HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15t-4000

Specifications

HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15t-4000Notebook: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15t-4000 (Spectre XT TouchSmart 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15t-4000

60% HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4000
Source: Techreview Source English
The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4000, besides having a long name, has a sleek design, a comfortable keyboard and a Thunderbolt peripheral port. It also has speedy performance thanks to its Intel Core i7 CPU and 8GB of RAM, but battery life is lacking.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review: all that, minus the battery life
Source: Engadget English
Overall, HP did a great job with the Spectre XT TouchSmart, releasing a notebook with a sleek, comfortable design and a top-notch touch display. While we want to give this Ultrabook high marks, we can't overlook that the poor battery life and high price could be dealbreakers for some. If you can live with those compromises and your pockets are deep enough, by all means splurge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013
70% HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4000 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $1,349 HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4000 is a good-looking machine with solid performance, a beautiful 1080p touch- screen display and fairly loud and clean Beats Audio. However, for this price, we would like to see either a full solid state drive or integrated graphics. Although it has a lower-res screen, you can pick up the touch-enabled Dell Inspiron 15z with a similar processor and discrete Nvidia GPU for $250 less than the HP.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

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.


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.


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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65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02- 6 (Update: 2013-02- 6)