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Durable Gorilla Glass covered design.
Superb build quality.
Superb, color-accurate, high resolution display.
Softtouch magnesium alloy base gives grip to the underside.
Stable, with solid performance.
Outstanding audio quality.
Slim power brick includes a USB charging port.
Expensive for its specs.
Heavier than similar Ultrabooks in its class.
Not quite as thin and light as it could be.
Slow CPU and no graphics card.
Design is difficult to open and even pick up single handedly.
Feels awfully heavy in the MacBook Air era.
Serious fingerprint magnet.
Runs a bit warm on bottom.
A little heavy and costly for an ultrabook.
Display not bright.
By 5FWD on December 17, 2012
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 October 16, 2012
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 October 05, 2012
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 October 03, 2012
A big and sharp screen with good viewing angles, plenty of ports, and a great keyboard and...
By Tbreak.com on September 09, 2012
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 August 24, 2012
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 August 02, 2012
Its look and performance are worth the money you put into....
By Hardware Canucks on July 17, 2012
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 July 09, 2012
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 June 01, 2012
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...
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