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81
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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Pros: Form-factor, display, battery life (>7hours with average use), weight,...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
1322
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi
Maximum battery life
Up to 920
Model

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
13 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 9 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3 0, 2 0
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm (Dual-input)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No