73
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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
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

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
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Model

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

System

Chipset
Intel

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Surround
Model
C8B56PA

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

System

Chipset
Intel

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Surround
Model
C5H59PA

Key Specs

Model
B8W14AA

Key Specs

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Key Specs