HP Envy Spectre XT 13t-2000
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy Spectre XT 13t-2000
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
Source: Student Buying Guide
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
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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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