HP Spectre XT 15

  • HP Spectre XT 15
75
Based on 26 scores, 43 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Aggressive price for a Core i7 ultrabook.
  • Gorgeous and spacious IPS 1080p touch screen.
  • 32GB mSATA caching drive.

Cons:

  • A little heavy for an ultrabook.
  • Lagging battery runtime.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Engadget on 75

The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart boasts a great, 15-inch touchscreen and a comfortable, svelte design. The downsides are disappointing battery life and a high starting...

By Maximum PC on 70

The Spectre XT TouchSmart is HP's creme-de-la-creme consumer Ultrabook. In some ways, it lives up to that lofty mantle; in others, it doesn't. The notebook is attractive all right, in a brushed-metal-chassis, black-island-keyboard kind of way. We also...

By laptops.co.uk on 80

The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart might be pricy, but it has some good kit to justify the price. The Full HD screen is well-suited to movie lovers and its touch abilities mean you can get the best from Windows 8. It's not the most powerful machine in the...

By AnandTech on

My esteemed colleague Brian Klug tweeted recently that PC manufacturers can't seem to produce anything that doesn't have some horrible flaw. Everything could be perfect except for one thing that was cheaped out on, and it threatens to bring the whole...

By SlashGear on

Aside from the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart’s battery life, the overall experience was rather pleasant and comfortable. Not only did the notebook perform well, but it did so looking really nice — both in terms of the exterior casing and the quality of...

By examiner.com on 80

The Spectre XT is a 15” touchscreen Ultrabook that could give a certain fruit themed company a run for it's design dollar. Design aside though, Is HP's latest enough to compete with the current premium laptop options out there?Main advantages:Main...

By TechRadar AU on 80

When you're dropping £999 / US$1,199.99 (around AU$1,463) on a laptop, you need to be sure your investment is a solid one. The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook shares that price point with many awesome machines - the glorious Acer Aspire S7 among them...

By PCAdvisor on 50

With a large and lovely touchscreen display and eye-catching, brushed-aluminum design, we really wanted to love the HP SpectreXT TouchSmart 15-4010nr. Unfortunately the terrible battery life and poor audio let it down. And because the HP SpectreXT TouchSmart 15-4010nr is heavy for its size, we're not fans.

By PC Advisor on 50

I was a big fan of Ultrabooks—or at least the concept of Ultrabooks —when they first debuted in 2012 (see ' What is an Ultrabook? '). After all, who doesn't like the idea of sliver-thin laptops that run Windows? Unfortunately, it seems like the...

By Ubergizmo on

powerful ultrabook, poor battery life) In terms of what an ultrabook can deliver, you can’t go wrong with the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart. Its display still impresses me even after using it for several hours and its Intel Core i7 CPU made...

By CNET UK on 70

The HP Spectre XT Touchsmart boasts a slim, metal body, a decent serving of power and a Full HD touch-enabled screen for swiping around Windows 8. It's let down by its high price, but you still get quite a bit for the...

By The Verge on 68

Let's see how the Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart does in reality. Can HP seriously compete with the MacBook Air this time...

By Computer Shopper on 80

HP delivers a 15-inch, high-resolution, touch-screen ultrabook—well, if you allow 5 pounds to qualify as an ultrabook—with Core i7 power at a reasonable price. There's even a Thunderbolt port. What's not to like?...

By cnet on 70

The HP Spectre TouchSmart XT is a rare superslim 15-inch laptop with a touch screen, but for the premium price, it should include more high-end...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 61

One of the first things you will notice about the HP Spectre business laptop is its sleek design. With a chrome finish and thin profile, the appearance of this device is stunning. However, when you're considering a business laptop, good looks are...

By PC Mag on 80

If you share your household with Mac users, the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr is a good buy if you absolutely need Windows 8 and need to trade files. It's a decent large-screen performance ultrabook made better with the addition of a Thunderbolt...

By gadgetshow.channel5.com on 80

HP has crafted a beautiful laptop, with a gorgeous, responsive 1080p touchscreen that's let down by its trackpad, battery life and enormous price. If you're not looking to do any major gaming, or you won't be too far away from a power outlet, then...

By NotebookCheck on 85

The Hewlett Packard Spectre XT TouchSmart is a visually pleasing Ultrabook made from premium materials. We like the sturdy chassis, the software package, the very good display with its high contrast, and the fast Solid State Disk. The touchscreen...

By PC Advisor on 70

HP’s Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea is certainly an attractive and well-built laptop. However, it does stretch even Intel's vague definition of the term ‘Ultrabook’ to the limit. And beyond. As you might expect, the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea...

By theregister.co.uk on

In terms of thickness and weight, this is unquestionably an Ultrabook. But once you open up the Spectre XT TouchSmart and switch it on, it feels like you're working with a larger, beefier notebook that suffers few of the obvious Ultrabook compromises....