 days ago

    I have hp spectre 13 2017 version. The laptop is great but except the keyboard noise while you are typing and second need to update bios for VMWare Work station. Now I just bought Samsung 9 S pen and I don’t have problems like HP. I don’t need to update bios and there is no typing noise from the keyboard.

  • Eleutherna
    Eleutherna 26 days ago

    Are there convertible laptops that are good at video editing?

  • epicthehamster
    epicthehamster 28 days ago

    if you guys want a comparasion i live in canada the xps 13 2 in 1 with the i3 and 4gb of ram costs 1299. i got a spectre x360 with the i5 and 512gb ssd with a 3year warranty for 1289 on sale. the i5 xps 13 2 in 1 is 1899cad.

  • Nathaniel's Phone
    Nathaniel's Phone 28 days ago +1

    Someone get this man a chair

  • crtx
    crtx Month ago +1

    the (no-boring-)intro style of these videos is amazing. honestly, some of the other youtubers out there think they're 20th century fox or something.

    keep up the good work.

    • Maya
      Maya 12 days ago

      Lmaoooo too accurate about the other youtubers

  • Raj Srivastav
    Raj Srivastav Month ago +1

    Unbiased review like always

  • marshal brown
    marshal brown Month ago

    Don’t buy for video editing?? I’m confused. People buy MacBooks for $1,000 more with the same specs for video editing. Get an hp spectre with i7 16gb ram and 512gb to 1tb ss storage. Is that not good enough for video editing?

  • HauteCocoa
    HauteCocoa Month ago

    What if the hp Spectre is 15in? Will that be a better candidate for video editing?

  • nizam uddin
    nizam uddin Month ago

    Where is this job laptop available.. couldn't find it anywhere!

    • Maya
      Maya 12 days ago

      @nizam uddin it's available on hp.com

    • nizam uddin
      nizam uddin Month ago

      HP laptop I meant..

  • Pawel Grund
    Pawel Grund Month ago

    How are the speakers? I heard they are supposed to horrible but I wanted some additional opinions. Obviously they won't be able to compare with Macbooks but is there at least a little bit of bass (like for instance with the DELL XPS 2-in-1 2019 or an Ipad Pro)?

  • epicthehamster
    epicthehamster Month ago

    Hey Dave I have a 2 in 1 laptop!
    I can only flip it once
    After that I have 2 separate laptop pieces!

  • Tech Defender
    Tech Defender Month ago

    What about the surface pro 7?

  • Petr Brzoň
    Petr Brzoň Month ago

    Is it even possible Dave is going better with his videos? I mean he was always great, but it seems to me that there is more "spark" in it now!

  • Shahmir Samnani
    Shahmir Samnani Month ago

    Davvvveeeeeeee,please review project athena based laptops!!!!!!

  • Peterson Family
    Peterson Family Month ago

    Thanks for review and stating right away what they are good for. So the XPS 15 would be step above then?

  • Anurag
    Anurag Month ago +1

    What’s with his eyebrows?

  • Ankush Singhi
    Ankush Singhi Month ago +1

    Lenovo C940?

    • Ankush Singhi
      Ankush Singhi Month ago

      Anyone has Lenovo C940? I'm planning to buy it soon. How's it? Reviews have been spectacular!

    • Peterson Family
      Peterson Family Month ago

      Yes Lenovo C940 please

  • taylorwb
    taylorwb Month ago +1

    I can't seem to find the HP Spectre 13" online...I only see the new 15". Am I missing something?

  • JustFun
    JustFun Month ago

    Webcamp + mic killer would be better

  • Navy Nickel
    Navy Nickel Month ago

    Hey, I saw the Sager NP7876 online at an affordable price for the hardware could you please do a review. Thanks

  • Hassan yusuf
    Hassan yusuf Month ago

    Can you please review Dell xps13 2in1 v Lenovo Yoga c940
    Thank you

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