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HP Envy 14
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The Good: If you want a stylish ultrabook that would be the envy of many, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is a good choice.

The Bad: Heavy

The Bottom Line: Its look and performance are worth the money you put into.

Editor's Review
By New Straits Times | 02-08-2012

AT first glance, the new HP Envy 14 Spectre bears an uncanny similarity to the Apple Macbook Pro, especially when it is open.

However, close the lid and the similarity stops there. The Spectre is essentially a glass ultrabook, probably the first of its class.

From its reflective ebony lid to the plateau-like palm rest area, the ultrabook is fine art glass, Gorilla glass that is (glass that is thin, light and damage-resistant).

The lid especially makes the Envy 14 Spectre look extra sleek and the glowing HP logo at the left bottom corner adds to the beauty.

Although it features a 14-inch display, the ultrabook feels like a 13.3-inch machine, thanks to the maximum use of the display area, which leaves just a thin bezel at the side.

Being categorised under the ultrabook category, I however feel that the Envy 14 Spectre is a wee bit heavier (1.8kg) and at 14.5mm is thicker than most ultrabooks.

I suspect the use of Gorilla glass could have contributed to the extra weight.

 

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