HP Envy 13 Series

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2003EFProcessor: Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i7 3517U, Intel Core i7 3667U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.0 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.415kg, 1.5kg
Price: 999, 1000, 1400 euro
Average Score: 77.24% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 31 reviews)
: - %, performance: 89%, features: 59%, display: 65%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 77%

 

HP Envy Spectre XT 13t-2000

Specifications

HP Envy Spectre XT 13t-2000Notebook: HP Envy Spectre XT 13t-2000
Processor: Intel Core i7 3667U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy Spectre XT 13t-2000 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% HP Envy Spectre XT 13t-2000 13.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's Envy Spectre XT on the whole is a good overall ultrabook but the problem is that it doesn't really stand out in a very crowded market especially with the Premium Envy name. Performance is good and the build quality is better than average. HP does manage to include dual band Wi-Fi and a gigabit Ethernet for networking which is nice at this price point but not unusual.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP Envy Spectre XT 13 Ultrabook Review – A Campus Standout
Source: Student Buying Guide English
So is the HP ENVY Spectre XT 13 a good fit for a student laptop solution? If you use the HP Academic discount the price starts at $979.99 and you can get a Free XBox 360, which is kind of a nice deal and really sweetens the offer. To be honest, I kind of prefer the Envy 4t-1000 we just reviewed as a student laptop because it’s got a better starting price of $683.99 and is very well built and attractive and you can also get the free XBox 360 with it. It’s not as thin and light as the Spectre XT 13 though.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2012

 

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg

Specifications

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000egNotebook: HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.415kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg (Model)

Average Score: 77.55% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 15 reviews)

 

79% Review HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
The cat's meow. With the sleek 13.3-inch Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg, HP expands its ultrabook portfolio. Featuring an aluminum case, the latest hardware, a Beats Audio system, and a backlit keyboard, does this ultrabook offer substance in addition to its style?
80% HP Spectre XT review
Source: T3 English
If you want a PC that resembles a MacBook Air, the HP Spectre XT is just the ticket. It actually sounds better and while the trackpad failing is disappointing, this feels like a luxurious PC out of the box. The biggest issue is that a 13-inch MacBook Air costs around £149 more with an identical spec but better build and that all important OS X Mountain Lion. If you're resolutely a PC person, however, this is an affordable and stylish ultrabook that sits at the top of the pack for style and value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre XT Review
Source: T Break English
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 and feel of the XT. Battery life on the XT is also up for debate – with consumers spending more time on the go, you’d not want to be caught out trying to get something important done when your laptop dies on you. Still, the Spectre XT does have some very desirable qualities like a much sought-after keyboard and trackpad, which is often overlooked in other Ultrabooks. If you’re willing to overlook the screen quality and the sometimes-annoying power connector that’s jostling for extra space, then pick up and enjoy the Spectre XT.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% HP Spectre XT Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The HP Spectre XT is a decent Ultrabook. It’s pretty light and is very attractive. In terms of performance, it isn’t sluggish and the battery life is pretty impressive. Priced at Rs 64,990 in India, it’s not the most affordable Ultrabook out there, but is surely worth its price if you’re travelling a lot and need a portable notebook as company.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% HP Spectre XT review
Source: Computer Active English
The HP Spectre XT is a new ultrabook that feels oddly familiar. Its slender wedge shape and metal build is not only reminiscent of the Apple Macbook Air, it is also very similar to HP's own Envy 6. Preinstalled on the SSD are copies of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10 for editing photos and video, respectively.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review
Source: Slashgear English
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, but other than that, the Spectre XT is capable of running with the best of them (ultrabooks, that is).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2012
80% HP Spectre XT 13in Ivy Bridge Ultrabook review
Source: Reg Hardware English
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 about the touch-screen gubbins they’re already talking about for the next model.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Envy Spectre XT Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HP Envy Spectre XT is a slick Ultrabook with plenty of power and strong Beats Audio. We like the fast SSD, accurate clickpad, good battery life, and cool-running temperatures. What holds this system back from a higher rating is the ho-hum 1366 x 768 screen. In this price range we give the edge to the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A because it packs a higher quality full HD screen with much wider viewing angles for just $50 more
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Envy Spectre XT review: a sleek and speedy Ultrabook with a killer keyboard
Source: Engadget English
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 prime contender for the contents of your wallet. Unimpressive battery life and weak audio dampen our enthusiasm slightly, but ultimately the XT is one of the best Ultrabooks available right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2012
86% Ultrabooks: Jetzt aber schnell!
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
85% HP SpectreXT 13-2000eg
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 98% features: 81% display: 77% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 87%
91% Schick und schnell: HP Spectre XT im Test
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 87% features: 67% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Spectrakulär – Schlankes 13-Zoll-Ultrabook im Metall-Hybridgehäuse
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
86% Kurz vor dem Ziel gescheitert?
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
Das Schreckgespenst unter den Ultrabooks?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: appealing design; good equipment and overall appearance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2012
60% HP Envy Spectre XT 13''
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Positive: solid and elegant chassis; classy design; good battery runtime Negative: deficient acoustic performance; display inappropriate
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2006tu

