So I just got this laptop, and I noticed that it would make a soft but noticeable clicking sound sometimes when I tap it lightly or when I'm scrolling with two fingers. Is this normal or should I exchange it? Thanks!Read other answers
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Has anyone seen / heard information regarding a possible ETA for the new Kaby Lake based Spectre x360 variants in the UK? It's exactly what I'm looking for, and I was really excited about the October release date, only to be disappointed when it came and went and yet it's still not available in the UK I've customized the spec that I'm after on the US store: 13", 1920x1080, Core i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Win 10 Pro x64 - except of course it's lacking the UK keyboard. Any idea how much longer I have to wait before I can replace my ancient 8+ year old laptop with this laptop of my dreams? Thanks,AlexRead other answers
On the US HP store, the Spectre x360 with the 7th Gen Intel chipset is already available for purchase.I tried calling your sales rep who said he does not know when the new laptops will arrive.Does anyone have any info on when the laptops will be available for purchase?I saw you can already buy the Envy and Pavilion laptops with Kaby Lake, but not the Spectre x360.Any info would be greatly appreciated.Read other answers
Hello, I got my 2016 HP Spectre x360 (Kaby Lake) laptop a week ago, and it seems the battery life is very underwhelming. I get around 4 hours from mixed usage (browsing/productivity/media). I had the previous gen. Spectre and almost similar tasks got me 8hr+ battery life. I've tried battery testing/calibration etc. suggested in the support pages. Anyone else having similar problems? I want to give the laptop some chance before I replace/return it.Read other answers
Hi, So having a bit of a frustrating experience finding a working dock for the new Spectre X360 (Kaby Lake). I need something with PD (power in), HDMI/DVI or DP out (two ports if fine, one up to 4k), and a few USB ports. I've tried a cheap aukey one and though HDMI works it's buggy. I'm now looking at this guy P5Q54UT - HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock 65W but not entirely sure if it'll work. A few pluggable docks specifically mention that HP is not supported or claim HP doesn't support alt-mode (for USB C) and PD 2.0 spec. Any guidance is appreciated.Read other answers
Hello, As I've learned the "NEW" 2016 HP Spectre x360 13-w000 (Kaby Lake) does not have a digitizer built-in and thus does not support any Active Pen/Stylus. The only option available is to use some capacitive one. I have a Wacom Bamboo Stylus which performs horribly on my x360. Do you guys have any good suggestion for such a capacitive stylus, which is precise enough for occational note-taking, document marking, etc? Thanks!
Hello crackjackx, Please go through the below compatibility list : http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP EmployeeRead other 2 answers
Hi, I just got the new Kaby Lake (Intel's 7th gen) Spectre x360 and ran it through its paces. It seems to be a solid machine, but there's one serious issue so far - external displays flashing on and off, at least when hooked up with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort adapter (this one from CableMatters: http://amzn.to/2gKQrVR. What happens when I connect external monitors (1 or 2-3 via DisplayPort MST) is sometimes they work fine.Sometimes, if I disconnect and reconnect, they start flashing on and off.Sometimes, the whole laptop freezes upon connection (happened twice today so far).And finally sometimes the externals are not working at all - the system detects them, but selecting Extend or anything in multi-monitor mode just reverts back to Single.Oh, and this happens once: http://i.imgur.com/Su9zInD.png http://i.imgur.com/qG9K8yC.png - the external display got stuck in a 640x480 generic mode and would not turn on.As you can see, it's a cluster@$%*. Here's a video of the flickering/flashing (case #2 above): https://youtu.be/OkngFs_h2xk. Both the laptop and the 7th gen Intel chip are relatively new, so I haven't been able to find a thread discussing potential culprits, or fixes from HP. Here's a similar issue with EliteBooks http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/External-Dual-Monitors-and-Lapt..., but I don't know if they're related. I do have a buddy with the same system who's gone through seve... Read moreRead other answers
Hello,I've followed some posts on this support forum, regarding if the new Spectre x360 Kaby Lake (Product# W9B13AV_1 http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-spectre-x360-convertible-laptop-13t-touch-w9b13av-1) supports or not an active pen.What we've learned is that this laptop doesn't work with HP Active Pen (Product# T5E12AA#ABL http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/hp-active-pen-t5e12aa-abl) and HP Active Stylus (Product# J4R51AA#ABL http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/hp-active-pen-j4r51aa-abl), based on some answers from the support team on previous posts, and based on the information contained in this page: http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879.Some early online reviews stated that there is no support for active pen, Lisa Gade from MobileTechReview said: "The one feature missing from the previous generation is the active digitizer for the optional HP Active Stylus (a Synaptics pen technology). Given how heavily HP has advertised this feature in the previous generation, I'm surprised they removed it. And yes, it's really gone--there's no active digitizer listed in device manager, and I tested both Synaptics pens and Wacom and N-Trig pens just in case they'd switched to a different pen technology. That means you can use your finger or a capacitive stylus like those made for the iPad Air, but not a precise pen with pressure levels and palm rejection."http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/HP-Spectre-x360-Late-2016.htmSo, Is HP Spec... Read moreRead other answers
Hello I just bought a new HP Spectre X360 with a elite thunderbolt 3 65w dock. After installing all the drivers everything is working when i connect the laptop to the dock. But the only thing that i cannot get to work is the power button on the dock. It doesnt light up in any colour like it says in the manuel and when i press it, it does nothing. I went to search for thunderbolt options in the bios but it seems there are none there. I updated to the latest bios (f.11) btw. Hope someone can help me with a solution kind regards JelleRead other answers
Has anyone tried to update to Windows 10 Anniversary update? It's not listed by HP as supported (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05195282), though it's a NEW model. I tried it once before, and that created issues with the HP Recovery Manager, and I reverted back. A few days ago, I got a BIOS update with the "Anniversary Update Comapatibility fix", however HP is yet to update their compatibility list. The incompetent phone support is again proved worthless as they don't seem to have any idea . I don't want to go through with all the hassle of updating and downgrading again, so I'd like to know if anyone has successfully got the anniversary update. Thanks!Read other answers
I have Ubuntu 16.10 installed on Hp Spectre x360 Kaby Lake, I have noticed that on suspending the machine isnt exactly saving power - the battery discharge rate seems to be stable at the idle discharge rate?Morover I have also noticed that the machine was a bit warm after a few hours, which makes me think that the machine was actually on but only the screen was off.Any sugessions on how I can get the same suspend features as in Windows 10?Read other answers
To put the comment in context i originally posted this in the "Battery drain when shut-down" forum. Ok, trying to figure out how to get rid of the last 2-4% overnight drain i went through device manager and checked for outdated drivers, i then noticed that the driver for the NVME storage controller was a generic windows driver from 2006, tried to search for a update via device manager and hp's support page but no luck. Then i rememered that back in the old days i used to use driver update tools to fetch the latest drivers for my computer, so i installed iobit driver booster 4 (free) and gave it a spin. Guess what, it gave me a samsung driver from august 2016. Did a reboot and just to make sure it was working as it should, i fired up ATTO and CrystalDiskMark and ran benchmarks. I know what numbers the SSD got before and what reviewers of this machine have gotten, which was about 1700mb/s read and 600mb/s write. This is what i get after i replaced the generic nvme controller driver with the one from samsung:3000mb/s read and 1200mb/s write!!! Im not sure how the new driver will affect battery life or anything, but i figuered i'd let you guys know, i mean that is almost double the performance of the generic windows driver. Try it out if you want guys, run a couple of SSD benchmarks before you install the new driver so that you have something to compare the after results with PS! Don't blame me if your computer explodes or breaks down in any ... Read more
