HP Spectre X2 12-a008nr (Intel Core M3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Touch Screen) with Windows 10

Need 2-in-1 Tablet for light MS Office work and media consumption on long plane flights

Posted on: March 30, 2017 by Orangematz

Any chance you could spend a little more for this?

Otherwise, I might go with this. The Core m3 is a good deal more powerful than the Atom in that machine you linked, though it only comes with an HDD.

13" laptop for medium-light usage for about 300-400$

Posted on: March 11, 2017 by Orangematz

If you are cool with a convertible, you could go with this.

Cheap ($200ish) and portable 2nd laptop for browsing and travel

Posted on: March 10, 2017 by Orangematz

Okay. In that case I might buy new.

How does this look, if you’re willing to spend a little more?

Or would you prefer to stay within budget? (Just realize this will mean something that is considerably slower).

$350 or less, 11.6, (US)

Posted on: March 3, 2017 by Michiganders

It says it’s “starting at 3.3 lbs” which puts it over the weight of most 13” laptops and under the weight of most 14” laptops.

If you could push your budget you could also look into the 12.0” HP Spectre x2 which is quite light at 2.6 lbs, and has a 1080p display (along with other benefits like a better processor).

If you’re fine with a 14” you could look into something like the 3.3 lb ASUS Vivobook for $360, or the ASUS CS300 for $240 (low internal storage).

11.6 inch Laptop suggestions

Posted on: March 1, 2017 by Orangematz

Maybe something such as this?

desired screen size: 11" or larger, country code: US, and budget: 500 max

Posted on: February 22, 2017 by AOCPS

I’d recommend the HP Spectre x2 convertible laptop. It has a 12-inch 1080p IPS touch-screen display, and does all the things required for a laptop to do.

Here’s the following:
– 12-inch IPS 1080p touch-screen panel
– Intel Core m3-6Y30 fanless processor
– 4 GB DDR3 RAM
– 128 GB SSD (the small size might seem small, but you get a FREE [like really, free] 1 TB of cloud storage with Microsoft OneDrive, and an SSD is 40 times faster than a HDD)
– Windows 10 Home
– Price: $420
– Weight: 2.5 pounds

It’s also a convertible laptop, so you can detach it from the keyboard, which is backlit and the keycaps are made out of fancy alloy. This laptop used to be $800 a year ago, but this laptop is on a really good sale and is WAY BETTER than the Dell Inspiron 5000.

Here’s the link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GFDHK4E/ref=twister_B01MROS1X9?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

~$400 2-in-1 laptop advice

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Rarwkitty

I’m actually looking for a 2-in-1 with conditions similar to yours.
I had my eyes on:

Acer Alpha Switch 12
– Lenovo Miix 700
HP Specter X2

Question on laptop batteries

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Orangematz

I assume that they are. They’re still being produced, it’s just that they haven’t updated the chips inside of them. That’s what I’m assuming, though.

Haswell, though? You sure? They seem to be on the Skylake arch.

Under $400, USA.

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Orangematz

What about maybe something such as this?

US >500$ Photo Editing

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Michiganders

If you’re interested in something with a detachable display, maybe look into the HP Spectre x2 for $400. It has specs that work fine for light and moderate usage with a intel core M processor, 4gb of ram and 128gb SSD. It also has a full 1080p IPS touchscreen display, a backlit keyboard, and a pretty long battery life. It will work fine for skype, regular web usaging, light multi-tasking, and microsoft office programs (Word, powerpoint, etc).

If you want a bit more power, maybe look into the Acer Aspire Switch 12 for $440 with a more powerful i3 processor.

Also if you’re fine with something more bulky but with even better specs and value, look into the Acer Spin 5 for $500. It has the best specs with a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and 256gb ssd. It also has a touchscreen and is a 2 in 1, but the display cannot be detached. It also has a 1080p IPS display, and a long battery life.

[USA]Need a laptop for school. No idea what's good.$500 or less please.

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by Michiganders

The surface pro 3 is a solid option if you’re looking to use a pen with it, as it has pen support. It will push your budget to around $600-$700 though, as you have to buy the keyboard and pen separately.

if you don’t think you really need pen support, maybe look into the HP Spectre x2 for $400. It has specs that work fine for light and moderate usage with a intel core M processor, 4gb of ram and 128gb SSD. It also has a full 1080p IPS touchscreen display, a backlit keyboard, and a pretty long battery life. It will work fine for skype, regular web usaging, light multi-tasking, and microsoft office programs (Word, powerpoint, etc).

If you want a bit more power, maybe look into the Acer Aspire Switch 12 for $440 with a more powerful i3 processor.

