I hate to point this out, but the 8th generation Kaby Lake Refresh is really humilating the Macbook Pro. Color code: Where the comparisons are equal, I leave the color black. Where one side is better: The color is blue. Where one side is worse: The color is red. Note: All links are to manufacturer sites, ONLY for spec verification. No tracking is involved. Macbook Pro I7-7700HQ 4C/8T Freq. 2.8 GHz – Turbo to 3.8 GHz RAM 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 Storage 256GB Screen 2880 x1800 Touch Bar Graphics Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of GDDR5 Camera Yes – 720p Weight 4.02 lbs Price $2399 HP Spectre x360 – 15t i7-8550u 4C/8T 1.8 GHz – Turbo to 4.0 GHz RAM 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM Storage 256GB Screen 3840 x 2160 Touchscreen NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2 GB) GDDR5 Camera 1080p Weight 4.42 lb Price 1549.99 HP is coming in at over $700 less. Only the graphics card is better on the MacBook Pro. The CPUs are roughly equivalent. the 8550u has a lower base frequency, but a higher turbo boost. I do not know how Apple can justify those differentials. HP will soon be coming out with a quad-core Spectre 13" models. Apple does not even offer quad-core on its MacBook Pro 13" models. Apple has to stop this insanity. PS: For those who think the lower base frequency affects performance -- Well, Mobile Tech Review just blasted that out of the water. The lower base frequency thermals do not throttle the Chip that much. Therefore the higher Turbo Boost may compensate. Remember Mobile Tech Review was using an i5, not an i7 8th gen. The i7-8550u would be much better than the i5 sampled by Mobile Tech Review.