Yes the driver update is likely the Samsung NVMExpress driver update 2.1: http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools.html I installed it in my Spectre 13 Pro and it updated the Microsoft Standard NVME driver from 2006 to the Samsung NVME dated 12/8/16. Unfortunately my speed increases were not as dramatic but there was an improvement....about 10% on both read and write side. I have the Samsung MZVLV256 aka SM951..M.2 disk and read is about 1500 and write is a bit over 500. I did the same upgrade to my Zbook G3 MWS which has the 512 gig SM951 and this one is giving me fits...read is about 1300 but write shows up as an appaling 9 mbps. Has to be something wrong. Results are just about the same with or without the Samsung NVME driver. Still the Zbook "feels" very peppy. Boot time is good and everything seems to run fine. So not sure whether I should be concerned or not.Read other 1 answers
I'm having trouble with super scratchy/distorted audio on the newest (Oct 2016, 7th gen i7) Spectre x360 (X7V22UA) and am wondering if this is just inherent to the design or if my machine has a hardware problem. When my machine was brand new out of the box, it sounded like the speakers were blown out when playing certain frequencies such as the Windows 10 notification tone. I did the standard troubleshooting, a HP representative asked me to send it in for repair, allegedly the speakers were replaced, but the replaced unit is just as bad. When audio plays at even modest volumes (right now I have it at 36/100), I can feel the laptop vibrating and rattling.I know this is a laptop and I'm not expecting the world's greatest sound, but the distortion is really annoying. Is this just inherent to the new x360s or am I just unlucky with my RMA? I've tried updating drivers, BIOS, etc. and the problem persists. Headphones are fine. It's definitely the external speakers on this laptop that are vibrating around.Steps to reproduce:Right click on sound in system trayChoose "Playback devices"Choose the only option, "Realtek High Definition Audio (SST)"Click "Configure"Click the "Test" button that plays three chimes in each speaker.Listen to it rattle.Is this happening to anyone else? Seems like it's identical to the symptoms of this problem, but that's for an older model of the x360 and this new model has different hardware. Also, the old problem was never resolved.&... Read moreRead other answers
Considering this new revision has been out for about a couple months now, I am really surprised that no one has posted about this yet. My question is simply exactly as the title says. Does the newest HP Spectre x360 13-w0XX that has the new Kaby Lake i7 support two 4k displays? I know that because of having Thunderbolt 3 ports, it has the right connections to support it. I guess the real question is can the Intel Graphics 620 support that? I know it can support one 4k display, but not seen anything about dual 4k displays. I just recently purchased this lap top, and I love it so far. However 1 of the main reasons I bought it was because it was 1 of very few lap tops on the market with Thunderbolt 3. I think the only Windows laptop that had not only 1 but 2 of them. So if this laptop has the ports to support dual 4k without a graphics card that can, then that will be incredibly disappointing.Read other answers
I was noticing severe battery drain on my one month old spectre x360 i7 7500 ssd 512 GB variant. the laptop was taking more than 3 hours to charge and the charge was not holding for more than two and half hours for normal web browsing. It was also discharging at an unacceptable pace while completely turned off. I had updated my BIOS firmware to F.10 and also applied the Sphinx fix as described [url ="http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Battery-drain-when-shut-down-HP...] in post 79 by Senchronize. However, the problem persisted. I decided to do a complete factory reset. Backed up my data and created a USB recovery using the HP support assistant software. However, while applying the factory reset, after the formatting of hard drive stage was completed the programmed returned an errors message "HP recovery manager failed error code=0xEFFFFF23". I tried doing it again and it would return the same error. I did a hardware diagnosis from BIOS and it does nothing. Tried loading a fresh Operating system through an OS bootable USB. The system prepares for install. But when it is ready it install, it fails to see any hard drive at all. I checked the HP support page for this machine to find if there is a SSD driver that I can load during the OS installation. However, I couldn't find the SSD drivers associated with this machine. I bought this machine in USA and currently in India. Will not be going back for few months. I wonder if the warranty will be ava... Read moreRead other answers
Hello guys.Sorry for my english but im italian ...I bought the new HP Spectre 13 Refresh with Kaby Lake.I have the model with i5-7200U, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD.But the computer is really slow, i see from the Task Manager that the cpu go to 100 % very often and use min 4-5 GB of RAM.Even web browsing is frustrating ( with 3-4 tab open ).I noticed also that the cpu work from 2.50 Ghz to max 2.71 Ghz, when should be from 2.70 Ghz to 3.10 Ghz.Read other answers
