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HP Spectre x360 13.5

MSRP $1,700.00

“The HP Spectre x360 13.5 has everything you could want in a high-end Windows convertible 2-in-1.”

Pros

  • Elegant aesthetic
  • Excellent productivity performance
  • Rock-solid build
  • Superior keyboard and touchpad
  • Stunning OLED display
  • Surprisingly good battery life

Cons

  • Creativity performance is lacking
  • Slightly expensive

The HP Spectre x360 has long been some of the best laptops over the years, especially in the category of convertible 2-in-1.

Last year’s 14-inch model, which was excellent, has now been rebranded as the Spectre x360 13.5, still carrying the same size screen but sporting a clean new design.

It’s a bit expensive, but it’s even more attractive this time around, a bonus to the improved performance and battery life. The competition has stiffened, but HP still managed to climb its way back to the top with its flagship.

Price and configurations

I reviewed a $1,700 configuration of the Spectre x360 13.5 with a Core i7-1255U and a 13.5-inch 3:2 3000×2000 OLED display.

The Spectre x360 13.5 is available in several configurations, starting at $1,200 for a Core i5-1235U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD, and a WUXGA+ (1920 x 1280) IPS touch display. At the high end, you’ll spend $1,840 for a Core i7-1255U, 16GB of RAM, a 2TB SSD, and a 13.5-inch 3:2 3K2K (3000 x 2000) OLED display. If you want the maximum RAM, a $1,780 configuration is available with a Core i7-1255U, 32GB of RAM, a 2TB SSD, and the WUXGA+ display.

I’m not sure why HP hasn’t enabled both the maximum RAM and the OLED display, and perhaps that’s something that will change. My review configuration was $1,700 for a Core i7-1255U, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and the OLED display.

The most pertinent competitive laptop at around the same price is the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7, although that 2-in-1 is heavily discounted and a few hundred dollars less than the Spectre. The Lenovo Yoga 7i Gen 7 is less expensive and offers the same CPU but, at the moment, no OLED display option.

Design

HP Spectre x360 13.5 front angled view showing display and keyboard deck.
Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

The Spectre x360 14 featured HP’s dramatic gem-cut design with sharply angled edges and notches cut into the rear display and chassis corners. With its rose gold or copper accents, the 2-in-1’s aesthetic was a lovely laptop that stood apart from the crowd. HP scaled back that design with the Spectre x360 13.5, just like it did with the Spectre x360 16, rounding off and slimming the edges and toning down the extravagance. The chassis notches remain functional, with the left hosting the 3.5mm audio jack and the right a USB-C port for keeping the charging cable out of the way.

The result is a more refined look that’s just as elegant and distinctive but not as loud. The rounded edges are also a bit more comfortable to hold in tablet mode, although not as comfortable as the even more rounded edges of the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7.

My review unit sported the Nightfall Black color with brass accents, with optional Natural Silver and Nocturne Blue color schemes with matching edges. In each case, the keyboard matches the primary color. The Spectre x360 13.5’s only aesthetic equals in the 14-inch 2-in-1 crowd are the Yoga 9i Gen 7 and Yoga 7i Gen7, which have rounded and sculpted chassis that are just as attractive in their own way. I’m not saying the rest of the field is boring, exactly, but none are as attractive as these three machines.

Constructed of CNC machined recycled aluminum, the Spectre x360 13.5 is rock-solid.

Constructed of CNC machined-recycled aluminum, the Spectre x360 13.5 is also rock-solid, with no bending, flexing, or twisting anywhere in the lid, keyboard deck, or bottom chassis. It joins the best-built laptops like the Dell XPS 13 and the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7. The only laptop I’ve handled that truly feels more solid is the Apple MacBook Pro 14, and the difference is marginal. Unfortunately, the hinge is just the tiniest bit too stiff to open the lid with one hand, but it holds the display firmly in place in clamshell, tent, media, and tablet modes.

I include the Spectre x360 13.5 in the 14-inch category, but it could easily be lumped in with 13.3-inch laptops just as easily. With the taller display, though, it feels like a 14-inch machine, so that’s how I’m going to treat it. Thanks to narrow bezels and a 90% screen-to-body ratio, the Spectre x360 13.5 is a compact machine. Compared to the Yoga 9i Gen 7, the HP is almost an inch narrower and half an inch shallower, and it’s 0.67 inches thick and 3.01 pounds compared to the Yoga at 0.60 inches and 3.09 pounds.

The latest Dell XPS 13 is smaller, with the Spectre x360 13.5 being an inch wider and deeper. The XPS 13 is thinner at 0.58 inches and lighter at 2.8 pounds. That slots the Spectre x360 13.5 between the Yoga and XPS 13 in every dimension except thickness.

Ports and connectivity

The Spectre x360 13.5 has decent connectivity, with two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, a single USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack. That’s more than the typical 13-inch laptop but less than many 14-inch laptops that include an HDMI port. HP throws in a USB-C hub with two USB-A ports and an HDMI port, which is good to have, but it doesn’t substitute for built-in connections.

Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 provide the latest in wireless connectivity.

Performance

The lid of the HP Spectre x360 13.5.

HP opted for a lower-power CPU with the Spectre x360 13.5, specifically the 15-watt 10-core (two performance and eight Efficient), 12-thread Core i7-1255U with a Turbo Boost of 4.7GHz. The Core i5-1255U with a Turbo Boost of 4.4GHz is also available. My review unit equipped the Core i7-1255U, and it performed well compared to the other similarly equipped laptops we’ve reviewed. It was also a massive improvement over the 11th-gen Core i7-1165G7 in the Spectre x360 14. At the same time, unsurprisingly, the Spectre x360 13.5 wasn’t as fast as the Yoga 9i Gen 7 and Acer Swift 3 which were equipped with the 28-watt, 12-core (four Performance and eight Efficient), 16-thread Core i7-1260P.

I used the HP Command Center utility to test both balanced and performance modes. The utility made a significant difference in the CPU-intensive benchmarks, but I did notice that the fans were never extremely loud in either mode. HP updated the thermal design of the Spectre x360 13.5, including adopting new fans that were designed to produce less noise. They did the job. The laptop also didn’t throttle much in either mode, hitting 91 degrees C at most and spending the majority of time in the mid-70s. Given the thin chassis, I suspect HP tuned the machine to avoid generating too much heat, which likely limited performance a bit compared to laptops that are tuned to run hotter but throttle at the high end.

The Spectre x360 13.5 provided excellent productivity performance while running cool and quiet.

In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Spectre x360 13.5 fell behind the Lenovo Yoga 7i Gen 7 but was faster in multi-core than the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1. It was well behind the Core i7-1260P machines and ahead of the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED with a 28-watt, eight-core/16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. In our Handbrake test that encodes a 420MB video as H.265, the Spectre was the fastest among its peers and only slightly behind the higher-watt laptops (in performance mode). In Cinebench R23, the Spectre x360 13.5 was in line with its peers, again in performance mode but well behind the faster machines. Finally, in PCMark 10 Complete, which tests a variety of productivity, multimedia, and creative tasks, the Spectre was competitive with the rest of the comparison group.

Overall, the Spectre x360 13.5 provided excellent productivity performance while running cool and quiet, but as with other laptops with the same CPU, it fell behind in creative tasks. It’s significantly faster than Intel’s previous generation, though, and can tackle some lightweight creative work in a pinch. As we’ll see in the battery life section, the Spectre leveraged the lower-watt CPU’s efficiency better than the other laptops I’ve reviewed.

Geekbench
(single / multi)
Handbrake
(seconds)
Cinebench R23
(single / multi)
PCMark 10
Complete
HP Spectre x360 13.5
(Core i7-1255U)
Bal: 1,566 / 7,314
Perf: 1,593 / 7,921
Bal: 169
Perf: 120
Bal: 1,623 / 5,823
Perf: 1,691 / 7,832
5,203
HP Spectre x360 14
(Core i7-1165G7)
Bal: 1,214 / 4,117
Perf: N/A
Bal: 230
Perf: 189
Bal: 1,389 / 3,941
Perf: 1,404 / 4,847
4,728
Lenovo Yoga 7i Gen 7
(Core i7-1255U)
Bal: 1,652 / 8,194
Perf: 1,692 / 8,443
Bal: 200
Perf: 141
Bal: 1,679 / 7,176
Perf: 1,748 / 7,701
5,211
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1
(Core i7-1255U)
Bal: 1,703 / 6,520
Perf: 1,685 / 6,791
Bal: 153
Perf: 141
Bal: 1,729 / 6,847
Perf: 1,773 / 7,009
5,138
Acer Swift 3 2022
(Core i7-1260P)
Bal: 1,708 / 10,442
Perf: 1,694 / 10,382
Bal: 100
Perf: 98
Bal: 1,735 / 9,756
Perf: 1,779 / 10,165
5,545
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 Gen 7
(Core i7-1260P)
Bal: 1,717 / 9,231
Perf: 1,712 / 10,241
Bal: 130
Perf: 101
Bal: 1,626 / 7,210
Perf: 1,723 / 8,979
5,760
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED
(Ryzen 7 6800U)
Bal: 1,417 / 6,854
Perf: 1,404 / 7,223
Bal: 112
Perf: 111
Bal: 1,402 / 8,682
Perf: 1,409 / 8,860
5,647

The Spectre x360 13.5 scored about as expected in the 3DMark Time Spy test, with its score in performance mode being at the top end of the class. Of course, the laptop is limited to Intel’s Iris Xe and won’t be able to play modern titles at anything except 1080p and low graphics. I couldn’t get Fortnite to install, so I couldn’t test the Spectre’s performance in our go-to game for integrated graphics. I’m sure, though, that it wouldn’t have performed any better than other Iris Xe machines.

