HP Spectre 13 Series

HP Spectre 13-3010eaProcessor: Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i5 4202Y, Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell), Intel HD Graphics 4200, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 13.0 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.48kg, 1.5kg, 1.99kg, 2kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1100, 1300, 1400 euro
Average Score: 76.96% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 69%, features: 75%, display: 83%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 89%

 

HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2Notebook: HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2
Processor: Intel Core i5 4202Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.99kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Spectre 13-h205eg x2 (Model)

Average Score: 58% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Review HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2 Convertible | Notebookcheck
Silent companion. Haswell makes it possible: HP offers a fan-less 13.3-inch notebook with the Spectre 13 x2, which transforms into a tablet with a push of a button. However, the bulky detachable is certainly no bargain with a retail price of almost 1,100 Euros (~$1485).
56% HP Spectre 13 X2 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP Spectre 13 X2 is a suitable convertible, but it doesn’t warrant the high-end price tag. With an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of DDR3 its performance is capable, but the device is outclassed by competitors such as the Microsoft Surface 2 Pro and Dell XPS 13. The Spectre also offers a high-grade durable build, but the awkward button placement and wobbling display can make the device uncomfortable to operate in both laptop and tablet modes. While the display offers solid color contrast, the overall viewing experience is marred by the screen’s limited brightness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 56%
60% HP Spectre 13 x2 review: This hybrid falls short of the hype
Source: PC World English
In my view, 2-in-1s as large as HP’s Spectre 13 x2 fall short of the goal of delivering tablet and notebook functionality in a single device. They’re bulky, they don’t deliver enough battery life, and this particular model gets too hot when you take full advantage of its beefier processor (which is weaker than what you’d get in a conventional notebook). I’m not saying the detachable 2-in-1 concept is completely without merit. The architect scenario I described above is a compelling use case, and I’m sure HP can list others. I just think most people will be happier with separate devices, or a smaller tablet with optional accessories.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2
Source: c't - Heft 4/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Обзор HP Spectre 13 X2: Трансформер Без Кулеров
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Good autonomy and enough performance for everyday tasks; unique design; beautiful appearance; high-quality materials; very good display; decent battery life; decent speakers; Negative: Relatively heavy; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2014

 

HP Spectre 13t-3000

Specifications

HP Spectre 13t-3000Notebook: HP Spectre 13t-3000
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Spectre 13t-3000 (Model)

Average Score: 82.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

HP Spectre 13 Review: The MacBook for Windows users
Source: Slashgear English
There are no two ways about it: HP tried to make a MacBook. The Spectre is like the illegitimate child of a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air which refused to teach their newborn the ways of OS X. If you’re a Windows user who quietly covets the build and quality of a Mac, check out the Spectre — it’s likely as close as you’ll get right now. For those looking for a smartly styled, capable machine, look to the Spectre. The base price of $1,000 is no toe-dip in the pool, but it’s well worth it for the HP. If you need more muscle, the version sporting a better screen and Intel Core i7 will set you back $1,400. Again, well worth it, and considering the screen upgrade, our recommendation here.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2014
80% HP Spectre 13T-3000
Source: PC Mag English
The fact that the HP Spectre 13T-3000 is so competitive with top systems like the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and the Acer Aspire S7-392-6411 is something of a testament to HP's design and manufacturing acumen. While these systems are extremely similar in specifications, performance, and quality of design, the HP Spectre 13T-300 starts at $999.99, a few hundred dollars less than the competition. To sell this quality of a product at that more reasonable price is no small feat, but to do so while offering longer battery life and similar performance makes it one of the better ultrabooks on the market today. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus remains the Editors' Choice due to its superior display and faster multimedia performance, but if those features don't grab you, the HP Spectre 13T-300 is a more affordable alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre 13
Source: Computer Shopper English
Design has rarely been PC makers' strong suit. It isn't the fastest 13.3-inch ultrabook, but the Spectre 13 is a sleek, solidly built contender with an innovative touch pad that reduces the need to swipe and tap its 1080p touch screen. Add nine-hour battery life, and it's a good value at $999.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre 13 review: an exceedingly well-executed return to the basics
Source: PC World English
Under the hood, you’ll find a fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U CPU paired with 4GB of DDR3/1600 memory. The 128GB SSD feels a bit cramped, but you can double the storage for an additional $150. The PC packs Intel’s integrated graphics, so you won't get much in the way of gaming performance, but turning down settings will do in a pinch. Those components are good enough to earn a respectable WorldBench 8.1 score of 270. One shortcoming you won’t be able to fix: the Spectre 13’s cooling fan. It kicks in when the processor starts doing any heavy lifting, and the noise can be annoying.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% A slim laptop that gives you more touch pad
Source: CNet English
The HP Spectre 13 is built around a gimmick, an extra-wide touch pad with control zones that offer some (very limited) extra Windows 8 functionality. Interestingly, the gimmick is entirely unnecessary, as the Spectre 13 is excellent in its own right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
80% HP Spectre 13
Source: Laptop Mag English
HP's $1,019 Spectre 13t-3000 has everything you want in an Ultrabook: a sleek design, fast performance and long battery life. And while you can always use the full HD touchscreen to navigate Windows 8.1, HP gives you an excellent alternative with its Control Zone touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HP Spectre 13t
Source: Digital Trends English
Performance is the Spectre 13t’s only problem. Though its specifications look fine on paper, they translated to below-average figures in both our compute and 3D benchmarks. Day-to-day use isn’t a problem, but you’ll notice the lack of grunt when editing video or playing games. By every other metric, however, this Ultrabook excels.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

