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[Pre Order] HP Spectre X360 13" Laptop (AW-0111TU): i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD $1816 (Usually $3699) @ HP Australia CEPP Store

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Note for mods: Pre-order for next stock delivery (early April estimate) - please move to forums if this doesn't meet stock requirements

HP's 2020 update Spectre X360 notebook is $3,599 on their main site, but is $1,816 on their Corporate Employee Purchase Portal and Education Portal (thanks @doweyy).

HP Spectre X360 (2020)

  • Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 processor (integrated Iris Plus graphics)
  • 13.3" FHD/1080P IPS (400nits) micro-edge WLED-backlit screen
  • 16 GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM
  • 1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
  • 4-cell, 60 Wh Li-ion polymer battery
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 Combo
  • Soft case sleeve with HP tilt pen
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • Weight: ~1.26kg

As it's currently out of stock online, this can only be ordered by phone (hence no Cashrewards or Shopback). Once websites are updated with availability, cashback should work also, and has in the past with CEPP. There are also decent discounts on most items e.g. 3-yr next-day onsite accident cover care pack $600 $355

To order it:

  • Call HP sales on 1300 308 231 and quote the CEPP prices for items you want
  • They may ask with corporate you work at but there's no real checks and HP agents don't want to lose a sale

To see the CEPP online prices:

  • Open a NEW browser window and browse to https://hpshopping.com.au/cepp - needs to be a new web session if browsed previously
  • Find this machine by searching "aw0111tu" to find the 2020 model (hard to navigate)

Here's the direct link to the product (Note: will show as full retail price without steps above)

Past deals have been grey about eligibility for anyone to purchase at these prices. @hamza23 was in contact with HP, so I'll leave it to mods wisdom about ongoing 'active' status

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Same price is also available in the Education Portal :) But also currently sold out, so will either need to call or wait.

  • +1 vote

    I've got this laptop and it's amazing. Bought it from the Black Friday sale from Best Buy in the US.

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      I've got the 2019 same spec, but at this price I'm tempted to trade up; resell; profit?

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        Our of interest what would be the benefit, in terms of tangible performance, of trading up from the 2019 model?

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          Better trackpad + software apparently. For me though, it was that they made it a bit smaller by reducing the screen margins. It's a tiny bit thicker when closed now, but retaining the screen size while reducing the bezel was the main thing.

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      Hey mate … Is yours running a bit warm?

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        I give it a hard workout sometimes with massive spreadsheets full of formulas, 3d model calcs etc. That heats it up but it runs fine and doesn't seem to step down the processor at all. One issue I noticed was when working hard the wifi adapter dropped a few times (device not seen by Windows). Hasn't been an issue more than a handful of times. This new one has a new wifi card so should be better. I do most of my big work docked to a 40" monitor though so don't notice the heat. It's a very small system, so not much fan space etc. It's designed to vent heat through the keyboard I think

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          Thank you for the reply. Reason I ask is that sometimes I have the feeling it's too hot but I have nothing to compare it to really.
          By any chances… Do you have any ideas of your CPU temp?
          Mine stays around 45-55 degrees with low load but I've seen temp above 70 for more difficult tasks and a peak of 90 degrees.
          I've now switched to fhd and it seems it's a touch better.

          Also, how much life can you get out of your battery?

          Thanks again ;)

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            @ets27: I deliberately got the 1080p model rather than 4k for battery life. The 4k 2020 model is apparently much more efficient. I'd guess real world use daily might give me 7 hours. If processing big files, could even halve that. Far from the 22.5 stated, but I'm usually at near max brightness and working constantly. You may do much better with Netflix etc

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        A little warm, but nothing alarming. I'd say warmer than my old MBP 13". Depending on what I'm doing, I'll get about 9 hours maybe in battery life with video streaming etc. I'll easily do a day's work from it. Annoying bit is that I have a dead pixel and I can't do anything about it since it was purchased from the US.

  • +4 votes

    HP laptops' touchpads are somehow laggy, in my opinion. Dell XPSs on the other hand are excellent.

