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HP Spectre 13

We have collected and analyzed 15 expert reviews and 22 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 84/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is Jan 27, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 447665 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: Apr 21, 2014.

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(Based on 37 reviews)

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Review HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2 Convertible


Silent companion. Haswell makes it possible: HP offers a fan-less 13.3-inch notebook with the Spectre 13 x2, which transforms into a tablet with a push of a button. However, the bulky detachable is certainly no bargain with a retail price of almost...

Rigid case with good build quality; Long battery runtimes; Good system performance; High-contrast IPS display; 802.11ac WLAN; UMTS/HSPA module; Silent and cool

Low 3D performance; Limited connectivity; Device cannot be upgraded; High price

The market for Windows based convertibles/detachables is growing and anybody could find a suitable device. Some alternatives would be the Acer Iconia Tab W700, Asus Transformer Book TX300CA, Sony Vaio Duo 13, Microsoft Surface Pro, Dell XPS 12, Asus...

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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

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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.


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HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook


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

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it is a very nice looking and and functions great.This product is... easy to set up

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HP Does it Again.....


Another great PC from HP. Love the size, quality of chassis and screen. Processing speeds and boot up time are great. Love to travel with this PC for size, weight, and available performance. Only set back is it takes a little bit to get used to using...

Chassis, Processor, Size, Screen

Track Pad

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Don't be afraid of Windows 8


I really loved my HP laptop I've had since 2006, and when it started failing I dreaded having to find/get used to a new one.I was also very wary of navigiating Windows 8. But I purchased the HP Spectra because my old machine was having the kind of...

Quick start up, long battery life

Turning the touchpad off is somewhat complicated

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Great Computer


I love my HP Envy. It has everything I wanted and does a great job. It is heavy... but what do you expect when you get a 17" screen, cd drive and it is fully loaded. The Cool Sense is great, the computer never gets hot.This product is... Good sound...

Fast and great screen quality

It is heavy

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Great computer for carrying


This computer is great if you want a light computer for carrying purposes. It is fast to start and very efficient to process. The only thing I have noticed is that the caps lock key gets stuck and sometimes before I shut down, it displays a memory...

light to carry and fast to process

caps lock gets stuck, memory display before shutting down

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Good lightweight computer


This is a good very portable computer, with good battery life and AV capabilities. The only downsides are the lack of a DVD player and an ethernet cable connection.This product is... Good sound quality, easy to set upAbout me... Basic web surfing &...

Lightweight, good screen and sound

No DVD player or ethernet port