HP Envy 14 Spectre is now available
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
HP’s flagship Ultrabook known as the Envy 14 Spectre is finally available. The model was actually launched last month and HP attempted to drum up some PR hype around the product even thought it was not available for shipping.
As announced it is now available via HP’s online store for US $1,399.99 for the base-configuration, and 1,899.99 for HP’s “recommended configuration”, which includes a 256 GB SSD, and a Core i7-2770M processor instead of a 128 GB SSD and Core i5-2467M on the base-configuration, among other HP-exclusives. The 14-incher measures 12.88″ (W) x 8.7″ (D) x 0.79″ (H), weighing 1.8 kg, packs a 1366×768 pixel screen; two of its most notable features, apart from its size, include solid-state storage and near-field communication (NFC).
For the high price tag some might of expected a substantial amount more in terms of the screen, with the relatively low 1366 by 768 resolution seeming quite stingy for such an expensive piece of equipment. HP are offering a limited two year warranty on all the Envy 14 Spectre series Ultrabooks. The graphics side of things is powered by Intel HD 3000 graphics which should be perfectly adequate for the intended uses of such a notebook, although don’t expect to be playing any games on it. There is a 4 cell lithium ION battery but HP haven’t specified the expected battery life.