    • +5 votes

      My dell xps has coil whine and the screen flickers

    • +1 vote

      Can't comment on this model, but the 2019 Spectre X360 version is excellent. Maybe different touchpads to their 'non-premium' machines

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        Agreed - bought the 13-AW0043TU for my daughter November last year ($1599) and set it all up with all required school software etc. Thought the touchpad was actually one of the best I've played with and I've seen a few (technician since 1997).

        I think HP have different touchpads across their range - this one is excellent.

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      I think the touchpads on these are different to last year. I haven't had an issue on the touchpads, there's an XPS15 at home and I wouldn't say the touchpad there is any better in terms of performance. The clickiness is nicer though.

  • +2 votes

    I've vowed never to buy a HP laptop again after their terrible service.

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      Sadly, I totally agree. I mitigated with 3yr on site cover. Their local tech in our area is very good and normally works on business / corporate systems so knew what he was doing

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    The HP Spectre x360 - 13-ap0000tu is only $1078 (UP $1799)through unidays which also seems like a good deal (esp if it goes longer on the batt compared to the i7)

    Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
    Windows 10 Home 64
    13.3" diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ (1920 x 1080)
    8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (onboard)
    256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD

  • +1 vote

    i've vowed never to buy a Dell again after all the problems i've had with my xps 15… neverending..

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    Got the Harvey Norman gold/brown 2016/2017 edition with an i7-7500u, 8gb ram and 1tb ssd.

    Someone please convince me not to buy this new one. (profanity).

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      I've got same 2017 with 16gb in silver now used as a test rig (bought the 2019 when it had a fault and was in for repair). The 2019 is a decent step up in speed mostly due to processor (8th gen went 4 cores). Battery is better too, as is screen brightness.

      This 2020 is a step up again. Compared to 2019 (i7 8565):

      • same processor speed as cpu
      • 3x faster integrated graphics
      • faster ram
      • faster ssd (tbc)
      • faster wifi
      • brighter screen
      • smaller footprint and lighter

      If you need more speed, worth it from 2017. Otherwise it's pretty similar to use. Biggest win is they moved the damn power button from the side. Infuriating to keep bumping it on my old one

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        haha yes the power-button! we have the Elitebook x360s at work and I always press or bump that stupid button every damn time i go for the usb slot next to it

  • +4 votes

    DO YOU WANT TWICE AS FAST/POWERFUL IN BOTH PROCESSOR AND GRAPHICS, FOR SAME POWER (ie BATTERY LIFE TIME) USE, AND PROBABLY CHEAPER TOO? Read on ..

    New Ryzen 4xxx laptops will start releasing in next few months, and deliver twice the performance in the same power draw. Buying any laptop now is basically a disaster as they will be so outclassed performance wise and become obsolete quickly.

    The OP posted laptop has an Intel i7-1065g7 chip, the equivalent chip will be Ryzen 7 4800U, the Ryzen is 90% faster multi-core (ie real world general use), plus 101% faster graphics - don't take my word for it read some reviews like this https://laptopmedia.com/comparisons/intel-core-i7-1065g7-vs-...

    Sounds ridiculous right, twice as fast, how can that be .. but it's true not just 5% per generation as Intel has been doing.

    So if you can wait couple of months, I wouldn't buy any laptop currently available now as they are all gonna be superseded rapidly by machines twice as powerful at the same price level.

    Guess what I'm gonna be buying :D hahaha can't wait to get me a 4800U or maybe 4800H in 14" with two m.2 drive bays and I will be happy chappie :p

    Also a thought on the x360/fold to tablet laptop style .. I have one currently (Asus) and will be going back to standard laptop.
    The rotation/mode software in Windows gets confused regularly, the folding gear takes room/weight so comes at cost of weight or battery life, and in general I didn't find it very useful. Touch screen is great for web browsing but you can get touch on normal laptop chassis and save about 200g. Anyone want to buy a 4-core sub 1kg touchscreen 360 folding laptop in a couple of months?

    • -1 vote

      If that 4800 performs like their pre launch benchmarks, that's really impressive! Will be a while till new ranges adopt it though on top end laptops. Deals cut with Intel on those series already. At price point I'd see HP drop envy range with it etc. Keen to see deals you spot when they are released

    • +5 votes

      "as soon as we get our hands on the new Ryzen CPUs"
      So you're recommending something based purely on the vendor press release for a product that hasn't even been released yet. Get outta here with your spam…

      • +1 vote

        Yep - heard this spiel thousands of times before as well over the last 23 years in this business.

