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HP Spectre XT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 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 keyboard and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the energy efficiency. The connectivity and screen get negative comments.

performance, portability, usability, design, keyboard

screen, connectivity

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Spectre XT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 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 Reviewers really like the price and battery. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

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 210-1165SA 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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Spectre XT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of HP Spectre XT from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the size and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, portability, usability, design, size

88% of the reviews on 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)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Felix Sold (

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...

Sep, 2012

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: Brian Westover (

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.

Oct, 2012

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

Expert review by: (

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

Product Specifications


Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
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

Ports & interfaces

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


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
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:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 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
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:31