256GB SSD Hard Drive

The Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256 SSDs provide excellent read and write speeds. Below are images of scores through specialized testing software:

GPU performance and gaming

CPU performance is a bit disappointing due to HP integrated Card On on the laptop. However, we cannot be too demanding with the Notebooks. In terms of scores via Specter 13 software with integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU, the performance is equivalent to many other Notebooks such as XPS 13, Zenbook UX305 or MacBook 12 via 3DMark.

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Actual performance in the game is similar to that of the XPS 13 and Acer Aspire S 13 when it meets the highest graphics with online games like League of Legends, DotA 2 and Overwatch. As for intensive games that need a more powerful dedicated GPU, you should not expect much from the Specter 13.

Through specialized 3D Mark software to check:

Realistic gameplay (In different modes with different fps)

Noise level

An important aspect of the HP Specter 13 notebook’s success is the system cooling solution. Praise must be given to HP for bringing all these details into an extremely thin machine. HP uses an extremely small cooling fan in the hinge with subtle air vents. This unit both ensures very low running noise (almost imperceptible) and it alternates bringing in outside air and then pushing hot air out to the rear of the chassis. All is an extremely perfect system and has little effect on users.

This can be clearly seen when the CPU is pushed to 15-20% when multiple tasks are on but it is almost impossible to hear how the fans are working. In other words, the Specter 13 is a very quiet and gentle machine.


Temperatures are re-measured by FLIR in zones. The darker the color, the higher

With the fan parts at the back, the easiest way to feel the temperature rise is the hinge area of ​​the machine. In addition, when used a lot, on the keyboard surface where HP attached the battery bars below can also feel some temperature changes. These remarkable hot spots can reach 33 degrees Celsius compared to just 24 degrees Celsius average in other locations. However, these hotspots do not directly affect users.


HP promises great sound quality from four speakers made by Bang & Olufsen (B&O) – a Danish audio company. In fact, the sound quality Specter 13 produces is very impressive compared to its “small” appearance. Sound reproduction is good, clear. The speakers on the Specter 13 are more inclined to create a more balanced bass and treble sound, safe but not too dominant.

The sound is somewhat impressive for its compact size

With headphones through the 3.5mm jack, it’s different, it gives a better audio experience and of course with a headset that must also be “decent”.

Battery life

HP integrates a 38 Wh lithium-ion battery for the Specter 13 and the laptop can reach 8.5 hours (510 minutes) of use through the MobileMark 2014 Battery Test software, with an average consumption of about 4.5 Watts. In this test, the screen will be at 50% brightness with the same tasks used as office software (MS Office), web browsing and multimedia (Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, etc.).

The longest battery life is more than 11 hours (without Wi-Fi on)

Minimum battery life

Battery life with Wi-Fi network connection

Charging time from when the laptop is almost out of battery to full takes about 2.5 hours.


The Specter 13 is the thinnest 13.3-inch laptop on the market today. It does not own a 4K resolution screen, does not support touch, cannot disassemble or rotate the screen, but it is simply a fashionable laptop, but no less durable. Specter 13 will be a great laptop for those who are looking for a product with a compact size and high portability. If you are interested in this product, do not forget to visit the link located at the bottom of the article.


– Exquisite design, thin and light with carbon and aluminum alloy material.

– Handy LED backlit keyboard.

– Quiet and efficient heatsink.

– Beautiful screen

– Good battery life


– Restrictions on connection ports

– No external memory card slot for expansion