Will HP Notebook Cause Envy Amongst Rivals

  • Scratch-resistant glass lid
  • 128GB of storage
  • Comes with NFC technology

HP’s new notebook, the pretentiously named Envy Spectre, uses lightweight, scratch-resistant glass on the lid, display, palmrest and HP ImagePad – an industry first.

This notebook fits a full 14-inch diagonal screen inside a 13.3-inch diagonal body and allows users to get more enjoyment from their entertainment.

An HP Radiance Backlit keyboard provides illumination using individual LEDs dedicated to each keycap. The keyboard works with an advanced proximity sensor to intelligently sense a user’s presence, lighting up when a user approaches and dimming down after he or she leaves.

Equipped with a matching audio-grade speaker mesh and Beats Audio, a technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre, the HP Spectre has an aluminium analogue volume dial that acts as a visual design cue and works seamlessly with Beats Audio Manager to precisely adjust audio levels.

Built-in HP Wireless Audio turns any home into a concert hall, allowing users to stream uncompressed audio to up to four external devices or directly to any KleerNet compatible device.

The Spectre is also one of the first notebooks to feature HP Touch to Share, a near-field communications (NFC) technology, which allows users to share data between select NFC-enabled smartphones and the notebook.

The HP Spectre is said to be fast and has up to 9.5 hours of battery life. Powered by the latest IntelCoreprocessors, the 20-mm-thin HP Spectre weighs less than 1.8-kilos and includes up to 128 gigabytes (GB) of storage in an ultrafast mSata solid state drive. Intel Rapid Start Technology also allows for quick ‘boot’ and ‘resume’ times.

It comes loaded with HP CoolSense technology, which automatically adjusts performance and internal fan settings for a noticeably cooler PC. In addition, the HP ImagePad provides multi-finger touch navigation and is also has the HP TrueVision HD Webcam.

Eliminating the need for external dongles, the HP Spectre features an array of input and output options, including Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort.

Additionally, the HP Spectre offers a performance-tuned software image, full versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10, two years of preinstalled Norton Internet Security and a concierge phone line for technical support that is dedicated exclusively to HP Envy users.