73
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Score
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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HP Envy Spectre XT review: a sleek and speedy Ultrabook with a killer keyboard

Summary

The HP Envy Spectre XT is a solid contender, with a comfortable keyboard and touchpad, an attractive design and top-notch performance. The one downside is less-than-stellar battery life.

Pros
  • Attractive, well-built design
  • Very solid performance
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Two-year warranty
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Unimpressive audio
HP Envy Spectre XT review:  a sleek and speedy Ultrabook with a killer keyboard
More Info HP unveils Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, other thin-and-lights in various sizes HP announces 15-inch Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, Envy 4 Ultrabook with touch HP Envy 14 Spectre review HP's Envy 14 Spectre hit almost all the right notes when we reviewed it back in March, thanks to its high-res display, sleek metal-and-glass design and brisk performance, but a stiff trackpad and the steep $1,400 price were clear downsides. The new Envy Spectre XT, a 13.3-inch Ivy Bridge-powered Ultrabook, has a thinner, lighter profile than its big brother, and a lower $1,000 price tag to match. That's still not chump change, though, so does the XT deserve a spot in the top tier of Intel-approved ultraportables? Join us past the break for the full breakdown.
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Scores

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Breakdown

Expandability
5.6
Design and form factor
8.2
Durability
8.0
Speed and features
7.5
Noise
5.5
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Specs

Envy

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Envy

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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