HP Spectre 13

  • HP Spectre 13
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  • Attractive design.
  • Fast performance.
  • Good specs for the money.


  • Heavy for a 13inch Ultrabook.
  • Middling battery life, especially considering the heft.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Wired UK on 70

The HP Spectre 13 is a great-looking laptop with a good screen and some genuinely useful software on board for a pretty reasonable price. But it's let down by its sluggish performance, which really doesn't match its appearance. For light use, it's...

By IT Pro Portal on 90

The HP Spectre 13 may not be an attention grabbing hybrid, but compared to other Ultrabooks it has few areas of weakness. With an Intel Haswell processor, and twice as much RAM and twice the SSD capacity of last year's standard, it ticks the major...

By PCAdvisor on 80

It won't break any speed records, but the HP Spectre 13 is a smart, attractive Ultrabook that can give Apple's MacBook Air a run for its money. The HP's slimline design, high-quality display and reasonable battery life help ensure that it earns its keep when you're out and about. And, of course, there's that over-sized trackpad, which is a small but worthy innovation that makes it just that little bit more comfortable to use than many of its rivals.

By PC Advisor on 80

Someone at HP has obviously had on their thinking cap on. The company recently released its HP Envy 17 laptop with a built-in Leap Motion sensor that allows you to control the laptop with hand gestures. The HP Spectre 13 boasts a less exotic – but...

By Expert Reviews on 60

A light and attractive ultraportable let down by a clunky touchpad and high...

By TrustedReviews on 80

The reasonable keyboard and good trackpad make up for the misfiring Control Zones and poor speakers, and there’s enough power on the inside to handle daily tasks and even light gaming. This is one of the best Windows Ultrabooks on the market, and one of the closest we’ve seen to matching the MacBook Air.

By MobileTechReview on 80

It's easy to fall for the HP Spectre 13: it has that combo of quality materials, a sharp full HD (or higher) display and good looks that we expect from an Ultrabook. Better yet, it's priced to sell when compared to the metal-clad full HD or higher...

By thunderbaylive.com on

Lisa Gade reviews the HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook. The HP Spectre 13 runs Windows 8.1 on Intel Haswell 4th generation Core CPUs. It has a 13.3″ full HD touch screen with wide color gamut and there's a 2560 x 1440 option for $70 more. The HP features a...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 90

HP has already had a few machines out in 2014 for us to look at, and here we are with a new Ultrabook, promising good looks, good speed, and a screen that goes above and beyond the typical trend for current thin and lights. A new Ultrabook for a new...

By SlashGear on

There are no two ways about it: HP tried to make a MacBook. The Spectre is like the illegitimate child of a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air which refused to teach their newborn the ways of OS X. If you're a Windows user who quietly covets the build and...

By Engadget on 81

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...

By NotebookCheck on 87

While our Spectre may not be the cheapest ultrabook out there, it is well worth its asking price of around 1300 euros. Not content with being a compact, very slim ultrabook with decent battery life and more than enough performance reserves even for...

By CNET Australia on 73

This premium Ultrabook looks the goods, but performance suffers due to the slim...

By reviewed.com on 73

Almost, but not quite The HP Spectre 13 has the looks, it has the feel, and it even has a killer app in Adobe Lightroom 5, but still can't compete with ultra-portable laptops from Apple and Samsung. Why? Performance. For an ultrabook that has...

By Computer Shopper on 80

It isn't the fastest 13.3-inch ultrabook, but the Spectre 13 is a sleek, solidly built contender with an innovative touch pad that reduces the need to swipe and tap its 1080p touch screen. Add nine-hour battery life, and it's a good value at $999....

By PC World on 80

The HP Spectre 13 nails the fundamentals, and its innovative trackpad works great with Windows...

International Review By Tweakers on 80

De HP Spectre 13 heeft over het algemeen een goede indruk achter gelaten. De lage schermhelderheid en het opvallende geluid van de ventilator zijn dingen waar je mee moet kunnen leven, maar daar staat veel tegenover. De laptop start snel op en voelt in...

International Review By pcproffesionale.it on

Le configurazioni partono da 1.099 euro Iva inclusa; segnaliamo quella di fascia media a 1.200 euro ( processore Core i5-4200U , 8 Gbyte di Ram, disco Ssd da 128 Gbyte e display Full Hd). Il modello recensito è il top di gamma, con processore Core i7 ,...

International Review By Clubic on 80

Depuis plusieurs années maintenant, le Spectre constitue le fleuron des PC portables grand public du constructeur. Présenté en septembre dernier, le Spectre 13 vient donc renouveler la gamme sous la forme d'un ultrabook « classique », ni hybride ni...

International Review By CNET France on 60

Note : la note est de 3,5 / 5, mais suite un un problème d'affichage les demi ne s'affichent pas correctement. Nous travaillons actuellement à la résolution de ce bug. ******* Les amateurs de mode et de design vont sans doute aimer le look raffiné et...