HP Philippines launched the Envy 14 Spectre ultrabook the other night. The flagship notebook is packed with an Intel Core i7 processor and wrapped with Gorilla Glass. The Spectre has also set the record as the most expensive ultrabook to ever reach Philippine shores.
To make itself unique among the many ultrabooks before it, the HP Spectre was designed with scratch-resistant glass laptop (a first of its kind).
While the dimension of the of the LED screen is pegged at 14 inches, the chassis of the Spectre is based on a 13.3″ laptop. HP managed to put a bigger screen on a smaller body by employing a borderless design on the display.
HP Envy 14 Spectre specs:
14″ LED display @ 1600×900 pixels
Intel Core i7-2677M 1.8GHz dual-core
Intel HD 3000 Graphics
4GB DDR3 RAM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
1 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x HDMI port
1 x mini-DisplayPort
HP also features Beats Audio technology so the set of high-performance speakers that came with the Spectre should be more than good enough for listening to music or watching movies.
We also managed to take a sneak peek at the Windows Experience Index of the Spectre and got these results.
Windows Experience Index:
Gaming Graphics: 6.1
Hard Disk: 7.5
HP also claims the laptop can last for 9 hours at optimal settings. Of course, expect it to be about half that on real-world usage.
What has actually taken us aback is the retail price — Php116,990. We’re not sure if that’s because of large amount of Gorilla Glass used in the design of the body but it sure does take the title of the most expensive ultrabook we’ve ever seen.