HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg


HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000egNotebook: 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
Weight: 2.15kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 70%, display: 84% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg

85% Review HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
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?
70% HP Spectre XT Touchsmart review
Source: CNet English
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%
80% Hands on: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% HP Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart Review
Source: Digital Trends English
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%

Foreign Reviews

85% HP Spectre XT Touchsmart im Test
Source: PC Welt German 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%
Feinsilber – Notebook mit 15,6-Zoll-Touchscreen und Thunderbolt
Source: Notebookjournal German 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.

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.

2.15 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 %

HP reviews

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-10 (Update: 2013-01-10)