Fair enough, I don’t think either of us are wrong, I just thought I’d put it out there as HP do not make it easy at all to locate new model release dates. I owned the X360 Specre for 13 days and decided to return it when I found out they were releasing a new model. It’s a powerful laptop, my only pain point was the loud fans under general load and the screen could be brighter. The aesthetics are undoubtably stunning.
I agree, but it's one out of 3 models of the Spectre...that was my point! (13" U cpu, 15" U cpu, 15" G to be replaced by H cpu/1050Ti Q).
The Vega Dell is indeed better than the Vega Spectre, HP really screwed the thermals. If graphics matter wait for the Nov refresh of the Spectre - 6 core H CPU and GTX1050Ti, better thermals. Have you seen issues with Spectre's? They're a very noticeable step up from Pavilions. The XPS'es I was talking about were the 15" laptop - a real lottery od whether you get a good one or not.
The 1050 TI with Max Q will blow the previous model out of the water in my opinion and I think if you are investing that amount of money (even with the £200 discount in mind), you want to future proof your purchase. I subjectively would pay the difference for the latest model.
I was thinking about the XPS 15 2-in-1 though I don’t know anyone who uses the alternate modes anyway. Certainly wouldn’t call the XPS cheap-feeling and the only complaints I’ve ever heard were coil whine, noise and cost. It has the HP beat in graphics though. Since I’ve had too many failed consumer HPs, I only use their Elitebooks now and they’re a real cut above for build quality.