Reviews and Problems with HP Spectre XT 15 / Spectre XT 15 Pro
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Good Computer But Flimsy and Fragile
Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: I have owned my HP Spectre XT for several months and have enjoyed using it. The picture quality is good, the sound quality is OK (wish it were better, especially since it has the Beats audio upgrade) and the laptop is lightweight. I'm not a huge fan of Windows 8 which is what is loaded on this machine, but that's not HP's fault. The biggest problem with this computer is that it is poorly designed or built.
Summary: Purchased this laptop directly from HP. Best way to go because they offer you a free 2 week return policy, no questions asked. First the Pro's: The screen was by far the best I have ever seen on a laptop. Watching HD Netflix was incredible! The screen was super sharp, bright and a joy. Build quality was good except for a few issues. Keyboard was nice and key feedback was good given the very thin body of the laptop. Touch screen was FAST and very responsive.
Summary: After I received the laptop I made update to bios (hp center told me to do it). After update the laptop didn't started.I send it in service. The motherboard crash. Now I get it back and I do not know if I should do update or not to bios. Now after 2 weeks of use 3 pixels are down. The design is not perfect for such a laptop. The top margin edge is not well fixed. The SPACE key from the keyboard is bent.
Summary: I like the note book with the touch screen. It did not take long to learn how to use it. starts up incredibly fast, try 18 seconds. The bad is the included Adobe photo shop stuff. will not down load it always says try again later sever trouble. I tried to get help but dealing with overseas help from India doesn't set well with me. So I finally received an email from adobe with a load of poor information that did nothing to help solve the problem.
Summary: This notebook has the most nervous and unpredictable touchpad I've ever used. You'll be typing and all of a sudden you're typing in a completely different part of the document for no apparent reason. If you type a lot I would definitely look elsewhere. The screen would be good for watching videos if not for that super glossy screen. All in all, a mediocre computer at best, especially given the high price.
Summary: I didn't order this exact one off of Amazon, but rather ordered directly from HP. Generally speaking, I really enjoy the laptop. Everything seems to work great and it has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a unit at this price point. Screen resolution is bright and sharp, the keyboard has a really nice feel to it, all the peripheral connections are really nice. Loaded it with Win8 Pro and it's running great. My only concern is the build quality.