Aggressive price for a Core i7 ultrabook.
Gorgeous and spacious IPS 1080p touch screen.
32GB mSATA caching drive.
Slim, sharp design.
High-quality keyboard, touch pad, and speakers.
A little heavy for an ultrabook.
Lagging battery runtime.
Conventional clamshell rather than hybrid design.
For well over $1,000, one might expect discrete graphics or better battery life.
By Maximum PC on November 25, 2013
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....70
By laptops.co.uk on September 02, 2013
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...80
By SlashGear on May 26, 2013
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...-
By TechRadar on April 11, 2013
We'll say this, though: The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook is a milestone. Watch the ultrabook market over the next year. Watch as heavyweight chips join incredible screens as the norm rather than the exception. If you pick up an HP Spectre XT...80
By PCAdvisor on April 08, 2013
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.50
By PC Advisor on April 08, 2013
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...50
By Ubergizmo on March 30, 2013
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 March 26, 2013
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...70
By The Verge on March 25, 2013
Let's see how the Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart does in reality. Can HP seriously compete with the MacBook Air this time...68
By Computer Shopper on March 08, 2013
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?...80