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HP Spectre 13

HP Spectre 13
alaScore 92

37 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The battery and performance are also appreciated.

design, performance, battery, screen, portability

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 37 reviews)

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Expert review by: Nate Swanner (slashgear.com)

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: (engadget.com)

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

 

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...

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

It's easy for us to give the Spectre 13 a good review, but that's partly because the price is so reasonable. Were this priced in line with its peers, we'd have a harder time forgiving its flaky trackpad, sticky keyboard and relatively heavy weight. As...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (pcworld.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (reviewed.com)

HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook

 

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

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

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The sleek design of the HP Spectre is lightweight and has a chrome finish. Find out more in our review of the best laptops for business.

The design of the HP Spectre is lightweight and appealing

This device lacks an optical drive and has minimal RAM and storage space

Looks can be deceiving. While the HP Spectre is slim and attractive, the performance of this device may disappoint.

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

HP Spectre 13

 

HP has repositioned itself as a premium lifestyle brand. While you might say this first came about several years ago when the company partnered with Beats (now owned by Apple) and launched a range of silver Envy laptops, the HP has doubled down with...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Spectre 13-3010ea

 

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

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Bennett Ring (cnet.com.au)

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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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x402 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5 / 15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes