HEADS turn whenever we take the Envy14 Spectre Ultrabook for a spin in public - it's hard to resist the Spectre's glass coated body. The entire lid is covered with dark glossy glass, a striking contrast to the inside which is mainly silverish glass.
The glass is not just for show. Made from Gorilla Glass, it's scratch-resistant and hardy enough to protect the Spectre from rough handling.
As with most glass surfaces, the Ultrabook picks up fingerprints very easily. However, smudges on the silverish glass is less noticeable than on the lid.
Another cool feature is its aluminium analogue volume dial for precisely adjusting audio levels. Like some of HP's premium notebooks, the Spectre's sound system is tuned by Beats Audio.