HP Unveils Envy Spectre XT


Hewlett Packard has unveiled the 13-inch Envy Spectre XT today. This is a follow-up to the Envy 14 Spectre that was released in January. The original Spectre costs $1,400 and the Spectre XT starts at $1000. The original Spectre has the Sandy Bridge CPU, but the Spectre XT will come with the third-generation Ivy Bridge core processors. Specs of the the XT: three pounds, thickness of 14.5 millimeters, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, and 8 hours of battery life. The Spectre XT isn’t the only new HP ultrabook laptops. Below is a list of all the laptops that HP is releasing as put together by Engadget.

HP Envy Spectre XT
Starts at $999.99; available on June 8
Operating system: Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
Display: 13.3-inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
CPU: Available with third-generation Intel Core processors
Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
Storage: 128GB (up to 256GB) SSD
Input devices: Backlit Keyboard and HP Imagepad
Connectivity: 802.11a/g/n, 2×2 WLAN, Bluetooth, Intel Wireless Display
Ports include: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (1), HDMI
Dimensions: 327 x 221 x 14.5 mm
Weight: 3.07 lbs.
Battery life: up to eight hours
Included software: two-year subscription to Norton Internet Security, full versions of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 10
Beats Audio with quad speakers
HP CoolSense technology
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
One-year subscription to Absolute Data Protect
Concierge phone line dedicated exclusively to HP ENVY Spectre owners

HP Envy Sleekbook (14-inch model)
Starts at $699.99; available on May 9
Operating system: Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
Display: 14 inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
CPU: available with second- or third-generation Intel Core processors
Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
Storage: 500GB HDD
Connectivity: 802.11a/g/n
Ports include: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (2), USB 2.0 (1), HDMI, SD reader
Weight: starting at 4 pounds
Thickness: “as thin as 19.8 mm”
Battery life: up to eight hours
Beats Audio with dual speakers and a subwoofer
HP CoolSense technology
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
HP Protect Smart

HP Envy Ultrabook (14-inch model)
Starts at $749.99; available on May 9
Operating system: Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
Display: 14 inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
CPU: available with second- or third-generation Intel Core processors
Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
Storage: 32GB (cache) mSATA with 500GB HDD
Connectivity: 802.11a/g/n
Ports include: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (2), USB 2.0 (1), HDMI, SD reader
Weight: starting at 4 pounds
Thickness: “as thin as 19.8 mm”
Battery life: up to eight hours
Beats Audio with dual speakers and a subwoofer
HP CoolSense technology
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
HP Protect Smart
Intel Technologies: Rapid Start, Identity Protection Technology, Smart Response and
Smart Connect Technologies

HP Envy Sleekbook (15.6-inch model)
Starts at $599.99; available on June 20
Operating system: Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
Display: 15.6 inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
CPU: a second-generation AMD APU
Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
Storage: 320GB HDD
Connectivity: 802.11a/g/n
Ports include: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (2), USB 2.0 (1), HDMI, SD reader
Weight: starting at 4 pounds
Thickness: “as thin as 19.8 mm”
Battery life: up to nine hours
Beats Audio with dual speakers and a subwoofer
HP CoolSense technology
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
HP Protect Smart

HP Envy Ultrabook (15.6-inch model)
Starts at $799.99; available on May 9
Operating system: Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
Display: 15.6 inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
CPU: available with second- or third-generation Intel Core processors
Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
Storage: 32GB (cache) mSATA with 500GB HDD
Connectivity: 802.11a/g/n
Ports include: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (2), USB 2.0 (1), HDMI, SD reader
Weight: starting at 4 pounds
Thickness: “as thin as 19.8 mm”
Battery life: up to nine hours
Beats Audio with dual speakers and a subwoofer
HP CoolSense technology
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
HP Protect Smart
Intel Technologies: Rapid Start, Identity Protection Technology, Smart Response and
Smart Connect Technologies

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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