As a writer/blogger, I tend to really use my laptop. Yes, I can now do a ton of things on my smartphone and tablet, but there’s still something great about a laptop and the way you work on it. It’s my go-to for most of my work. As time passes, technology changes. It happens with everything, and laptop computing is no different. There’s always something new and great coming out, from speed improvements to lighter devices to better screens. It can really make your head spin, keeping up with all of this. When I need to upgrade my device, I generally look around the blogosphere and see what’s cooking. In my research, I cam across a laptop that really seems to tick off all the boxes, so to speak. It’s the HP Spectre x2 2-in-1 12.3″ Touch-Screen Laptop, available at Best Buy.

I have used HP machines for, literally, decades and they are always good. They perform well and hold-up well. The Spectre is no different. It’s a really great laptop that mixes power with usability. I love the look and feel of the aluminum chassis, but what I really like is the versatility and the light-weight of it. It makes using the Spectre a really pleasure. The convertible design seamlessly switches between high-functioning laptop and portable tablet forms, so it’s really cool and easy to use. The durable hinge makes it quick and simple to dock and detach the display from the keyboard, too.

The size of the device makes this all the better. This baby only weighs 2.49 lbs. and measures 0.5″! It’s awesome, it’s like a tablet!! All of this with a perfectly sized 12.3″ display that really looks amazing with 3000×2000 screen resolution. Really awesome. Plus. it’s a really powerful machine with a nice amount of solid state memory. We are talking an Intel® Core™ i7-7560U processor with 8GB of RAM and a 360GB solid state drive. To top it off, it has the ease of Bluetooth connectivity, 2 USB Type-C ports, built-in media reader for simple photo transfer (microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory card formats supported), and a backlit keyboard for those nights I’m working late in my bed! The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home and was built for Windows Ink. DVD/CD drive not included but is easily added if needed (which I do need).

The X2 seems to be designed to be more like a tablet than a laptop. However, HP includes a detachable keyboard as well as a pen stylus that integrates well with Windows Ink. There’s even a pretty clever kickstand that allows the tablet to stand up with or without the keyboard when in landscape mode.

So, in other words, the HP Spectre x2 2-in-1 12.3″ Touch-Screen Laptop, available at Best Buy is a powerful machine that also looks great and it very easy and versatile to use. It’s pretty much the perfect machine for me right now. A fantastic upgrade well worth the investment. It’s been paying off in spades each and every time I pull it out!! I really think that the HP Spectre X2 12-C012DX is a cutting edge premium 2 in 1 convertible laptop/tablet well worth the price tag, especially for someone looking for all of these features.

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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