HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea


HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eaNotebook: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea (Spectre XT TouchSmart 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea

80% HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review
Source: Techradar English
We'll say this, though: The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook is a milestone. Watch the ultrabook market over the next year. Watch as heavyweight chips join incredible screens as the norm rather than the exception. If you pick up an HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook now in full knowledge of its piffling flaws, you won't be disappointed - you'll just be ahead of the curve.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea review
Source: PC Advisor English
HP’s Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea is certainly an attractive and well-built laptop. However, it does stretch even Intel's vague definition of the term ‘Ultrabook’ to the limit. And beyond. The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea does have other features that stand out, though. Its touch-sensitive screen feels smooth and responsive when using the Metro interface of Windows 8 – although we still feel that touch-screens are a bit of a gimmick on laptop PCs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Review: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart
Source: Reg Hardware English
In terms of thickness and weight, this is unquestionably an Ultrabook. But once you open up the Spectre XT TouchSmart and switch it on, it feels like you're working with a larger, beefier notebook that suffers few of the obvious Ultrabook compromises. Connectivity is good, avant-garde even, and the combination of quality keyboard, large trackpad and ultra-responsive touchscreen display makes for very flexible handling. Sure, it's expensive, but quality costs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2013


Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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.

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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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75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-20 (Update: 2013-02-20)