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HP Spectre 13 X2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and screen are overall positive. The battery and design also get good comments. Many are less positive about the performance.

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performance

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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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 X2 Review

 

The HP Spectre 13 X2 is an attractive convertible with acceptable performance, but the awkward button placement and bulky form factor make it difficult to justify the cost.

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...

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W. Bryan Hastings

 

This detachable 2-in-1 isn't the value proposition it could be.

Sturdy construction ; Sharp high-res display ; Passively cooled

Bulky and heavy ; So-so battery life in both modes ; Gets very warm under heavy workloads

The Spectre 13 x2's performance doesn't measure up to that of dedicated notebooks and tablets, but it can be useful in some scenarios.

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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

The HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2 ($1,169.99, as tested) is a hybrid tablet and ultrabook, combining some of the best elements of both devices into one elegant design. While detachable hybrids aren't quite ready to supplant full-fledged ultrabooks for your...

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HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2

 

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.

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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.

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HP Spectre 13t x2 review

 

Of all the permutations of convertible laptops we've seen so far, one has become a clear winner; the dockable. Versatile and powerful, dockable systems let the user remove the display entirely and use it as a stand-alone tablet, effectively turning the...

Solid build quality ; Pleasing keyboard ; Intuitive hinge and dock ; High-quality 1080p touchscreen ; Fast solid-state drive ; Silent, cool operation

Lackluster processor performance ; Disappointing battery life (as a tablet) ; Heavy for its size

The new Spectre 13t x2 is essentially the 13t ultrabook with a tablet bundled into the package.

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible:No / Yes
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4200 / HD GRAPH. 4400

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76 / UM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-4012Y / I5-4200U / I5-4202Y
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