HP Envy 14 Spectre

  • HP Envy 14 Spectre
78
Based on 44 scores, 66 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Durable Gorilla Glass covered design.
  • Superb build quality.
  • Excellent keyboard.

Cons:

  • Expensive for its specs.
  • Heavier than similar Ultrabooks in its class.

Expert reviews and ratings

By tech.uk.msn.com on 90

It's a little on the chunky side for an Ultrabook, but HP's new Spectre is still a striking piece of laptop design.We have to admit that at first glance we didn't realise that the Spectre was classed as an Ultrabook. It doesn't have the...

By 5FWD on 80

Fourteen inch laptops are hard to come by - and thin and light ones that are worth your money even more so. As we find out though in our Ultrabook group test, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is one such...

By SlashGear on -

I know that some of things in this review sound pretty negative, but the HP ENVY Spectre XT is actually a pretty solid ultrabook. The battery is disappointing and the speakers, despite sporting Beats Audio branding, aren’t anything to write home...

By InsideHW on -

The era of ultrabooks and tablets has come. Tablets got their popularity by being “more than a smartphone, less than a netbook” and definitely shut the door behind the decrepit netbook generation. On the other hand, the ultrabook concept...

By AsiaOne on 70

A big and sharp screen with good viewing angles, plenty of ports, and a great keyboard and...

By Tbreak.com on 80

So how does the Envy 14 Spectre stack up? It’s certainly a premium Ultrabook that’s reflected in the price tag. But past the looks, it has to be said that it’s one of the more heavier Ultrabooks I’ve tested, which doesn’t...

By AnandTech on -

It's interesting, we recently met up with HP in San Francisco to see what they have planned for the future (and they do have some very compelling stuff in the pipeline), but one of the quirkier things I noticed was a shift in branding. For a while...

By AsiaOne on 80

Its look and performance are worth the money you put into....

By Hardware Canucks on -

For a company that was prematurely judged to be standing upon its last leg a short time ago, the Spectre is a resounding success. In instead of marching to the beat of the same drummer as other Ultrabook manufacturers, HP has taken a huge risk by...

By PCPer on -

HP’s Envy 14 Spectre is an impressive piece of hardware. It is a device with more flaws than an Apple laptop - the glowing red Beats logo is the strangest of several questionable design choices - but the Spectre 14 makes up for such shortcomings...

By evogadget.com on -

The HP Envy 14 Spectre is almost all you need from an ultrabook. For us it was a complete surprise, even if we kinda guessed it would rock. Seeing as it's HP and all that. The looks, the display and the performance are key factors to make you fall...

By theregister.co.uk on 80

Despite my concern that the HP Envy 14 Spectre is perhaps a little chunky compared with other Ultrabooks on the market, it compares very favourably with the competition in terms of what you get within those two centimetres: connectivity, performance,...

By theregister.co.uk on 80

Product round-up It took a little while for the production lines to get going, but the first few months of 2012 have seen super-slim Ultrabooks completely outnumbering every other type of desktop or laptop PC coming our way. Intel’s tight definition...

By NotebookCheck on 87

The HP Envy Spectre is a high-end Ultrabook equipped with expensive hardware. HP has tried to create the perfect package - everything from the amazing workmanship to the high-quality Beats Audio speakers is designed to be and look as attractive as...

By VR-Zone on 80

With Intel's recent announcement of the third generation Core processors (codenamed Ivy Bridge) for high-end laptops and desktops, we would see more notebook PCs coming to the market, but do note that these would be the quad-core version. The...

By laptops.co.uk on 80

The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a very good looking machine, that's a little different. However, it costs a bundle, is a quite heavy and is one that requires you to clean fingerprints off it every ten...

By Digital Trends on 85

None of the competitors mentioned above is as drop-dead sexy as the Spectre, they all have smaller displays (with the exception of the Ultra M3), and none have integrated media-streaming features. On the other hand, each one of them is less expensive...

By Pocket-lint on 90

This is, without doubt, one of the most stylish laptops we've seen. While it might technically qualify as an Ultrabook, we don't really see it in that category. What it is on the other hand, is a brilliant laptop that we'd love to own....

By Wired UK on 80

It's a bit thicker and heavier than most ultrabooks, so if you're counting the grams it's not going to work for you. Performance is average though nothing to be ashamed of, but that luscious glass casing is most likely to be the main appeal....

By G4tv.com on 60

Video Review: The HP Envy 14 Spectre notebook features a lightweight design, Beat audio, an HP Radiance Backlit keyboard and more. Find out how many Seals of Approval Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira rate this device on Gadget...