How Did HP Fail This Hard?

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  • Caden Churchill
    Caden Churchill 13 hours ago

    I actually own the 2018 variation of the 13 inch Spectre X360 and I absolutely love it! Seems the new model hasn't changed much, played with it at Best Buy and pretty much everything feels the same. I have small hands so I don't mind having less space to rest my wrists when typing, and while the track pad isn't the best, I honestly find it's plenty good enough for navigation. Upgraded from the original 2015 model thinking the smaller track pad and space below the keyboard would bother me, turns out it doesn't, the Spectre is still easily my favourite latop of it's class. Not perfect, but I like it much better than similar PCs from Dell, Asus, and Lenovo that I've used previously.

  • Jagaran Neupane
    Jagaran Neupane 2 days ago +1


  • De Evolve
    De Evolve 2 days ago +1

    You talked me out of it ... what should I then get for a 13 inch 2in1?

    • Imad Nour Essadate
      Imad Nour Essadate 14 hours ago

      I'd consider the surface pro, if you're ok with the SSD being soldered and the garbage IO.

  • Jayblue873
    Jayblue873 2 days ago

    Me when I’m shopping laptops.
    Me:I’m gonna buy thi-
    (Sees no Sim Card slot)
    Millions of laptops with no SIM card.
    (I’m serious)

  • Ashton Grist
    Ashton Grist 3 days ago

    I want a cinemawide oled ultrabook!! Help me find one!!

  • Lizard King
    Lizard King 3 days ago

    Those keycaps though. it's like someone just kept saying 'BIGGER!!!!' to every mock up until they ended up with those

  • HTC Ultra
    HTC Ultra 3 days ago

    Lenovo C930 is 10 times better. The pen is in the laptop Learn HP

  • Dikran Poladian
    Dikran Poladian 4 days ago +1

    HP consumer products are trash and never fail to disappoint.

  • Joseph Maza
    Joseph Maza 5 days ago

    I wonder about the fingerprint reader... If it were on the power button, where does the fingerprint information get stored? I've seen that when the fingerprint reader isn't on the power button, the fingerprint information is stored on a different chip. I'm thinking it's not on the power button, Linus, is because of security.

  • yash hedaoo
    yash hedaoo 5 days ago

    Give review of hp envy x360

  • BlackMan
    BlackMan 5 days ago

    Hp is pretty bad. They made a big batch of faulty computers and still sold them knowing they were bad. They were pretty bad I forget the name of it but if you see a hp on face book or Craigslist and it's a 15 inch with a8 or a9 cpu the. It's probably the one that is junk. These were also pretty recent laptops. I've seen like 5 last time I look at random stuff on FB market.

  • Legalneeds
    Legalneeds 5 days ago

    This guy gotta have the WORST voice ever on the web!!!

  • Mike Mecklenborg
    Mike Mecklenborg 5 days ago

    Good information but most of these complaints are coming from computer geeks who spend all their time on computers which is a small part of society. Some of these complaints are so unimportant that the average consumer could care less. HP understands that keeping the price reasonable and having a variety of computers will sell more computers. To do this they can't put the top of the line equipment in a less expensive computer and these are the ones that sell the most. I imagine that computers over $1000 do not sell as many as ones around $500. I spend a good bit of time on computers since my job requires about 75 percent of my time at work on it but when it comes to buying a new one for personal use I have never spent a $1000 dollars for a computer and it maybe be years before I do if ever.

  • fatih nararya
    fatih nararya 6 days ago

    Is no one going to comment about 11:38?

  • Crispy_Tuna
    Crispy_Tuna 6 days ago

    I’m so dumb I got the previous 2017 model of the x360 (13 inch) when I could’ve went for the 15 inch model which would have a graphics card with it too... ugh 😑

    • Crispy_Tuna
      Crispy_Tuna 3 days ago

      Patrick suck Zquidword nozel well I knew absolutely nothing about computers or anything at the time because all I did was play on my PlayStation 4. And tbh the only thing I cared about what my laptop was was the colour of it.

