HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr
Source: Maximum PC
Granted, as far as “premium” notebooks go, $1,400 isn’t that high a price. The fancy-schmancy Toshiba Kirabook that we reviewed last month was two grand. And like that one, the Spectre XT comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, two years of Norton AV, and dedicated support service.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
My esteemed colleague Brian Klug tweeted recently that PC manufacturers can't seem to produce anything that doesn't have some horrible flaw. Everything could be perfect except for one thing that was cheaped out on, and it threatens to bring the whole thing down, and unfortunately his assertion holds water here. The Spectre XT TouchSmart has the makings of a solid ultrabook, but it's let down by miserly decisions on HP's part.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2013
Aside from the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart’s battery life, the overall experience was rather pleasant and comfortable. Not only did the notebook perform well, but it did so looking really nice — both in terms of the exterior casing and the quality of the display. While we wouldn’t hesitate to offer a recommendation, we could see the price being an issue for some. That is not to say the Spectre XT TouchSmart isn’t worth what HP is asking, but just that there are plenty of less expensive options to choose from.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2013
Source: PC Advisor
With a large and lovely touchscreen display and eye-catching, brushed-aluminum design, we really wanted to love the HP SpectreXT TouchSmart 15-4010nr. Unfortunately the terrible battery life and poor audio let it down. And because the HP SpectreXT TouchSmart 15-4010nr is heavy for its size, we're not fans.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: PC World
HP is clearly marketing the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart to the Ultrabook-cool crowd, but it doesn’t quite fit. It looks great when it’s sitting here on my desk—hooked up to external speakers and a power block—but it’s hardly something I’d want to tote around with me on a regular basis. And it would definitely need to have better battery life, speaker quality, and weight before it could really be called an Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Ubergizmo English
In terms of what an ultrabook can deliver, you can’t go wrong with the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart. Its display still impresses me even after using it for several hours and its Intel Core i7 CPU made multitasking a complete breeze. There are only two things you should consider if you’re on the fence about this laptop: its weight and its battery life. As long as those two points don’t bother you, and you welcome the additional processing power, then we think the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart would make a fine addition to your life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2013
Source: Computer Shopper
Fitting the words "15.6-inch screen" and "ultrabook" into the same sentence takes some doing. A month ago, we saw Asus manage the feat with the Zenbook UX51VZ-DH71$1,999.00 at Sears. HP delivers a 15-inch, high-resolution, touch-screen ultrabook—well, if you allow 5 pounds to qualify as an ultrabook—with Core i7 power at a reasonable price. There's even a Thunderbolt port. What's not to like?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: IT Reviews
The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4010nr has something most Windows PCs lack: a Thunderbolt port.If you share your household with Mac users, the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr is a good buy if you absolutely need Windows 8 and need to trade files. It's a decent large-screen performance ultrabook made better with the addition of a Thunderbolt port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
The long-awaited (we first saw it summer 2012) HP Spectre XT TouchSmart is a great all-around 15-inch ultrabook. It has the requisite touch screen, as well as HP's usual combo of decent keyboard and touch pad, and the Beats audio sound system, plus a hard-to-find Thunderbolt port. Still, for $1,299, it's not unreasonable to look for better battery life or even some graphics muscle.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
Source: PC Mag
The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr is a good choice if you need multimedia creation power with a relatively large screen. The packed-in video software boosts the system's overall score, since the hobbyist won't have to worry about photo or video editing software. The two-year subscription to Internet Security is also a huge plus. Unfortunately, the extra hours of battery life and performance boost from its SSD give the Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T the extra points to let it hold on to its crown as out high-end ultrabook Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP has launched a new premium Ultrabook model, named Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr. The Spectre XT is the perfect combination of lightness, performance, and exclusive features of HP laptops. Its sleek and slim design looks somewhat sexy. This premium Ultrabook features a 15.6-inch touchscreen display, weighs 4.9 pounds, and is 0.87-inch thick. It has an all-metal body, with a brushed design on the lid and keyboard tray. This ultrabook has a native screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and is powered by Beats Audio, the audio technology with high-performance. Inevitably, the resulting multimedia performance is really great. As an added value, it has a high-end Intel Core i7 processor and 8 GB RAM. Hence, Spectre XT performs well both in work and entertainment. Something noticeable is the Thunderbolt port which sets it apart from its competitors.
However, as the Spectre XT also has some disadvantages, it is not a perfect Ultrabook. The short battery life of this ultrabook isn’t on par with what is typically expected from an ultrabook. While most ultrabooks managed to give at least 5 hours comfortably, this ultrabook is a tad disappointing. A short battery life means that you can’t use it all day at work without plugging in. Besides, the absence of a dedicated graphics card is something weird considering the price tag and the specs. While it’s never intended to be a gaming laptop, a discrete graphics is still needed to run photo and video editing software better. In short, Spectre XT Touchsmart 15-4010nr is a robust ultrabook with a touchscreen. If you’re looking for an ultrabook with the impression of luxury, it is an excellent choice.
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.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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69.86%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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