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HP Envy Spectre XT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of HP Envy Spectre XT. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas the energy efficiency and screen get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Envy Spectre XT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Envy Spectre XT from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Envy Spectre XT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of HP Envy Spectre XT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and portability. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

performance, usability, size, portability, keyboard

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HP Envy Spectre XT review: a sleek and speedy Ultrabook with a killer keyboard

 

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.

Attractive, well-built design ; Very solid performance ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad ; Two-year warranty

Short battery life ; Unimpressive audio

The Envy Spectre XT is a good Ultrabook on its own, and an even better one when you consider how HP improved upon the already-appealing Envy 14 Spectre. A refined, responsive touchpad, even brisker performance and a more palatable price make this a...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review

 

Last September, HP introduced one of the most credible MacBook Air competitors we'd yet seen: the 13-inch Envy Spectre XT was thin, light, strong, and yet still comfortable to use, a rarity in a...

Gorgeous display ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Good performance for an ultrabook

Poor battery life ; Some cheap design touches ; Expensive for its class

This could be a great ultrabook — but it's not quite there

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

HP Envy Spectre XT (13-2050nr)

 

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.

Intel Core i5-3317U processor. Solid-state drive. Beats Audio. All-day battery life.

Touchy clickpad. Middling display.

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Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

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 : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

The HP Envy Spectre XT is HP's new flagship ultrabook

 

For just under $1,000, this is a great-looking high-end 13-inch laptop, but it doesn't do much more than many less expensive systems.

Slim and lightweight, the ; is portable, well-built, and easy to use, with a great keyboard.

The design doesn't stand out as much as the original Spectre's did, and its battery life won't get you through an entire day. From a premium product, we'd expect a higher screen resolution.

A high-end laptop at a mainstream price, the HP Envy Spectre XT gets much of the look and feel right, with only a few missteps.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

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 : Eric Abent (slashgear.com)

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 : Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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

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Expert review by : Nick Rego (tbreak.com)

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

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