        Doesn't mean a thing till we've seen real back-to-back reviews and benchmarking in notebooks (which is what we are talking about here).

        Not saying bono is wrong, but basing buying decisions around hype is silly. Proof first.

        As for rotation problems - have not noticed on either the Lenovo or Spectre my kids have but I'll keep an eye out. As for weight or hinge mechanism, the x360 is 1.27Kg. I'm pretty damn sure 1.25 or 1.27 isn't going to make an iota of difference in their bags. But either way don't have a choice 2-in-one is highly recommended for their school for a lot of projects they do so 2 in one it is :(

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      what's battery life like?

    • +1 vote

      deliver twice the performance in the same power draw

      Citation?

      TDP is not indicative of actual power draw under load and is not standardised between brands. Comparing desktop processors at different clocks and different points on the V/F curve would be wouldn't prove anything either.

      That said, I'm sure there is a lot more performance left on the table for the coming months. Although, I doubt it will be the leap you're expecting within the thermal and power envelopes you're targeting.

    • +2 votes

      Found the AMD employee

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      (profanity) Ryzen, they dont have a good track record for mobile cpus

      stop worshipping AMD

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    Man I really wanted one of these, back when JB sold but then didn’t honour their HP Spectre for half price.

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    Is this touch screen?

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    Does this have built in 4g?

    Under 'features' it says:

    4G LTE
    No Wi-Fi, no problem. Built-in 4G LTE lets you connect safe and secure, wherever you are, while reducing the threat of someone accessing your information through public Wi-Fi.[f]

    Can someone confirm? Does it have a sim card slot or something?

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      Have a look under

      Technical details

      :
      :
      Connectivity and Communications

      Network interface Intel® XMM™ 7560 LTE-Advanced Pro

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        It is a little confusing, but I think this is not 4g/5g. Wifi ax has some crossover with LTE frequencies (hence the wording) but on the 2019 they made it clear it was 4g, and bundled Telstra data offers. Probably better experts here than me on this question, but assume that's a no.

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    didn't they release this late 2019?

    I saw the 4K OLED 1065G7 model for $2400 at HN last year.

  • +1 vote

    Phenomenal price for the specs! Very tempting.

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    Love HP but someone commented above the older one gets hot, mine does too. mine's the silver one from a few years ago i7 model 13-4008tu and fan is bloody annoying and loud and yeah can get pretty hot . it was near the top of the range when it came out : i7 5500u, 512ssd, 8g ram, for around $2700, but don't use it as much as my newer Lenovo 330s refurbed from grays with i7 8550,which flies because of the HP bloody fan noise! Did change some settings by looking into forums after getting it because it was so noisy but didn't make a huge difference.
    The FHD screen on the HP is 100 times better than the fhd on the cheaper Lenovo but speed gets me so prefer the Lenovo CPU…
    so while the specs on this one look incredible if people say they get hot and that fan would annoy me and worry me. Is it noisy guys?

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      If you were lucky like me, the fan might break.
      Everytime I turn mine on, a BIOS message comes up about the fan not working. I just have to press enter.
      I never have any overheating issues or anything - been like this for over a year. I do basic things mind you.

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        I got the same thing and contacted HP support. You might just need to update the BIOS which is what they did with me over the phone. Very helpful. Once I installed the update, the message on startup went away.

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          I have 2017 and 2019. Can confirm a) of bios may definitely help depending how old your last update is, and b) 2017 is definitely hotter and louder than my 2019. Haven't used this one in deal for extended time but assume same or better

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      Hi mate, what sort of temperature do you get? I find it running a bit warm.sometimes but I have no way to say if it's way too hot or not..

      Cheers

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      Likewise, I have a 13-w011tu (late 2016 i5). Nearly damned burnt my legs wearing shorts last night, charging up from empty and that’s with a lot more modest specs than you have above.

      FWIW I paid around $1500 around Apr17 for it, this deal looks way better than I got back then.

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    Is the OLED model available? Can't find it on the site. Thanks

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    I have 2 of the early model spectras and I've found that dropbox uses 40% or so if CPU resources on one of them when it's just idle in the bg (not syncing).