3DMark
Time Spy
Fortnite
(1080p/1200p Epic)
HP Spectre x360 13.5
(Intel Iris Xe)
Bal: 1,582
Perf: 1,815
N/A
HP Spectre x360 14
(Intel Iris Xe)
Bal: 1,457
Perf: 1,709
Bal: 19
Perf: 23
Lenovo Yoga 7i Gen 7
(Intel Iris Xe)
Bal: 1,790
Perf: 1,716
Bal: 18
Perf: 18
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1
(Intel Iris Xe)
Bal: 1,492
Perf: 1,502
Bal: 12 fps
Perf: 12 fps
Acer Swift 3 2022
(Intel Iris Xe)
Bal: 1,967
Perf: 1,967
Bal: 19
Perf: 19
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 Gen 7
(Intel Iris Xe)
Bal: 1,658
Perf: 1,979
Bal: 12 fps
Perf: N/A
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED
(Radeon graphics)
Bal: 2,110
Perf: 2,213
Bal: 19 fps
Perf: 19 fps

Display and audio

The display of the HP Spectre x360 13.5.

As usual, the Spectre x360 13.5’s 13.5-inch 3:2 OLED display was gorgeous from the second I fired it up. It’s sharp enough at a resolution of 3000 x 2000 and colorful and bright with deep, inky blacks. HP also offers a WUXGA+ (1920 x 1280) IPS display and a WUXGA+ display with HP’s privacy screen.

My colorimeter loved this display. It was bright at 380 nits, above our 300-nit standard, and bright enough for any indoor setting. Its colors were wide at 100% of sRGB and 97% of AdobeRGB and incredibly accurate with a DeltaE of 0.61 (1.0 or less is indistinguishable to the human eye). And its contrast hit the OLED standard at 28,230:1. The three OLED displays in the comparison group were almost equal in quality, with the Spectre having the widest and most accurate colors.

Whether you’re doing productivity work, binging Netflix, or working with images and video, you’ll love this display. And it’s not just the brightness, colors, and contrast but also the aspect ratio, which at 3:2 is the closest to a physical piece of paper in portrait mode and thus optimal for tablet use.

Brightness
(nits)
Contrast sRGB gamut AdobeRGB gamut Accuracy DeltaE
(lower is better)
HP Spectre x360 13.5
(OLED)
380 28,230:1 100% 97% 0.61
Lenovo Yoga 7i Gen 7
(IPS)
321 1,380:1 99% 80% 1.89
Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7
(OLED)
406 28,380:1 100% 95% 0.87
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7
(IPS)
386 1,900:1 100% 81% 0.78
MSI Summit E14 Flip
(IPS)
516 1,320:1 100% 89% 1.10
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon
(OLED)
397 27,590:1 100% 96% 0.88

Four downward-firing speakers provide plenty of volumes, with crisp and clean mids and highs. There’s not a lot of bass, and so the Spectre x360 13.5’s audio can’t keep up with the best around, Apple’s MacBooks. Still, the audio is good enough for binging Netflix and listening to the occasional tune. Of course, audiophiles will still prefer a good pair of headphones.

Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard of the HP Spectre x360 13.5.

HP’s Spectre line has long offered some of the best keyboards in Windows laptops, with only Apple’s latest MacBook Pro Magic Keyboard being better. That remains true with the Spectre x360 13.5, although the keyboard isn’t exactly the same as previous models.

Interestingly, HP dropped the convenient row of navigation keys along the right-hand side, which I miss, but I appreciate the extra key spacing. The keycaps are also large, making for a very efficient layout. As before, the switches are light and snappy with a precise bottoming action. It’s one of the most comfortable keyboards I’ve used for long typing sessions. One nit to pick is that HP dropped the right Ctrl key in favor of a fingerprint reader.

The touchpad is large and takes up most of the space on the palm rest, which is larger than usual thanks to the taller 3:2 display. The touchpad surface is smooth and provides a precise surface for Windows 11’s multitouch gestures, and the buttons have a nice click without being too loud. Outside of Apple’s Force Touch touchpad or Dell’s haptic touchpad on the XPS 13 Plus, it’s one of the best touchpads you’ll find.

The display is touch-enabled, of course, and supports HP’s active pen that’s included in the box. I found the pen’s Windows Ink support to be excellent thanks to 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt support, and it conveniently attaches magnetically to the right side of the display. The pen charges via USB-C, which is another convenience.

Windows 11 Hello passwordless login is supported by an infrared camera, facial recognition, and the fingerprint reader mentioned previously. Both methods worked quickly and reliably.

Webcam

HP Spectre x360 13.5 front view showing webcam.
Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

HP has outfitted the Spectre x360 13.5 with a 5MP webcam that provides a high-resolution image, and several software tools optimize the videoconferencing experience. HP Presence provides Auto Frame to keep the user’s face in view as they move around the office during a call, Backlight Adjustment that ensures consistent lighting no matter the ambient environment, and Appearance Filter that smooths out blemishes that other webcams might highlight. Several audio enhancements also Boost the experience, including directional beamforming mics and bi-directional AI noise reduction.

There’s a key to electronically close a physical shutter over the webcam, along with a key to turn off the microphones. That provides for some extra privacy.

