HP’s decided to update the Envy line with a new ultrabook. So here it is: the Envy 14 Spectre, one of the first devices covered entirely by Gorilla Glass. For those who don’t know, Gorilla Glass is a tough unscratchable, unshatterable material, used as a protective window for gadgets in particular. HP said that it chose “Spectre” as a name “to evoke mystery, and we packed it with the best in entertainment technology to satisfy those who expect the unexpected.”
The Spectre comes with a 14-inch Radiance display and a 1600 x 900 resolution, enough to give you a rich colors and great contrasts. Surprisingly for an ultrabook, it comes loaded up with a Beats by Dr. Dre high-performance sound system and an NFC chip that allows you to “touch and share” content with other NFC-capable devices. Spectre also has an integrated HP Wireless Audio feature that lets you stream uncompressed audio to up to four devices.
The keyboard features back-lit keys which sense your approach and light up row by row. The image pad supports precise two and three finger interaction. Above the display there’s a TrueVision HD webcam capable of “brighter, cleaner HD images.”
Inside are Intel Core i5 or i7 Processors along with 128GB or 256GB mSATA SSD and 4GB/8GB DDR3 of RAM, so you can enjoy both speed and stability. As for connectivity, you’ve got an HDMI, SD card reader, USB 3.0 Ports, Mini DisplayPort and Wi-Fi. HP says that this gorgeous ultrabook has a battery life of up to nine hours.
It sounds too good to be true, but don’t forget one thing: The Envy 14 Spectre ultrabook will cost $1,399.99. It’s expected to be available in U.S. beginning February 8.
Sleek, midnight black glass on the outside and stark contrast silver glass on the inside make Spectre extraordinary, defying conventional notebook design.