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Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

There's lots to like about the Spectre 13 -- especially given the low price. For the money, you can expect an attractive design, bright display, fast performance and a generous warranty. But you should also prepare yourself for middling battery life and one frustrating trackpad.

Pros
  • Attractive design
  • Fast performance
  • Good specs for the money
  • Bright display
  • Generous warranty, Adobe Lightroom included gratis
Cons
  • Heavy for a 13-inch Ultrabook
  • Middling battery life, especially considering the heft
  • Trackpad needs a driver update
  • Shallow keys have an occasionally "sticky" feel
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Scores

Engadget

81
 

User Reviews

90
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78
Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Speed and features

71
 

Durability

80
 

Display

86
 

Expandability

70
 

Battery life

80
 

Noise

70
 

Design and form factor

84
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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