Battery life

HP Spectre x360 13.5 side view showing angle and port.
Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

The Spectre x360 13.5 has 66 watt-hours of battery capacity, a slight decrease from the previous generation’s 67 watt-hours. That’s a fair amount, more than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7’s 57 watt-hours but less than the Yoga 9i Gen 7’s 75 watt-hours. Both the Spectre and Yoga 9i used power-hungry OLED displays, and so I was looking forward to seeing if HP managed to exploit the lower-watt CPU’s presumed efficiency advantage.

According to our suite of benchmarks, HP did something right — the Spectre x360 13.5 lasted surprisingly long in our suite of battery tests. Looking back at the performance section, it’s clear that HP tuned the laptop to run more efficiently in balanced mode at the expense of performance. That’s a reasonable tradeoff, with the Spectre being more than fast enough for typical productivity tasks while achieving excellent battery life.

In our web browsing test, for example, it lasted for 10 hours, which is an excellent score, particularly for a laptop with an OLED display. The Spectre made it to 11 hours in the PCMark 10 Applications battery test, which is the best predictor of battery life running a typical (i.e., non-demanding) productivity workflow. And in our video test that loops a local 1080p movie trailer, it lasted for 14 hours, another strong showing given the OLED display. The only laptop in our comparison group that competed with the Spectre x360 13.5 in all but the web browsing test, where it was almost three hours behind, was the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7, and it benefitted from a low-power Full HD+ IPS display.

You don’t often get OLED quality and long battery life, but the Spectre x360 13.5 delivers. You should be able to work for a full day of typical productivity tasks and maybe even have a little time left over.

Web browsing Video PCMark 10
Applications
HP Spectre x360 13.5
(Core i7-1255U)
9 hours, 58 minutes 13 hours, 59 minutes 10 hours, 52 minutes
HP Spectre x360 14
(Core i7-1165G7)
6 hours, 57 minutes 10 hours, 16 minutes 9 hours, 8 minutes
Lenovo Yoga 7i Gen 7
(Core i7-1255U)
7 hours, 7 minutes 13 hours, 53 minutes 10 hours, 41 minutes
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1
(Core i7-1255U)
6 hours, 42 minutes 10 hours, 6 minutes 8 hours, 43 minutes
Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7
(Core i7-1260P)
6 hours, 57 minutes 10 hours, 16 minutes 9 hours, 8 minutes
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7
(Core i7-1260P)
10 hours, 10 minutes 16 hours, 12 minutes 10 hours, 33 minutes
 Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
(Ryzen 7 6800U)
8 hours, 4 minutes 13 hours, 13 minutes N/A

Our take

The Spectre x360 13.5 is precisely what HP needed to produce to follow up on the success of the Spectre x360 14. The new 2-in-1 is faster, offers significantly better battery life, has a more refined look, and retains the excellent keyboard and touchpad of the previous model.

I’m giving the Spectre x360 13.5 a 9/10 score, one notch less than the Spectre x360 14, not because the update isn’t as good. It’s because the competition has gotten so much better. HP’s latest regains its spot as the best convertible 2-in-1, but the gap between it and the next best isn’t quite so large.

Are there any alternatives?

The strongest alternative is the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7. It’s just as good-looking, as well built, and slightly faster. But its battery life isn’t nearly as good, and its keyboard and touchpad are a step behind. It’s a little less expensive, though, and so makes for a solid choice.

If you don’t need a 2-in-1, then Dell’s new XPS 13 Plus is an attractive option. It’s faster and enjoys its own stunning new design, incorporating innovations like an excellent haptic touchpad. You’ll spend about the same money and get a clamshell that’s among the best available today.

My final recommendation is the Apple MacBook Air M2. It’s equally solid, if not slightly more so, it offers better performance and battery life, and its display is excellent even if not quite up to OLED standards. You’ll spend around the same money, and the MacBook is a compelling alternative if you’re okay with MacOS.

How long will it last?

The Spectre x350 13.5 is incredibly well-built and will last for years, which its modern components will also support. The industry-standard one-year warranty is a disappointment, as always.

Should you buy it?

Yes. Solid productivity performance and excellent battery life in a nicely sized, thin and light 2-in-1 with a spectacular OLED display — what’s not to like?

Editors' Recommendations

Sun, 07 Aug 2022 23:30:00 -0500 Mark Coppock en text/html https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/hp-spectre-x360-13-5-review/
Killexams : HP Pavilion Plus 14 Review No result found, try new keyword!The HP Pavilion Plus 14 offers an interesting combination of functionality and value, with just a few notable downsides. Mon, 08 Aug 2022 10:37:00 -0500 en-US text/html https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/270788/hp-pavilion-plus-14-review Killexams : Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat.

Lyme is a growing problem, with cases rising and warming weather helping ticks expand their habitat. While a vaccine for dogs has long been available, the only Lyme vaccine for humans was pulled off the U.S. market in 2002 from lack of demand, leaving people to rely on bug spray and tick checks.

