HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg


HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg
HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg (Spectre XT TouchSmart 15 Series)
Intel Core i5-3317U 2 x 1.7 - 2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4000, Core: 350-1050 MHz,
4096 MB 
, Single channel
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Samsung SSD PM830 256 GByte mSATA, 256 GB 
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphone and microphone combo-jack, Card Reader: SD, MMC
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.2 x 377 x 254 ( = 0.87 x 14.84 x 10 in)
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Webcam: HD-Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Beats Audio with 4 speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Case for the power supply, cleaning cloth, Norton Internet Security (24 month subscription), Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, Adobe Premiere Elements 10, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Cyberlink YouCam, Absolute Data Protect (12 month subscription), Microsoft SkyDrive, Microsoft Office 2010 (trial version), Skyp, 24 Months Warranty
2.15 kg ( = 75.84 oz / 4.74 pounds), Power Supply: 230 g ( = 8.11 oz / 0.51 pounds)
1600 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 70%, display: 84% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg

85% Review HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000eg Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
High-priced Ultrabook. HP integrates Thunderbolt technology, a FullHD touchscreen, and a fast solid state disk into a premium Ultrabook made from aluminum, magnesium, and glass. The latest in technology doesn't come cheap though: the Spectre XT TouchSmart retails for 1600 Euros (~$2150). Is the high price really justified?
70% HP Spectre XT Touchsmart review
Source: CNet English
So you've been enticed by the colourful tiles of Windows 8 and want to dive into it on a touchscreen laptop? The HP Spectre XT Touchsmart boasts a slim, metal body, a decent serving of power and a Full HD touch-enabled screen for swiping around Windows 8. It's let down by its high price, but you still get quite a bit for the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Hands on: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook review
Source: Techradar English
Overall, the HP Spectre XT is a beautiful laptop, which would look great in your home or workplace. It's packed with great features, and the touchscreen means you can get the most from Windows 8 and its interface - making it one of the best 15-inch Windows 8 machines out there. However, you can get more powerful alternatives for much less, and the dreadful trackpad comes close to ruining the premium allure. A high-quality laptop, but at this price, it should be nigh on perfect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The Spectre XT TouchSmart is representative of HP’s current strategy. It is a safe, solid system that takes no design risks. Every element is as adequate as it needs to be – and no more. What results is a laptop that looks nice but is less than the sum of its parts. Competitors offer more intriguing designs, better keyboard quality, and more endurance. Some even offer all three.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% HP Spectre XT Touchsmart im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% features: 84% display: 84% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 70%
Feinsilber – Notebook mit 15,6-Zoll-Touchscreen und Thunderbolt
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2013
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%


Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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.

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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2.15 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-10 (Update: 2013-01-10)