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03/12/12 02:57 PM
HP Envy 14 Spectre Full Review

What if you could have a notebook computer that looked just like your black iPhone 4? HP has the answer with the HP Envy 14 Spectre, a Gorilla Glass-clad Ultrabook whose black glass lid is a perfect match for Apple's darling. In fact, the Envy Spectre has Gorilla Glass on three surfaces: the lid, the display and the keyboard deck. It's stunning to look at--trust me, you have to see it in person to appreciate how it makes even the most attractive machines from Apple and Asus look a tad dull. But is the Envy 14 all looks?

HP says they developed the Spectre before the whole Ultrabook thing started, but it happens to have a perfect storm of Ultrabook internals including Intel Core i5 and i7 ULV CPUs, Intel HD 3000 graphics and an SSD drive. This 0.8" notebook has a lovely HP Radiance IPS display running at 1600 x 900, which puts it above average and on par with the Asus Zenbook UX31 for resolution, but above the Zenbook for display quality.

Read our in-depth HP Envy 14 Spectre review


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