Jan 15, 2012
If you prefer fancier yet sturdy laptops instead of its performance, the HP Envy 14 Spectre could be the one you’re looking for. Unveiled by HP at the CES 2012, it was made of aluminum and scratch proof glass that can be found on its lid, display and palm rest. According to HP, the glass design makes the laptop more durable compared to other laptops that mainly consists of plastic or thin aluminum casings.
Though HP does not say anything if the glass used was shatter proof, we could only hope that it’s comparable to Corning’s Gorilla glass found on smartphones and tablets. With HP’s heavy use of glass in its design, the Envy Spectre weighs in at 3.79 lbs and measures 20mm thick.
What this heavy weight but elegant notebook has to offer? Well, there’s quite a lot. Aesthetically speaking, the glass design makes it the most stylish laptop I’ve ever seen. On the outside, there’s a glowing HP logo gorgeously placed at the lower-left corner of the glass lid. Opening the lid, it will expose the back-lighted keyboard that glows vibrantly even if it’s placed in a well-lighted room. Also there’s a glass protection placed on the palm rest that will protect it from scratch caused by your wristlets.
In a technical point of view, the HP Envy 14 Spectre can match all the Ultrabooks out there. It comes with a 14-inch Radiance Display with a total resolution of 1600 x 900, Core i5-2467M processor, 4 GB of RAM, 9 hours of battery life, HP TrueVision HD webcam, Beats Audio, HP Wireless Audio Technology, Intel Wireless Display, HP’s CoolSense Technology and an NFC chip.
That’s quite a lot but there’s more. The Envy Spectre utilizes Intel’s Rapid Start Technology and includes support for two ‘ultrafast’ mSATA solid state drives that makes this Ultrabook blazingly fast. It also includes support for advance ports like Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, and HDMI as well as support for Mini Display Port.
All of these beauty and power comes with a great price. According to HP, the HP Envy 14 Spectre will cost you a whopping $1,399.99 that is pricier than the 13-inch MacBook Air. In the United States, the HP Spectre will be available on Feb. 8 2012. For other countries like Canada, U.K., Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Chile and Mexico it is expected that it will hit the shelves in March. For more info you can visit www.hp.com/go/spectre. For reservations you can call HP “Reserve Now” line at +1 888 291 7996.
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