Recently several manufacturers introduced premium models of Windows laptops that compete in the same price category with Apple. Innovations in the field of portable computers showed HP, Dell, Microsoft and some other companies. The intention of the manufacturers, their devices must compete on the market of high-end laptops Apple. Edition MobileTechReview decided to compare the new MacBook Pro generation with upgraded ultra-thin laptop Spectre x360.
Spectre x360 is a new generation of notebook-transformer HP. In comparison with the previous generation model, the new Spectre x360 has become more compact: the thickness decreased by 13% and is now at 13.8 mm, frame around the screen have become. Weight reduction was 11% (weight of 1.29 kg). New MacBook Pro weighs just 1.37 kg, the thickness of the new laptops Apple was 1.49 cm
Despite the size reduction, the Spectre x360 has got battery capacity of 57.8 W•h 13-inch MacBook Pro battery 54.5 W•h According to the calculations the creators of the Spectre x360 autonomy of the battery reaches 15 hours, Apple claims 10 hours of work in the Network. In addition, HP supports HP fast charge Fast Charge: 90 minutes connection to the mains is enough to charge the battery to 90%.
HP Spectre x360 has received IPS display diagonal of 13.3 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, one USB 3.0 port Type-A and two USB-C Thunderbolt 3. 13-inch MacBook Pro features a display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, brightness 500 nits and expanded color gamut. There are two USB type-C Thunderbolt 3.
HP Spectre x360 is equipped with Intel Kaby Lake series Core i5 and i7, RAM 8 or 16 GB and SSD with PCI-Express with capacity of 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB. The new generation of MacBook Pro based on Intel Core i5 with a clock frequency of 2.0 GHz (up to 3.1 GHz), an optional Intel Core i7 processors, options for SSD of 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB. Maximum RAM reaches 16 GB.
According to observers, on the side of “professional” HP laptop – touch screen, form factor, a more affordable price and more comfortable keyboard. The new MacBook Pro is better in terms of display (brightness, resolution, expanded color gamut), it has a fast SSD. The role played by the Apple ecosystem.
As mentioned above, the HP Spectre x360 is playing in the same price range with the MacBook Pro. Basic model with Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM, SSD of 256 GB and a display resolution of 1920×1080 will cost 115 990 rubles. The model in the Core i7 chip, 8 GB RAM, SSD 512 GB and a display of 2560×1440 pixels is already 145 990 rubles.
13-inch MacBook Pro with a mechanical function keys in the basic version (Core i5, 8 GB of RAM and storage 256 GB) is 119 990 rubles. Upgrade CPU to Core i7 and SSD up to 512 GB will increase the cost of the laptop to 161 990 rubles.