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.
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.
Best Computer from Best Computer Vendor I have experienced
5 November 2013
Summary: I have been using this product for quite a few months- the new Windows 8, up from Windows XP, took some getting used to for me. I have been a computer user for 15 years or so, however am not a computer expert by any means. After several months of utilization, the bottom line for me is I believe this is the best computer and the best vendor [competence and integrity] I have experienced.
Summary: This is a very wonderful device. I have been using it for the past 6 months and it has never disappointed. I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 now. I tried replacing the internal 128GB SSD because it was no longer enough for me, but discovered it was using a mini SSD, but I had already bought a Samsung EVO SSD. Nevertheless, i will buy the required type.
Summary: This is one of the few Windows Laptops with a Thunderbolt connection. Anyone who does music recording knows that most of the equipment is still Firewire. With a downloaded patch, you can use this laptop with a Thunderbolt-Firewire adapter (from Apple) to connect to most recording equipment. The thing that makes this BETTER than Apple laptops is that this has a touchscreen for controlling your audio software.