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HP Spectre XT 13-2050nr 13.3-Inch Laptop (Silver)

by HP
3.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core™ i5-3317U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.60 GHz), Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 4GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
  • 128GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module)
  • 13.3" diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768),
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

Automatically keep the HP ENVY 13-2050nr SpectreXT, an Ultrabook, cool and comfortable on the go with HP CoolSense technology. Also, hear music the way the artists intended using Beats Audio. At less than 1-inch slim and just over 3 pounds, this ultra-thin and ultra-fast notebook is designed to help you do everything without weighing you down. Integrated Bluetooth helps you sync your HP laptop to other digital devices, like your smartphone or desktop PC, without using cables. Plus, print, e-mail and browse the web wirelessly using built-in Wi-Fi. Edit documents and watch videos on the 13.3-inch diagonal high-definition LED-backlit display. Stream content to your HD TV with Intel Wireless Display, too. The HP ENVY 13-2050nr SpectreXT Ultrabook has plenty of style with the all-metal design and backlit keyboard. You can video chat in low-light environments using the integrated HP TrueVision HD webcam, which is also Skype HD capable. Plus, transfer photos from a memory card to your notebook using the digital media reader. This HP laptop has a solid state drive that's ready in seconds, so you can count on fast response and reliable data access.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 13.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1366 X 768 pixels
Processor 1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U
RAM 4 GB SDRAM
Hard Drive 128 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 4000
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Intel HD Graphics 4000
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8 hours
Brand Name HP
Series Spectre XT
Item model number 13-2050nr
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7;
Item Weight 3.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.3 x 5.1 x 13.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.3 x 5.1 x 13.6 inches
Color Silver
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type SODIMM
Flash Memory Size 128
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type No
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Additional Information

ASIN B0085RUZFA
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #36,718 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#8,059 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 7 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available July 15, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

First, this ultrabook is awesome! Starts up fast, thanks to the 128gb SSD. High quality brushed aluminum casing, USB 3.0 connection, HDMI output, WiDi connectivity and backlit keyboard.

Now, for the not awesome part (this is for me. for other users, this might be sufficient..), only 4gb of ram, and it's on-board, meaning not upgradable. Ram prices are cheap nowadays and it would be more awesome if the ram is not on-board so you could put an 8gb stick. One more thing, there's no option for a higher resolution screen. 1366x768 is nice for 13 inch, but a 1600x900 would be a nice option. 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0, now why not just both 3.0?

If you buy this directly from HP, there is an option to upgrade to an i7 proc, and 256gb SSD. But still no option for a higher on-board ram, or higher resolution screen.

Pros
- Core i5 IVY bridge processor, ULV - The processor is a ULV version (Ultra-Low Voltage). This is slower compared to full-pledged i5 processor. All ultrabooks have the ulv processors. The number one advantage of this is lower TDP (low wattage), which means longer battery life for the notebook. In return, the performance is slower too. The i7 ulv version is only dual core compared to the quad core for regular i7 non-ulv.

- HD4000 graphics - This is considerably faster than the older HD3000 found from the sandy bridge processors. You should get 30~40% increase in performance, so you should be able to play even the latest games, but not with high settings. This can even outperform older dedicated gpu like nvidia gt620m

- 128gb SSD - Fast reads and writes compared to a regular HDD. Windows bootup and shutdown is quick as well as opening up applications. Upon logging in to windows, you can even click the internet explorer and start browsing.
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Pros: Great design and features. You get full Adobe Elements photo and video editing software, and two full years of Norton. Keyboard is well set up and has decent travel when compared to the samsung series 9 or asus machines (at hundreds of $ less, i might add) and the trackpad is excellent--smooth and responsive.

Many blogs and reviewers gripe about the screen, but at 13.3 inch, the resolution works. I briefly had the higher-res Spectre 14 and the higher res screen made things a little too small on this size machine--don't get me wrong, it was a gorgeous screen aside from the defects I experienced on two separate models, but the XT screen does the job well. Build quality is very good for windows based machine. Specs are good too--Ivy Bridge i5, 4 gig of ram and a speedy SSD.

Boot up time is minimal and it awakes from sleep almost instantaneously. Battery seems decent too. From what I can tell so far, I get roughly 5-6 hours out of it. Minimal bloatware. This machine feels light and sturdy. I get the feeling it will last me several years. On board speakers are decent, but i probably wont be using them much. I didn't buy this for beats audio, but listening through a pair of good headphones is great.

Cons: Although it is a well built machine from HP, it isn't perfect. Screen wobbles a bit and the underside has a soft-grip, but plastic quality to it. The SSD is fast, but a lot of the space is eaten up by the system restore partition. I'd rather have that space and put the system restore on an SD card or something. Out of the box, you're looking at about 70 gig available. But with SSD, you trade speed for space. And this thing is fast.

I think the screen is nice, but the colors don't blow me away.
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This is a beautiful thin and light computer with a fast processor and solid state drive. The brushed aluminum on top (behind the screen) and around the keyboard (where you put your wrists) is very nice looking and doesn't show fingerprints easily. (We also own an HP Envy 4-1030us 14-Inch Ultrabook (Black) which has a brushed black aluminum finish and that shows fingerprints very readily.) The bottom is silver colored plastic and blends well with the rest of the laptop.

This is an Ultrabook, a designation owned by Intel (the maker of the computer chips inside this laptop) to designate thin and light computers featuring their products. This computer is an excellent example of what they are trying to encourage. My scale weighs it at 3 lbs 2 oz and my calipers measure it at 0.68" at the widest dimension.

The 13.3" screen looks great (resolution of 1366x768) although it is glossy instead of matt. It isn't going to "wow" anyone, but it is a fine screen and a decent resolution for the size. There is a great loss of fidelity if the screen is tilted too far up or down, but it is easy to get a position where it looks fine. Off axis (someone sitting to your side), it is much better with just a little degradation until you get to extreme angles. 13.2" is a good size to be both portable and useable. 15" and above is just too big and below 12.5" I feel it is too small.

The keyboard is composed of flat and square keys and is full sized. It has a backlight that I think it the right intensity (the 14 inch Envy I have it too bright) so it isn't overpowering when using your computer in a darkened room (e.g. while watching TV).
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