HP Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1, 2018) 13.3″ Premium Ultra-Portable Laptop

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The HP Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1) is a high-end ultra-portable laptop model for 2018. It features a 13.3-inch touch-screen and a sleek chassis made of carbon fiber and aluminum. The luxury notebook weighs in at 2.5-pounds and it’s only 0.4″ thick. It comes in “dark ash silver” and “ceramic white” colors with color-matching backlight keyboards.

The multi-touch display comes in two variants – with Full HD and ultra-sharp 4K / Ultra HD resolution. In both cases, the panels feature IPS technology for wide viewing angles and edge-to-edge glass.

Inside, the Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1) packs the mainstream 8th Gen Intel Core U-series processors. Namely, the i5-8250U and i7-8550U. Besides that, the Spectre comes with 8 or 16 Gigabytes of RAM for comfortable multitasking and up to 1-Terabyte of fast solid state drive storage. The laptop doesn’t offer workstation-class performance, but these specs offer decent speed for demanding tasks like video editing. The routine daily home and office chores are easy tasks for the Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1). Some light gaming is supported, too, thanks to the Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics processor.

The laptop is equipped with a decently capacious 43.7 WHr battery. According to HP, it can provide up to 11 hours and 15 minutes of battery life on configurations with the Full HD display and up to 7 hours and 45 minutes with the Ultra HD panel.

The Spectre 13t (1PS11AV_1) stands out with Thunderbolt 3.0 technology on two out of three available USB-C ports. A dedicated video output port is missing, but you can use the USB-C ports for video output via an adapter.

Specifications of the HP Spectre 13t 1PS11AV_1

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Brand HP
Laptop type Standard non-convertible laptop

Ultraportable (small laptop)
Screen size 13.3-inch
Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)

3840x2160 pixels Ultra HD, 4K (ultra-high sharpness)
Touchscreen Yes
Other display specs IPS type (wide viewing angles)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD 630 integrated graphics (for light gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)
Data storage 256GB SSD (decent capacity)

512GB SSD (very good capacity)

1000GB (1TB) SSD (excellent capacity)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front-facing web camera

HD 720p (standard laptop webcam resolution)
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC (previous-generation Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the latest 802.11AX)
Ethernet network port No
Mobile broadband (4G LTE) No
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 3 x USB-C (smaller type of USB port)
Media card reader None
Other features Thunderbolt 3.0 high-speed peripheral connectivity technology via USB-C
Battery 43.7 WHr
Weight 2.5 pounds
Height 0.4"
Width 12"
Depth 8.8"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)

Windows 10 Pro (Windows with added business-oriented features)
Warranty 1-year

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Published on August 16, 2018

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