HP Spectre 13t-3000


HP Spectre 13t-3000Notebook: HP Spectre 13t-3000 (Spectre 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 82.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Spectre 13t-3000

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%


Intel HD Graphics 4600:

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

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.


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.

1.4 kg:

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 %

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82.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Portege R30-A-17R
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4210M, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4600M, 1.412 kg
Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200M, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4600M, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4000M, 1.5 kg

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