Reviews and Problems with HP Spectre XT 13 / Spectre XT 13 Pro
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Quality of hinges and its maximum opening angle are not good. rest is OK
Harsha Vardhan U, Amazon
11 August 2013
Summary: You know you have got only 128GB out of which few gigs are already reserved for system recovery. Its recommended to burn your recovery disks (or use some recovery program like Macrium Reflect) to help building an external recovery media. Keyboard is good, mouse if responsive, display is OK for daily use (not FHD). The real issue for me is the hinges opening angle. The maximum angle I can push the lid is not good enough. Check "full" specifications before you purchase.
Summary: I will limit this review to two things: Linux and the touchpad. Once I disabled UEFI, I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on the SpectreXT without problem and everything worked out of the box (bluetooth, wifi, webcam...). So that's a good thing. But the touchpad has a grounding issue: if I place a finger on it, unmoving, it jumps all over the place. Add another finger on the plastic body of the laptop and it stops.
Summary: The laptop is really fast, sleep and light. However the case came off the screen after being used for 5 months. Contacted HP and they are sending me a box to ship back to them to repair. Will update the review once I get it back which is estimated at 2 to 3 weeks.
Summary: The computer itself works fine. The one problem is battery life. When I read the consumer reports review for this computer it claimed it had 7 to 9 hours of battery life, I'm lucky to get 5, it's usually 3 to 4. The other problem was with the seller, Digital Media(not sure exactly..just writing this review from memory). The product came late #1, the product was already opened #2. The product's warranty had been activated a full six months before I got the product #3.
Summary: ***UPDATE May 30, 2013 - After normal use a few times per week, the left hinge where it connects at the top section has broken. It will be interesting to see how Hewlett-Packard deals with this warranty issue.*** Original review: Having something as powerful and portable as the HP Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook is just a fantastic experience.
Summary: Erst mal das Gute .. **** für Optik, Größe, Gewicht und Preis. *** für Arbeitsgeschwindigkwit. -> reicht komplett für den Alltag, Video (DVD-Blueray usw) anschauen. ** Batterie * nur zwei USB Ports Dickes Minus für : - Display, ist mit Standardeinstellung so nicht zu gebrauchen. Schriften (Menüs, Webpages...) sind unscharf, -> Win 7/Aero auf Win XP Darstellung zurückgesetzt, das lindert zumindesten den Umgang mit den Programmen.