HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg (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
Price: 1600 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg
High-priced Ultrabook. HP integrates Thunderbolt technology, a FullHD touchscreen, and a fast solid state disk into a premium Ultrabook made from aluminum, magnesium, and glass. The latest in technology doesn't come cheap though: the Spectre XT TouchSmart retails for 1600 Euros (~$2150). Is the high price really justified?
So you've been enticed by the colourful tiles of Windows 8 and want to dive into it on a touchscreen laptop? The HP Spectre XT Touchsmart boasts a slim, metal body, a decent serving of power and a Full HD touch-enabled screen for swiping around Windows 8. It's let down by its high price, but you still get quite a bit for the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Overall, the HP Spectre XT is a beautiful laptop, which would look great in your home or workplace. It's packed with great features, and the touchscreen means you can get the most from Windows 8 and its interface - making it one of the best 15-inch Windows 8 machines out there. However, you can get more powerful alternatives for much less, and the dreadful trackpad comes close to ruining the premium allure. A high-quality laptop, but at this price, it should be nigh on perfect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
The Spectre XT TouchSmart is representative of HP’s current strategy. It is a safe, solid system that takes no design risks. Every element is as adequate as it needs to be – and no more. What results is a laptop that looks nice but is less than the sum of its parts. Competitors offer more intriguing designs, better keyboard quality, and more endurance. Some even offer all three.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% features: 84% display: 84% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 70%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2013
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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 %
80%: 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.