HP Spectre 13-3010eg

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.

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-3010egNotebook: HP Spectre 13-3010eg
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 1.48kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

81% Review HP Spectre 13-3010eg Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
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?
85% HP Spectre 13
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
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%
90% HP Spectre 13 Pro
Source: Good Gear Guide English
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%
HP Spectre 13-3010eg
Source: c't - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Будь Стильным И Мобильным С Hp Spectre 13
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

 

HP Spectre 13-3090EF

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-3090EFNotebook: HP Spectre 13-3090EF
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% HP Spectre 13 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Spectre excels in several key areas. Its exterior looks and feels fantastic, the screen is excellent, and it’s got the best battery life we’ve seen from any Windows Ultrabook. The reasonable keyboard and good trackpad make up for the misfiring Control Zones and poor speakers, and there’s enough power on the inside to handle daily tasks and even light gaming. This is one of the best Windows Ultrabooks on the market, and one of the closest we’ve seen to matching the MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook review: a good deal, but with trade-offs
Source: Engadget English
It's already March, dear readers, which means with the exception of this post right here, you're not going to find many laptop reviews on this site. There's lots to like about the Spectre 13 -- especially given the low price. For the money, you can expect an attractive design, bright display, fast performance and a generous warranty. But you should also prepare yourself for middling battery life and one frustrating trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2014
80% Le Spectre 13 de HP est l'ultrabook le plus endurant du moment
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Spectre 13-h211nr x2

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-h211nr x2Notebook: HP Spectre 13-h211nr x2
Processor: Intel Core i5 4202Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Spectre 13-h211nr x2 (Model)

Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% HP Spectre 13 X2
Source: Laptop Mag English
Build a better hybrid and the world will be a path to your door...or something like that. Thanks to its Intel Core i5 CPU and integrated graphics, the X2 is a solid workhorse delivering just enough power for work and play. It also delivers a respectable battery life. However for $1,299, consumers can get the Dell XPS 13 that offers better performance, a brighter display and longer battery life in a slimmer, lighter chassis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% A big-screen hybrid with dual batteries
Source: CNet English
The ambitious HP Spectre 13 x2 is one of those products that may be better on paper than in person. But that's only because the idea of a 13-inch high-res hybrid that builds off of HP's excellent Spectre line is such an appealing one.The Spectre 13 x2 works well as a big-screen tablet, and its laptop mode is only held back by some awkward weight and balance issues, not to mention a touch pad that doesn't always register taps and swipes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
70% HP Spectre 13 x2
Source: Computer Shopper English
PC makers have taken a number of different approaches for getting the keyboard out of the way when changing a convertible laptop into a tablet. This 13.3-inch detachable is an excellent choice if you spend much time in tablet mode, but some design decisions such as the omission of an SD card slot and lack of storage and memory upgrades are frustrating.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% HP Spectre 13 x2: convertibile di lusso
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 85% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 85%

