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HP Spectre x360 13t: Is It Good for Business?

HP Spectre x360 13t, business laptops The Spectre x360 13t lasts really long on a charge. / Credit: Jeremy Lips

HP's Spectre x360 13t is a long-lasting 2-in-1 with a gorgeous metal design. The folding laptop has plenty of features that will please workers, including long battery life, strong performance and a nice keyboard. Commuters will also love that this laptop is lighter than its rivals.

As the name implies, the x360 13t has a folding hinge that flips around a full 360 degrees so you can use the device like a large tablet when you want. Workers will probably find better use for the intermediate modes, though, which are nice for using touch-screen apps and showing off presentations and slide shows to small groups. 

Weighing in at 2.4 lbs., the x360 13t is lighter than even the ultraportable Lenovo Yoga 900. That's good news for commuters who need to lug their laptops between home and the office.

The Spectre x360 13t has a pretty nice keyboard, considering the laptop's slim profile. It offers roughly 1.5 millimeters of key travel, which is about what we look for in a laptop keyboard. The keys also feel springy, with a good amount of feedback on each stroke, providing a comfortable overall typing experience.

We were also really impressed by the notebook's longevity. It ran for a very solid 8 hours and 26 minutes on our battery test, which simulates continuous Web browsing over Wi-Fi. That's long enough to last through the end of the workday and beyond, and it beats rival systems, including the Yoga 900 (7 hours and 57 minutes) and the Surface Pro 4 (6 hours and 5 minutes).

Check back for a full review of the HP Spectre x360 13t very soon, or check out our picks for the best business laptops currently on the market.

Brett Nuckles

A former Ohio newspaper man, Brett Nuckles fled the Midwest in 2013. He now lives in Seattle, where he spends his days tinkering with smartphones, tablets and computers. He loves to think about the intersection of technology and productivity, and how to get the most out of new gadgets and apps. He's also a big fan of vegetarian food and digital painting. In his off hours he spends most of his time drawing and painting sci-fi/fantasy scenes on his PC with his trusty Wacom stylus in hand.