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

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  1. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    I'll let you know as soon as I get a look at the HP's internals. I know someone who goes by "Stormi" on forums who is my best source of such info. I'll relay the info as soon as he posts it. :p:p:p:p
     
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  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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  3. Willshire

    Willshire Pen Pal - Newbie

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    So they're moving away from USB-C and back to a barrel plug on this model, huh? Can't say I'm a fan of that.

    The late 2017 Spectre 15" is already loud under load. Can't imagine how this'll be almost doubling the power. Hopefully they innovated a better cooling solution. Second Thunderbolt port (hopefully a full 4 lanes of PCIe instead of 2 like the current) and tilt pen are the biggest sellers for me, maybe the speaker placement, but if I can't charge via Power Delivery it makes all my PD travel chargers useless.
     
  4. stormi

    stormi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    HP decided to add it because USB-C allows a maximum of 100 W charging and they wanted you be able to charge it even under high load - this is exactly the problem the Surface Book 2 15" has and may also be a problem for the Dell XPS 15 2-in1.
    So HP delivers it with a classic 150 W charger - however it looks like you still will be able to charge it over the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports :)

    Also I was able to get the official datasheet for the Kaby Lake G variant, HP made a mistake in the url: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/images/HP_...245_2545039_tcm245_2544922_tcm245-2545039.pdf
     
  5. Willshire

    Willshire Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I hope you're right about that. I understand the limitations of USB C in regards to power, but the Nvidia variant is quite far under that 100w. Even full load the Intel/Vega chip should still have 20-30% headroom. Fast enough for me because if I'm plugged in using it at full load I'm probably stationary for a bit.

    Options are good though, if we get both barrel and PD over USB C that's good enough for me. Wonder if the HP nanny assistant will cut off lower power chargers and what that limit will be. Current Nvidia model can't use a charger lower than 60w. Even when pulling less than 30w.

    Funny enough, that spec sheet shows a 90w adapter, rather than the 150w. Wonder if that's a misprint or if that's what they're still packing with the Mx150.
     
  6. milkytoast

    milkytoast Pen Pal - Newbie

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    My guess is that it we are likely to see 60w or higher for charging. but I am interested in seeing the throttling that will occur on this thing.
     
  7. milkytoast

    milkytoast Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I really worry about the Intel/Vega being the red headed step child when it comes to driver support.

    Sent from my ZTE A2017U using Tapatalk
     
  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    If the performance metrics are anything close to what reviewers and tech folks are saying, I think it is nVidia that has more to worry about - this thing may have some birthing pains (ala Skylake) but looks to be a winner.
     
  9. Starlight5

    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    Numpad makes me really sad, hate it. Also, probably soldered WLAN. )'= Seems very nice otherwise.
     
  10. stormi

    stormi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Hmm how can you dislike a numpad?
     
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