|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.6 GHz Core i5-3317U|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||solid-state drive(|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD graphics 4000|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
HP ENVY 13-2150nr Spectre XT 13.3" Ultrabook (Silver)
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In terms of size, this is a very thin and dainty notebook computer, roughly the size of a fat magazine. This gives it a very small footprint and it is relatively lightweight, making it good for stuffing in a briefcase or carry-on bag (though there are better cases for this kind of thing). I set it up on the kitchen table and as soon as my wife saw it she exclaimed "It's so cute!" Indeed, it's an attractive machine.
One of the things that caught my attention when reading the specifications on this machine is that there was no mention at all of a DVD drive. The packing materials even state "no optical drive". Sure enough, there is none so loading up software will require a USB DVD drive or a properly loaded thumb drive. This is not a huge deal but it is something that must be kept in mind - not everyone will appreciate having to get an additional drive just to load up software. I am not sure if HP offers a DVD R/W drive as an accessory kit.
There are exactly two USB ports on this notebook - one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port. For the traveler working on a plane or a student taking notes in a class, this does not matter. However, when working at a desk and getting synchronized with the office computer having only two USB ports may be problematic. This can be overcome by using a hub, but again this requires extra hardware. It all depends on the usage - two ports may be plenty.Read more ›
I have been using a desktop computer since the Commodore days of the mid 80s. Over the decades I have built up a pretty set collection of procedures for getting things done. The hardware and software change over the years, but the basic idea stays pretty much the same. The Ultrabook, in combination with Windows 8 asks you to change some pretty basic assumptions about computing. If you're ready for the change, you're going to love it. If you're not ready to take that next step, this probably isn't the machine you're looking for.
The Spectre XT comes in a box so small that would not comfortably hold some of the power adaptors for notebook computers I've owned over the years. There is precious little in the box either. The package includes a relatively small power adaptor and the machine itself, along with a few obligatory sheets of "Quick Start" type documentation.
The computer comes in a satin-like sleeve. The documentation says it weighs just a whisper over three pounds, but I swear it feels light as a feather to me. The computer is very sleek looking. It is brushed aluminum with black plastic highlights and a black bezel around the screen. If I were judging it on design style alone, it would get an unqualified thumbs up. It is a good looking, very compact, and light as it could be.
As you face the open machine, you will find the audio, HDMI, SD card, and power ports on the right. The USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and network ports are on the left.Read more ›
This is my first experience with an ultrabook, and many of my friends will tell you that their first experience with an ultrabook is me coming up to them and saying, "check out this amazing new ultrabook"! The HP Envy Spectre XT is an outstanding choice for your SECOND computer. It is sleek, light, easy to work with, and really fast.
As I said, this is a great choice for your second computer. If you are looking for a primary computer, this is probably not going to work for you. I hate to start describing this wonderful little PC with its drawbacks, but here are the limitations. First, there is no optical drive. No CDs, DVDs, BluRay, etc. If you want to watch the occasional movie on disk, this isn't for you. Second, the hard drive is tiny. How tiny? Well at 128 GB, it is only twice the size of the largest iPhone for storage. While most iOS apps are designed to be under 1GB in size, most PC programs aren't. The OS and pre-installed software leaves you with about 90GB of usable space. That is really small. Again, not a solution for your primary PC. Finally, the GPU is not very powerful, so while the i5 processor is very speedy, the graphics aren't sufficient for most gaming. This is why I compared this to a tablet.
If you're still reading, I'll assume you have another desktop or laptop to use for your main PC, and that you are in the market for a super portable workhorse. If that's the case, look no further!
The HP Envy Spectre XT boots up faster than any other computer I have ever used. About 10 seconds! Nevertheless, you won't be booting this up often, since as an ultrabook with Windows 8, you never have to re-boot. That means it is always ready for you.Read more ›
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This is really fast computer. However, the provider, Coldwater20, sold this as a new computer and according to HP it is refurbished.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I paid $900 for what should be an awesome laptop, but it has been a big disappointment, has eaten up tons of my time, and HP is no help. Read morePublished 16 months ago by JCP
Works well enough for me, but the battery life isn't great. The power supply does not plug into the computer very securely which makes it hard to charge. Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by Adam Holmes
Item was received. However, it was defective. The computer would not hold a charge; it would shut down if it was not plugged in. Read morePublished on July 24, 2014 by Ron I Citronowicz
This computer has a great ergonomic feel.
It also feels very robust.
Windows 8 however keeps it from unleashing the power that it is capable of.
This laptop keeps breaking in one way or another.
First the keyboard was garbage. Some letters started to need to be pressed very hard to type. Read more
i love my new laptop. i have been using it for a year. everything looks good so far. the wireless connection goes off easily. battery is durable. but trouble to release the heat. Read morePublished on April 23, 2014 by xiaoyue
It is so hard to use. The caps keys don't work. The screen has terrible resolution. BUT because it was sold by some other middleman company, not Amazon--I was told if I try to... Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by Jennifer A Mulik
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