HP Spectre x360 15" (early 2018) - 8th gen H-series class quad + AMD Vega Graphics!

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  1. MobileTechReview

    MobileTechReview Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I no longer have the AMD Vega Spectre x360 in house. However, I did test with the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (identical hardware platform as the HP), as mentioned in my Core X review, and I got a warning on the Dell that it would charge slowly (and it did charge). The Dell uses a 130 watt charger while the HP Spectre x360 Vega came with a 150 watt charger (I believe just to charge faster, not because it requires any more watts than the Dell).

     
  2. stormi

    stormi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Yes, I know. It was just the fear that HP limited the Power Delivery capabilities because it is - other than the Dell - delivered with a classic barrel charger and my Thunderbolt dock also had issues charging the HP.
    But there is a new BIOS update (F.21) which I just installed and it coincidentally solved the charging issue :) And since the 87 W Apple USB-C charger is also working I'm quiet sure that other TB3 docks can now charge the Spectre with up to 100 W.
     
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  3. Itosken

    Itosken Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hey @stormi, I just bought the Spectre x360 and am waiting on its arrival. Before it arrives, I just wanted to know whether you prefer the Bamboo Ink stylus or the default one?
    On top of that, is it normal to leave the laptop on to update an entire night during the first configuration duration?
     
  4. stormi

    stormi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    In germany the HP Spectre Vega edition is sold without the pen in the box for some reason. Thats why I bought the Bamboo Ink, so I can't compare them. I got it instead of the HP pen because it was cheaper, has interchangeable nibs and I like the idea of interoperability between N-Trig & Wacom AES.
    No, that's not necessary for a new notebook.
     
  5. Mr. Boosh

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    Fellow ZC'er, how are you liking the HP?
     
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