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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 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...
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.
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...
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...
By TechRadar on March 25, 2013
Since the release of Windows 8, manufacturers have focused on hybrid laptops - devices that double as tablets for a two-in-one experience. These certainly represent the future of how we use technology, but in their present form they suffer from...
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?...
By cnet on March 05, 2013
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 February 28, 2013
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 February 28, 2013
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...
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