Now Pfizer and French biotech Valneva are aiming to avoid previous pitfalls in developing a new vaccine to protect both adults and kids as young as 5 from the most common Lyme strains on two continents.

“There wasn’t such a recognition, I think, of the severity of Lyme disease" and how many people it affects the last time around, Pfizer vaccine chief Annaliesa Anderson told The Associated Press.

Robert Terwilliger, an avid hunter and hiker, was first in line Friday when the study opened in central Pennsylvania. He’s seen lots of friends get Lyme and is tired of wondering if his next tick bite will make him sick.

“It’s always a worry, you know? Especially when you’re sitting in a tree stand hunting and you feel something crawling on you,” said Terwilliger, 60, of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania. “You’ve got to be very, very cautious.”

Exactly how often Lyme disease strikes isn't clear. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites insurance records suggesting 476,000 people are treated for Lyme in the U.S. each year. Pfizer’s Anderson put Europe’s yearly infections at about 130,000.

Black-legged ticks, also called deer ticks, carry Lyme-causing bacteria. The infection initially causes fatigue, fever and joint pain. Often -- but not always -- the first sign is a red, round bull's-eye rash.

Early antibiotic treatment is crucial, but it can be hard for people to tell if they were bitten by ticks, some as small as a pin. Untreated Lyme can cause severe arthritis and damage the heart and nervous system. Some people have lingering symptoms even after treatment.

Most vaccines against other diseases work after people are exposed to a germ. The Lyme vaccine offers a different strategy — working a step earlier to block a tick bite from transmitting the infection, said Dr. Gary Wormser, a Lyme expert at New York Medical College who isn’t involved with the new research.

How? It targets an “outer surface protein” of the Lyme bacterium called OspA that’s present in the tick’s gut. It’s estimated a tick must feed on someone for about 36 hours before the bacteria spreads to its victim. That delay gives time for antibodies the tick ingests from a vaccinated person’s blood to attack the germs right at the source.

In small, early-stage studies, Pfizer and Valneva reported no safety problems and a good immune response. The existing study will test if the vaccine, called VLA15, really protects and is safe. The companies aim to recruit at least 6,000 people in Lyme-prone areas including the Northeast U.S. plus Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.

They’ll receive three shots, either the vaccine or a placebo, between now and next spring’s tick season. A year later, they’ll get a single booster dose.

“We’re really looking at something that’s a seasonal vaccine,” Anderson said, so people have high antibody levels during the months when ticks are most active.

Volunteers can be as young as 5 and should be at high risk because they spend a lot of time in tick-infested areas, such as hikers, campers and hunters, said Dr. Alan Kivitz who heads one of the study sites at Altoona Center for Clinical Research in Duncansville, Pennsylvania.

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Killexams : Review: HP Dev One Linux Laptop

HP's latest Linux laptop sees the computer maker collaborating with erstwhile competitor (or at least, fellow Linux laptop maker) System76. It seems like an odd combo, given that System76 makes its own competing laptops, but the collaboration works.

The Dev One is a very nice Linux machine that packs enough punch for developers or creatives without hitting top-tier laptop prices. Even more impressive is the work HP and System76 have put into making Linux work perfectly with the AMD chipset.

Combining HP's hardware capabilities and industry experience with System76's Pop!_OS desktop has produced the best all-around Linux laptop you can buy right now.

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In a refreshing change from how most laptops are sold these days, there is only one model of the Dev One. Another nice touch is that it gets a dedicated website, which makes ordering simple. Dell, are you listening?

The Dev One costs $1,100, which gets you a 14-inch laptop with a 1,000-nit 1080p screen, an AMD Ryzen 7 5850 chip, integrated Radeon graphics, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 1-terabyte NVMe M.2 2280 SSD. The RAM and SSD are user-upgradable (RAM support caps at 64 gigabytes). Getting into the components is simple. There are just five screws between you and any upgrades you want to make. The nearest Windows version of this same laptop gets a 9 out of 10 on iFixit's repairability scale.

As the name suggests, the Dev One is aimed at the developer audience, much like Dell's XPS 13 Developer Edition. Despite the names though, these are really just laptops with Linux preinstalled. The Dev One will work well for almost any task, developer-related or otherwise. Don't let the word "developer" in the name deter you if you're not one.

That said, I did put the Dev One through some developer-type tasks. I set up a Python development environment, which was no trouble, thanks to the extensive repositories Pop!_OS offers, and I ran benchmark tests geared toward developer tasks (i.e., CPU- and RAM-intensive tasks). The Dev One worked well for all these things. It was no slouch at editing 4K video either, thanks to that AMD chip. If benchmarks are your thing, have a look at the tests Phoronix posted on OpenBenchmarking.org. The results are impressive. The Dev One runs circles around many of its Intel-based competitors.

Photograph: HP

I'll be honest—when the Dev One first arrived, I was not immediately impressed. The design is conservative, which I suppose is fitting for the developer audience. It's not unattractive, it's just no standout. This is no XPS 13 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) when it comes to design. Still the Dev One feels very well built, and is plenty portable at 3.24 pounds. It's thicker than the more svelte options out there, but one thing I do love is how easy it is to open. There's nothing worse than a laptop you have pry open with a fingernail, but the Dev One has plenty of room, thanks to its beveled front edge.