 

HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2

Specifications

HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2Notebook: HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2
Processor: Intel Core i5 4202Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Spectre 13t-h200 x2 (Model)

Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% HP Spectre 13 x2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Every significant company that produces Windows Ultrabooks has tried its hand a Windows hybrid, and none have succeeded. Every device so far has involved compromise with one or both of those form factors. That’s no different here. The Spectre x2 is thicker and heavier than Ultrabooks, and the top-heavy design has an impact: prodding or adjusting the screen can tip the unit backwards, and it’s awkward to carry around. In tablet mode the x2’s weight, thickness and 13.3in screen means it’s difficult to use the HP in one hand.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% emissions: 100%
70% HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2
Source: PC Mag English
The benefits of the HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2 over similarly priced ultrabooks start and end with the two-piece detachable tablet design. As a laptop, the performance is lackluster, and the battery life is somehwat subpar; as a Windows tablet, however, the Spectre 13T-h200 x2 is a solid choice. If you need a well-made, decent-performing Windows tablet, then it's worth considering, but it doesn't hold up well when weighed against other leading ultrabooks, like the Editors' Choice Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Spectre 13T X2
Source: Digital Trends English
The HP Spectre 13t x2 is very similar to the standard HP Spectre 13t ultrabook. Though the latter offers slightly better performance, the difference isn’t noticeable in day-to-day use, and battery life is almost identical. The x2 is about a pound heavier, is a tenth of an inch thicker, and will set you back only $100 more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Spectre 13-3000eo

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-3000eoNotebook: HP Spectre 13-3000eo
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% TEST: HP Spectre 13 En klar anbefaling til den beste HP PC-en vi har testet til dags dato.
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

HP Spectre 13 Pro

Specifications

HP Spectre 13 ProNotebook: HP Spectre 13 Pro
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

 

Recenze: HP Spectre 13 Pro - tenký poloprofesionál
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent keyboard; excellent Full HD IPS display. Negative: Processor will not hold long-term maximum power; whistling fan under load; no LAN.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2014

 

HP Spectre 13-H200EF

The HP Spectre 13-H200EF belongs to the Spectre 13 series, which consists of ultrabooks for users who love using subnotebooks or laptop/tablet hybrids. The device comes with an Intel Core i7 4500U, which is a great quad core processor with a clock rate of up to 3.2 GHz, but it requires quite a lot of energy. 4 GB of RAM is also useful to ensure smooth usage. However, the integrated graphics card is a little subpar.

The screen however, is not too shabby. The 13.3 inch display is equipped with an anti-glare FHD UWVA touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. This allows users to enjoy graphics on the screen. Connectivity is also no issue with this laptop. It comes with the standard 802.11 Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth 4.0 ensuring that users can easily get connected. The battery life of the Spectre 13 is noteworthy, mainly due to having two batteries; a 3-cell (33WHr) Li-Ion polymer battery in the tablet itself and a 2-cell (18WHr) Li-Ion polymer battery in the base keyboard. One neat thing about the HP Spectre 13-H200EF is that it comes with a HP TrueVision HD Webcam with activity LED.

All in all, the HP Spectre 13-H200EF is a decent ultrabook providing an all-round good specifications. Unfortunately, the ultrabook fails to grab the attention of the market, probably due to the increasing interest in tablets. However, users who are not afraid to be different can certainly give this notebook a try.

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-H200EFNotebook: HP Spectre 13-H200EF
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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

 

60% HP Spectre 13
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Spectre 13-3010ea

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.

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-3010eaNotebook: HP Spectre 13-3010ea
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Spectre 13-3010ea (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%

 

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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 4200: Processor graphics card in some of the ULV Haswell CPUs with 20 EUs (GT2).

Intel HD Graphics 4600:

Integrated processor graphics card found on a number of Haswell CPU models. Offers varying clock speeds depending on the CPU.

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 HD Graphics (Haswell): In the mobile Haswell Celeron and Pentium integrated processor graphics card. The HD Graphics is the slower, GT1 called, part with less execution units (EUs).

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


Intel Core i5:

4202Y:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4200 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

4200U:

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.

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.  

4500U:

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.


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.

2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


76.96%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12-17 (Update: 2013-12-17)