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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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and usability also get good comments. Views are divided on the energy efficiency. Many are less positive 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 ( 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 are impressed by 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

May, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 Reviewers really like the keyboard and portability. The size and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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

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May, 2018

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


Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4


Battery Capacity:45
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):5 / 8
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4


Front Camera:Y / Yes


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Metal
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook
Water cooling system:N


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power supply:350


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 10 x 0.874
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Manageability features:3D DriveGuard
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:4
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Weight (imperial):3.07

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 5.12 x 13.6
Package weight:6.15
Warranty card: Yes


Chipset:Intel P55
Motherboard chipset:Intel P55
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y
Power supply:350


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:774
Number of processors installed:1
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296
Processor:I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-750 / I7-3517U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Lynnfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:22 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-750 / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / 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 / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:42915 / 65707 / 65714
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y


Bundled software:Cyberlink YouCam DE \nAdobe Photoshop Elements \nAdobe Premier Elements \nHP Connected Photo \nHP CoolSense \nAdobe Reader \nsMedio 360 / Symantec Norton Internet Security,\nAbsolute Data Protect,\nAdobe Premier Elements,\nAdobe Photoshop Elements,\nCyberlink Youcam DE,\nHP CoolSense,\nWindows Live Essentials,\nAdobe Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2012


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 532 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 16.3 / 8.8 / 8.82
Depth (imperial):8.8
Dimensions (W x D x H):12.4 x 8.8 x 0.69
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):12.4 x 8.8 x 0.69
Height:0.69 / 0.697 / 0.874 / 15.2
Height (front):0.567
Height (front) (imperial):0.57
Height (imperial):0.69
Height (rear):0.689
Height (rear) (imperial):0.69
Weight:21.2 / 3.06 / 3.13 / 4.74
Width:12.4 / 14.8 / 6.89
Width (imperial):12.4