HP Spectre x360 (2017) Review: A Beautiful And Impressively Quiet Convertible
HP Spectre x360 (2017) Benchmarks: ATTO Disk, SunSpider, PCMark 8, and Cinebench
ATTO Disk Benchmark, Testing NVMe Solid State Storage
We were giddy when laptop makers started ditching mechanical hard drives in favor of solid state drives, and we're getting those same feelings as OEMs make another transition, this time to NVMe drives that utilize the PCIe bus. In this case, the 256GB NVMe SSD (Liteon CA1-8D256) hits a blazing fast read speed of just above 2.4 GB/s (2,483 MB/s), with writes approaching 1 GB/s (9,966 MB/s) at peak. So long, SATA, don't let the door hit you on the way out!
Sun Spider And Cinebench
The Spectre x360 falls a few pegs in both Cinebench R11.5 and Cinebench R15, on the CPU portion of the test. It's not that the scores are bad by any stretch, they are just lower than might be expected. Why? This is the price for having an extremely thin and light laptop that is also exceptionally quiet. We suspected there might be some throttling going on, and a visit to the Task Manager and its CPU graph confirmed this. The cooler your environment, the longer the CPU can run full bore before dialing back the frequency to keep temps in check.