April's Round Up Honest Laptop Reviews

The HP Envy 14 Spectre is one of the most exciting laptop models that have been released this year so far thanks to its bold departure from the cookie cutter mold in terms of design. It had received lots of buzz since even before its release, and we must say that it did very much live up to its hype.


The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a 14-inch ultrabook model that is not too common in the market thus far. Weighing in at just 4 pounds and measuring 12.9 x 8.7 x 0.79 inches in dimensions, this laptop is much lighter than the standard 14-inch laptop affair. Before we proceed to the essentials of the laptops, we just must state in advance the features that make this laptop model stand out from the crowd.


For starters, this is a glass-clad laptop model. Yes your heard right; glass! Instead of the meta-finish found on many high-end laptops, which is a little of a yawn by now, the screen, upper external lid and the palm rests on the Spectre has a glass finish to them. Whether when it is in use or closed up, the laptop has a very unique to it, resembling nothing in the market so far! When folded, it looks like your laptop is made of polished marble of some sort of stone, which is really cool!

While the word glass is synonymous to the word ‘fragile’, the glass finishing on the laptop are made from corning Gorilla Glass, which is extremely tough and durable. With that said, the element of vulnerability does, strangely enough, adds to the laptop appeal.


Audio fans will also be glad to know that the HP Envy 14 Spectre comes with Beats Audio, complete with a very handy physical volume control button, Beats Audio software, a built-in subwoofer and 2 high-end speakers.

As if there isn’t enough, the laptop also has another cool feature in the form of a built-in NFC (near field communications) antenna. This feature is meant to be used with a compatible smartphone. With the right app installed, all you have to do is to place the smart phone on the palm rest of the laptop for syncing or data transfer Seville Classic. This is uber- cool!

The HP Envy 14 Spectre comes with an Intel Core i5-2467M, a 128 solid-state drive, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 1600 x 900 display screen. It currently retails at around $1400 per unit, which is a little steep, but absolutely worth every penny for those who have some extra cash to spare.

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