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HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg


HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg
HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg (Envy 13 Series)
Intel Core i5-3317U 2 x 1.7 - 2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
, DDR3, 1600 MHz, onboard
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LGD0368, TN LED, HD BrightView, 13.3-inch diagonally, glossy: yes
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Samsung MZMPC128HBFU, 128 GB 
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Kombibuchse, Card Reader: SD, RJ-45
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 316 x 224 ( = 0.71 x 12.44 x 8.82 in)
45 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2950 mAh, 14.8 Volt, Typ: HD04XL
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: HP TrueVision HD-Webcam, 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Beats Audio, HP Triple Bass Reflex-Subwoofer, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Ultrabook, 65 Watt power adapter with power cord, documentation, Adobe Reader X, Intel WiDi, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Skype, rara Music, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (Vollversion), CyberLink YouCam, Norton Internet Security 2012 (24 Monate) , 24 Months Warranty, All-metal design, digital-array microphone, warranty with pickup-service
1.415 kg ( = 49.91 oz / 3.12 pounds), Power Supply: 248 g ( = 8.75 oz / 0.55 pounds)
999 Euro



Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 89%, features: 59%, display: 64% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg

79% Review HP Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
The cat's meow. With the sleek 13.3-inch Envy Spectre XT 13-2000eg, HP expands its ultrabook portfolio. Featuring an aluminum case, the latest hardware, a Beats Audio system, and a backlit keyboard, does this ultrabook offer substance in addition to its style?
80% HP Spectre XT review
Source: T3 English version
If you want a PC that resembles a MacBook Air, the HP Spectre XT is just the ticket. It actually sounds better and while the trackpad failing is disappointing, this feels like a luxurious PC out of the box. The biggest issue is that a 13-inch MacBook Air costs around £149 more with an identical spec but better build and that all important OS X Mountain Lion. If you're resolutely a PC person, however, this is an affordable and stylish ultrabook that sits at the top of the pack for style and value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre XT Review
Source: T Break English version
The Spectre XT is quite a capable Ultrabook, and certainly does exude that ‘pick me up and caress me’ feeling. Having said that, it unfortunately doesn’t wow with its screen, which should have been much better to keep up with the overall premium look and feel of the XT. Battery life on the XT is also up for debate – with consumers spending more time on the go, you’d not want to be caught out trying to get something important done when your laptop dies on you. Still, the Spectre XT does have some very desirable qualities like a much sought-after keyboard and trackpad, which is often overlooked in other Ultrabooks. If you’re willing to overlook the screen quality and the sometimes-annoying power connector that’s jostling for extra space, then pick up and enjoy the Spectre XT.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% HP Spectre XT Review
Source: English version
The HP Spectre XT is a decent Ultrabook. It’s pretty light and is very attractive. In terms of performance, it isn’t sluggish and the battery life is pretty impressive. Priced at Rs 64,990 in India, it’s not the most affordable Ultrabook out there, but is surely worth its price if you’re travelling a lot and need a portable notebook as company.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% HP Spectre XT review
Source: Computer Active English version
The HP Spectre XT is a new ultrabook that feels oddly familiar. Its slender wedge shape and metal build is not only reminiscent of the Apple Macbook Air, it is also very similar to HP's own Envy 6. Preinstalled on the SSD are copies of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10 for editing photos and video, respectively.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review
Source: Slashgear English version
I know that some of things in this review sound pretty negative, but the HP ENVY Spectre XT is actually a pretty solid ultrabook. The battery is disappointing and the speakers, despite sporting Beats Audio branding, aren’t anything to write home about, but other than that, the Spectre XT is capable of running with the best of them (ultrabooks, that is).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2012
80% HP Spectre XT 13in Ivy Bridge Ultrabook review
Source: Reg Hardware English version
There’s some room for improvement on battery life, but the more I used it the more I found myself liking the Spectre XT. It’s slim, light, fast, and – by Ultrabook standards – competitively priced. If I were HP I’d quit now while I was ahead and forget about the touch-screen gubbins they’re already talking about for the next model.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Envy Spectre XT Review
Source: Laptop Mag English version
The HP Envy Spectre XT is a slick Ultrabook with plenty of power and strong Beats Audio. We like the fast SSD, accurate clickpad, good battery life, and cool-running temperatures. What holds this system back from a higher rating is the ho-hum 1366 x 768 screen. In this price range we give the edge to the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A because it packs a higher quality full HD screen with much wider viewing angles for just $50 more
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Envy Spectre XT review: a sleek and speedy Ultrabook with a killer keyboard
Source: Engadget English version
The Envy Spectre XT is a good Ultrabook on its own, and an even better one when you consider how HP improved upon the already-appealing Envy 14 Spectre. A refined, responsive touchpad, even brisker performance and a more palatable price make this a prime contender for the contents of your wallet. Unimpressive battery life and weak audio dampen our enthusiasm slightly, but ultimately the XT is one of the best Ultrabooks available right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2012

Foreign Reviews

86% Ultrabooks: Jetzt aber schnell!
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
85% HP SpectreXT 13-2000eg
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 98% features: 81% display: 77% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 87%
91% Schick und schnell: HP Spectre XT im Test
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 87% features: 67% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Spectrakulär – Schlankes 13-Zoll-Ultrabook im Metall-Hybridgehäuse
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
86% Kurz vor dem Ziel gescheitert?
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
Das Schreckgespenst unter den Ultrabooks?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN version
Positive: appealing design; good equipment and overall appearance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2012
60% HP Envy Spectre XT 13''
Source: German DE→EN version
Positive: solid and elegant chassis; classy design; good battery runtime Negative: deficient acoustic performance; display inappropriate
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%


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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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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.


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77.67%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-31 (Update: 2012-07-31)