I have a dell xps 13 9360 and for the most part ever since I have owned it the mother board has made a fuzzy noise when there is any movement on the screen, the noise is even louder when plugged in. I sent it back to get fixed and the issue was not resolved. I heard that maybe dell is trying to fix the problem. anyway I was wondering if a return of the laptop would be the best option since dell couldn't seem to fix it the first time.Read other answers
Not sure if i'm in the right area but it's worth a try. I recently purchased the Spectre x360 w/ Kaby lake i7 and have encountered some difficulty loading Ubuntu. Specifically, no wifi or sound present. Is anyone familiar w/ a means to recognize these functions? ThanksRead other answers
Can someone suggest any third party USB chargers that can work with the new Kaby Lake spectre x360. I need a multi port usb charger from which I can charge both the laptop and my smartphone.Read other answers
hi,i recently bought HP Spectre x360 with highest specs an. d i'm facing some real serious issues with the touchpad / clickpad. as many others in this forum and reviewers pointed out, the clicks are not being recognized. In my case, I'd say it is around 50% of the clicks don't get registered and I have to click again to make it work. That is really frustrating and enough to make me come here and post this question. I really like the laptop and this is exactly what I've been looking for but this clickpad is a real deal breaker. I followed some suggestions on this forum and also tried some troubleshooting myself (since i myself is a support engineer) but to no avail. I changed the synaptics settings to try and remove too much intelligence from the touchpad and at least get the basic functionality right, but i continue to miss the clicks. I also tried replacing the driver with synaptic one but the problem continues, which tells me that it is something related to the hardware piece than the software / driver. can someone here please help me with this? if i hadn't liked the laptop, i wouldn't bother posting here to try and find a solution, i'd simply get rid of it and go with lenovo yoga 3 pro or something else. but this laptop has really high build quality and classy looks, but probably killed by this $25 buggy piece of hardware.
Hello @malikons ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read about your HP Spectre x360 13-4040nd Notebook and TouchPad not working correctly. Here is a document on how to troubleshoot the mouse and TouchPad sensitivities.If you will go to the section on Adjusting TouchPad pointing sensitivities it should help resolve the issue. If this does not help, what you can do, is use the following link to create yourself a case number, then call and it may help speed up the call process: Step 1. Open link: www.hp.com/contacthp/ Step 2. Enter Product number or select to auto detectStep 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"Step 4. Scroll down and click on: HP contact options - click on Get phone number Case number and phone number appear.They will be happy to assist you immediately.Hope this fixes your issue.Thanks.Read other 6 answers
Hello,my spectre x360 touchpad stopped working suddenly. There is no pointer seen on screen and no response from touchpad no matter what i do. When i plug a wireless mouse, then the pointer shows and the mouse works. The touchscreen works fine. The synaptics smbus driver says its already updated and i didn't want to uninstall it in case i made things worse. Does anyone know whats happening with my laptop? Thank you
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Have seen a couple threads on this problem but can't find if there has been a resolution. Already returned one system due to the hissing noise and this second one has it as well. System is the six gen i7. Any pointers to resolving this annoyance appreciated. TIA.Read other answers
Purchased this laptop this summer. Upgraded RAM, solid state HD, etc. Most expensive laptop i've yet purchased. And the touchpad will not work. Well, sometimes, for a day or so, it will be OK. But the factory-installed driver never did work--cursor jumped around all on its own. impossible to use. Missed clicks about 20-30% of the time. Uninstalled driver. Have tried uninstalling and re-installing drivers every other day or so since i purchased this. Yes, it is THAT BAD. Went from factory-installed to Synaptics driver to PS-2. Finally disabled windows 10 auto downloads (well, apparently that can't really be done bec MS controls my computer, not me--but i did change it to a metered connection, because every Windows download created new