HP Spectre 13-3010ea


HP Spectre 13-3010eaNotebook: HP Spectre 13-3010ea (Spectre 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Spectre 13-3010ea

80% HP Spectre 13 review: smart, attractive Ultrabook laptop is portable and easy to use
Source: PC Advisor English
It won't break any speed records, but the HP Spectre 13 is a smart, attractive Ultrabook that can give Apple's MacBook Air a run for its money. The HP's slimline design, high-quality display and reasonable battery life help ensure that it earns its keep when you're out and about. And, of course, there's that over-sized trackpad, which is a small but worthy innovation that makes it just that little bit more comfortable to use than many of its rivals.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
60% HP Spectre 13-3010ea review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Although this ultraportable is light and stylish, with a very good display, it's underpowered for the price and suffers from a poorly designed touchpad. We prefer the Asus Zenbook UX302.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%



The HP Spectre 13-3010ea is a 13.3 inch ultrabook. The device is not only easy on the eyes but is tough and robust as well. The aluminum surfaces provide a nice high-end finish to the premium ultrabook. The well-built chassis allows users to be rougher with the device without sustaining any damage.

Like most ultrabooks, the HP Spectre 13-3010ea is not equipped with a wide range of ports. It only has a HDMI and 2 USB ports aside from the standard audio jack. It does not have a VGA port nor does it have an Ethernet port for wired connections. Fortunately, the WiFi on the device is rather good. It can communicate with both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band. Bluetooth 4.0 is also supported.

The display for the HP Spectre 13-3010ea is QHD. It is one of the first devices to incorporate this. The 2560 by 1440 resolution is amazing for a screen of only 13.3 inches. Under the hood, the HP Spectre 13-3010ea is powered by an Intel Core i7-4500U processor. The raw processing power of this device is exceptional. Even 3D modelling should be a breeze.

All in all, the HP Spectre 13-3010ea comes with great specifications, an amazing screen and a fantastic exterior. However, like other ultrabooks, it does not come with a great selection of ports and the price is rather high.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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

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


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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.

1.5 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.

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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70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-15 (Update: 2014-06-15)