    • Patrick suck Zquidword nozel
      Patrick suck Zquidword nozel 3 days ago

      That sucks

  • Flame
    Flame 6 days ago +6

    Ok trackpad I’d understand but ur critisizing too much man

  • Dnl
    Dnl 6 days ago

    just use the hp pavillion (laptop) thats what i use it is a 15 inch display and it is perfect for gaming, typing, and video watching (plays in 4k) also it is only around $500

  • iReckoning
    iReckoning 6 days ago

    6:58..... The entire video.

  • ReNi C
    ReNi C 6 days ago

    lenovo yoga 720 have the same specs with this is 2017 laptop

  • Oktay Acikalin
    Oktay Acikalin 6 days ago

    Looks like the designers had small hands. Otherwise they wouldn't settle with such a small touchpad :-/

  • Parviz Bagirov
    Parviz Bagirov 8 days ago +7

    Been using this 13 inch laptop for some time now.
    1) Power button - reach fine, use fine. No problem at all
    2) Trackpad - yes Synaptics drivers are not good but i changed them to Windows precision and since then they been working like a charm, no problem at all. Even with synaptics drivers installed I had no problem described here with “deadzones” one the trackpad. As I said though, changed to windows precision and trackpad no problem at all.
    3) as for pen, you can attach it to the sleeve case that comes with the laptop, there is a special place for that.

    • Parviz Bagirov
      Parviz Bagirov 4 days ago

      the pen is quite nice and smooth to use, i heard that HP tilt pen is better though. Didnt test it yet

    • Nicholas Chau
      Nicholas Chau 4 days ago +1

      I am thinking about this laptop too, is the pen smooth to use? i'm thinking of drawing with it. Thank you!

  • Hashirama Senju
    Hashirama Senju 8 days ago

    *laughs in surface book*

  • NDK0
    NDK0 8 days ago

    Every single HP laptop I have ever seen has been a complete shitbrick... Even worse than most Macs

  • Grey Lawson
    Grey Lawson 9 days ago

    Geez, I know Linus isn’t a fan of the MacBook Pro, but at least Apple has real palm rejection on their trackpads as opposed to rigging up some sketchy solution where they just kill off part of the trackpad and hope your palm never lands in the working area of the trackpad.

  • NC 13582247
    NC 13582247 9 days ago

    Dude looks like Syndicate lol

  • 3X3CU710N3R
    3X3CU710N3R 9 days ago

    Can you review huawei matebook x pro. Curious to hear what you guys think about it.

  • Kabir Basu
    Kabir Basu 10 days ago +9

    Am I being ignorant or can't this issue be easily solved by just installing windows precision driver?

    • Parviz Bagirov
      Parviz Bagirov 8 days ago

      Axelle Patri Adi there are many, just google man. It is a very easy process

    • Axelle Patri Adi
      Axelle Patri Adi 8 days ago

      Parviz Bagirov any video guides?

    • Parviz Bagirov
      Parviz Bagirov 8 days ago +2

      exactly. Did the same thing and works like a charm.

    • Axelle Patri Adi
      Axelle Patri Adi 9 days ago

      Dean K do you have a guide? Planning on buying one later this week but idk how to change the drivers

    • Dean K
      Dean K 9 days ago +3

      you aren't, i installed the precision driver my 13" model and it instantly made it leagues better

    LALOMAN 11 days ago

    Like always, Linus is NOT an IT Tech Professional hence why he doesn't know that in our industry, HP stands for = "Horrible Product"... We always avoid this brands like a plague and recommend our costumers to avoid it as well.... Dell, well they are up there with HP.... both horrible products! These both are what you call "retail brands".... the shit you would find at a Walmart/Tarshit stores! lol...

