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HP Spectre XT Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of HP Spectre XT Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and keyboard are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the image quality and battery.

performance, portability, price, keyboard, design

screen, battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Spectre XT Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Spectre XT Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Spectre XT Pro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

portability, performance, usability, design, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Spectre XT Ultrabook Beats Audio, 4GB RAM, 128 GB solid-state drive, Intel® CoreTM i5-3317U processor, 13 Inch HD LED-backlit BrightView Display, BHP Spectre XT Ultrabook Beats Audio, 4GB RAM, 128 GB solid-state drive, Intel® CoreTM i5-3317U processor, 13 Inch HD LED-backlit BrightView Display, B

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

HP Spectre XT PRO review – one of the best ultrabooks out there

 

The HP Spectre XT Pro is one of the best 13 inch ultrabooks you could buy right now and has plenty of strong-points on its side, but the few noticeable quirks, including the average screen and battery life, plus the rather hefty price tag, only make it...

looks good and feels sturdy; the keyboard and trackpad are excellent; it's fast; the speakers are quite good; packs good connectivity options and a wide array of ports

rather poor screen; fells a bit short when it comes to battery life; quite pricey

If HP would have bundled a better screen on this machine, the Spectre XT could have easily been the best 13 inch ultrabook on the market, cause except for that, there’s little you could say wrong about it.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

Review: HP Envy Spectre XT Pro

 

HP's Envy Spectre XT Pro is the business edition of the regular 13.3-inch Spectre XT Ultrabook, and is available to consumers through commercial retailers such as PB Tech.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

Nice Ultrabook

 

Fast delivery.

Fast ; great backlit keyboard ; Lightweight ; Overall Good Quality

Battery life ; Limited Screen Angle View

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (buydig.com)

Nice Ultrabook

 

Fast delivery.

Fast ; great backlit keyboard ; Lightweight ; Overall Good Quality

Battery life ; Limited Screen Angle View

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

Great Ultrabook with some Flaws

 

This is a great ultrabook at a great price, unfortunately the screen resolution is subpar in my opinion. If they can increase the resolution, i'd pay a little more for the same laptop.

Fast bootup and shutdown ; The Form Factor Is Great ; The Keyboard Is Awesome

Resolution Is Average

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (buydig.com)

Great Ultrabook with some Flaws

 

This is a great ultrabook at a great price, unfortunately the screen resolution is subpar in my opinion. If they can increase the resolution, i'd pay a little more for the same laptop.

Fast bootup and shutdown ; The Form Factor Is Great ; The Keyboard Is Awesome

Resolution Is Average

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

Cool ultrabook

 

great ultrabook, light and powerful.

Light ; Performance ; Speed

Price

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (buydig.com)

Cool ultrabook

 

great ultrabook, light and powerful.

Light ; Performance ; Speed

Price

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

Hewlett Packard 13.3" 13-2150nr SpectreXT Win 8 Ultrabook PC - Intel Core i5-3317U Processor

 
Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audiio / Beats Audio / HP Beats Audio
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:45 / 52
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 52
Battery life (max):8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Metal
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-590.6 - 480000
Non-operating shock:200
Operating altitude:-590.6 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audiio / Beats Audio / HP Beats Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.4 x 8.82 x 0.697
Display: / LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Size:12.4
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
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
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8,1x16,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
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
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 72054 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.82 / 8.84 / 9
Depth (imperial):8.84
Height:0.571 / 0.579 / 0.697 / 1
Height (imperial):0.57
Weight:2 / 3.06 / 3.09 / 3.13
Width:12.4 / 12.5 / 13
Width (imperial):12.5