    Closing dB and opening it again drops the CPU usage and the fan turns off.

    Happens only on one of the 2 spectras. Odd.

    • +1 vote

      That's got nothing to do with the make or model of computer, that's a software issue.

      It's been reported on everything from Lenovos to Macbook Airs since about 2018.

      Google it, it's everywhere with various levels of success of fixing it.

      • +1 vote

        I did - and also got various levels of success with fixing it.

        The method that worked for me was to exit and reopen dropbox..

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    Just rang to order - they told me there is not way to order over the phone as they still don't have it in their system.. Anyone else got this response?

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      I ordered over the phone at around 9am when they opened, was told it's a pre-order and to expect it in around 25 business days (give or take), but the order was taken and payment was made.

  • +1 vote

    WHAT a deal. I have this laptop but the 512 GB SSD and it is an absolute unit.
    Great price for what is being offered.

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    Who are the participant partners.

    On Chat they asked the corporate email to verify?

    Which email people have used over the phone.

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      Give them a personal email. It's an employee purchase program, not a company purchase program. You own the laptop.

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        wrong. it needs to be verified.
        CEPP , the C stands for corporate.
        From my understanding , it's for the companies which are registered for the portal ONLY. (unless you want to commit "fraud" lol )

        So unless you're in a large organisation or you're unsure, check with your IT/accounts team first..or you're just wasting everyone's time.

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          Not sure if you're associated or internal at HP but you did not tag that in your reply. Please do so to comply with OzB rules.

          I've made four CEPP PC purchases without any verification now, all on personal details.

          • How do HP do the verification you speak of?
          • If the call centre is happy to take the order without even asking where you work, why is it fraudulent?
          • As the CEPP site is public, and has zero verification (unlike Samsung for example), what is your evidence of fraud?
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    You can order through chat. I didn't though as the deliver seems to be uncertain and their warehouse is in China.

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    For those considering, this is a beast of a machine with the specs …. i was so sad when work took away the Spectre X360 and replaced with a EliteBook G840!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Can I ask someone to ELI5 how to get onto the CEPP site? I'm not sure what OP means by a new web session.

    I've tried clearing cookies and opening a new browser but still seem to be getting redirected to the Australian store.

    • +1 vote

      Hi, the site does redirect to the Australian store. However, you should see a banner at the top for corporate employee purchase program, and almost all items have black price with strike through, and discounted red price.

      If it doesn't work, I'd suggest an incognito window. Make sure you don't have existing browser tabs open before navigating, or the existing session will be picked up

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        I'm probably doing something wrong, but still no joy. It's redirecting but I'm not seeing the banner.

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          Closed all tabs, closed browser, opened, launch incognito, type address, still no?

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            @TheLurker: Sorry, appreciate the help, but still no.

            Wiped cookies/caches in Chrome+Edge+Firefox and closed everything down. Opened one of them in incognito, pasted 'https://hpshopping.com.au/cepp' into address bar, still get redirected to Australian store with no CEPP banner on top of the screen.

            Tried repeating this process with all 3 browsers but none of that made any diference.

            I did get a banner on the bottom asking for permission for them to use cookies, but no corporate link anywhere. I'm stumped.

  • +1 vote

    Nice. Cheaper than the galaxy s20 ultra lol.

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    What's the battery life on this thing?

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      Stated 22 hours. Practical use and running lots of background apps, lots less but still decent. I've had 8h use in a session working on docs etc without an issue.

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    Is this available to Government workers also? How do you go about getting the deal if they ask you who you work for? What companies have access to this? I am guessing that their department will be closed now & over the weekend.

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      Call centre is 9am to 7pm AEST. Chat is 24/7 (I think). Not sure if Gov is classed as a corporate, but as above, there's no formal check. Many agents won't even ask. Reality; if you have the money they'll take the sale

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        I ordered one in the afternoon and operator asked to verify employment. She sent an email to my work email id and I replied to that email as a verification method.

        The wait time is over a month as stock will come from China warehouse which is currently shutdown.

        Also, I couldn't see discounted price online but she processed order for 1816$ as she could see on her end.

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    Just tried following the steps and it's showing the full price, no discount? Have tried multiple browsers with cache/history cleared + incognito mode + VPN…

    Have they put the price back to normal/RRP?

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