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HP Spectre 13-v002ng

Specifications

HP Spectre 13-v002ng
HP Spectre 13-v002ng (Spectre 13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1600 Euro

 

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Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Spectre 13-v002ng

A Thin, Sleek, Nimble Beauty
Source: Hot Hardware English
The HP Spectre offered surprisingly robust performance for such a thin and light machine. Typically, when a machine this thin comes in for testing here, we're prepared for some level of throttling of the main system processor. However, that absolutely was not the case. In fact, the HP Spectre routinely held a top tier position in all of our benchmark testing, whether in standard compute tasks or graphics and gaming, versus other laptops of its size and class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2016
70% HP Spectre
Source: Laptop Mag English
With world-class good looks, boundary-pushing thinness, a brilliant display and top-notch performance, the HP Spectre has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, those highlights are countered by weak battery life, hot exhausts and a shortage of creature comforts like SD card readers or a touch-enabled display, which make comparisons between the Spectre and high maintenance hypercars hard to deny.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Spectre 13
Source: PC Mag English
With an incredibly thin body and premium feel, the Spectre 13 is easy to recommend. It'll turn heads, but it's not a case of style over substance, as it beats or matches other top ultraportables we've tested. Because it costs $250 less than the Dell XPS 13 Touch and is a bit faster, it's an appealing option. That said, the XPS 13 boasts a higher-resolution touch display with minimal bezels along with the convenience of full-size USB ports, so it remains our Editors' Choice for high-end ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HP Spectre 13
Source: Computer Shopper English
Put simply, the HP Spectre 13 confounds expectations. When you see a notebook only 0.41 inch thin, you just know it'll have a Core M processor instead of a Core i7. You're sure it'll have a compromised, travel-free keyboard. You suspect it doesn't have room for an all-day battery. The Spectre makes those predictions wrong, wrong, wrong.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% HP Spectre 13.3
Source: Good Gear Guide English
In the end, I have to give HP credit for accomplishing its goal of making the thinnest laptop possible without compromises. You’re truly getting Core i7 performance in a body most manufacturers would outfit with a low-power Core m. And let’s not forget that the Spectre 13.3 gives you not one, but two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Thin doesn't have to mean compromise
Source: PC World English
In the end, I have to give HP credit for accomplishing its goal of making the thinnest laptop possible without compromises. You’re truly getting Core i7 performance in a body most manufacturers would outfit with a low-power Core m. And let’s not forget that the Spectre 13.3 gives you not one, but two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% HP Spectre
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
It's a rare treat when we see what can only be described as a designer laptop that's 1) not priced way above the competition, 2) actually highly functional. The HP Spectre 13.3" Ultrabook has undeniable good looks, though it may be a bit uncomfortably fashion-oriented for some.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Spectre 13
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While the Spectre 13's design certainly won’t be to everyone's taste, the laptop is technically very impressive. If it lives up to its claims, it could be a genuinely compelling machine. Its thin and light build are by far the most appealing features, and if performance holds up this could be a serious contender for the best ultraportable this year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2016

Foreign Reviews

Der dünnste Laptop
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2016

Comment

Model: The HP Spectre 13-v002ng does not only look aesthetic, it also is a solid, high-performance notebook. It is boasts a remarkable slim design of 10.4 mm and weighs merely 1.16 kg. Its 13.3-inch display features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. As the Windows 10 64-bit system is powered by an blazing-fast 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD, it has been clearly built for performance. With graphics rendered by an Intel HD Graphics 520, its capacity to deliver stunning visuals is indisputable. Sound quality is above average thanks to powerful speakers from Bang & Olufsen.

The Spectre's HP TrueVision Full HD WVA-Cam delivers impressive resolution and quality. The connectivity includes a HDMI port, three USB 3.1 ports (both Thunderbolt compatible) and microphone/headphones combo jack. A 4-cell Lithium Ion (38 Wh) battery makes for a battery life of up to 8 hours. However, the battery is not removable.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). 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.  
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

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.
1.1 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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).


83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-05-22 (Update: 2016-05-22)