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HP Spectre 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and sound. The screen and portability also get good views, but the connectivity and touchpad get less positive reviews.

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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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of HP Spectre 13 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on

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0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Spectre 13-3000ea Ultrabook 13.3" 4th generation (Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 8.1

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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

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...


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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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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...

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I fell in love with it when I saw it first eye. The color and touch screen, regular computer function. Everything fits me. Right now I am still getting used to it. Love it.This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Perfect for...

Like it,convenience to use

A little heavier

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I bought this laptop to use for my bussiness


I thought I would love a touch screen but find them to sensitiveAbout me... Business Professional

the large screen

the screen is to senitive to the touch. spend to much time looking for pages that disappear while i am working

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Great... for headaches


HP reimbursed me with a "better computer" after owning a VERY defective Envy. I chose the Spectre but straight out of the box, I had issues with it. Internal battery in the tablet was "plugged in, not charging", trackpad didn't follow my movements, the...

Graphics display

Buggy/slow, no charge, trackpad function slow/buggy, freezing

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the lap top is very fast.


I LIKE THE LAP TOP . IT IS FAST AND LIGHT WEIGHT. I AM GOING TO GET ONE FOR MY GRAND DARHTER.This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Budget Conscious, Basic web...

easy to set up . and very light weight

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A slim, yet solid laptop


Bought this for my wife. She really likes Windows 8 and has shown me that it's not "as bad as people say." The computer is more expensive for a reason. You can tell it competes with the aluminum MacBooks. Performance is great for what she does (no...

Super slim, SSD, great battery life, touchscreen

Wifi issues