HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: Reg Hardware
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
CommentIntel 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. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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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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