  • shahariar mishu
    shahariar mishu 11 days ago

    I think this time HP didn't pay this guy

  • Zackary Rethati
    Zackary Rethati 11 days ago

    1:27 nice Acer Predator monitor :^)

  • CyberDude274CD24
    CyberDude274CD24 11 days ago

    3:40 like his dell 400 laptop video but now saying Stawp

  • Benjamin Farlow
    Benjamin Farlow 11 days ago

    I bought the 2018 x360 for about 1400 USD, and some of those issues arent apparent in the 2018 version. They did a bit of a redesign for the 2019.
    If you're in the market, look for the 2018 version. Mine has these specs
    i7 8550U
    16gb DDR4 (not sure the speed, probably 2400 or 2666)
    Nvidia MX150
    500gb SSD
    4k Touch Screen

  • thesonicgirl1000
    thesonicgirl1000 11 days ago

    I just got this laptop but the touchpad doesn't work at all

  • NuggetStyleGaming
    NuggetStyleGaming 12 days ago

    First world problems
    The power button isn't a problem for me
    The fingerprint reader is in a great spot
    The rubber by the arrow and ctrl key are no problem,
    I don't any problems with the flex, the screen never wobbles for me
    There isn't any mouse lag for me
    I just put the pen in my pocket with the rest of my pens

  • Sundar Pichai
    Sundar Pichai 12 days ago


  • Colby Meyer
    Colby Meyer 13 days ago

    Why can’t you get the i7-8750h w/ 1050TIMax Q in Canada?

  • Intelligent Design
    Intelligent Design 13 days ago

    Troll channel

  • videokingrsyd
    videokingrsyd 13 days ago

    Is there is a perfect product!

  • Warlord StarCraft
    Warlord StarCraft 14 days ago

    can we please get a review of the huawei matebook x pro 2019

  • Biak Hui
    Biak Hui 14 days ago

    Who the fuck is this fucking wanker !? Who's watching this asshole without puking !? Jesus Christ ! Where's this vermin comming from ?!

  • Biak Hui
    Biak Hui 14 days ago

    Who the fuck is this fucking wanker !? Who's watching this asshole without puking !? Jesus Christ ! Where's this vermin comming from ?!

  • B Adventures Vlogs
    B Adventures Vlogs 14 days ago

    LTT roasting HP 😂✌️

  • Lt Dan
    Lt Dan 15 days ago

    I had an HP Omen before. Never buying HP again

  • Allen Frady
    Allen Frady 15 days ago

    Okay, here we go....The reason power button is not on edge is to avoid hitting by accident in tablet mode...duh. Wobbly screen is a part of being so light. Dont put a 4k on a 2 in 1 and expect it to game. The thick bezels are almost needed for tablet mode so you are not covering 1/3rd of your display when holding it....again duh. The Mac book you compared it to is not a 2 in 1 and the surface has a removable keyboard and is a totally different type of 2 in 1 so it is easier to hold with the slimmer bezels. By the way, that surface laptop you show at the end...same huge bezels. This is not a "complete redesign" of the x360, it is just a slightly different looking case with the buttons moved around a bit. The 13 is an "on the go" device for travel, airplanes and presentations, it isn't a concern that you have a bit less typing space. Also Lisa over at TR says these track pads are perfectly fine, what's up with that? Plus you know if you don't like the new button lay out you can get the previous version silver case with the I8550u, 16gb 512gb in 13 inch for about $250 to $300 original pricing so there is that also. Value for money it's solid.

  • Beaches
    Beaches 15 days ago +1

    Thanks for the review bro, I'll keep my XPS 15. I love the XPS 15 I just despise the keyboard. Maybe I'll look at the X1 Extreme now that it is more reasonable.

  • Deren Bong
    Deren Bong 15 days ago +11

    For proper laptop review, go for Andrew Marc David or mobile tech review,

    • Deren Bong
      Deren Bong 10 days ago

      I do come back and watch his reviews hoping he would return to his humble self, 😅

    • Deren Bong
      Deren Bong 10 days ago

      I like his past reviews, since last year, his biases have bloated to a point I couldn’t swallow anymore

    • C A
      C A 10 days ago

      Linus has been doing very good reviews for years... decades? Always good to check different reviews tho, but his review is great. The wobbly thing is hell annoying to me and nobody else mentioned it ej.

