HP Spectre 13-3010eg
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Spectre 13-3010eg (Spectre 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1300 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Spectre 13-3010eg
Quite the spectre! HP calls its premium ultrabooks "Spectre" - and equips its most recent flagship device with a high-resolution QHD IPS display. But is the difference between QHD and Full HD truly that noticeable? And what about its build quality, its design, its performance and its connectivity? In short: Is the premium ultrabook worth its premium price?
Source: Mobile Tech Review
It's easy to fall for the HP Spectre 13: it has that combo of quality materials, a sharp full HD (or higher) display and good looks that we expect from an Ultrabook. Better yet, it's priced to sell when compared to the metal-clad full HD or higher competition. Though HP put some hope and thought into the Control Zone trackpad as a differentiator, I don't think it's a huge selling point, but the quality, overall competence and solid performance for the price are do make it easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Good Gear Guide
Our overall experience with the Spectre 13 Pro was a positive one, and we think it’s a great Ultrabook overall, whether used in the business space, or as a personal unit. It’s well built and it looks good. We love the screen quality, the keyboard is mostly comfortable to tap on, it provides a good range of features, and its speed was good for us. We just wish the screen wasn’t so glossy and that the battery life was perhaps a little better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 08/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% display: 84% mobility: 87%
Source: c't - Heft 2/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Very trendy and high quality; excellent display, good performance and autonomy. Negative: Relatively expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2014
Those looking for an ultrabook light enough not to weigh them down and powerful enough to handle everyday tasks, should take a look at the HP Spectre 13. The 13-inch Notebook PC comes with a 4th generation i7 processor and 8 GB of RAM, which ensure fast performance for anything you will use it for, even multitasking. Its Sandisk SSD is one of the fastest out there in the market and starting any applications will be snappy.
It comes with a 13.3-inch QHD IPS touchscreen with a native resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. It's extremely sharp and the colors are beautiful to look at. The display is perfect for anyone who works with photos or videos. The battery can last you roughly around 5-6 hours, which is a little bit on the low side compared to other ultrabooks in the market.
This is all packed into an all aluminium chassis, which helps it to be solid while only weighing at 1.48 kg, light enough to put into your bag and forget it's even there. Overall, this ultrabook is priced very reasonably considering the fast SSD, high resolution IPS display and fast performance.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
85.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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