driver issues). From what i've read, it's clear that touchpad and audio drivers for my model laptop with Windows 10 are a systemic problem that neither HP nor MS nor Synaptics has any interest in addressing. Never buying an HP product again. Just went through the uninstall-re-install gig again tonight--now using the Synaptics generic driver--and still the cursor jumps around. will stay in one place for several seconds, but then it's gone. Laptop is basically unusable. Never, ever, in owning 7 different laptops over the last 30 years, have i ever had this problem before. Well, once before, but downloading a generic driver solved the issue immediately. HP--WHEN if ever are you going to fix this? No more HP p... Read moreRead other answers
Hi, I recently bought HP Spectre X360 2 in 1 laptop. Today I noticed that when the keyboard backlight is on it produces a high-pitched noise. I find it very annoying.Is it normal or is it a hardware problem? Has anyone else experience this?Read other answers
I bought this computer about a month and a half ago and today I noticed it started doing a weird clicking noise (I had this happen before with the speakers on an other hp computer on Linux. They later broke). This sound is completely new because I've been working from home the last couple of weeks and I never heard it before. I could hear the fan starting, but never this sound.I can't seem to be able to trigger it, so I can't really figure out what it is. I first thought it was everytime I got a notification on Hangouts (sound related) but it is not always. Then I thought it was a processing related issue, maybe the fan was coming on and something got loose in the computer, but the fan just started (loudly) and there was no clicking sound. Anybody has any idea what it is and how to proceed? Ps: I can also hear a whirring/scratching sound when I put my ear close to the top left corner, but the clicking sound seems to come from the bottom right. Maybe they are related?
I also have a Spectre X360 that makes noises, but I don't think they're the clicking yours makes. Sometimes, when the fan first engages, there is a very quiet click, before it ramps up. Then there is the constant buzzing/crackling that you mentioned, and this has been discussed at length here: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/Spectre-x360-Noise/td-p/5107394 with no proper solution as yet. It sounds like your clicking is a different sound, and since the only moving part in the machine is the fan, nothing else should really be making audible sounds (unless you have sound playing through the speakers). The crackling/buzzing mentioned is due to power management circuitry for the processor, and the noise is barely audible. If your clicking is loud enough to be heard during regular use, then my thoughts would be that its the fan, something in the fan, or the speakers. Do you hear anything if you shake the machine?Read other 3 answers
HelloI'm using the new HP Spectre x360 laptop and I'm experiencing an annoying issues. Whenever I connect the charger there is a "metallic" noise from the laptop. In a quiet room there is no problem hearing it. Almost sounds like an old mechanical hard drive but more metallic and high pith. I only hear this when the charger is connected I had the laptop replaced by this but still have the same issues. I have three different original power adapters and I have the same issue with all of them. I have also tried to disable the keyboard baclighting since I read that could cause issues previously. I don't really want to send this one back too since I think that the third laptop will have the same issue. Mst be others noticing this? Any solution, workaround or clue what is causing this? Best regardsJohanRead other answers
Hi, I just received my HP Spectre 360 (13-4007na). Its the top end model - i7, 8GB / 512GB SSD / QHD with Windows 8.1 - 64. I am noticing that the fan comes on even for basic web browsing activity. All you need to do to get the fan started is load 4 to 5 tabs on a mainstream news site (like theguardian). This can be consistently reproduced. More details- I am using Chrome as my browser. - I have installed all the recommended Windows updates (400mb+)- The machine is brand new. So there is no question of dust etc.- My room temperature is quite low - about 12 C- I installed speedfan, one of the temperature sensors reads 60 C after opening about 5 tabs- The fan stays on for several seconds at a time, starting up again when you open new pages- The fan is quite loud and very distracting. This is very disappointing and is a deal breaker for what is presented as a "premium" ultrabook model. None of the online reviews seems to mention this. Just wondering if its just a issue with my machine. Would very much appreciate any suggestions. Thanks,hkm.
