Reviews and Problems with HP Spectre XT 15 / Spectre XT 15 Pro
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Mine is a lemon
Amazon Customer "epaddison2", Amazon
24 February 2015
Summary: I got this laptop six months ago for my work and have had constant problems with it. I have had to send this laptop back twice because different keys on the keyboard stopped functioning. In addition the wireless card does not consistently pick up a wireless signal, boots me off the network even though the signal is strong and consistent for every other computer in the building.
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.