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HP Spectre 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of HP Spectre 13. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and portability are generally positive. The battery and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Spectre 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Nate Swanner (

HP Spectre 13 Review: The MacBook for Windows users


If you've ever used a Windows PC and longed for the build a MacBook offers, your wait may be over. The HP Spectre 13-inch Ultrabook is a device unlike many never seen: sleek, sexy, and without a hint of compromise. While it absolutely looks the part,...

There are no two ways about it: HP tried to make a MacBook. The Spectre is like the illegitimate child of a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air which refused to teach their newborn the ways of OS X. If you’re a Windows user who quietly covets the build and...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook review: a good deal, but with trade-offs


It's already March, dear readers, which means with the exception of this post right here, you're not going to find many laptop reviews on this site. Why?

Attractive design ; Fast performance ; Good specs for the money ; Bright display ; Generous warranty, Adobe Lightroom included gratis

Heavy for a 13-inch Ultrabook ; Middling battery life, especially considering the heft ; Trackpad needs a driver update ; Shallow keys have an occasionally "sticky" feel

There's lots to like about the Spectre 13 -- especially given the low price. For the money, you can expect an attractive design, bright display, fast performance and a generous warranty. But you should also prepare yourself for middling battery life...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (

HP Spectre 13 review: an exceedingly well-executed return to the basics


Think all trackpads are the same? Run your fingers over HP's new Control Zone.

Innovative Control Zone touchpad works great with Windows 8 ; Fabulous battery life ; Very good audio

Integrated graphics will be a showstopper for some ; Annoying fan ; 802.11ac Wi-Fi is a $20 option

The HP Spectre 13 nails the fundamentals, and its innovative trackpad works great with Windows 8.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Howley (

HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook Review


The HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook packs a user-friendly touchpad, strong performance and long battery life in a beautiful design.

Unique Control Zone touchpad; Beautiful design; Gorgeous display; Snappy backlit keyboard; Strong performance; Long battery life

Bottom runs a bit warm

The HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook packs a user-friendly touchpad, strong performance and long battery life in a beautiful design.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Josh Fields (

HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook


It looks fantastic, but sluggish performance is the real story with HP's latest ultrabook.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

HP Spectre 13-3010ea Ultrabook review


That's not HP's actual name for it, but given the US company's Love of Capitals and trademark signs it might as well be. We realise a larger trackpad might not sound terribly exciting, but small details can often make a big difference, and the HP...

It won't break any speed records, but the HP Spectre 13 is a smart, attractive Ultrabook that can give Apple's MacBook Air a run for its money. The HP's slimline design, high-quality display and reasonable battery life help ensure that it earns its...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

HP Spectre 13-3010ea


A light and attractive ultraportable let down by a clunky touchpad and high price

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (

HP Spectre 13


HP's latest answer to the MacBook Air

Sharp, accurate, bright 1080p screen ; Exceptional build quality ; MacBook-matching battery life ; Reasonable keyboard ; Thin, light and good-looking

Control Zones work poorly ; Middling processor and graphics power ; Bad Beats speakers

The speakers aren’t as impressive. They’re Beats-branded, but lack the punchy bass synonymous with the Apple-owned brand. The low-end lacks bite, and there’s nothing to shout about in the mid-range. The high-end’s hi-hats are tinny and loud enough to...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Bennett Ring (

HP Spectre 13


This premium Ultrabook looks the goods, but performance suffers due to the slim dimensions.

Attractive, sturdy aluminium chassis ; The 2560 x 1440 display makes pixel-spotting next to impossible

A dedicated GPU would be nice at this price ; 802.11ac should be mandatory

We can't deny the excellent construction quality of the Spectre 13, which is as sturdy as it is attractive. Unfortunately there's a huge price premium attached, which is partly justified by the gorgeous touch screen. However, overall system performance...

Feb, 2014

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HP Spectre 13 First Impressions


The Spectre 13 is a stunning piece of hardware with a lot of bling.

Apr, 2016