HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15t

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart 15t is a thin and light 15.6-inch Ultrabook that features a beautiful touch display with IPS technology, great backlit keyboard and a stylish design. This Ultrabook measurES just 0.87″ thin and weighS only 4.96 pounds. It features a beautiful touch-enabled 1080p display with unlimited viewing angles, solid performance from its Intel Core i7 processor and a fantastic backlit keyboard. Aside from the inclusion of a hard drive instead of an SSD, we like nearly everything about this oversized Ultrabook.

  • 15.6-inch touch-enabled display (1920×1080 resolution, IPS panel, glossy surface)
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-3517U dual-core processor (1.9GHz, up to 3.1GHz Turbo Boost, 4MB cache, 17W TDP)
  • Integrated Intel HD graphics
  • 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM (1x 4GB onboard, 1x 4GB removable; max. supported)
  • 500GB 5400RPM hard drive + 32GB mSATA SSD
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 wireless LAN
  • Integrated Bluetooth 3.0
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • No internal optical drive
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • 4-cell li-ion battery
  • Dimensions: 14.87 x 10.01 x 0.87 inches

  • Pros

    • Beautiful touch-enabled display
    • Good build quality
    • Great keyboard and touchpad
    • Good port selection
  • Cons

    • Glossy / Reflective display surface
    • Slow hard drive

Quick Take

The HP Spectre XT 15t is a well-packaged 15-inch notebook with a great mix of features. Look for models on sale with SSD storage.

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