HP Envy Spectre XT

The HP Envy Spectre XT is a 3.07-pound notebook with a 13.3-inch screen and is powered by an Ivy Bridge processor. Standard on all Spectres is an SSD starting at 128GB, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and wireless support including 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, and WiDi.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 8, 2012
  • Price at launch: $999.99

What You Need To Know

  • It has USB 3.0 and an HD Webcam
  • All models come with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 10
  • Originally shipped with Windows 7, but has been updated to include Windows 8

Verge Review

Three years ago, HP introduced the Envy 13. This week, we’re reviewing its spiritual successor, the Envy Spectre XT. Oh, how times have changed. Then, as now, the Envy was accused of cribbing from Apple's MacBook playbook. Then, as now, it's a shiny silver machine, with an ultra-low-voltage processor, a single-button clickpad, no optical drive, few ports, and a 13-inch screen. So, what's new? HP's latest Envy sheds weight, girth, and adds a solid state drive to compete with the MacBook Air....

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.57 inches
Weight 3.07 pounds
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias Spectre XT Ultrabook 13t-2100
Hardware
Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 12.87 inches
Depth 8.7 inches
Thickness 0.57 inches
Weight 3.07 pounds
Color Silver / Black, Black / Red
Software
Operating system Windows 7, Windows 8
Notable apps Premiere Elements 10, Adobe Photoshop
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px
PPI 117.83
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5-3317U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.6 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3667U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.2 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
RAM slots 1
Storage
Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Max. config SSD 256 GB
Card reader Yes
Audio
Speakers 4
Audio brand Beats Audio
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Port options
USB 1
USB 3.0 1
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
Mini DisplayPort 1
HDMI 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Wireless video WiDi
Battery
Size 4 cell
Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Quoted time 5 hr
Benchmarks
PCMarkVantage 12205
3DMarkVantage (IGP) 3224
The Verge Battery Test (extended battery) 5 hours and 21 minutes
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