The MacBook pro 16 was launched in October 2021; a month after the release of HP’s Spectre x360. These two laptops launched in close periods could have similarities. Through the MacBook Pro 16 vs HP Spectre x360 16 Duel, we will tell you which one is better.

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MacBook Pro 16 vs HP Spectre x360 16: Which one has the best design?

The MacBook Pro 16 is available in Silver and Sidereal Gray colors. It has an aluminum casing. It measures 1.68 x 35.57 x 24.81 cm (H x W x D) and weighs 2.1 kg (M1 Pro) or 2.2 kg (M1 Max). The Spectre x360 with its gem-shaped edges measures 1.99 x 35.8 x 24.53 cm and weighs 2.01 kg. As for the colors, you can choose between black and blue.


Both laptops are equipped with a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint sensor. However, the MacBook Pro 16 is slightly heavier and thicker than the Spectre x360. While the latter is longer and wider than the MacBook Pro.

MacBook Pro 16 vs HP Spectre x360 16: Which one has the better display?

The MacBook Pro has a 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display. It is a display with a mini LED panel that offers a native resolution of 3,456 x 2,234 at 254 pixels per inch. Thanks to ProMotion technology, this display has an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.

The MacBook display offers 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness and 1,600 nits of peak brightness. The Spectre x360 comes with a 16-inch OLED touchscreen display that offers 3072 x 1920 resolution at 226 pixels per inch and 400 nits peak brightness.

This shows that the MacBook has a slightly larger and brighter screen than the Spectrum x360. In addition, this display offers the highest resolution and refresh rate. However, the x360 Spectrum has the advantage of a touch screen.

MacBook Pro 16 vs HP Spectre x360: Which one performs better?


Within the MacBook Pro, there is an M1 Pro chip accompanied by a unified 16GB memory (configurable to 32GB) or an M1 Max chip accompanied by a unified 32GB memory (configurable to 64GB).

The M1 Pro comes alongside a 512GB SSD hard drive configurable to 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB. While the version of MacBook Pro equipped with the M1 Max comes with a 1TB SSD by default configurable in 2TB, 4TB or 8TB. On the software side, the MacBook Pro 16 is equipped with a MacOs system.


The x360 Spectrum has an Intel Core i7-11390H Processor and comes with an integrated Iris Xe GPU. This processor is accompanied by an Nvidia GeForce RTX3050 graphics card and is supported by 16GB of RAM by default. It is equipped with a 512GB SSD hard drive configurable as 1TB or 2TB.  It has a Windows 11 family operating system.

MacBook Pro 16 vs HP Spectre x360 16: Which one has the best battery life?

The MacBook Pro 16’s battery provides up to 21 hours of video playback or 14 hours of wireless web browsing. It is an integrated lithium-polymer battery of 100 Wh. For its fast charging, the MacBook Pro 16 comes with a 140W USB-C power adapter.

The Spectre x360 16 has a Li-Po battery of only 83 Wh. It offers a battery life of 17h in mixed use or 18h30 minutes in video playback.

Verdict MacBook Pro 16 vs HP Spectre x360 16.

Overall, between the two computers, the MacBook Pro 16 is certainly the better one. Indeed, it adopts a slightly more elegant design than the Spectre x360. It also beats the Spectre x360 in terms of performance, display and battery. However, let’s still note that in terms of display, the Spectrum x360 has a touch screen which is sometimes very useful.


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