A Closer Look
The first systems using Intel Optane H10 drives will be available through OEM’s including Dell, HP, ASUS, Acer and others.
Our 512GB review sample arrived as an OEM model in an HP Spectre X360 which is a 13” 2-in-1 ultra-portable laptop.
Inside the box is a travel sleeve, and a second box supported in foam blocks containing the Spectre itself.
HP’s Spectre X360 containing the Intel Optane H10 drive comes in quite the flashy box.
The 13-inch powerhouse is safely cradled inside this box.
The Spectre X360 will be our testbed for the Intel Optane H10 drive.
With a 15W Intel Core i7 CPU and Intel’s Optane drive, you get all-day battery life and instant response, even from the most demanding users.
It takes the removal of 7 screws and some special opening tools to get our first look at the Optane Memory H10 module. Combining a 32GB Optane memory module and 512GB of traditional NAND flash gets you the perfect combination of performance and space in a device like the HP Spectre X360 where you can only have a single storage device.
Compared to Intel’s SSD 760p, you can see that Intel managed to cram two devices into the same single-sided M.2 2280 footprint, enabling powerful new configurations for portable system builders.
Since this is targeted at the mobile world where space is a premium, Intel kept all models single sided to provide maximum compatibility with even the thinnest devices.