Specifications

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2006tuNotebook: HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2006tu
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% HP Envy Spectre XT (nb-13-2006tu) Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
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 as its very fast SSD and the fact that it includes dual-band Wi-Fi. If you don't mind fan noise and can put up with reflections, then go for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Ultrabook w najczystszej postaci
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good quality materials; very convenient backlit keyboard;silent cooling system at low load; very long time at low load operation. Negative: Low brightness as the glossy matrix; the average quality speakers; only 2 USB ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2012
Đánh giá HP Envy Spectre XT
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Slim and light design; high performance; good touchpad. Negative: Low resolution and viewing angle of the display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2012

 

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2011tu

Specifications

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2011tuNotebook: HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2011tu
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

재질, 디자인, 마감이 돋보이는 프리미엄 울트라북 - 엔비 스펙터 XT (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2012
재질, 디자인, 마감이 돋보이는 프리미엄 울트라북 - 엔비 스펙터 XT (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; convenient keyboard. Negative: Battery life time; no free slot to expand RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2012

 

HP Spectre XT Pro-B8W13AA

Specifications

HP Spectre XT Pro-B8W13AANotebook: HP Spectre XT Pro-B8W13AA
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

85% Achillesferse Display
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 75%
80% Neid bei der Qual der Ultrabook-Wahl?
Source: Channelpartner.de German DE→EN
Positive: very good workmanship; keeps up with competitors Negative: no UMTS-modem
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Spectre XT Pro bude společníkem na cesty
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good connectivity; very comfortable backlit keyboard; quiet operation in office work. Negative: Glossy display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2012

 

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2050nr

Specifications

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2050nrNotebook: HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2050nr
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy Spectre XT 13-2050nr (Model)

Average Score: 78.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% HP Envy Spectre XT (13-2050nr)
Source: PC Mag English
The Spectre XT may not be the very best ultrabook we've reviewed, but it's one of the better systems, especially among ultrabooks selling for under $1,000. Performance gets a boost from a zippy solid-state drive, while battery life and display are only so-so. The Toshiba Portege Z935-P300 remains our Editors' Choice, offering a similar combination of features and performance for less, but the Spectre XT will likely win some hearts with its handsome design and solid performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Envy Spectre XT
Source: Techreview Source English
The HP Envy Spectre XT is a 13-inch Ultrabook laptop that has great performance, a comfortable backlit keyboard and a sleek design. It does lack in screen resolution and has a noisy fan but it's an overall good buy for less than $1000.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Envy Spectre XT Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The ultrabook market is bubbling like a cauldron, with a slew of affordable hard drive-based (rather than SSD-based) models now on sale; a few high-end options to tempt well-to-do executives; and a crop of touch-screened (and hence a bit heavier and thicker) Windows 8 ultrabooks due to arrive along with Microsoft's new OS this fall.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Envy Spectre XT
Source: CNet English
As the current flagship of HP's laptop line, the new Envy Spectre XT certainly packs a lot of names into one product. This is a premium ultrabook, and our understanding is that the Spectre designation now indicates a level of product above HP's already high-end Envy line. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2012
75% HP Envy Spectre XT
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Though we gave the HP Envy Spectre XT a bit of a hard time for not bringing anything new to the table, it's still a very strong Ultrabook that's good looking and well made. The metal casing gives it a premium look and the internals don't skimp: fast SSD drives, dual band Intel wireless with WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0 are top notch. The display is better than average for clarity and viewing angles, though the resolution is commonplace.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2003EF

Specifications

HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2003EFNotebook: HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2003EF
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% HP ENVY SPECTREXT 13-2003EF
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3667U: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 2.0 - 3.2 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.


13.0: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


77.24%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus UX31A-C4037H
Core i7 3537U, 1.5 kg
» HP Split 13-m006tu x2
Core i5 3339Y, 1.1 kg
» Samsung 530U3C-A09UK
Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
» HP ProBook 4340s-C4Y10EA
Core i3 3110M, 2 kg
» Samsung ATIV 730U3E-K01HS
Core i5 3337U, 1.5 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T300
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Samsung 900X3E-A01UK
Core i7 3517U, 1.2 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook E733
Core i7 3632QM, 1.7 kg
» Asus Transformer Book TX300CA-C4006H
Core i5 3317U, 1.9 kg
» HP Split x2
Core i3 3229Y, 2.3 kg
» Samsung ATIV 900X3E-K01US
Core i7 3537U, 1.2 kg
» Asus Taichi 31-CX018H
Core i7 3537U, 1.6 kg
» Samsung ATIV 740U3E-K01UB
Core i5 3337U, 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Portege R930-1CX
Core i3 3120M, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio SVT1313S1E
Core i5 3337U, 1.7 kg
» Samsung 530U3C-A04PL
Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
» Samsung 900X3D-A03PL
Core i5 3317U, 1.2 kg
» Asus VivoBook S300CA-C1015H
Core i5 3317U, 1.8 kg
» Samsung 530U3C-A05PL
Core i5 3317U, 1.5 kg
» Asus Taichi 31-DH71
Core i7 3517U, 1.5 kg
» Asus Taichi 31-CX010H
Core i7 3517U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z930-D3S
Core i5 3317U, 1.1 kg
» Samsung 900X3E-A01SE
Core i5 3337U, 1.2 kg
» Samsung 900X3D-A01HU
Core i5 3317U, 1.2 kg
» Samsung 530U3C-A03HU
Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
» Samsung 740U3E-A01FR
Core i5 3337U, 1.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U310-59365023 Touch
Core i5 3337U, 1.7 kg
» Samsung ATIV 900X3F-K01US
Core i5 3337U, 1.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-31 (Update: 2012-07-31)