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HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
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HP Spectre x360 15t (2019) vs Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen

Analysis:

The HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019) makes for a good, if unremarkable, Traditional Laptop for people with a $1,200 budget.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, however, is merely mediocre at its $1678 asking price, when compared to similarly priced products, and won't satisfy the needs of most people.

In either case, we suggest that you first take a look at some other options at the $1,200 and $1,600 price points before committing to one of these - it's likely that you'll be able to find some better alternatives.

If you're still interested in learning more about the HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019) and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, however, we wrote a summary of what we could find about them:

The HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019) was loved by reviewers at Laptop Mag, a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "The best video editing laptops in 2021" roundup where it was named its "Best 2-in-1 video editing laptop", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

Moving on to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like Expert Reviews, Laptop Mag, PCWorld, Notebookcheck.net, TechSpot, PCmag, The Verge, and Techradar, enough for them to include them on those lists.

Out of the sources that tested and rated both of these Traditional Laptops, Digitaltrends preferred the HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019), whereas reviewers at Laptop Mag, PCWorld, and Notebookcheck.net liked the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD better. PCmag gave them identical review scores.

We also took a look at which sources liked these products best - the highest HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019) rating came from Digitaltrends, whereas the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD most impressed reviewers at Laptop Mag; they earned scores of 9 and 10, respectively.

Lastly, we averaged out all of the reviews scores that we could find on these two products and compared them to other Traditional Laptops on the market. We learned that both of them performed far better than most of their competitors - the overall review average earned by Traditional Laptops being 7.6 out of 10, whereas the HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019) and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD managed averages of 8.3 and 8.6 points, respectively.

Due to the difference in their prices, however, it's important to keep in mind that a direct HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019) vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD comparison might not be entirely fair - some sources don't take value for money into account when assigning their scores and therefore have a tendency to rate more premium products better.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Laptop Mag
Notebookcheck.net
PCmag
Tom's Hardware
Techradar
PCWorld
The Verge
Expert Reviews
TechSpot
Digitaltrends
Tech. Specs Comparison
HP Spectre x360 15t, i7 10th Gen, 512GB SSD + 32GB OPTANE, MX250 2GB (2019)
$1,329
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
$1,678
CPU Cores
4
4
CPU Speed
1.8 (GHz)
1.8 (GHz)
CPU Type
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i7
Dedicated Graphics Card
Yes
No
Operating System
Windows
Windows
RAM
16 (GB)
16 (GB)
Resolution
3840 x 2160 (px)
1920 x 1080 (px)
Screen size
15.6 (inches)
14 (inches)
Storage Capacity
512 (GB)
512 (GB)
Storage Type
Solid State Drive
Solid State Drive
Touchscreen
Yes
No
Weight
4.78 (lb)
2.5 (lb)
Higher than average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Traditional Laptops
8.3
Avg. Review Score
Score
Higher than average expert review score
Recommended by trusted experts
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best 2-in-1 15-inch laptop
in “Best 15-inch laptop 2021: top picks with 15-inch displays” 
Last updated: 21 Dec 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 10
in “Best laptops for engineering students in 2021” 
Last updated: 14 Jan 2021
Recommended by trusted experts
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “ Best business laptop 2020: The top business-ready laptops for office productivity” 
Last updated: 28 Oct 2019
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 10
in “Best business laptops 2021: top devices for working from home, SMB and more” 
Last updated: a month ago
Laptop Mag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 12 Most Anticipated Laptops of 2018” 
Last updated: 25 Jan 2018

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