Sean Hollister, The Verge:
[…] the 15-inch, 1080p IPS touchscreen display might be the best on a consumer-grade HP laptop yet. Itâ€™s exceptionally crisp and colorful â€” this Oblivion movie trailer looks positively fantastic in 1080p â€” and it has nice wide viewing angles too. Still, it canâ€™t stand with the very best weâ€™ve seen, like the Chromebook Pixel, the Zenbook Prime, and the Macbook Pro with Retina Display. For one thing, it doesnâ€™t get nearly as bright as some of its competition: I had to set brightness to 80 percent to use the XT TouchSmart comfortably in a dark room.
The HP Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart seems to sport a very good display, but could use a little more oomph from the backlight.