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Hewlett-Packard XG978UA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas the touchpad and value for money get negative comments.

screen, design, portability

value for money, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Hewlett-Packard XG978UA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Hewlett-Packard XG978UA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Hewlett-Packard XG978UA from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: HP ENVY 14-2160se 14.5" Beat Edition Notebook PC - REFURBISHED

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Review HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook

 

A Beautiful Accessory or Cutting-Edge Technology? The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a beautiful laptop with a price tag of $1200 USD. Many buyers will be enticed by the model's looks, but is the laptop really worth the money? We find out in the following...

Very high quality workmanship ; Nearly perfect keyboard ; Good battery life ; Easily accessible ports ; The SSD has great access times ; Very quiet (during normal use) ; High-quality speakers ("beats-audio")

The surface of the touchpad is too smooth ; Glare display ; No Kensington Lock ; Heavy weight

The Envy is not much different from a 13 inch Ultrabook (aside from its larger display). The price: thicker case, higher weight

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HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review

 

A premium Ultrabook that needs a few more tweaks.

Stellar looks and finishing, NFC, strong audio

Can be hard to open, glossy surface needs frequent cleaning, slightly heavy for an Ultrabook, acceptable battery life, high price point

Like most Ultrabooks, the Envy 14 Spectre is designed to strike the balance between performance and portability, and hence sports a fairly acceptable system configuration. For its price tag you get a decent amount of beef under the hood to run through...

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HP Envy 14 Spectre - Unbreakable

 

HP's Envy 14 Spectre wowed us at CES 2012, but looks can be deceiving. In this full review we find out if this 'premium Ultrabook' is worth the extra price, or if it's just a big, shiny, fingerprint magnet. Read on for the finer details.

Durable Gorilla Glass covered designSuperb build qualityExcellent keyboardGreat audio

Expensive for its specsHeavy for its size

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HP Envy 14-3010TU Spectre Ultrabook

 

HP Envy 14 Spectre review: A premium Ultrabook designed to appeal to style-conscious users

Screen ; Feels good to use ; Good sound

Intermittent touchpad problem ; Uninspiring performance

It's expensive for what it is, but the HP Envy 14 Spectre has plenty of appeal thanks to an excellent screen and good input peripherals. It's a very comfortable notebook to use and its performance is good, but not spectacular. It's one of the first...

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HP Envy 14 Spectre: Beefing Up the Ultrabook

 

First impressions are important, and the HP Envy 14 Spectre makes a great one. The glossy, glass-topped display bezel and keyboard tray look elegant and understated, and the uniform, thin chassis gives the laptop a sleek appearance. Second impressions...

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HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review

 

Not all that long ago, many were predicting the downfall of the once venerable Hewett Packard. Their Touchpad was an abysmal failure from a sales

For a company that was prematurely judged to be standing upon its last leg a short time ago, the Spectre is a resounding success. In

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HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook

 

Review The test unit I reviewed was forwarded on to me from the Harrods press office. That alone should tell you a lot about the HP Envy 14 Spectre. For you, Harrods may conjure images of oil sheiks browsing bling, affectatious middle classes buying...

Despite my concern that the HP Envy 14 Spectre is perhaps a little chunky compared with other Ultrabooks on the market, it compares very favourably with the competition in terms of what you get within those two centimetres: connectivity, performance,...

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HP Envy 14 Beats Edition, gorgeous and tempting

 

Gorgeous looks and great sound, which make up for a lack of portability.

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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HP Envy 14 Beats Edition, gorgeous and tempting

 

The HP Envy 14 Beats Edition has gorgeous looks and great sound, which make up for a lack of portability

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Superb Value

 

This is the 2nd Envy 14 Beat Edition I have bought from JR.COM. This refurbished unit was as new and $500 less than I paid less than a year ago for a lesser specified Envy 14. The improvements on this updated 2160SE are excellent,the 80GB SSD really...

Fast","Powerful

Short Battery Life

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2467M
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