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HP Spectre 13 X2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of HP Spectre 13 X2. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The keyboard and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and energy efficiency get less positive reviews. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

design, performance, keyboard, screen, battery

usability, price, size, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Spectre 13 X2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

HP Spectre 13 x2

 

A dual-battery hybrid that's hewn from aluminium and with a stonking 1080p screen

Good-looking, hard-wearing exterior ; High-quality 1080p screen ; Decent keyboard ; Exceptionaly cool and quiet

Slow Core i5 processor ; Heavy, lop-sided design ; Trackpad could be improved ; Battery life unable to match rivals

The Spectre has Beats speakers, and the familiar brand delivered familiar, disappointing sound. There’s no real bass to speak of, and the rest of the range was hampered by the tinny top-end. These insipid speakers are nothing more than a last resort,...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (channel5.com)

HP Split 13 x2

 

Meet the HP Split 13 x2, another Windows 8-powered convertible tablet/laptop hybrid that borrows the form factor of its smaller Envy x2 cousin, but blows it up to a whopping 13-inches and aims to take centre stage as your main laptop and entertainment...

HP's Split 13 x2 is an interesting laptop hybrid, but it's one that's just too big and heavy to become your daily go-to computer. It's fine to use as a laptop for casual use in the home, but its performance is rather disappointing, and using it in...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2

 

The HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2 is a detachable hybrid ultrabook/tablet with an elegant design, but it doesn't compare well to ultrabook competitors.

Sleek, fanless design offers ultrabook functionality and the portability of a tablet. Decent-sized 128GB solid-state drive (SSD). Backlit keyboard. Great sound. Dual-battery design.

Specialized processor sacrifices power to keep temperatures low. No rear-facing camera.

Conclusion The benefits of the HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2 over similarly priced ultrabooks start and end with the two-piece detachable tablet design. As a laptop, the performance is lackluster, and the battery life is somehwat subpar; as a Windows tablet,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP's Spectre 13 x2 dwarfs smaller tablets and hybrids

 

With a detachable 13-inch tablet screen and large keyboard, this hybrid can be a full-time PC.

The ; converts into a large 13-inch tablet with a full 1080p display. The system is reasonably priced, and has a decent selection of ports on the keyboard base.

The combined hybrid body is awkwardly top-heavy, and the touch pad isn't sensitive enough for easy all-day use.

A rare larger-screen hybrid, the HP Spectre x2 aims to be both a portable laptop and a video-friendly slate. The price is right, but the design feels awkward and the wonky touch pad makes it hard to use as a full-time laptop.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

HP Spectre 13 X2 Review

 

HP makes its play for the popular convertible market with the 2-in-1 HP Spectre 13 X2. With a stylish design and a high-quality keyboard dock the Spectre certainly has its high-points, but is that enough to justify the $1,100 price?

Stylish Aesthetic ; Quality Keyboard Dock ; Solid Battery Life

Bulky Design ; Tablet Wobbles in Dock ; Awkward Button Placement

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2 Convertible

 

Silent companion. Haswell makes it possible: HP offers a fan-less 13.3-inch notebook with the Spectre 13 x2, which transforms into a tablet with a push of a button. However, the bulky detachable is certainly no bargain with a retail price of almost...

Rigid case with good build quality; Long battery runtimes; Good system performance; High-contrast IPS display; 802.11ac WLAN; UMTS/HSPA module; Silent and cool

Low 3D performance; Limited connectivity; Device cannot be upgraded; High price

The market for Windows based convertibles/detachables is growing and anybody could find a suitable device. Some alternatives would be the Acer Iconia Tab W700, Asus Transformer Book TX300CA, Sony Vaio Duo 13, Microsoft Surface Pro, Dell XPS 12, Asus...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

HP Spectre x2 review: A Surface clone that's actually a better deal

 

Despite an awkward kickstand, this tablet-first hybrid costs less than Microsoft's version and doesn't force you to buy the keyboard separately.

The HP Spectre x2 has a slim but sturdy design and a stiffer keyboard than Microsoft's similar Surface Pro, plus the keyboard cover is included in the base price. A mobile broadband antenna allows for easy on-the-go data.

The kickstand is hard to operate, the processors are slower than many other premium hybrids, and battery life is merely OK.

HP's slim, attractive Spectre x2 follows the road not taken by Microsoft's Surface Pro, using lower-power processors to keep the price down, as well as packing in the must-have keyboard cover.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : W. Bryan Hastings (arnnet.com.au)

HP Spectre 13 x2: This hybrid falls short of the hype

 

HP's latest 2-in-1 detachable hybrid breaks some new ground: It's a notebook PC with a spacious, high-res 13.3-inch screen you can pull off its keyboard base. Once separated, the Spectre x2 becomes a thin and light tablet--at least for its size. But...

I'm not saying the detachable 2-in-1 concept is completely without merit. The architect scenario I described above is a compelling use case, and I'm sure HP can list others. I just think most people will be happier with separate devices, or a smaller...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

HP Spectre 13 x2 Review and Ratings

 

This 13.3-inch detachable is an excellent choice if you spend much time in tablet mode, but some design decisions such as the omission of an SD card slot and lack of storage and memory upgrades are frustrating.

Attractive, solid design ; Superb 1080p screen ; Silent fanless operation ; Light in tablet mode

Heavy in laptop mode ; No SD card slot ; Limited storage

Docked or in laptop mode, the HP Spectre 13 x2 managed just over seven hours on a battery charge in our demanding video playback test. In lighter use, such as writing and Web browsing, we consistently managed over eight hours on a charge:

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"This is going to be the perfect machine... but for very few people"

 

This is a great product! I used mine for two months until it was stolen from my office at work. Unique looks and a versatile form factor that supports a full fledged OS without skipping a beat. I played games, read comics and did all my work duties...

Fast, great form factor, great looks, finish is classy

Windows could play nicer, could use ports on the tablet portion

Apr, 2014
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