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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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and screen.

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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 ( review summary for HP Envy Spectre XT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Envy Spectre XT from 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 Comments about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good comments, whereas views are divided on the battery.

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

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Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for HP Envy Spectre XT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of HP Envy Spectre XT from 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 Reviewers really like the keyboard and portability. The size and usability also get good opinions, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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

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Mar, 2019

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HP Spectre XT review


Can the HP Spectre XT beat a MacBook?

Meaty sound ; Great build ; Good battery life

Tricky touchpad ; Screen could be better

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (

HP Envy Spectre XT pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


HP has announced a whole heap of Ultrabooks at its Global Influencers conference in Shanghai. By far the sweetest piece of kit there has to be the new

May, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Lamkin (

HP Envy Spectre XT review


New Spectre is HP's top-end Ultrabook

May, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

HP Envy Spectre XT review


Great looks, good SSD, but we don't like its display

Feb, 2013

Red dot design award!

Expert review by : reddot ( (UK))

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HP Spectre XT Ultrabook : HP Spectre XT Ultrabook 13-2100ea


Yes finally a HP unit I know its taken 18 months since their last offering but at last they have reverted to their original PR agency and so review items have started to become available to be tested, here a rather nice Ultrabook.

tHE HP Spectre XT Ultrabook 13-2100ea measures 31x22x1cm. The last measurement is the thickness at the front and it increases to 1.5cm at the rear. The unit weights 1410grams. It is silver grey in colour apart from the screen surround which is black...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

HP Spectre XT 13in Ivy Bridge Ultrabook review


The Spectre XT is HP's third shot at an Ultrabook in less than six months. The gleaming Gorilla Glass livery of the original 14-inch Spectre [1] was both eye-catching and rugged, but it was also very expensive and quite a bit heavier than you'd expect...

There’s some room for improvement on battery life, but the more I used it the more I found myself liking the Spectre XT. It’s slim, light, fast, and – by Ultrabook standards – competitively priced. If I were HP I’d quit now while I was ahead and forget...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP Envy Spectre XT (nb-13-2006tu) Ultrabook


HP Envy Spectre XT review: a good looking Ultrabook that would kill if it had a better screen and a quieter cooling fan

Very fast SSD ; Dual-band Wi-Fi ; Comfortable keyboard

Noisy ; Reflective screen and narrow vertical viewing angles ; Creaky hinges

HP's Envy Spectre XT looks and feels almost like a premium Ultrabook -- it's small, light and easy to carry on a daily basis. It's quite a noisy unit though and it could use a much better (and less glossy screen). We love its keyboard though, as well...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP Mini 210 (NB-210-1017TU_01) netbook


A 10in HP netbook with plenty of style

Long battery life, easily upgradeable, excellent keyboard, smooth and responsive touchpad

Space for 3G module but no option for it, gets noticeably warm, no 802.11n WiFi, only 1GB RAM

HP's HP Mini 210 (NB-210-1017TU_01) netbook is stylish, comfortable to use and easy to upgrade. Although it has standard specifications, its look and feel are very different to most netbooks', and it's a much more refined product than the netbook it...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Jesse Sutton (

Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv6113TX Entertainment Notebook PC (RE128PA)


Following the trend towards slim, stylish notebooks, HP has released the latest addition to their media oriented Pavilion line. The Pavilion Entertain...

Great performance, Media remote

Battery life, Screen design

HP has done a nice job at creating a good all-round user experience with the Entertainment PC range and this machine is no exception. The performance is much better than the dv2000 family we've looked at earlier but the battery life could do with a boost.

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications


Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery capacity (Watt hours):45 / 58
Battery life (max):10.3 / 5 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable)
Housing material:Metal
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product colour:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Ultrabook
Water cooling system: No


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2
Display diagonal:30.5 / 33.8 / 39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1280
HD type:Full HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x191E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics 515
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / N / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Dimensions (WxDxH):377 x 254 x 22.2
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Manageability features:3D DriveGuard
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:4
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Weight (imperial):3.07

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):390 x 130 x 345
Package weight:2.79
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Ambient light sensor:Y
Motherboard chipset:Intel P55
Product Type:PC
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power Supply:350


Bus type:DMI / OPI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 10 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:774
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing Die size:296
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Lynnfield / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core M
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:i5-3317M / I5-3317U / I5-750 / I7-3517U / m5-6Y54
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core m5-6Y series
Processor Socket:BGA 1515 / BGA1023 / Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B1 / D1 / L1
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 4.5 / 95
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:42915 / 65707 / 65714 / 88202 / I5-3317U
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR2EM
Processor package size:20 / 31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:No / Y
Password protection type: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Bundled software:Cyberlink YouCam DE \nAdobe Photoshop Elements \nAdobe Premier Elements \nHP Connected Photo \nHP CoolSense \nAdobe Reader \nsMedio 360 / Microsoft Office Starter / Symantec Norton Internet Security,\nAbsolute Data Protect,\nAdobe Premier Elements,\nAdobe Photoshop Elements,\nCyberlink Youcam DE,\nHP CoolSense,\nWindows Live Essentials,\nAdobe Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2012 / Symantec Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC, SD / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:500
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA
SSD capacity:256 / 32
SSD interface:mSATA / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:500
Total SSDs capacity:256 / 32
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 532 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:213.5 / 22.4 / 25.4 / 41.4
Depth (imperial):22.4
Depth (tablet mode):21.4
Dimensions (W x D x H):316 x 223.5 x 17.5
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):316 x 223.5 x 17.5
Height :1.75 / 1.77 / 13.4 / 2.22 / 38.7
Height (front):1.44
Height (front) (imperial):1.45
Height (imperial):1.75
Height (rear):1.75
Height (rear) (imperial):1.75
Height (tablet mode):8.05
Weight:1.21 / 1.39 / 1.42 / 2.15 / 9.6
Weight (tablet mode):820
Width:17.5 / 300 / 31.6 / 37.7
Width (imperial):31.6
Width (tablet mode):30