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    Default HP’s Ultrabook Is Made Out of Glass

    HP’s Ultrabook Is Made Out of Glass




    How do you turn heads when everyone on the block has an ultrabook—and most of them look like bootleg MacBook Airs? Make yours fast as hell and built from a bunch of damn glass.

    The HP Spectre 14 isn’t made entirely out of glass, but it sure does dominate the thing: wristpad, screen, lid, all covered in a shimmering crystalline layer of “scratch-resistant” (Gorilla?) glass. It makes the thing sparkle, but it’s also glowing inside: Core i7 processor, up to 256 GB of SSD storage, and a potential 8 GB of RAM.

    The 14-inch Spectre weighs a pound more than the Air, which isn’t trivial, but those looking for an Ultrabook that both stands out and will kill it performance-wise should be pleased. And hey! Beats by Dre audio, if you’re into that.


    Peep it next month starting at $1,400. Just don’t drop it. [HP ]
    Hands On Update: When you hear “glass,” you shouldn’t think glass like MacBook trackpads are made out of glass. It’s actual glossy, this-is-a-thing-I-can-see-my-reflection-in glass. The smudging is really noticeable, but only because it’s a whole damn laptop lid made out of glass. When we tried to smudge it, we were able to without much effort. Still, if we were able to smudge the crap out of it in 90 seconds, I don’t know how much I’d trust it to stay looking good.

    The keyboard is pretty responsive, with a good amount of throw and nice, big keys. And the sensor that turns on the backlit keyboard when you move your hands over the keyboard to type is pretty darn cool, too. The trackpad feels like it might be a little less glossy than the rest of the laptop, but then again, it might just be because we expected it to be. It’s way slicker than our favorite trackpads out there, which typically have a bit of grit to them.

    Color performance on the 1600×900 screen wasn’t incredible, but the video we watched looked pretty darn crisp. Viewing angles were decent—not great during video—but we’ll withhold judgement until we can get more than a minute or two with the machine.

    Overall, the Spectre feels fast, solid, and while it;s not quiiiite as fragile as you might think when you hear GLASS COMPUTER, its relative toughness probably has more to do with you expecting the glass to crack in half as soon as you touch it.

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    Finally, at least one company is innovating and not blatantly ripping off the Air.

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    this is not remotely an ultrabook. its around 3.9lbs. just a glorified laptop

    @aayman apple doesnt own the shape or form. if they can make a ultrabook so can we. thats all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avas911 View Post
    @aayman apple doesnt own the shape or form. if they can make a ultrabook so can we. thats all.
    Oh ya? Where was this argument when people were defending Samsung when they accused Apple of ripping off some digital photoframe which most people never even saw.

    Thank god for other companies that this design wasn't patented, but for all instance and purposes, and yes the universal opinion is the same, UBs are completely based on MBAs. And why did you say 'we'? lol do you work for HP?

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    @aayman for ur kind information Salman vai purai anti apple public

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banglavai View Post
    @aayman for ur kind information Salman vai purai anti apple public
    That I know, I can see it in his sig lol. But etai to moja, using the very same arguments to defend Apple products

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    That I know, I can see it in his sig lol. But etai to moja, using the very same arguments to defend Apple products
    The traditional never ending battle..lol

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    I thought hp has converted them into a soft making compmny.Lol.It's very good that they have made a high end laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    I thought hp has converted them into a soft making compmny.Lol.It's very good that they have made a high end laptop
    Ya they did decide on that but change their decision again later on.

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    Marketing sells. MOAR SHINY APPLE (DERP) PRODUCTS MOAR ! I loathe these apple wannabes even more. I do have to admit that I like ipods though :$
    FTW!!!!!!!!!!

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    To be clear, I love their design and construction.

    I dont like their way of doing things.
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    from what ive heard, this HP Envy Spectre is a neat MacbookAir rip off , when you open the Lid, apart from a gorilla glass finish and Beats audio and a lust for money, it has nothing to offer.
    For me Acer S5 is a true innovation in ultrabooks as showed on CES12 , its thinner ,it boots up faster than the HP and isnt made of non-sense that will make you more nervous to properly touch ur ultrabook on the 1st place... and some hydrolic system thingy that brings out more connectivity lol xD love that!!

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