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HP Spectre XT

HP Spectre XT
alaScore 93

218 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and portability. The screen and performance also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

design, performance, screen, portability, value for money


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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 218 reviews)

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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Review


The Spectre XT TouchSmart is HP's creme-de-la-creme consumer Ultrabook. In some ways, it lives up to that lofty mantle; in others, it doesn't. The notebook is attractive all right, in a brushed-metal-chassis, black-island-keyboard kind of way. We also...

Heavy; constrained CPU performance; lacks full SSD storage

Heavy; constrained CPU performance; lacks full SSD storage

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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Review


It was last summer when we were introduced to the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, resulting in us completely falling in love with its gorgeous 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display that was able to produce some nice colors and its view […]

As long as those two points don’t bother you, and you welcome the additional processing power, then we think the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart would make a fine addition to your life.

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Review HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg Ultrabook


High-priced Ultrabook. HP integrates Thunderbolt technology, a Fu

IPS display with high contrast ratio; Good keyboard; Fast SSD; Solid chassis; Appealing loooks; Mini DisplayPort; Thunderbolt

Mediocre battery life; Only 4 GB RAM standard; Installed RAM operates in single-channel memory mode

The Spectre XT TouchSmart's battery life equals that of some notebooks retailing for 400 Euros (~$540).


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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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Review: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart is a sweet-looking, underpowered laptop in an Ultrabook’s clothing


The brushed-aluminum look screams Ultrabook, and the bigger display is a nice bonus. But the weight, performance, and battery life make it better suited for living-room laptop duty.

Large and lovely touchscreen display ; Eye-catching, brushed-aluminum design

Terrible battery life ; Poor-sounding speakers ; Heavy for its size

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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review


Last September, HP introduced one of the most credible MacBook Air competitors we'd yet seen: the 13-inch Envy Spectre XT was thin, light, strong, and yet still comfortable to use, a rarity in a Windows ultrabook. Yet it also had a low-quality,...

Gorgeous display ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Good performance for an ultrabook

Poor battery life ; Some cheap design touches ; Expensive for its class

This could be a great ultrabook — but it's not quite there

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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr Ultrabook


While the HP Spectre TouchSmart XT was one of the first Windows 8 laptops we previewed way back in August 2012, we've only recently gotten our hands on the final shipping version of it. In many ways it's been worth the wait, as this is one of the only...

Slim, sharp design, a high-quality keyboard, touch pad, and speakers, and a Thunderbolt port all help the Spectre XT stand out from the Windows 8 crowd.

For well over $1,000, one might expect discrete graphics or better battery life.

The HP Spectre TouchSmart XT is a rare superslim 15-inch laptop with a touch screen, but for the premium price, it should include more high-end extras.

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:No / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No


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


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