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HP Spectre 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of HP Spectre 13. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and keyboard are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the price, while the connectivity and battery get critical opinions.

design, portability, performance, keyboard, screen

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Spectre 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook review: a good deal, but with trade-offs

 

There's lots to like about the Spectre 13 -- especially given the low price. For the money, you can expect an attractive design, bright display, fast performance and a generous warranty. But you should also prepare yourself for middling battery life...

Attractive design ; Fast performance ; Good specs for the money ; Bright display ; Generous warranty, Adobe Lightroom included gratis

Heavy for a 13-inch Ultrabook ; Middling battery life, especially considering the heft ; Trackpad needs a driver update ; Shallow keys have an occasionally "sticky" feel

It's easy for us to give the Spectre 13 a good review, but that's partly because the price is so reasonable. Were this priced in line with its peers, we'd have a harder time forgiving its flaky trackpad, sticky keyboard and relatively heavy weight. As...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre 13 (2017)

 

The HP Spectre 13 is powerful and thin, with a gorgeous white and gold design, making it both a status symbol and a very capable ultraportable laptop.

Gorgeous white and gold styling. Extremely thin and light. Full HD touch screen. Excellent keyboard.

Diminutive, unresponsive touchpad.

Bottom Line: The HP Spectre 13 is powerful and thin, with a gorgeous white and gold design, making it both a status symbol and a very capable ultraportable laptop.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

HP Spectre 13 Review: The Most Ultra Ultrabook

 

One of the best ultrabooks on the market just got a little bit more polished.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre 13

 

The HP Spectre 13 combines a thin-as-you-can-get build with top-notch performance, all at a reasonable cost. Connectivity is limited to USB-C, but there's still a lot to like about this well-rounded, well-designed ultraportable.

The thinnest laptop currently available. Nice price. Fast performance. Good battery life. Sharp design. Constructed with high-quality materials. Multiple USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3.

The thinnest laptop currently available. Nice price. Fast performance. Good battery life. Sharp design. Constructed with high-quality materials. Multiple USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3. ; No traditional USB ports. 1080p display lacks touch technology.

Conclusion With an incredibly thin body and premium feel, the Spectre 13 is easy to recommend. It'll turn heads, but it's not a case of style over substance, as it beats or matches other top ultraportables we've tested. Because it costs $250 less than...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Spectre review

 

To touch or not to touch. That is the question asked of many Windows laptops, from bulky budget boxes to the slimmest premium systems. HP has two new high-end, very thin laptops, and it answers that question differently in each model.

The HP Spectre is remarkably thin while still managing to fit in Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The keyboard is excellent for such a slim body, and the bold design stands out in a sea of thin ultraportables.

The lack of a touchscreen is a big omission for a premium Windows laptop, and the limited ports may force you to carry extra dongles and accessories.

If you can work with USB-C ports and a nontouch display, the HP Spectre offers a great design and excellent performance in the world's thinnest full-power laptop body.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (pcworld.com)

HP Spectre 13 review: an exceedingly well-executed return to the basics

 

Think all trackpads are the same? Run your fingers over HP's new Control Zone.

Innovative Control Zone touchpad works great with Windows 8 ; Fabulous battery life ; Very good audio

Integrated graphics will be a showstopper for some ; Annoying fan ; 802.11ac Wi-Fi is a $20 option

The HP Spectre 13 nails the fundamentals, and its innovative trackpad works great with Windows 8.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

HP Spectre 13 (8th Gen Core)

 

The HP Spectre 13 is one of the best-looking laptops on the market, but short endurance holds it back.

Incredibly small; Beautiful design; Punchy keyboard

Poor battery life; Relatively dim display; Bottom runs hot

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HP Spectre 13 Review: Thin requires compromise

 

How thin is too thin, and is extreme style worth extreme compromise? The HP Spectre 13 is the latest notebook to ask those questions, chasing - and indeed besting - Apple's MacBook in millimeters of depth and raw power potential, though demanding...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

 

007 Spectre. HP designed a conventional notebook with a "thickness" of just 10 millimeters, so it is thinner than some first-gen tablets (original iPad: 13 mm). Our full review shows how HP accomplished to fit a fully featured Windows 10 PC into one of...

versatile dual USB Type-C Gen. 2 + Thunderbolt 3 ports ; comfortable backlit keyboard with firm tactile feedback ; ultrathin, lightweight, portable, and luxurious design ; high quality bright display; deep colors and contrast ; included USB Type-C to...

case rigidity is a step down compared to XPS 13 and MacBook Air 13 ; very limited connectivity options without use of dongles ; few SKUs; no 2K/3K/4K or touchscreen options ; below average CPU Turbo Boost performance ; small battery capacity; average...

The Spectre 13 is the thinnest 13.3-inch notebook currently in the market and a classic example of the law of diminishing returns. That is, you'll have to give up more and more features for every millimeter shaven off. The lack of any full-size USB...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

HP Spectre 13 2017 review: A killer laptop, now touch-friendly

 

Video: Besides 8th-gen Intel CPUs, a standard touchscreen elevates the new Spectre 13.

New standard touchscreen ; Can be configured with a 4K touchscreen ; Improved, sleeker design with unique, ceramic white finish (one of two finish options) ; New speaker placement makes for a more spacious keyboard design ; Quad-core processors improve...

No Precision touchpad ; Fans can be loud

The original Spectre 13 was one of our favorite laptops last year, and the new Spectre 13 is one of our favorites this year. HP didn't bother fixing what wasn't broken; instead, it focused on improving the often overlooked aspects of most laptops. I'm...

Nov, 2017

Price comparison for HP Spectre 13

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Newest HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.3 inches FHD...
Windows 10 Home; 10th Gen Intel® Core i7-1065G7 processor; 13.3" display; 8GB memory; 512GB solid state...
$1,029.00 TO SHOP
Newest HP Spectre x360 13t (10th Gen Intel i7-1065G7...
Include Windows 10 Professional activation key(outside HP box), HP Warranty, 3 Years McAfee Internet...
$1,499.00 TO SHOP
HP Spectre x360-13.3" 4K OLED Touch - 10th gen i7...
Operating System: Windows 10 Home I Screen Size: 13.3 inches
$1,699.00 TO SHOP
HP Spectre x360 13-ap0013dx Convertible 13.3inch...
Windows 10 Home; 8th Gen Intel® Core i7-8565U processor; 13.3" display; 8GB memory; 256GB solid state drive...
$999.00 TO SHOP
HP - Spectre Folio Leather 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen...
13.3" Full HD touch screen: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Natural finger...
$1,199.00 TO SHOP
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Windows 10 Home, 13.3" inches 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) touch screen with HD-Built-In Webcam
$1,299.00 TO SHOP
HP Spectre X360 2020 GEM Cut 13.3" FHD Touch Laptop...
Newly Launched 2020 HP Spectre x360 13T Cutting Edge GEM CUT Design - 10TH GENERATION QUAD CORE CPU: Intel...
$1,999.00 TO SHOP
Newest HP Spectre x360-13t Quad Core(8th Gen Intel...
- 13.3" diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT (1920 x 1080)...
$1,399.00 TO SHOP
HP Spectre x360-13t Quad Core(8th Gen Intel i7-8550U...
NEWEST 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost...
$1,261.00 TO SHOP
HP Envy X360, 15.6" FHD IPS Touchscreen, 2019...
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: AMD Quad-Core Ryzen 5 2500U Processor, 2.0GHz Base Frequency, up to 3.60GHz, 6 MB...
$725.00 TO SHOP

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