Summary: After getting the OS updated to 8.1 (from 8) and starting to get it setup for use I shut it down for the night. The next day I attempted to startup and I could not get past the desktop. It was on a constant refresh mode. Working with HP support I discovered that the PC had already been registered by someone else and only 2 months were left on the original 1 year warranty. HP support was terrific, walking me through each progression of trying to fix the problem.
Summary: This has been an incredible laptop for me. I am a PC guy and have envied friends with Apple laptops, until I found the Spectre 15. The design turns heads, the form factor is very comfortable for typing, and the hardware is extremely fast. By the time I found out about it, I had to buy it second hand--it was no longer available direct from HP. I have no idea why they discontinued the Spectre 15--bad move on HP's part.
Summary: I wanted a good screen. After looking at a lot of laptops this one was the best. I wanted a standard keyboard no number pad on the side. I wanted thin and light. Touchpad had to work flawlessly. It had to be quick and responsive. This laptop delivered. I took all the hard drives out and put one big efficient msata ssd. That is the way to go. Its a lot faster plus the battery life went up about half an hour.
Best Laptop I've ever had I like it even better than my macbook pro
28 April 2014
Summary: I bought this because I wanted a good screen, good standard keyboard with no number pad on the side, and a good touchpad. I wanted an ultrabook type 15 inch, light and thin. What I like about it is everything. The key here is I replaced the 2 hard drives with one high efficiency ssd and restored via my recovery drive with minimal software-no bloatware. It runs very fast and the battery lasts about 5 hrs now. This is by far the best laptop I have ever had.
Summary: When it comes to laptops I have had a varied experience from many different brands. I bought this bad boy used and have been happy ever since. I know some people have mixed feelings about this laptop but I have 0 complaints. It is very thin and attractive and I love that I turn heads anytime I pull it out. The metal finish is very durable and doesn't scratch easily.
The worst experience in my whole life with a laptop
Mateo Cuervo, Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: So I bought this laptop more or less 8 months ago. Since week 5 the adapter (charger) starter bothering it keeps saying it's not pluged in eventhoug it is. So I have to slam it super hard in to the laptop and then it really works. 2 months later the laptop started bothering with a problem with the hard drive; I sent it to warranty repair and eventhough I told them to fix the charger issue and the hard drive issue they only fixed the hard drive and completely ignored the...
Summary: I was looking for high performance laptop for under $1000 Good processor, good memory, Full HD touch screen, overall good performance. HP SPECTRE XT TouchSmart 15-4010nr 15.6-Inch Ultrabook meets my expectation.