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

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    On paper the new HP Spectre x360 2019 should be the ultrabook to rule them all, but in practice... things aren't quite so simple.
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Comments • 3 829

  • Aditya Mahat
    Aditya Mahat 2 days ago


  • MyUTF4
    MyUTF4 2 days ago

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

  • Hollow114
    Hollow114 3 days ago

    What about the Ryzen envy x360?

  • Siam Islam
    Siam Islam 3 days ago +1

    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 Day 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 4 days ago +1

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

  • HotBadBoyMagnifico
    HotBadBoyMagnifico 5 days ago +9

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

    • Kevin Pan
      Kevin Pan Day 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 3 days ago

      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 6 days ago

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

  • James Mazza
    James Mazza 7 days ago +10

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

  • goldfish576
    goldfish576 7 days ago +2

    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 7 days ago +2

    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 8 days ago

    Linus is nitpicking

  • Laura Dee
    Laura Dee 8 days ago

    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 9 days ago

    Lenovo yoga

  • Con Artist
    Con Artist 10 days ago

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

  • NotANoob :D
    NotANoob :D 10 days ago

    5:02 what if you turn on pointer trails

  • mooganify
    mooganify 10 days ago

    1 USB port?

  • Duy Hau Doan Nguyen
    Duy Hau Doan Nguyen 13 days ago

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

  • Techboy235 FK8
    Techboy235 FK8 13 days ago

    Buying a sponser🤔

  • Devin Eisenbach
    Devin Eisenbach 15 days ago

    Have your balls dropped yet?

  • ツNirv
    ツNirv 15 days ago

    The hp envy 13 is amazing

  • Saiful Hazmi Hashim
    Saiful Hazmi Hashim 16 days ago +4

    I have this laptop and I disagree with this review.

  • gfKosta
    gfKosta 16 days ago

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

  • Jay Y
    Jay Y 16 days ago

    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 17 days ago

    what's the refresh rate?

  • Ashay Vaidya
    Ashay Vaidya 20 days 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 20 days ago

    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 RUclip.

    MITCHIE CATO 20 days ago +1

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

    • Ashay Vaidya
      Ashay Vaidya 20 days ago +1

      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 20 days ago

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

  • CyberDude274CD24
    CyberDude274CD24 20 days ago

    3:41 STAWWP

  • Matthew Bowman
    Matthew Bowman 21 day ago +4

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

    • Matthew Bowman
      Matthew Bowman 19 days ago

      @Anabel Ruiz No, not for handwritten notes

    • Anabel Ruiz
      Anabel Ruiz 19 days ago

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

  • TheOvernowhere
    TheOvernowhere 22 days 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 22 days ago +1

    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 23 days 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 23 days ago

    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 24 days ago

    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 25 days ago

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

  • artannis v
    artannis v 26 days ago

    Definitivamente sucks

  • Pecco Kirsten
    Pecco Kirsten 26 days ago

    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 26 days ago

    ¬📁This folder is empty

  • Jared Garcia
    Jared Garcia 26 days ago +3

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

  • s Jones
    s Jones 27 days ago +1

    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 29 days ago

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

  • Steven Barber
    Steven Barber Month ago

    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

    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

    I have spectre. It's not good.

  • Stephen aka tuber33

    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

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

  • David White
    David White Month ago

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

  • Rasmus Cetti
    Rasmus Cetti Month ago +4

    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 Month ago

    huawei matebooks

  • kenny archibald
    kenny archibald Month ago

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

  • DrAbKaN
    DrAbKaN Month 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 Month ago

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

  • King Gemini
    King Gemini Month 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?

  • Jo Za
    Jo Za Month ago

    Linus is a bitch.

  • Baxter Paschal
    Baxter Paschal Month ago

    This guys voice makes me wanna rip off my ears

  • László Sárközi
    László Sárközi Month ago +47

    For once I disagree with Linus. I have the 13" version and I love it. No problems at all. You can easily install MS Precision drivers to the trackpad and problem solved!

    • Quayledant
      Quayledant 9 days ago

      @J El I have the 2015 model, and it's just download, install, restart. No bugs, except a rare appearance of a Synaptics prompt to administrator rights (which I denied every time) after restarting the laptop.

    • J El
      J El 21 day ago

      Are there any issues with installing MS precision?

    • Ma Theresa Halog
      Ma Theresa Halog 23 days ago +2

      How do you do that?

    • Jon Doh
      Jon Doh Month ago

      I have one and I love it.

  • Erica David
    Erica David Month ago

    My motherboard crashed just after a year

  • Taylor O'Rourke
    Taylor O'Rourke Month ago

    I’m glad they did something with the speakers. I had Spectre x360 from 2015 and they were some of the worst speakers I’ve ever had on a high end laptop. They would make this crackling/static noise constantly and I pretty much had to use a Bluetooth speaker if I wanted to watch/listen to anything for more than five minutes.

  • Mugurel Teodor Andrici

    Do NOT buy HP products. THEY ARE FAULTY. From their PRINTERS to their LAPTOPS to their TABLETS to their CUSTOMER SUPPORT. They SUCK.

  • Mugurel Teodor Andrici

    Their hinge design is faulty, had a Pavilion X360 2-in-1 which had broken in less than 1 month and had to return it because of the hinge which broke the plastic body. Like who the fuck would put a metal hinge in a plastic body...

  • jkirk1626
    jkirk1626 Month ago

    GN alert:
    10:24-10:28 should have been "between Alex and me." "Between" acts as a preposition. After a preposition, use the object pronoun (me), not the subject pronoun (I).

  • elenchus
    elenchus Month ago

    plz review lenovo thinkbook 14 w/t rx 540 gpu thx

  • Doug Kahler
    Doug Kahler Month ago

    More shirtless James!

