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HP Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart

HP Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart boasts a great, 15-inch touchscreen and a comfortable, svelte design. The downsides are disappointing battery life and a high starting price.

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Pros
  • Brilliant IPS display
  • Sophisticated, well-built design
  • Good keyboard
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Expensive
75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
70
Pocket-Lint
Functionally, this machine is a cracker. Aesthetically and ergonomically, it’s just not quite there - not for the money that’s required to buy it, anyway.
 
80
Engadget
Overall, HP did a great job with the Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart, releasing a notebook with a sleek, comfortable design and a top-notch touch display. While we want to give this Ultrabook high marks, we can't overlook that the poor battery life and high price could be dealbreakers for some.
 
80
NotebookReview
Overall we're pleased to recommend the HP Spectre XT 15t; it's a well-packaged 15.6" notebook with a great mix of features. Look for models on sale that include an SSD.
 
80
CNET
The HP Spectre TouchSmart XT is a rare superslim 15-inch laptop with a touch screen, but for the premium price, it should include more high-end extras.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
The $1,349 HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4000 is a good-looking machine with solid performance, a beautiful 1080p touch- screen display and fairly loud and clean Beats Audio. However, for this price, we would like to see either a full solid state drive or integrated graphics.
 
80
Digital Trends
What results is a laptop that looks nice but is less than the sum of its parts. Technical excellence saves the XT from itself. We have not yet tested an Ultrabook with a better display, and the system offers strong performance in all areas except 3D graphics.
 
80
PC Mag
If you share your household with Mac users, the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr is a good buy if you absolutely need Windows 8 and need to trade files. It's a decent large-screen performance ultrabook made better with the addition of a Thunderbolt port.
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TechRadar
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.
 
50
PC World
It’s hardly something I’d want to tote around with me on a regular basis. And it would definitely need to have better battery life, speaker quality, and weight before it could really be called an Ultrabook.

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