Just as it promised during CES 2012, HP has added the Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook to its website today, enabling customers in the US to pre-order this glass-covered laptop for $1,399.99 (about 1,100 EUR).
Built as a “premium Ultrabook,” the Spectre certainly features a daring design that uses a special scratch-resistant glass to cover the lid, display, palmrest and trackpad. HP
claims that the glass makes the laptop more durable, but it seems like some aluminum is also thrown in there for extra ruggedness.
Besides the special glass, another cool feature brought by HP to the Spectre is the inclusion of a thin bezel 14-inch Radiance Display panel, that the company says it enabled to make the Ultrabook fit inside a smaller case, similar with that used by 13.3-inch notebooks.
The use of a higher diagonal screen allowed HP to choose a 1600x900 resolution for its Ultrabook
, which is powered by an Intel Core i5-2467M processors paired together with 4GB of system memory.
A backlit keyboard, an NFC chip, and an estimated 9 hours battery life round up the specs list of the new Envy 14 Spectre, which can also be upgraded to include a 256GB SSD and an extra 4GB of RAM.
On the connectivity side of things, users get all the features, such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, HDMI and Mini Display ports, while audio is provided by a pair of Beats speakers.
As mentioned previously, the Envy 14 Spectre notebook
is up for pre-order for $1,399.99 (1,100 EUR), but HP
hasn’t mentioned when the first units will start shipping.
In about a month’s time, HP is expected to make the Spectre available in other countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.UPDATE:
HP just informed us that the Envy 14 Spectre can be ordered direct today, so no pre-ordering is needed. You can get it from here