  • rooster sideburbs
    rooster sideburbs Month ago

    seriously... the power button is an issue?

  • rooster sideburbs
    rooster sideburbs Month ago

    take linus tech tips wth a grain of salt. everything he tests is usually top of the line and the most expensive. im not sure if he tested an hp pavillion. for average consumers.

  • Aravind Babu
    Aravind Babu Month ago +2

    Dude you are like a tech buff who has used and criticized way too many tech and you are expecting so much on whatever comes next, so much that you can't even enjoy a good piece of hardware like normal people. I have been in this spot not in tech but in some other aspect that's how I know. Used to love your videos.

  • Tatiana O
    Tatiana O Month ago +1

    HP no money back guaranty is true, even if you reject HP laptop to receive ,HP says "I was told that you have rejected the goods. This is no problem. But we can not initiate a refund.
    Please let me know if you want to accept the goods or if we should dispose of the article without refund." cool ;) should take a lawyer....
    looks like they have new slogan :
    "hp is always right" ...

  • vo ua
    vo ua Month ago +2

    HP do not keeps his words any more: No more "money back guaranty" they want only your money ,if you order per telephone be ready that salesman make mistake and you will get not what you wanted because, HP says April 11, 2019: "Unfortunately, we have to inform you that you are excluded from the 14-day right of return because it is a personalized ZBook. Therefore, a return of the goods is excluded"

  • PowIDied
    PowIDied Month ago

    Wait, it does have a holder in the case... hmmmm.

  • OldPossum
    OldPossum Month ago

    That *fugly* HP logo is a deal breaker.

  • ca5ualm3dia
    ca5ualm3dia Month ago

    bro just get a usb track pad , and stop the cry baby k!!!

  • Get The Gringo
    Get The Gringo Month ago

    Fucking wanker. Shut it, and stop spanking so much. Fucking plonker.

  • Tom
    Tom Month ago

    I had the Spectre x360 with Skylake i7 6500U and now I just got the 2019 x360 13 with i7 8565U. This Machine is just magnificent, the Display is way better, very similar to the 9,7" iPad Pro, I didn't recognize any input Lag. Build quality is exceptional. and I really don't mind the Top and bottom Bezels, I think the form-factor is awesome. I'm taking it with me everyday and it's not to big(even the Skylake was absolutely alright).
    I really wonder, what these Review guys have to do all day long :D you aren't doing any real work use, but instead just testing and doing some benchmarks... I think this is really strange.
    Also funny: he complains about the Bezels and then he complains about not enough room for his hands. That just doesn't make any sense. If the Bezels were gone, also the speaker grill would be gone, and there wouldn't be enough room for your hands again! :D

  • TheMysticHD
    TheMysticHD Month ago +1

    Battery *hife* ?

  • Andrew Reed
    Andrew Reed Month ago

    Lenovo X1 Yoga G3 beats the elitebook x360 IMO

  • Ísleif Otero García

    Hewlett Packard for me, the company that was ahead for a brief time of anybody. Now it is a shame. I really hope that SOMEDAY it will bring back it's creators dream around. I still waiting.

    JERRY KOVIS Month ago

    was that really your uncle?

  • Goku555 Mercenario SC2

    Fells lilke 30 fps, of course, 30 fps limit while on battery is pretty normal

  • boomer2hand2
    boomer2hand2 Month ago

    If the 15in doesn't do it for you ship it to me I'll take it better than nothing I'm still playing with an Android phone government issue Obama phone

  • TheToxicPlayer
    TheToxicPlayer Month ago

    fail from what? They've been doing shitty electronics since for ever.

  • boomer2hand2
    boomer2hand2 Month ago +1

    Bad pixels for gaming and they expect us to pay 2000 for it HAHAHAHAHA

    • PowIDied
      PowIDied Month ago

      boomer2hand2 I have the 15” model and it isn’t an issue. In fact, my model even has a 120hz displa, which was a bit surprising.

  • Asif Rahaman
    Asif Rahaman Month ago +1

    I have the Pavilion x360, it’s gotten me through my last year of high school pretty decently, but I might be looking for an upgrade for college

  • 155907
    155907 Month ago

    who power off a computer... do you power off your phone...?
    the fans move n degrade... yes theres a sleep mode n you close the lid..thats computers been on for months just as my phones no problem...
    educate me pls if im doing something wrong..

  • xDUMBERx
    xDUMBERx Month ago +2

    Linus: stops talking
    Me: uh oh
    Background music" Stops
    Me: on god
    Linus: Something I WOULD recommend buying, is our sponsor!

  • arcticdoggo
    arcticdoggo Month ago

    me: hears the date of ltx19
    also me: realizes im gonna be in bc then
    also also me: *spends sixty canadian rubles on a two day pass*

  • Isaias Izquierdo
    Isaias Izquierdo Month ago

    HP is a not what it used to be. Try harder HP.

  • Killian Fisher
    Killian Fisher Month ago +1

    yo i just relised me and linus both rock the 46mm Galaxy Watch

  • Michael Cherniak
    Michael Cherniak Month ago +1

    I think Lenovo might sell ThinkPad screens with that privacy feature

  • Matt Dixon
    Matt Dixon Month ago

    Camphor? Like, the plant?

  • TheAnonymousConnor
    TheAnonymousConnor Month ago

    I've got an X360 15 (core I3, 1tb hdd, 16gb optane ssd) and I got to say it's a real upgrade from my lenovo ideapad 120s

  • Shambles1980TRealOne

    NO ONE is coming to you to learn how to do ANYTHING!

  • MrCuddy2977
    MrCuddy2977 Month ago +1

    Oh, screenshots on Mac?
    Shift, Command and 4: then space … then click the mouse …

  • who8myfish
    who8myfish Month ago

    HP could ruin a wet dream