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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.


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.

1.2 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

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).

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


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