  • Deren Bong
    Deren Bong 15 days ago

    Laptop from China,
    Points out all the good things
    Laptop from US,
    Points out all its bad things

  • Goofball Gaming
    Goofball Gaming 15 days ago

    Very average build quality, with underwhelming hardware

  • Swords N'Daggers Squad

    Lol I actually have the laptop that you said not to buy lol

  • Andrew D
    Andrew D 16 days ago

    You should have gone with the Elitebook x360

  • Owen Kittredge
    Owen Kittredge 16 days ago

    The problem with these type of laptops is that they are trying to stylish like an Mac. I do not what a fashion accessory I want something to get my work done and it will keep working, and over the years the Dell Latitudes and Precisions laptop fit the bill.

  • Oishik Sarkar
    Oishik Sarkar 17 days ago

    Do u know Linus that HP ProBook 440 G5, EliteBook 820 G4 comes with M2 SSD attached to a SATA converter and then plugged into the SATA Drive location. I really haven't got any clue why they did this on enterprise laptops by slowing down the performance from the actual hardware they put in. Please make a video on same.

  • frin
    frin 17 days ago +1

    HP has always had the worst drivers, which made their laptops worthless, with components not functioning properly, losing connectivity or just plain crashing/not booting properly.

  • Floyd Bezos
    Floyd Bezos 17 days ago

    the keyboard looks pretty dated (old school) compared to macbook pro - MBP keyboards are so futuristic looking imo -

  • Floyd Bezos
    Floyd Bezos 17 days ago

    10:32 - damn, thats a BAD look for HP .. really not considering this as a purchase anymore, i saw on other vids about the trackpad issues too - has anyone found any luck with precision drivers ?

  • Floyd Bezos
    Floyd Bezos 17 days ago

    10:03 - damn that dead zone shit makes me appreciate my 2015 macbook - no issues - no dead zones - immediate response anywhere in the trackpad

  • TestUser472
    TestUser472 17 days ago

    i am not ready for this bezel-less future

  • Une Bolée d'Air
    Une Bolée d'Air 17 days ago

    I was pretty disappointed by this 2019 new version, I think the 2018 older version is far superior, in particular with the standard SD card reader, more intersting for photography / videography :

  • spacetime
    spacetime 17 days ago +1

    Trash laptop, hope they don't sell any

  • V 3214
    V 3214 17 days ago

    The colour correction is so... lifeless?

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  • Nick Fifis
    Nick Fifis 18 days ago

    Failing this hard is hard to watch :(

  • KingSzymonTv
    KingSzymonTv 18 days ago


  • System Error Message
    System Error Message 18 days ago +3

    dell quality good? my alienware burnt itself out while gaming far too many times, nothing to do with heat, just that it has poor board design for power distribution in relation to screen and CPU power use. lonovo thinkpad and dell vostro lines did offer privacy screens for years, HP will always be behind in every way, price, quality, heat, specs, design. I've always recommended against them for years even the desktop line

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 19 days ago

    Because HP always sucks.

  • James K
    James K 20 days ago +2

    I wouldn't trust the Spectre line up after having owned the 2015 model and going through hell trying to get HP to replace a faulty motherboard(they never did and wanted to charge my $600 to replace it). It was a known issue that affected multiple products but HP wouldn't own up to their mistake.

    • BLNKT
      BLNKT 18 days ago +1

      I have a 2018 Spectre x360 which I've had for a year and a half. It started smoking through the charging port with regular charging. It is out of the 1 year warranty so if you call their support line for help they will tell you you're out of luck unless you pay hundreds of dollars for them to fix it. But I found out that if you post on the forums and get a mod to escalate your issue to a health and safety representative, they'll fix it for free one time.
      It's still a pretty bad experience and I've seen a lot of people who posted about their Spectre motherboards also smoking or burning up in my time trying to get help. I'll be going with a different brand next time I need a new laptop.

