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HP Unveils Premium Ultrabook with Extraordinary Glass Design – the HP ENVY 14 Spectre

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HP today revealed the HP ENVY 14 Spectre, a premium consumer Ultrabook PC that commands attention with its unparalleled use of glass and stunning performance.

"Sleek, midnight black glass on the outside and stark contrast silver glass on the inside make Spectre extraordinary, defying conventional notebook design," said Eric Keshin, senior vice president, Strategy and Marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. "We chose the name for our first ENVY Ultrabook to evoke mystery, and we packed it with the best in entertainment technology to satisfy those who expect the unexpected."

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that's what happens to glass :laugh:

 
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An iPhone will break instantly if dropped from 1 meter, screen down, on concrete . See this review. It is not unusual to drop you phone from flimsy pocket, or laptop from kitchen table.
 

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$1400 is too much for a laptop nowadays, you can get really decent machines under $1000.
 

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How stupid ? Once some one drops this thing it is OVER ! Glass every where people getting cut . I see RMA all over this one !
 

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Take out the Adobe license and that'll save me $600 for their overpriced software.
 
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Well... if you mean defying conventional notebook design as in copying Apple and doing what every other Ultrabook manufacturer is doing... then great job!
 
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i like it, i think they are finally moving in new directions, just hope they put a good gpu in it.
 
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I don't like how ultrabooks seem to be the new "in" thing nowadays. They're neither as powerful as a notebook, or as portable as a tablet. I don't like the uncomfortable "in between" position. I don't remember MacBook Air's being remotely popular when they were released, so what gives?

Either way, I already bought me an all new ENVY 17 2012 Edition, and not planning to buy another notebook for years to come. Might buy a tablet when they get 1080p and more fancy stuff though.
 

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^ they are nice because it has enough power to do pretty much anything you need to do besides gaming. On the downside they do not have dedicated cards which sucks.

What I like is the fact it's powerful for a little machine but also portable. I just wish they could put a quad i7 in it
 
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^ they are nice because it has enough power to do pretty much anything you need to do besides gaming. On the downside they do not have dedicated cards which sucks.

What I like is the fact it's powerful for a little machine but also portable. I just wish they could put a quad i7 in it
IDK, not enough to justify the "burst" of ultrabooks when there are tablets and notebooks for their respective markets IMO.

As for this particular product, I'm not gonna lie, it looks very nice. But no 1080p is a dealbreaker IMO. I'm still waiting for a tablet with at least 1080p in a 10.1" screen, why would I want an ultrabook/notebook with any less?
 

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As for this particular product, I'm not gonna lie, it looks very nice. But no 1080p is a dealbreaker IMO. I'm still waiting for a tablet with at least 1080p in a 10.1" screen, why would I want an ultrabook/notebook with any less?
You wouldn't be able to tell that much of a difference at 10.1 inch between a 1080 and a 768 and for most its a premium not worth paying.
 
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You wouldn't be able to tell that much of a difference at 10.1 inch between a 1080 and a 768 and for most its a premium not worth paying.
Difference in regards to what? For movies, I agree. For browsing and most apps, it's a plus.
16:9 1080p on 10.1" tablet comes to about 218dpi, which isn't that high compared to these wave of smartphones with 250dpi+, so I don't think I'm asking for much.
 

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Difference in regards to what? For movies, I agree. For browsing and most apps, it's a plus.
16:9 1080p on 10.1" tablet comes to about 218dpi, which isn't that high compared to these wave of smartphones with 250dpi+, so I don't think I'm asking for much.
You keep your phone much closer to your face than your laptop
 
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How close/far do you keep your laptop/phone from your face? Arm's length for phone, so about 20-30cm while for laptop its on the desk, almost 80 cm away, but most will keep their laptop screen at about 40-50cm away, data from counting the dozens of students in the lecture hall instead of paying attention to the lecturer.
 
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How close/far do you keep your laptop/phone from your face? Arm's length for phone, so about 20-30cm while for laptop its on the desk, almost 80 cm away, but most will keep their laptop screen at about 40-50cm away, data from counting the dozens of students in the lecture hall instead of paying attention to the lecturer.
I keep my phone at around 65cm away from my eyes. Roughly the same when I play with my PSPgo, and roughly the same as when I use someone else's laptop.

And it's not even a smartphone, it's a very old Sony Ericsson K800i.
 

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I keep my phone at around 65cm away from my eyes. Roughly the same when I play with my PSPgo, and roughly the same as when I use someone else's laptop.

And it's not even a smartphone, it's a very old Sony Ericsson K800i.
Fair enough, I am just telling you what I think is the norm.