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Killexams : Here’s How HP Recycles Its Ink Cartridges

With ambitious climate pledges, HP is tackling its sustainability goals tenfold.

One of the largest of these goals is to create full-scale circularity within the company. The current goal is 75% circularity by the year 2030, and HP's Chief Sustainability Officer, James McCall, is confident in their ability to achieve this.

Manufacturing 5.4 billion ink cartridges throughout 2021 alone, the company is focusing on these as they make up a large portion of their business. Each ink cartridge is already made of 50% recycled plastic, and at the HP ink cartridge recycling facility workers sort, disassemble, and shred reusable plastics to be made into new products.

Read more here.

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Killexams : HP launches HP Anyware for secure remote working

HP Anyware will be available somewhere in the coming months. The solution’s based on technology from Teradici, which HP acquired last year. HP Anyware should eventually replace HP’s existing zCentral Remote Boost solution.

Teradici is a cornerstone of the upcoming solution. The company provides virtual desktop environments using Cloud Access Software (CAS), allowing companies to remotely host PCs in their on-premises environment and the cloud.

Teradici uses its own PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol. The protocol streams the contents of a display. The data travelling over a network is unlike the data exchanged by traditional remote desktop tech, which promotes security.

HP Anyware is the next release of Teradici’s CAS solution. New functionality includes support for Arm-based M1 processors and Macs. In addition, HP and Teradici optimized the tool for Windows 11.

HP told The Register that HP Anyware will replace zCentral Remote Boost, HP’s existing solution for remote work. HP Anyware will have equivalent functionality by mid-2023, after which zCentral Remote is to be discontinued. Though the solution will receive security fixes for some time, users eventually have to migrate to Anyware.

Tip: HPC software company Teradici acquired by HP Inc.

Mon, 25 Jul 2022 22:15:00 -0500 en text/html https://www.techzine.eu/news/applications/84203/hp-launches-hp-anyware-for-secure-remote-working/
Killexams : Remoticon 2021 // Rob Weinstein Builds An HP-35 From The Patent Up

Fifty years ago, Hewlett-Packard introduced the first handheld scientific calculator, the HP-35. It was quite the engineering feat, since equivalent machines of the day were bulky desktop affairs, if not rack-mounted. [Rob Weinstein] has long been a fan of HP calculators, and used an HP-41C for many years until it wore out. Since then he gradually developed a curiosity about these old calculators and what made them tick. The more he read, the more engrossed he became. [Rob] eventually decided to embark on a three year long reverse-engineer journey that culminated a recreation of the original design on a protoboard that operates exactly like the original from 1972 (although not quite pocket-sized). In this presentation he walks us through the history of the calculator design and his efforts in understanding and eventually replicating it using modern FPGAs.

The HP patent ( US Patent 4,001,569 ) contains an extremely detailed explanation of the calculator in nearly every aspect. There are many novel concepts in the design, and [Rob] delves into two of them in his presentation. Early LED devices were a drain on batteries, and HP engineers came up with a clever solution. In a complex orchestra of multiplexed switches, they steered current through inductors and LED segments, storing energy temporarily and eliminating the need for inefficient dropping resistors. But even more complicated is the serial processor architecture of the calculator. The first microprocessors were not available when HP started this design, so the entire processor was done at the gate level. Everything operates on 56-bit registers which are constantly circulating around in circular shift registers. [Rob] has really done his homework here, carefully studying each section of the design in great depth, drawing upon old documents and books when available, and making his own material when not. For example, in the course of figuring everything out, [Rob] prepared 338 pages of timing charts in addition to those in the patent.

LED Driver Timing Chart

One section called the “Micro-Programmed Controller” is presented as just a black-box in the patent. This is the heart of the systems, and is essential to the calculator’s operation. However, all the other parts that talk to the controller were so well-described in the patent that [Rob] was able to back out the details. The controller, and all sections of the calculator, was implemented in Verilog, and tested on an instrumented workbench he built to test each module.

Once everything was working in the simulations, [Rob] set out to build a working model. TInyFPGA models were used, one for each custom chip. A few understandable departures were made from the original design. An 18650 lithium ion cell powers the board, kept topped off by a modern battery charging controller. The board is larger than the original, and yes, he’s using the Hackaday-obligatory 555 chip in the power-on circuit. In this short demonstration video, you can see the final prototype being put through its paces side by side with an original HP-35, working through examples from the owner’s manual.

This is an incredibly researched and thoroughly documented project. [Rob] has made the design open source and is sharing it on the project’s GitLab repository. [Rob]’s slides for Remoticon are not only a great overview of the project, but have some good references included. Its clear he has a real passion for these old calculators and has done a fantastic job exploring the HP-35. But even after three years, there’s more to come. He’s thinking about making a PCB version, and a discrete implementation using individual logic gates may be in the works.

