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HP Spectre 13 X2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 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. Reviews about the battery and keyboard are generally positive. The screen and design are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the portability. Many are less positive about the connectivity and price.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Spectre 13 X2 from 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 People are impressed by the design.


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

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (

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 (

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: Dan Ackerman (

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: Sherri L. Smith (

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: Denny Atkin (

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 (

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 (

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: (

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 (

"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

Consumer review by: materas (

"Well designed hybrid with some minor flaws, good price."


I am very happy with this device. I'm a photographer and I use it as my traveling laptop/tablet. I edit in Photoshop w/o any problems. Definitely get the Full HD screen option. A few notes on more cons (not enough space allotted above for these):Tablet...

Bright screen. Nice balance between the keyboard/tablet. Great battery life. Great to have 2 USB 3.0 ports and a Micro SD slot (accepts 64GB MicroXD cards). Workmanship and finish are top notch. Great to have a backlit keyboard.

Alot of light bleeding around the edges of screen. Very obvious when viewing dark video/photos in a dark room. Keyboard is nice but keys need to be pressed firmly or they don't work.

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


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


HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS


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


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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


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:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5 / 6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5

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 / Yes
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
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76608 / 76610
Processor package size:40

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):7.2 / 8.5
Height (tablet mode):0.437
Weight (tablet mode):34.9
Width (tablet mode):13.4