HP Unleashes New Spectre X360 2-in-1 with Powerful Core Ultra Processors

In September this year, Intel introduced the Meteor Lake processor at the ON Technology Innovation Conference. This processor boasts a segmented modular architecture composed of four distinct modules, interconnected via Foveros 3D packaging technology. Its computational module, for the first time, is crafted using Intel’s 4-process technology, rendering Meteor Lake the most energy-efficient client platform in Intel’s history. Regrettably, Meteor Lake has not been implemented in the 14th generation Core i-series processors for desktops but has been given priority in the inaugural Core Ultra series for mobile devices.

Recently, laptops equipped with Intel’s Core Ultra processors have been appearing on Geekbench, but the displayed processor information does not confirm the final market specifications. However, HP recently listed its new 14-inch Spectre X360 2-in-1 laptop on its Canadian website. Priced from $1,799.99, the laptop is currently out of stock. The available processor options include the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H and the Intel Core Ultra 5 125H, with their specifications publicly disclosed.

The Intel Core Ultra 5 125H features 14 cores and 18 threads, comprising 4 performance cores, 8 efficiency cores, and 2 low-power efficiency cores, with an 18MB L3 cache a turbo frequency of up to 4.5 GHz, and a TDP of 28W. The Ultra 7 155H, on the other hand, boasts 16 cores and 22 threads, consisting of 6 performance cores, 8 efficiency cores, and 2 low-power efficiency cores, with a 24MB L3 cache and a turbo frequency of up to 4.8 GHz, also with a TDP of 28W. Both processors’ specifications align closely with the details previously revealed by Geekbench, and their performance is comparable to the previous generation’s i7-13700H and i9-13900H, respectively.

It is noteworthy that HP’s detailed configuration page also indicates that the processor’s integrated Intel Arc graphics require a system configuration with at least dual-channel 16GB memory. The Spectre X360 starts with a 16GB memory configuration, with specifications of LPDDR5X-6400MHz, and currently offers a maximum capacity option of 32GB. Although Intel’s requirement might herald the end of the era for laptops with low-capacity memory in models equipped with the Core Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 processors, it remains unknown whether falling short of this requirement will impact the laptop’s normal operation.

It is understood that the Core Ultra 7 155H processor’s integrated graphics have already surpassed AMD’s currently most powerful integrated graphics, the Radeon 780M, by about 10% in the Geekbench 6 OpenCL test, and the performance gap with the desktop-level Arc A380 is less than 10%. However, it is important to remember that OpenCL test results do not necessarily represent broad applicability, and the actual gaming performance is yet to be observed.