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HP SpectreXT TouchSmart

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Product Description

PROS
  • Refined, responsive touchpad
  • Glossy and elegant design
  • Precise clickpad
  • Two-year limited hardware warranty
CONS
  • Weak audio
  • Short battery life
  • Limited viewing angles and plenty vibrant colors
The bottom line:

This ultrabook will come in handy for a daily office and multimedia usage. You can also play most of the games but don’t forget to charge it often.

Overview:

Together with the hybrid tablet Envy x2, Hewlett-Packard has officially announced one more ultraportable PC running the next generation Windows 8 operating system – Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook.

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This new offering will be equipped with 15.6-inch touch-enabled display sporting the resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, will measure 0.7-inch thick and weigh a nice 4.77 pounds with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor on board. Now, let’s go over things in their proper order.

Design

The high-quality aluminum-and-magnesium design with edge-to-edge glass and a soft-touch base gives the new HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook its charm and makes it an extremely reliable yet stylish – a very tempting alternative among its competitors.

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As mentioned above, at its thickest, this ultrabook measures just 0.7 inches, and weighs 4.8 pounds, which is impressively light for a 15-inch system.

Display

The 15.6-inch display is a fabulous multi-touch Radiance Full HD IPS panel. Now it supports a variety of gestures offered by Windows 8 and delivers fast and responsive navigating experience without the need to use the keyboard and mouse.

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Thanks to that IPS technology, the screen has ultrawide and stable viewing angles, allowing to comfortably share the screen with friends while watching movies or dealing with other multimedia content.

Specifications

Under the hood, Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook will run the latest generation Ivy Bridge processors; in terms of storage, the users will be able to buy the XT with either solid state or a hybrid hard drive teamed up with a 32GB SSD.

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The innovative Intel’s Rapid Start technology on board will allow the utrabook to resume from a zero-power hibernating state in an incredibly speedy 5 – 6 seconds, while the Intel Smart Response feature will let the system use a low-capacity SSD boost the mechanical drive’s performance by using the SSD as a cache.

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In addition, the XT TouchSmart’s Intel Smart Connect software will update programs by periodically waking the machine from sleep/standby mode for a short time. The laptop also comes configured with exclusive HP innovations, including HP CoolSense technology for a noticeably cooler PC.

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That 15.6-inch display of the Spectre XT TouchSmart means it has a larger footprint and, therefore, more room for ports and connections. The reviewed techno novelty is HP’s first ultraportable that will support Intel Thunderbolt technology. Apart from that, users will find an Ethernet jack, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 socket, a memory card reader, a 3.5mm headphone port and a Kensington lock slot on the device.

Prices and Availability

Fortunately, we have some good news here. Spectre XT TouchSmart buy in USA is expected to hit the stores in December, so one will be able to buy it as a New Year present. The XT’s cost will start at around $1,400 which is pretty hefty. However, yours truly at ultrabooksreveiw.com can’t wait to assure their valuable customers that they will love to offer some very attractive bargains with best prices on the market, as soon as the product sales launch.

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Additional Information

Weight field_58088c2d3cca8 g
Dimensions field_58088c183cca5 x field_58088c283cca7 cm

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