HP Spectre x360 13t-aw200
I'm probably the first person to use TigerLake with FreeBSD, and all it's roadblocks. Far from smooth when compared to ThinkPad T420/X220 users. I no longer own this laptop. I initially switched to an AMD Ryzen-based HP Envy, but then switched to a 14" Spectre x360, which despite also being TigerLake has MUCH better FreeBSD support.
Like many TigerLake laptops, this Spectre has the Intel "Evo" branding.
- Year introduced: 2020
CPU: Intel TigerLake Core i7-1165G7
- Ethernet: None
- Graphics: Intel Iris Xe (unsupported for now)
- Memory: 16GB DDR4 (Soldiered)
- Screen: 13.3" 1920x1080 IPS Touchscreen
- Storage: Intel 1TB Optane NVMe (forgot which model)
- Wireless: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (unsupported)
2. Support overview
WARNING: The below section is obsolete. TigerLake support has improved in FreeBSD.
More current support information is in Laptops/HP_Spectre_x360_14-ea0023dx, except for the audio part. If you want a TigerLake HP Spectre, GET THE 14", not the 13", unless you are fine without audio. If you don't want the 14" Spectre but want TigerLake, get a non-HP or alternatively an HP Envy or EliteBook model.
Graphics are unsupported as of now, but I had an "updated" drm-kmod here: https://github.com/neelchauhan/drm-kmod/tree/5.7-wip
WARNING: This repo is highly unstable. It has high levels of graphics corruption, and often panicks. It was rejected and shelved.
Wi-Fi is unsupported as of now, but fortunately BjoernZeeb is working on it.
If you use one, Ralink dongles work the best in this case. I had some issues with Realtek dongles with USB errors. However, USB dongles are unreliable on TigerLake.
- Audio is unsupported as of now, maybe outside of the "HDMI" interface (which probably needs USB-C), but this also affected Linux somewhat. If you need to use headphones, a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter (used on newer Android phones) can be used with a bit of tinkering.
The laptop does run cool despite the above lack of drivers, when compared to the 2018 Spectre x360, but then I don't have 4K this time. It doesn't run as cool as an AMD Ryzen-based HP Envy x360, however.