HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg
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?
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%
Source: T Break
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%
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%
Source: Computer Active
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%
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
Source: Reg Hardware
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: PC Welt 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%
Source: Onlinekosten.de 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%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Positive: appealing design; good equipment and overall appearance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2012
Source: Ocaholic.ch 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%
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77.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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