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HP Spectre 13-v030ng


HP Spectre 13-v030ng
HP Spectre 13-v030ng (Spectre 13 Series)
Intel Core i7-6500U 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1600 Euro



Reviews for the HP Spectre 13-v030ng

HP Spectre 13-v030ng (i7-6500U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Source: c't - Heft 17/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2016
Viel Glanz um nichts
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2016
Обзор ноутбука HP Spectre 13: ультра-шик
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN version
Positive: Ultra slim, lightweight; impressive design; comfortable keyboard; high performance. Negative: Average battery life; poor touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2016


Model: The HP Spectre 13 is the leading PC manufacturer’s premium offering in the ultrabook market. It is solidly built, yet remarkably sleek and slim with a chassis from aluminum and carbon fiber. The 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The Windows 10 64-bit system uses an Intel Core i7-6500U, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM, an Intel HD Graphics 520, and a 256 GB SSD.

A Wifi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo adapter makes wireless networking possible. The connectivity includes a USB 3.0/3.1 Gen1 port, two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, two Thunderbolt ports, and two DisplayPorts. However, the lack of a media card slot remains a setback. HP assures the Spectre x360’s energy efficiency as it is ENERGY STAR certified. Video telephony is possible thans to a front-facing HP TrueVision HD webcam. The Spectre 13 delivers impressive sound quality with four Bang & Olufsen speakers. Thanks to a full-size island-style keyboard with backlight, usability will not even be affected under low-light conditions. A low weight of 1.16 kg makes the Spectre x360 an appealing device.

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.


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.

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


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