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HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2


HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2
HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2 (Spectre 13 Series)
Intel Core i5-4202Y 2 x 1.6 - 2 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4200, Core: 850 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz,
4096 MB 
, Dual-Channel, DDR3-1600 (800 MHz), non-removable
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive touchscreen (10 fingers), AUO 232D, IPS panel, LED-Backlight, glossy: yes
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Samsung SSD PM841 MZMTD128HAFV mSATA, 128 GB 
Intel Lynx Point-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Headset port (3.5 mm stereo jack), Card Reader: Micro SD, Sensors: Brightness sensor, G sensor
Intel Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS/HSPA
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 34 x 18.3 ( = 0.7 x 1.34 x 0.72 in)
50 Wh Lithium-Ion, 32 Wh (3-cell, tablet) + 18 Wh (2-cell, dock)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Webcam: 2.0 Megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: Beats Audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Brochures, 45 Watts PSU, McAfee Internet Security (Trial), HP Wireless Hotspot, HP Utility Center, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, 24 Months Warranty
1.99 kg ( = 70.2 oz / 4.39 pounds), Power Supply: 192 g ( = 6.77 oz / 0.42 pounds)
1100 Euro



Average Score: 65.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 63%, features: 63%, display: 82% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2

80% Review HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2 Convertible | Notebookcheck
Silent companion. Haswell makes it possible: HP offers a fan-less 13.3-inch notebook with the Spectre 13 x2, which transforms into a tablet with a push of a button. However, the bulky detachable is certainly no bargain with a retail price of almost 1,100 Euros (~$1485).
56% HP Spectre 13 X2 Review
Source: English
The HP Spectre 13 X2 is a suitable convertible, but it doesn’t warrant the high-end price tag. With an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of DDR3 its performance is capable, but the device is outclassed by competitors such as the Microsoft Surface 2 Pro and Dell XPS 13. The Spectre also offers a high-grade durable build, but the awkward button placement and wobbling display can make the device uncomfortable to operate in both laptop and tablet modes. While the display offers solid color contrast, the overall viewing experience is marred by the screen’s limited brightness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 56%
60% HP Spectre 13 x2 review: This hybrid falls short of the hype
Source: PC World English
In my view, 2-in-1s as large as HP’s Spectre 13 x2 fall short of the goal of delivering tablet and notebook functionality in a single device. They’re bulky, they don’t deliver enough battery life, and this particular model gets too hot when you take full advantage of its beefier processor (which is weaker than what you’d get in a conventional notebook). I’m not saying the detachable 2-in-1 concept is completely without merit. The architect scenario I described above is a compelling use case, and I’m sure HP can list others. I just think most people will be happier with separate devices, or a smaller tablet with optional accessories.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2
Source: c't - Heft 4/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Обзор HP Spectre 13 X2: Трансформер Без Кулеров
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Good autonomy and enough performance for everyday tasks; unique design; beautiful appearance; high-quality materials; very good display; decent battery life; decent speakers; Negative: Relatively heavy; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2014


Intel HD Graphics 4200: Processor graphics card in some of the ULV Haswell CPUs with 20 EUs (GT2).

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.


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4200 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

1.99 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.


In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

65.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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