I just got my computer today and I am noticing the same problem. However, no one else seems to be having the same problem I suppose? My computer's specs are almost similar, i7, 8gb ram, 256ssd with FHD screen. I don't know if we should try calling HP and try and get a replacement or hear what other people have to say? What do you think?Read other 9 answers
so i hear Kaby Lake and Zen isn't "compatible" with anything older than Win 10, but what does that mean?
will everything still work, but you just wont get any security updates via windows update?
or will they cripple it so it wont even boot?
i also heard that intel/AMD wont provide any chipset updates, but that should be fine right?
It means that on Kaby Lake or Zen you wont be able to install other OS than Win 10 or Linux.
It's Windows death sentence.
Hi I purchased this laptop around 4 months ago and really enjoy using it. the touchpad has always been a little unresponsive, particularly on the two finger scroll but I have been patient with it. today the cursor froze completely. when turn on the laptop or restart the cursor appears on the screen. when I try to move the cursor using the touch pad it does not respond. when i touch the screen, the cursor disappears and never returns no matter what I do. I can navigate using the touch screen but my natural instinct is to use the touchpad so I waste lots of time instinctively going to the touchpad and then having to redo the action on the touch screen. I updated the Synaptics touchpad driver (tip from a related string on the forum) ... sp71089.exe ... but it made no difference. Please helpThanksFrankkk
Dear Customer, Please try the below steps:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZVSnQEHavA&feature=youtu.behttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04648748 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP EmployeeRead other 1 answers
I am having a problem with my Spectre x360. I noticed the casing around the bottom of the nearest edge (during normal usage) of the laptop, the area under the touchpad, was loose. I used some pressure to snap the casing back into position, but after doing so the touchpad has lost the ability to "click" down. The part of the touchpad that would normally click still has give to it when pressed down upon, but does not click down the way it used to, nor does it register a left click event when pressed down upon. It still registers taps, swipes, and multi-finger motion with no problem, so the computer remains funcional, but over the year I have had this computer I have grown used to clicking down on the touchpad instead of tapping it. If anybody has any insights into precise causes of this issue or any possible fixes, please let me know. Thank you. More information: possibly at the same time this problem began, I began to have the issue with a yellow spot forming around the upper left corner of the screen. I know this is a very common issue, but could it be related at all to my touchpad issue? If anybody has information related to fixing either of these issures, I would love to hear it. My laptop's warranty expired last week, and since then it seems the rate of problems I've been having has gone up exponentially.Read other answers
I've encountered a problem with the touchpad. After using a the "regular scrolling" option on a chromebook, having to break the habit by scrolling down by swiping up is no small annoyance. I also use a regular mouse often too, so simply reversing all scrolling would be hard to get used to. I've looked online and found that other notebooks have a feature called "precision touchpad" that allows them to reverse scrolling. Naturally I decided to test the method myself by going to Mouse and Touchpad under PC Settings. Sadly there was nothing there to change scrolling. Obviously that wouldn't do, so I kept up the search. I then stumbled upon another way to change scrolling direction through Mouse Properties. Going to the ClickPad Settings and enabling the scrolling option yielded no results. Normally I'd love to fix things by myself, but this time I need some help. If anyone has any solutions, that would be amazing.
Hello @kuznecof?, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I came across your post about reversing the TouchPad, and wanted to help! There is a way to do this, however it is located in the Two-Finger Scrolling settings window. In that window, you can click the check mark to enable the reverse scrolling direction. Please review the following resources to assist you if needed:HP Notebook PCs - Using and Troubleshooting the TouchPad or ClickPad (Windows 8)[Solved]Invert/Reverse 2 Two finger Touchpad scrolling direction Reverse Reversed Scroll Synaptics (Not a HP supported Web site). Please let me know if this information was helpful by clicking the "thumbs up" below.Have a great day!Read other 7 answers
Just unboxed my new x360. Any time I lift my finger off the touchpad I hear a click sound. This isn't necessarily a "rattle" nor does it feel like anything is loose. It sounds like an electronically generated sound on a mouse event. Oddly this doesn't come through my headphones when they are plugged into the audio jack. Another reason I think it is electronically generated is the fact that the sound doesn't change with varying pressure on the touchpad. Even the most gentle touch, creates the "click" when lifting my finger. Please help me get rid of this sound. My previous generation x360 did not make this sound.Read other answers
Hi everyone, I received my X360 a couple of weeks ago and I'm thinking of returning it due to fan noise. I've followed some advice in other posts where people are suggesting in it's driver/windows 10 or even dust related. I've updated drivers, stopped windows services... done everything I can think of resulting in watching task manager like a hawk.With a few tabs in my browser open it will start to get warm at the rear-left, eventually the fan will kick in slightly - the fan kicking in slightly is fine. However should anything remotely tax the cpu at around 25% for anything more than a minute or two, or worse still I dare to open an indie game which should be too demanding then the fan quickly spins-up and is an off putting nuisance. I know it's not a gaming machine, but the cpu load issue has me wary of even installing a standalone antivirus.How has everyone found the fan noise or heat produced by their Spectre? Would be grateful for some feedback please.