  • Nithilan Amudhan
    Nithilan Amudhan 21 day ago

    The pavilion series is amazing

  • Ved Shah
    Ved Shah 21 day ago +2

    hp put the power button around the corner so you wont accidentally hit it when you're holding the thing in tablet mode. jesus linus, expect better from ltt

  • Rodolfo Farinas
    Rodolfo Farinas 21 day ago

    Linus great review as always, but a couple things didn't add up were the criticism of the fingerprint reader location, i mean, i love that it is were it is, and if it was placed on the power button, that would have been annoying, having to reach all the way to the back corner to get the fingerprint scanned. And second, the screen bezels on the 13" version which is the one i own, are a little thicker than other contenders on the category, but they do become useful if we decide to use it in tablet mode. The two or three most annoying things of this laptop are: First the touch-pad, yes it sucks in every way, second the material finish is absolutely the most finger print and oil attracting finish I've ever seen on a laptop, even on shiny laptops, they resist fingerprints a lot better than this material. And third, every time i carry this unit, as small and light as it is, i'm always left with the sensation that i need to be extra careful cause the housing feel delicate and flimsy. I know it is aluminum, but it feel like it was very thin plastic.

  • Hi Im Cake
    Hi Im Cake 21 day ago

    I thought she was drawing pickle Rick around 7:12 ... now I'm sad.

  • Alan Gramont
    Alan Gramont 21 day ago

    Ugh. I have an XPS 15 that is approaching 4 years old. I was hoping to find something different, but the more I look, the more I think I will probably upgrade to this year's XPS 15 as long as Dell doesn't break it. After seeing the XPS 13 for this year, if they just match those upgrades they will be heard to beat.

  • Mark Adams
    Mark Adams 21 day ago +2

    180p squad anywhere?

  • Mark Adams
    Mark Adams 21 day ago

    Hp is shit. $650 laptop runs shitty compared to my PS4.

  • Taiitsukun F
    Taiitsukun F 22 days ago +1

    This laptop is actually good though. I got the 13”

  • Doctor 1O1
    Doctor 1O1 22 days ago

    Placement of power button opinion is rather petty !

  • Knot3D _
    Knot3D _ 22 days ago

    No Linus... your region simply appears to be a bit effed with barrel chargers on these HP models - no barrel chargers on Spectres in my country or many other reviewers' Spectre videos. Wobbly screen hinges ? Not on the in-store display models nor on the one I have here. Ghosting ? Not here. Fact ; the old Spectres are thermally challenged - these new models handle temps way better.

  • Teja Mallela
    Teja Mallela 22 days ago

    Try Lenovo c930

  • Galaxy Guy
    Galaxy Guy 23 days ago

    My dad bought a new hp laptop. It was Soo slow and I was unable to play fortnite in it. So my dad bought me my old laptop which I had for 7 years. I had to spend more money to make it work properly.

  • Rusty Wells
    Rusty Wells 23 days ago +1

    Why would HP or any company send this clown anything is beyond me!

  • MarsBar756
    MarsBar756 23 days ago

    I feel like budget thinkpads would be a good video like the E585

  • Daniel Koo
    Daniel Koo 23 days ago +1

    I've known this for a while but Linus REALLY OVER EXAGGERATES

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  • Hans Wurst
    Hans Wurst 23 days ago +11

    I feel like this is an over exagerated hate on HP. You are focusing and hating on minor issues like pen holder/bit sreen wobble instead of speaking about important stuff like THERMALS.
    Didnt you get sponsored for this vid Linus. Your vids are full of productplacements/ads.

    • Hans Wurst
      Hans Wurst 21 day ago +1

      +Muhammad Ammar Munir thanks for you insight!

    • Muhammad Ammar Munir
      Muhammad Ammar Munir 21 day ago +1

      No, he's right. I own an HP Envy x360, and I'm surprised that even the latest Spectre x360 has the same issues! The screen wobbles, yes; it isn't as great as my Surface Pro 3, so it's better to either use it as a traditional laptop or a tablet only, as the screen would just wobble alot and adjust itself automatically to lie fully flat. And the trackpad. It's awful. It's so awful I actually use the touchscreen more, than the trackpad, if I have the option. Until unless there's quite an emergency. And not is the touch response of the trackpad awful, but it also has buttons equally difficult to press, so much that I have ended up learning a new gesture to stop using the right side button for right clicks. So, Linus is completely correct, though I won't agree with that screen lag part.

  • 2buxaslice
    2buxaslice 23 days ago

    Went to renew my PIA subscription today and noticed that they jacked up their prices ever since Linus started sponsoring them. Great.

