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HP Spectre XT

HP Spectre XT
alaScore 89

198 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of HP Spectre XT. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and portability are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the touchpad.

performance, usability, design, portability, keyboard

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 198 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Spectre XT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of HP Spectre XT from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Views about the keyboard and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and reliability get mixed reviews.

usability, battery, portability, performance, keyboard

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 210-1165SA Netbook (Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 10.1-inch LED display, webcam, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit) - BlueHP ENVY Spectre XT 13-2100EA C1P10EA Intel ® 1700 MHz 128 GB 4096 MB Flash Hard Drive HD GRAPH. 4000

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Spectre XT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of HP Spectre XT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the keyboard and portability are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

performance, usability, design, portability, keyboard

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 13-2150nr Spectre XT 13.3" Ultrabook (Silver)HP Mini 210-2170NR Netbook (charcoal)

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HP Spectre XT Review

 

The Ultrabook market has quickly gained speed over the past few months and it's only going to get faster now that Windows 8 is already here. We can expect many more models to come in the next few weeks. But, just before Windows 8 was launched, HP...

The HP Spectre XT is a decent Ultrabook. It’s pretty light and is very attractive. In terms of performance, it isn’t sluggish and the battery life is pretty impressive. Priced at Rs 64,990 in India, it’s not the most affordable Ultrabook out there, but...

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Review HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg Ultrabook

 

The cat's meow. With the sleek 13.3-inch Envy Spectre XT 13-2000e

Premium chassis; Good build quality & feel; Latest communication technology; Pre-installed software package; Input devices including backlit keyboard; Good performance; Four speakers from Beats Audio

Port selection; Glossy display; Display measurements are not very good; Emissions (noise levels & temperature); Throttling during full load; Limited expansion options; No other model options

Other ultrabook using Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a 13.3-inch display. Examples are the very lightweight Toshiba Satellite Z930, the Acer Aspire S3 if budget is a concern, and the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A with a Full HD display. The Apple MacBook...

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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

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HP Mini 210-1085 Netbook

 

We've been covering netbooks consistently this past month, and its about time we look at one of the bigger names in this clustered market, and that is HP. Their Mini series is almost genre defin

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HP Envy Spectre XT (13-2050nr)

 

If the HP Envy 14 Spectre showcased glass (with its Gorilla Glass covered screen, lid, and palmrest) then the new HP Envy Spectre XT (13-2050 nr) is all about metal. While it's easy to call every silver-hued ultrabook an Apple clone, the HP Envy...

Intel Core i5-3317U processor. Solid-state drive. Beats Audio. All-day battery life

Touchy clickpad. Middling display

The HP Envy Spectre XT (13-2050 nr) is a solid ultrabook with a stylish design, but its appeal is marred by a so-so clickpad and display.

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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...

Don’t get me wrong here – I wasn’t expecting the Spectre XT to be a $400 piece of equipment, but I feel that $800 or $850 would have been a better asking price for this ultrabook. Still, if you need a good ultrabook and don’t care much about the $1,000...

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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 Apple's MacBook playbook. Then, as now, it's a shiny...

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

HP goes toe-to-toe with Apple — and its own success

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HP Envy Spectre XT

 

As the current flagship of HP's laptop line, the new Envy Spectre XT certainly packs a lot of names into one product. This is a premium ultrabook, and our understanding is that the Spectre designation now indicates a level of product above HP's already...

Slim and lightweight, the HP Envy Spectre XT is portable, well-built, and easy to use, with a great keyboard.

The design doesn't stand out as much as the original Spectre's did, and its battery life won't get you through an entire day. From a premium product, we'd expect a higher screen resolution.

A high-end laptop at a mainstream price, the HP Envy Spectre XT gets much of the look and feel right, with only a few missteps.

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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.

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 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: Yes
Card Reader:No / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3317U
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