We wrote about the history of the HP-35 before. And if you like hacking into these old calculators, check out our writeup of a similar dive into the Sinclair scientific calculator.

Wed, 13 Jul 2022 12:00:00 -0500 Chris Lott en-US text/html https://hackaday.com/2022/04/07/remoticon-2021-rob-weinstein-builds-an-hp-35-from-the-patent-up/
Killexams : Audi’s biggest wagon could get 600+ hp, Outback only “car” to ace new IIHS side-impact test, U.S.-built ID.4 drops price No result found, try new keyword!Nobody who’s experienced the wallop of twin-turbo V-8, all-wheel-drive German muscle that is the RS6 would say the Audi wagon needed more power. But that’s the writing on the wall, according to a ... Fri, 05 Aug 2022 03:00:43 -0500 en-us text/html https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/audi-s-biggest-wagon-could-get-600-hp-outback-only-car-to-ace-new-iihs-side-impact-test-us-built-id4-drops-price/ar-AA10lONM Killexams : These Guys Just Spotted A Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Testing In Korea

Hyundai is on such a roll at the moment that it seems almost impossible for it to produce a bad car. All-new models from the Ioniq and N families are proving to be particularly special so it’s little surprise that soon, the two brands will combine their expertise to create Hyundai’s first all-electric performance model, the Ioniq 5 N.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has been in the works for quite some time and a handful of prototypes have been spied testing in latest months. Now, the folks over at Korean YouTube channel Woopa TV have had the chance to check out the EV up close after coming across one in a parking garage.

Read Also: 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Spied Looking Hot As A Performance EV

Unsurprisingly, Hyundai has bathed the prototype in white and black camouflage in its attempts to hide the visual and aerodynamic modifications but we can still see some obvious points of difference between it and a standard Ioniq 5. The changes start at the front end where the fascia has been redesigned and outfitted with a prominent new grille that will inevitably aid in cooling while also adding an interesting piece of design to the EV.

Elsewhere, the eventual production model is expected to feature a unique roof spoiler and a new rear bumper, but these new parts aren’t immediately visible in this prototype.

Another interesting element of this prototype is found in the cabin and consists of an all-leather bucket seat for the driver. The seat looks very similar to the one that is available for the i30 N and while it’s possible that Hyundai only fitted it to this prototype for the purpose of testing, it’s also possible that bucket seats will be available as an option for the Ioniq 5, adding to its sporty prowess.

Technical specifications about the car’s powertrain remain under wraps. However, it’s likely that the Ioniq 5 N will feature a similar powertrain to the flagship Kia EV6 GT that delivers 577 hp through its dual-motor system, allowing it to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in a supercar-rivaling 3.5 seconds.

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Killexams : 2022 Mercedes C300 4Matic First Test: Can It Catch the Audi A4 and BMW 330i? mercedes-benz c-class Full Overview

Pros

  • More refined powertrain
  • Feels expensive
  • Long driving range

 Cons

  • Transmission could be smoother
  • Pricey
  • Enormous key fob.

You don't have to tell us; we know what you're considering besides the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300. Because even though more than a dozen sporty luxury sedans start for less than $50,000, the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and the Tesla Model 3 get all the attention these days. Mercedes hopes its new 2022 C-Class reenters the conversation relying on more than just brand cachet, thanks to a fresh design, a mild-hybrid engine, a dizzying array of tech options, and a larger back seat. All the extra content comes at a cost, however: The 2022 C300 4Matic we tested weighed just over 4,000 pounds. That's 300-plus pounds heavier than any of those rivals. So how did it do at the track?

Quick, but What About BMW, Audi, and Tesla?

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has never been the sportiest car in its segment, and that doesn't change now. Even done up with the AMG Line with Night package, the feeling we get is sportier, not sporty. That's fine, as the C-Class must cater to a much wider variety of customers than, for example, the more entertaining Alfa Romeo Giulia and Genesis G70 sedans. The 2022 C300 AMG Line upgrades the brakes and tweaks the steering and suspension for an experience that wasn't exactly what Road Test Editor Chris Walton expected of a luxury four-door with a three-pointed star in the grille.

"Pretty sporty overall, and more of a driver's car than I imagined it would be," Walton said after driving it on the track.

Some of the C300 AMG Line's sporty feel translates to the street, but the steering lacks the directness of the sporty MotorTrend Car-of-the-Year-winning Giulia and G70. The Benz is more a match for the Audi A4 here, though the A4 outsprints it to 60 mph. Equipped with 4Matic AWD, our 2022 Mercedes C300 test car reached 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, thanks to its 255-hp turbo inline-four and nine-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is considered a mild hybrid for the way its 48-volt electrical architecture can provide a quick boost of power and torque or turn the engine off when you're coasting down a gentle hill. The basic tech isn't unique to Mercedes, but it is the first time we've seen it on the C-Class; a six-cylinder mild-hybrid engine was the absolute best part of the E450 4Matic we drove for a year.

