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HP Spectre XT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of HP Spectre XT. 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. People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency. There are some critical comments about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Spectre XT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Spectre XT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of HP Spectre XT from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the price and battery. The portability and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, portability, battery, price

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Mini 210-2003sa 10.1" Netbook (Intel Atom N455 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Up to 10hrs battery life, Windows 7 Starter) - BlueHP Mini 210-2003sa 10.1" Netbook (Intel Atom N455 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Up to 10hrs battery life, Windows 7 Starter) - Blue

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Spectre XT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of HP Spectre XT from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Views about the keyboard and portability are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

performance, usability, size, portability, keyboard


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Mini 210-2170NR Netbook (charcoal)HP Mini 210-2170NR Netbook (charcoal)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review HP Mini 210-1021EG Netbook


Pretty boy. It is not the first Pinetrail netbook, but a particul ...

Best battery life ; Good keyboard ; Fast 7200 RPM hard drive ; Low weight ; Low temperature emissions

Twistable base unit ; High-gloss TFT ; Inaccurate Touchpad ; Always active fan

The inside is well hidden under an easily removable base

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Eric Abent (

HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review


Ultrabooks , whether you like them or not, are here in full force. Manufacturers left and right are releasing ultrabook after ultrabook, so now the question isn't "who can make the fastest ultrabook?" but rather "who can make the best looking...

I know that some of things in this review sound pretty negative, but the HP ENVY Spectre XT is actually a pretty solid ultrabook. The battery is disappointing and the speakers, despite sporting Beats Audio branding, aren’t anything to write home about,...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (

HP Envy Spectre XT review


Three years ago, HP introduced the Envy 13. This week, we're reviewing its spiritual successor, the Envy Spectre XT. Oh, how times have changed. Then, as now, the Envy was accused of cribbing from...

Excellent keyboard and trackpad ; Solid lower chassis ; Full-size HDMI, Ethernet, and SD card slot

Sub-par display ; Weak upper chassis ; Relatively poor battery life

Don't care about the screen? This is your machine

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Silbert (

HP Envy Spectre XT


More Info HP unveils Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, other thin-and-lights in various sizes HP announces 15-inch Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, Envy 4 Ultrabook with touch HP Envy 14 Spectre review HP's Envy 14 Spectre hit almost all the right notes when...

Attractive, well-built design ; Very solid performance ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad ; Two-year warranty

Short battery life ; Unimpressive audio

The HP Envy Spectre XT is a solid contender, with a comfortable keyboard and touchpad, an attractive design and top-notch performance. The one downside is less-than-stellar battery life.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

HP Mini 210 HD Review


The panel itself is easy to read--at least with my eyes--and text doesn't appear to be that small compared to other mobile devices. If you can read small text on a mobile phone, you should be able to view the screen without any problems. Color and...

WXGA resolution 10-inch screen ; Optional GPS, WWAN or Broadcom CrystalHD ; One of the better button-less touchpads

Short battery life ; Sluggish

The cooling fan stayed on continuously, spinning at a lower speed when idle and picking up as heat output increased. Fan noise wasn't that bad but you could tell it was on without having to be near the system. With an ambient noise level of 33dB, the...

Jul, 2010

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HP Mini 210 Laptop Computer


Good screen with edge-to-edge glass

Audible fan noise even at rest

Nothing particularly impressive nor disappointing distinguishes the HP Mini 210, but the price is right.

Mar, 2010


Expert review by: Nick Rego (

HP Spectre XT Review


A capable Ultrabook that's held back by an average screen.

Great audio, fantastic keyboard and mouse, decent amount of ports

Screen doesn’t match the premium tag, power connector hoards space for USB connection

The Spectre XT is quite a capable Ultrabook, and certainly does exude that ‘pick me up and caress me’ feeling. Having said that, it unfortunately doesn’t wow with its screen, which should have been much better to keep up with the overall premium look...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (

HP Envy Spectre XT Notebook Review: Specs, Features and Price


HP Envy Spectre XT is the latest notebook added by HP to its Envy Spectre series. Equipped with a 13.3 inches display screen, a super fast 128GB SSD, an Intel Core i5 processor and many others, the device is receiving much ...

13.3 inches display screen, Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels,1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor, Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Russell Holly (

Review: HP Pavilion dm3t notebook


Purchasing a computer nowadays is an extremely personalized experience. Sure, you can walk into any store and for a few hundred bucks walk out with generic computer #4, or order something online from Big Jim's Discount Superstore, but there are so many...

Apr, 2011

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HP Envy Spectre XT


The HP Envy Spectre XT is a 13-inch Ultrabook laptop that has great performance, a comfortable backlit keyboard and a sleek design. It does lack in screen resolution and has a noisy fan but it's an overall good buy for less than $1000.<p

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes


HD type:Full HD / No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
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
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714 / I5-750
Processor package size:31