Also if you’re fine with something more bulky but with even better specs and value, look into the Acer Spin 5 for $500. It has the best specs with a skylake i5 processor, 8gb of ram, and 256gb ssd. It also has a touchscreen and is a 2 in 1, but the display cannot be detached. It also has a 1080p IPS display, and a long battery life.

USA- 400ish- idgaf

Posted on: January 10, 2017 by LonerIM2

I agree with Michiganders that this is a great option, another great option is this Huawei-MateBook-Signature-Tablet because it comes with similar specs and price point but with better build quality.

USA- 400ish- idgaf

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by Michiganders

If you are interested in a 2 in 1 with a detachable keyboard, maybe look into the HP Spectre x2 for $400. It has specs that work fine for light and moderate usage with a intel core M processor, 4gb of ram and 128gb SSD. It also has a full 1080p IPS touchscreen display, a backlit keyboard, and a pretty long battery life. It will work fine for skype, regular web usaging, light multi-tasking, and microsoft office programs (Word, powerpoint, etc).

If you want a bit more power and can push your budget, maybe look into the Acer Aspire Switch 12 for $440 with a more powerful i3 processor.

If you can deal with a larger display and don’t think you want 2 in 1 capabilities, maybe look into the new Acer E15 for $350. It has specs including a new kaby lake i3 processor, 4gb of ram and a 1TB HDD. It also has a full 1080p TN display, a backlit keyboard, and an extremely long battery life.

Looking for on-the-go business 2 in 1 for my dad. ~$250 or $300

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Orangematz

I’d spend a little more for this. The Core M3 is quite a bit better than other options you may find with a Celeron or Pentium.

Laptop for College/General Usage/Programming

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by Orangematz

How about this? The Core M in the HP will be quite a bit better than the Vivobook’s Pentium N3700.

Wanted: Sub $450 device w/1080 screen, 10-key pad, i3+

Posted on: December 24, 2016 by HostileDirt

This HP Spectre x2 model at $380

Basically everything you want minus a numpad and backlighting. you could pick-up a numpad with mechanical switches for an extra $20 https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Numeric-Keypad-Jelly-Comb/dp/B01E8U8HKW

Dont know if youd call it a stellar deal, but its there

[USA]Best Windows Tablet/Convertible for under $300 used?

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by Orangematz

Ah.

Any chance you could spend some more for this?

Up to $500, USA, Ultra light for browsing and word processing to replace MacBook Air

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by LonerIM2

I agree with Shopineer, this HP Spectre X2 is a great option because it comes with 1080P screen which is great for watching netflix/hulu/YouTube, very light weight at 1.84 pounds (tablet mode); 2.68 pounds (laptop mode), 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM more than enough for her light usage, 128GB Solid-State Drive again should be more than enough, it also has great battery life and fits well inside your budget.

Looking for a 2 and 1 for college, $700 or less

Posted on: September 20, 2016 by Michiganders

Your best option for a 2 in 1 for taking notes is definitely the Surface Pro 4, which is known to have the best touchscreen among windows laptops. It is pretty pricey though, and will be above your price range for a decent model that includes a keyboard and pen.

Maybe look into the HP Spectre X2 for $440, especially if you want to budget a bit. My mom has it and it has a very excellent touchscreen and would work very well for school. It’s powerful enough for most multi-tasking and running school programs with a Core M processor, 4gb of ram and 128gb ssd. A pen does not come with it though, so you would have to buy that separately. Something like this (there are multiple though).

Advice for Budget 2-in-1 laptop for College (11"-15", USA, under $400)

Posted on: August 28, 2016 by Michiganders

If you could push your budget a bit, I think the HP Spectre x2 is one of your best options for $450. It is a convertible and has a detachable screen with specifications that you are looking for. It has 128GB SSD, 4GB Ram, and an intel M3 processor. It also has pretty damn good reviews (for it’s price range) and has a long battery life.

An option in your price range though is the Asus Transformer T300 Chi for $350-$400. You can find one that is open-box from Best Buy for $350 here on ebay. You can also find a new one here for $395 here but it has WINDOWS 8.1 instead of windows 10 (and you can no longer upgrade for free). Or for $420 with windows 10. This has similar specs to the above, with good/decent reviews.

I would recommend the Spectre x2 over this though if you can afford the price difference though because I dislike the shape of the screen on the Chi 300. It sells well though, so some people must like it. I also dislike the fact that the keyboard must be charged separately on the Chi 300. The spectre also has a few small advantages like slightly longer battery, and a backlit keyboard.