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HP Spectre 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and sound. The screen and portability also get good views, but many are less positive about the touchpad and reliability. Views are divided on the connectivity.

usability, portability, screen, sound, performance

reliability, touchpad

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Spectre 13

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of HP Spectre 13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

keyboard, screen

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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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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 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.

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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 13-3010ea 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...

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HP Spectre 13-3010ea review

 

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

Although this ultraportable is light and stylish, with a very good display, it's underpowered for the price and suffers from a poorly designed touchpad. We prefer the Asus Zenbook UX302.

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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...

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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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HP Spectre 13 review

 

The latest in HP's most stylish laptop range certainly looks thebusiness. But the Spectre 13 is let down by its surprisinglysluggish performance.

Gorgeous looks, solid build, good battery life

On the heavy side, sluggish processor

The HP Spectre 13 is a great-looking laptop with a good screen andsome genuinely useful software on board for a pretty reasonableprice. But it's let down by its sluggish performance, which reallydoesn't match its appearance. For light use, it's fine,...

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HP Spectre 13 review

 

The HP Spectre 13-3010ea is a thin-and-light laptop that is smart and good-looking. The key feature is a really big trackpad, so if you are looking for a laptop that is portable and easy to use, look no further. Here's our HP Spectre 13-3010ea review.

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...