Hi @CliffWard?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Spectre x360 Notebook and issues with heat and fan noises. I recommend to restore the BIOS defaults.You could restore the BIOS with this document selecting the reloading the BIOS default settings and fan defaults. Restart the Notebook after it has completed. You could try using the Windows Update Troubleshooting tool to fix any updates that have not come through for Windows 10. Please restart the Notebook twice to make sure all update have been completed! Here is a link to the HP Support Assistant if you need it. Just select the on the right side, download and run the program on your Notebook and it will help with any software and driver updates on your system.I hope this helps.Thanks.Read other 7 answers
HelloNow I know that Dell might not want to give any information about this topic, but I wanted to ask anyway. I will without any doubt buy a new laptop before the end of this year as my current laptop is so unstable that it is a complete no go at any exam.Kaby Lake quad core CPU's will not be hitting the market before 2017. However the nvidia 1050/1050ti will, to my knowledge, be released in October. Also there has just been a significant(around 100USD) discount on XPS 15(and the old 13) on the Dell website. At least on the danish site.This leads me to think that a XPS 15 refresh with a 1050/1050ti might come before the end of the year? Is this possible or are there no doubt that a XPS 15 refresh wont happen before Kaby Lake in 2017?Best RegardsEmilRead other answers
Just after placing my order (I'm moving from a Macbook Pro to Dell for the first time keeping fingers crossed) I read about the 'coil whine' issue potentially affecting also the latest 9360 w/i7 KL. Has the announced by Dell in this forum motherboard fix by January 2017 been implemented?
Thanks a lot...
same here... Macbook Pro to an Kaby XPS15. fingers crossed here as wellRead other 1 answers
Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10 | Ars Technica
Help me understand how this works? I have a 6700k with w7 and w10. How does Microsoft know which CPU one uses with Windows?
Would, for example, a W7 computer with a 2600k get updates that mine would not?
If I were to get a Kaby Lake CPU and try to install w7 with it, what would happen?
Would only some useless power saving features not work? Would Windows 7 not install at all? What new features are coming in new processors other than power saving shenanigans? I have no idea what that author is talking about. I have installed multiple different Windows OSs via USB with NO "difficulty".
Furthermore, is this just fearmongering? It certainly seems like it may not affect consumers/enthusaists as much as the author implies.
Also, before anyone says "go to 7 forums", one will ALWAYS be comparing older OSs to the newest ones in regards to performance and compatibility thus I feel it's appropriate.
Newer processor may have some new instructions that older OSs don't know about. Similar things were happening in the past. Seems like MS is not going to bother with updates to older windows to be compatible with newer CPUs but Intel may come up with some patch.Read other 1 answers
A few days ago I got the new 9360 with a standard configuration. In general a very nice piece of hardware. I do have a problem however (I am guessing it is the network killer driver). Of course I have been updating all available new drivers including 2DNC8_WN32_220.127.116.117_A01.EXE
I am an online chessplayer using a chessserver (playchess). Since switching to the XPS 13 I have lag times not experienced before. I have been online multiple times and the result is very much the same. Funny with my 'old ASUS UX31' I have no such issues. At home I am connected to the same network, and my internet connection is via coax cable.
Since I thought this could not be true I did another test and set the Dell and the ASUS to do a ping test.
Firstly I pinged simultaneous (2 finger system) the chess server which is a long distance from my location (Australia to Germany) and then I pinged google.
Out of 10 tries the ASUS got 8 times the better ping times then the DELL for both the chess server and google. The ping times for google were of course shorter then the chess server.
Beats me, any idea anyone.
Sooo, just bought a new laptop. The model is below:
E5-575G-728Q | Laptops - Tech Specs & Reviews - Acer
Reading on the internet, I cannot find a reliable source confirming if Windows 7 can be installed on Intel Kaby lake processors. Found sources telling me that you can and sources telling me you cannot.
I needed to try, so I booted an USB with a WIN7 iso using RUFUS and tried to install, however after starting the install I get this:
I tried to use both 3.0 and 2.0 USB ports, same error. I cannot load drivers from same usb or other USB as I cannot access them from there, so I am guessing that's not the issue. I also enabled legacy.
I don't even know what driver I would need.
Am I forced to install Win10? I would very much appreciate any kind of guidance as I do not like WIN10 interface.
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Hello, I just bought a new Spectre x360 (13-4101dx, pre-loaded with Windows 10) and I'm having issues with the Synaptics touchpad. After a Windows update, the driver was updated to version 18.104.22.168. I have reverse scrolling disabled but for some applications, the two finger scrolling is still reversed. Applications like Google Chrome and Device Manager work fine, the reverse scrolling is disabled. However, for applications like Windows settings, Microsoft Edge, and pretty much everything Windows-related, it seems to be permanently reversed. Also, every time I restart my laptop, all of the settings are reverted back to default. Now, on my HP Envy 15-j000, I have the same driver (22.214.171.124) and I don't face the same issues with reverse scrolling being "permanent" on Windows-related applications. However, the settings do still reset itself after every reboot. How can I fix this? Will Synaptics be releasing a fixed driver for this or am I just missing something? I absolutely hate reverse scrolling and only a small handful of my applications actually run with it disabled...
I have this same issue with my HP OMEN using driver 126.96.36.199, windows update says this is the latest driver. Scrolling remains inverted in some apps/settings. I fixed this issue by reverting to an older driver (188.8.131.52), scrolling is now uniform. Kinda annoying that I had to fix it this way, but I had to go the HP Omen driver/support page and download the driver for the synaptics touchpad (even though HP's website insists you use Windows update for Windows 10). I then had to install the old driver, go into device manager and roll back the driver to 184.108.40.206 - you have to do this otherwise Win 10 will just use the latest driver. After that you can change the setting in the synaptics clickpad settings and it will be uniform. This was what worked for me.Read other 7 answers
On my HP Spectre x360, the touchpad is still active when the laptop is in tablet mode. The keyboard is disabled as expected however. Is there a setting that can also disable the touchpad in tablet mode?
Hello, Did this happen Out of Box or after you owned the notebook for sometime? Is the keyboard itself functional as well or just the touchpad?
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I recently purchased the HP Spectre x360 with the i7 processor and the computer works great except when the touchpad randomly jumps to the top left of my screen and phantom clicks. I can not seem to fix the issue as I have the latest drivers installed. It makes typing very inconvenient and difficult as I have to keep re-placing the mouse where i was typing so it doesn't click somewhere else. Please HelpRead other answers
Last week I had to return the brand new 9350 QHD+ because of the coil whine noise. It was a real pity because I was in love with the rest, but it was simply too loud.
Now I am thinking again what to buy.
Is the design of the new XPS 13 Kaby Lake (9360) solving the coil whine problem?
If yes, I would prefer to wait and buy the new version.
I hope that someone from Dell can give me an asnwer here. Thank you very much in advance!
This system is so new few if any users will have one in their hands.
Other thing to consider if it's an issue -- Kaby Lake will not run anything earlier than Windows 10, period - no work arounds, etc. It's Windows 10 or nothing (Windows-wise) -- if that's an issue.