HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2Notebook: HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2 (Spectre 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4202Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.99kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 65.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 63%, features: 63%, display: 82% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2

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%

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

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

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.


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.

» 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.


1.99 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.


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 %

HP reviews


65.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-13 (Update: 2014-02-13)