Intel Core i5-3317U processor.
All-day battery life.
Excellent backlit keyboard.
Notable software bundle.
Relatively low resolution for the screen size.
Lackluster low-res display; Loud fan
Average features and specs don't set it apart from the Ultrabook crowd.
By Expert Reviews on February 22, 2013
Great looks, good SSD, but we don't like its...60
By GadgetSpeak on February 13, 2013
Yes finally a HP unit I know its taken 18 months since their last offering but at last they have reverted to their original PR agency and so review items have started to become available to be tested, here a rather nice...76
By T3 Magazine on January 01, 2013
The race for the classiest ultrabook was fought by Asus , Acer and HP last year and, with HP coming out of it very well indeed. Why? The price tag for the 13-inch HP Spectre XT isn't ridiculous and the design and build is as close to a MacBook Pro...80
By Tbreak.com on November 11, 2012
The Spectre XT is quite a capable Ultrabook, and certainly does exude that ‘pick me up and caress me’ feeling. Having said that, it unfortunately doesn’t wow with its screen, which should have been much better to keep up with the...80
By Tech2 on October 31, 2012
and Price in India Lightweight and easy to carry around The HP Spectre XT is a decent Ultrabook. It’s pretty light and is very attractive. In terms of performance, it isn’t sluggish and the battery life is pretty impressive. Priced at Rs...75
By uk.hardware.info on October 27, 2012
The HP Spectre XT is a good-looking, deluxe Ultrabook with good performance. The combination of an efficient Core i5 processor and an SSD makes this a smooth-running laptop with decent battery life under light loads. Standouts are the quality keyboard...-
By PC Mag on October 16, 2012
The HP Envy Spectre XT (13-2050 nr) is a solid ultrabook with a stylish design, but its appeal is marred by a so-so clickpad and...80
By Computeractive on October 08, 2012
The HP Spectre XT is a new ultrabook that feels oddly familiar. Its slender wedge shape and metal build is not only reminiscent of the Apple Macbook Air, it is also very similar to HP's own Envy 6. We prefer that ultrabook's distinctive black...-
By theregister.co.uk on October 01, 2012
There’s some room for improvement on battery life, but the more I used it the more I found myself liking the Spectre XT. It’s slim, light, fast, and – by Ultrabook standards – competitively priced. If I were HP I’d quit now...80
By The Verge on September 26, 2012
Can the Spectre XT deliver the same potential in a cheaper package? Three months late to a market filled with inexpensive ultrathin laptops, does the Spectre XT stand a...78