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HP Spectre XT

HP Spectre XT
alaScore 90

284 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The screen and design are also appreciated.

performance, design, screen, portability, usability

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Spectre XT

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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 145 user reviews of HP Spectre XT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, design, price, portability, usability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP SPECTRE XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr 15.6-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)HP ENVY 13-2150nr Spectre XT 13.3" Ultrabook (Silver)HP Mini 210-2170NR Netbook (charcoal)

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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 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.

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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4010nr

 

If you share your household with Mac users, the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr is a good buy if you absolutely need Windows 8 and need to trade files. It's a decent large-screen performance ultrabook made better with the addition of a Thunderbolt...

One of the first Windows PCs with Thunderbolt. Has more storage space than SSD-only units. Full size HDMI and Ethernet. Good multimedia benchmark scores. Comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. Two years of Norton Internet Security

USB 3.0 ports are black. Middling battery life

Looking for an ultrabook that plays nice with your Mac household mates? The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4010nr ($1,349.99 list) has a feature rare on Windows PCs: a Thunderbolt port. When your Machead flatmates crow about their systems'...

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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