As for the Audi, we've tested a 261-hp 2022 A4 AWD that hit 60 in 5.2 seconds, swiftly beating both the Benz and a 2020 BMW 330i with xDrive AWD that took 5.5 seconds. Tesla beats all three Germans to 60 mph; the last Model 3 we tested was a RWD model that reached 60 in 5.0 seconds. The real winner here is you. It's staggering how quick normal cars have become, and we're impressed that the Mercedes keeps up with this crowd given its as-tested 4,014-pound curb weight.

Braking and Figure-Eight Performance

Panic-braking performance from 60-0 mph is impressive too. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic came to a stop in 112 feet compared to 111 feet for the Audi, 114 for the BMW, and 128 for the Tesla.

In other words, the braking distance is better than expected, though pedal feel isn't especially good and initial response is a bit numb. We felt the same way on the street. Making smooth slowdowns more difficult is the nine-speed auto, which occasionally delivers shifts that should be less jerky in everyday driving.

The 2022 Mercedes C300 delivered a solid performance through the MotorTrend figure-eight test, which evaluates braking, acceleration, and handling, as well as the transitions between. The Mercedes finished the course in 26.3 seconds at 0.67 g (average), not far off the Audi A4 (25.9 seconds at 0.70 g average), and just ahead of the BMW 330i (26.6 seconds at 0.66 g average). The 2019 RWD Tesla Model 3 nearly tied the AWD C300 with a time of 26.4 seconds at 0.69 g average. The bottom line here is that at the limit, all these cars are athletic. In the Mercedes, however, we had busy hands on the figure-eight course. It felt like there must be some all-wheel-drive shenanigans going on because the car oscillated between understeer and oversteer all the way around the skidpad.

But Why Is It so Expensive?

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300 holds its own on the track and drives well on the street too. The C300 AMG Line version even soaks up most minor road imperfections impressively, though it does pound over larger impacts. We think many buyers will find it worth the $3,050 for the visual updates inside and out, as well as the performance mods. And once you do that, you might as well throw in another $600 for the gorgeous multi-spoke wheels. See where we're going with this?

This is how a car that carries a $44,600 entry MSRP with rear drive can rise to $62,970 in the spec you see here. Keep in mind that the standard C300 really does have tons of content. Lots of people could be perfectly happy with the base trim, which has popular equipment as standard, including a sunroof, automatic emergency braking with blind-spot monitoring, a power-operated trunk (a regular convenience you'll appreciate), a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, 11.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, heated front seats, and more. Don't forget, the 255-hp C300 lacks a true base engine, unlike the 201-hp A4 that sells for thousands cheaper. So yes, the C-Class has one of the most expensive base prices this side of a Tesla, but there's a reason for that. It's not just about features, which is good, because these days you never know which features are available due to parts shortages. As we pointed out in our first-drive review, the car feels built to a high standard.

In any case, 4Matic AWD adds $2,000, real leather is at least $1,620, and any color besides non-metallic white or black tacks on $750 or more. Our test car also has a 360-degree surround-view camera system, acoustic glass for the windshield and front side glass, and so on. The result is $62,970 for our loaded 2022 C300 4Matic test car. It's pretty, though, isn't it?

But more than just a pretty face, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class also has a rear seat that rivals the larger E-Class in legroom. For the compact segment, it's good. Thanks to a large gas tank, the C300 4Matic also boasts a longer driving range than the AWD equivalents from Audi and BMW, as well as every Tesla Model 3. For the most part, the new C-Class gets things right. The car can even warn you of upcoming speed bumps, and the digital gauge cluster has a few interesting visual options. Where we hope for change is in the hard-to-access wireless phone charger and, yes, the car's big and heavy key fob. Also, perhaps a future infotainment update can make the on-screen HVAC buttons bigger. We're not sure how to make the touchscreen more usable if you park the car outside in the heat, as it can get quite hot.

We'll get over it. The C-Class is more aspirational than the now-dated model it replaces. Indeed, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300 is absolutely a match for the competition, following the lead of the flagship S-Class in design and tech. No, the C300 doesn't leave the competition in its dust, but offers enough performance, design, and tech to keep it deeper in the mix than it's been in years.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4Matic Specifications
BASE PRICE $46,600
PRICE AS TESTED $62,970
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan
ENGINE 2.0L Turbo direct-injected DOHC 16-valve I-4 plus electric motor
POWER (SAE NET) 255 hp @ 5,800 rpm (gas), 20 hp (elec), 255 hp (comb)
TORQUE (SAE NET) 295 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm (gas), 148 lb-ft (elec), 295 lb-ft (comb)
TRANSMISSION 9-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 4,014 lb (53/47%)
WHEELBASE 112.8 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 187.0 x 71.7 x 56.6 in
0-60 MPH 5.5 sec
QUARTER MILE 14.2 sec @ 96.8 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 112 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.90 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 26.3 sec @ 0.67 g (avg)
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 23/33/27 mpg
EPA RANGE, COMB 470 miles
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Wed, 27 Jul 2022 01:14:00 -0500 en text/html https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/2022-mercedes-benz-c300-4matic-first-test-review/
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