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HP Spectre 13-3090EF

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-3090EF
HP Spectre 13-3090EF (Spectre 13 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the HP Spectre 13-3090EF

80% HP Spectre 13 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
The Spectre excels in several key areas. Its exterior looks and feels fantastic, the screen is excellent, and it’s got the best battery life we’ve seen from any Windows Ultrabook. The reasonable keyboard and good trackpad make up for the misfiring Control Zones and poor speakers, and there’s enough power on the inside to handle daily tasks and even light gaming. This is one of the best Windows Ultrabooks on the market, and one of the closest we’ve seen to matching the MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook review: a good deal, but with trade-offs
Source: Engadget English Archive.org version
It's already March, dear readers, which means with the exception of this post right here, you're not going to find many laptop reviews on this site. There's lots to like about the Spectre 13 -- especially given the low price. For the money, you can expect an attractive design, bright display, fast performance and a generous warranty. But you should also prepare yourself for middling battery life and one frustrating trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2014

Foreign Reviews

80% Le Spectre 13 de HP est l'ultrabook le plus endurant du moment
Source: 01Net French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


80%: 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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-13 (Update: 2014-02-13)