  • Babs Ogunrin
    Babs Ogunrin 23 days ago

    For someone who reviewed the earlier iteration of the Spectre, it's extremely hard not to come away with an impression either Linus is trying to over impress with this review or his reviews are really based on what side of the bed he woke up from on the day he video edits. Not good mate.

  • vhtriyok
    vhtriyok 24 days ago

    Compaq, Gateway, Quantex, IBM Thinkpads, Sony VAIO. Fujitsu Lifebook, Toshiba Satellite. Sharp. All dead. Soon: HP will join them.
    Left Over Big Players: Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, Apple,
    Boutique Laptops: Samsung, Asus, Acer, LG, MSI, Gigabyte, Razer, Main Gear. All small players.

  • Zain Sohail
    Zain Sohail 24 days ago

    I got the 13" model and it works so well. I changed the drivers to Precision which doesn't really take too much effort and all my touch are registered on the trackpad edges too. And the 13" doesn't have a power port like 15" so the power button is easy to reach. It's just a beautiful machine and I personally highly recommend it.

    • Zain Sohail
      Zain Sohail 20 days ago

      +G-Misc 59 I followed this guide. I think it's a altered synaptics driver

    • G-Misc 59
      G-Misc 59 22 days ago

      Which drivers did you use?

  • John Milton
    John Milton 24 days ago +10

    Keep making these honest reviews they are great.
    These companies charging us $1500+ for a laptop and just producing trash.

  • JZ
    JZ 24 days ago

    HP makes terrible computers.

  • Thomas L
    Thomas L 25 days ago

    I have the 2019 hp spectre x360 13" and I haven't really experienced the dead zone but the pad drivers do sometimes just basically crash meaning two fingers scroll doesn't work anymore and generally it will only work with one finger which is really annoying

    • Andrew Lim
      Andrew Lim 22 days ago

      +Thomas L No problem, i tried precision previously too, it didnt work out for mine though. Hope yours works

    • Thomas L
      Thomas L 22 days ago

      Andrew Lim thanks, I installed Windows precision drivers yesterday but if I have any troubles I'll definitely try the ones you're using

    • Andrew Lim
      Andrew Lim 22 days ago

      Uninstalled the original synaptic driver and downloaded a new version from below link. The touchpad works great since.

  • Diego Chavez
    Diego Chavez 25 days ago

    Thank god i didnt go ahead and get this because of the paper specs. that trackpad and display would drive me insane

  • Craig Burnett
    Craig Burnett 25 days ago

    No. If you want a 13" 2-in-1 that is cheaper, better build quality, a DELL AND NOT AN HP, has more ram, has more ports, and is A DELL AND NOT A FREAKING HP, either the Ryzen 7 or i7 of this is amazing. Also it has accessible power and volume buttons.

    Also, I'm not a Dell of Best Buy person, I just ended up liking this laptop a lot more than I thought I would.

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  • Shan Swaich
    Shan Swaich 25 days ago

    if you factor in the screen i dont think its better than the surface laptop on paper at all

  • Andrei Razer
    Andrei Razer 25 days ago

    wow .... and when u think hp it was so good made it ,and now is just shit......

  • Jesus Martinez
    Jesus Martinez 25 days ago +1

    you guys are savages at the end!!! but I love it!!lmfao

  • Hendrik Hoffmann
    Hendrik Hoffmann 25 days ago

    I bought an ENVY x360 some weeks ago and I will sell because of the Display. The viewing angles are so bad and i think ist is because of Sure View (of Course deactivated). I compared My Envy with a Envy without Sure view and the Display was so much better. So i wouldn´t recommed buying a HP device with Sure view.. Moreover it doesn´t work good you can see some numbers even when Sure View ist activated. I think i will buy a Surface Pro.

  • D Mac
    D Mac 26 days ago

    10 year old's hand on a grown man.

  • TheOddDiabetic
    TheOddDiabetic 26 days ago +1

    Could you guys clarify when you're using USD vs CAD? Sometimes you do but when you don't I just get confused

  • MuchFly Wow
    MuchFly Wow 26 days ago

    cz HP is fucking garbage and always has been