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HP Spectre 13 X2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of HP Spectre 13 X2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the portability, and there are some less positive comments about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

design, performance, screen, keyboard, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Spectre 13 X2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Spectre 13 X2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Spectre 13 X2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design.

design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: XIAOZHI Simple style Leather Sleeve for 13.3"HP Spectre 13 X2, BlackXIAOZHI Simple style Leather Sleeve for 13.3"HP Spectre 13 X2, Black

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

HP Spectre 13 X2 Review

 

HP makes its play for the popular convertible market with the 2-in-1 HP Spectre 13 X2. With a stylish design and a high-quality keyboard dock the Spectre certainly has its high-points, but is that enough to justify the $1,100 price?

Stylish Aesthetic ; Quality Keyboard Dock ; Solid Battery Life

Bulky Design ; Tablet Wobbles in Dock ; Awkward Button Placement

The HP Spectre 13 X2 is a suitable convertible, but it doesn’t warrant the high-end price tag. With an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of DDR3 its performance is capable, but the device is outclassed by competitors such as the Microsoft Surface 2 Pro and

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2

 

The HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2 is a detachable hybrid ultrabook/tablet with an elegant design, but it doesn't compare well to ultrabook competitors.

Sleek, fanless design offers ultrabook functionality and the portability of a tablet. Decent-sized 128GB solid-state drive (SSD). Backlit keyboard. Great sound. Dual-battery design.

Specialized processor sacrifices power to keep temperatures low. No rear-facing camera.

Conclusion The benefits of the HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2 over similarly priced ultrabooks start and end with the two-piece detachable tablet design. As a laptop, the performance is lackluster, and the battery life is somehwat subpar; as a Windows tablet,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

HP Spectre 13 X2 Review

 

The HP Spectre 13 X2 offers the productivity of a thin and light with the portability of a tablet with a vivid display and above-average battery life.

Attractive design; Vivid display; Solid performance; Above-average battery life; Runs cool

Bulky for a tablet and a laptop; Tablet wobbles when attached to dock

The HP Spectre 13 X2 offers the productivity of a thin and light with the portability of a tablet with a vivid display and above-average battery life.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Spectre 13 x2 review

 

On paper, the HP Spectre x2 sounds like a great idea. Take a 13-inch laptop from HP's high-end Spectre line and give it the hybrid treatment, allowing the screen to pop off at the touch of a button to become a larger-than-average tablet. In practice,...

The HP Spectre 13 x2 converts into a large 13-inch tablet with a full 1080p display. The system is reasonably priced, and has a decent selection of ports on the keyboard base.

The combined hybrid body is awkwardly top-heavy, and the touch pad isn't sensitive enough for easy all-day use.

A rare larger-screen hybrid, the HP Spectre x2 aims to be both a portable laptop and a video-friendly slate. The price is right, but the design feels awkward and the wonky touch pad makes it hard to use as a full-time laptop.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

HP Spectre 13 x2 Review and Ratings

 

This 13.3-inch detachable is an excellent choice if you spend much time in tablet mode, but some design decisions such as the omission of an SD card slot and lack of storage and memory upgrades are frustrating.

Attractive, solid design ; Superb 1080p screen ; Silent fanless operation ; Light in tablet mode

Heavy in laptop mode ; No SD card slot ; Limited storage

Docked or in laptop mode, the HP Spectre 13 x2 managed just over seven hours on a battery charge in our demanding video playback test. In lighter use, such as writing and Web browsing, we consistently managed over eight hours on a charge:

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

HP Spectre 13 x2

 

A dual-battery hybrid that's hewn from aluminium and with a stonking 1080p screen

Good-looking, hard-wearing exterior ; High-quality 1080p screen ; Decent keyboard ; Exceptionaly cool and quiet

Slow Core i5 processor ; Heavy, lop-sided design ; Trackpad could be improved ; Battery life unable to match rivals

The Spectre has Beats speakers, and the familiar brand delivered familiar, disappointing sound. There’s no real bass to speak of, and the rest of the range was hampered by the tinny top-end. These insipid speakers are nothing more than a last resort,...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: W. Bryan Hastings (arnnet.com.au)

HP Spectre 13 x2: This hybrid falls short of the hype

 

HP's latest 2-in-1 detachable hybrid breaks some new ground: It's a notebook PC with a spacious, high-res 13.3-inch screen you can pull off its keyboard base. Once separated, the Spectre x2 becomes a thin and light tablet--at least for its size. But...

I'm not saying the detachable 2-in-1 concept is completely without merit. The architect scenario I described above is a compelling use case, and I'm sure HP can list others. I just think most people will be happier with separate devices, or a smaller...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

HP Split 13 x2

 

Meet the HP Split 13 x2, another Windows 8-powered convertible tablet/laptop hybrid that borrows the form factor of its smaller Envy x2 cousin, but blows it up to a whopping 13-inches and aims to take centre stage as your main laptop and entertainment...

HP's Split 13 x2 is an interesting laptop hybrid, but it's one that's just too big and heavy to become your daily go-to computer. It's fine to use as a laptop for casual use in the home, but its performance is rather disappointing, and using it in...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Stamatos (cnet.com)

"This is going to be the perfect machine... but for very few people"

 

This is a great product! I used mine for two months until it was stolen from my office at work. Unique looks and a versatile form factor that supports a full fledged OS without skipping a beat. I played games, read comics and did all my work duties...

Fast, great form factor, great looks, finish is classy

Windows could play nicer, could use ports on the tablet portion

Apr, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:33
Battery capacity (Watt hours):33
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+2

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Brown, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 850
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x402 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4200 / Intel HD Graphics 4400

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Beats Audio
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-4012Y / i5-4200U / i5-4202Y
Processor boost frequency:2 / 2.6
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4012Y / i5-4200U / i5-4202Y
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5 / 6
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5 / 15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76608 / 76610
Processor code:SR170 / SR190 / SR1C7
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Beats Audio with SRS 3D\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nHP SimplePass\nHP ePrint\nCyberLink PowerDVD\nCyberLink YouCam DE\nAdobe Photoshop Lightroom 5\nWindows Live Essentials\nInternet Explorer 11\n7-Zip / CyberLink YouCam DE\nBeats Audio mit SRS 3D\nAdobe Photoshop Elements\nAdobe Premiere Elements\nHP Connected Photo\nHP CoolSense\nAdobe Reader\nHP Connected Music\nMonopoly
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / mSATA
Storage media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 564

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.2 / 8.5 / 9.06
Depth (tablet mode):7.2 / 8.5
Height:0.709 / 0.748 / 0.921
Height (tablet mode):0.437 / 0.445
Weight:4.39 / 5.07
Weight (tablet mode):2.2 / 34.9
Width:13.4
Width (tablet mode):13.4