The ENVY Spectre XT shuns glass, goes all metal
HP claims the unit has a thickness of 14.5mm. The [[artnid:407997|Toshiba Satellite Z830]] has a thickness of 16mm with the lid closed, so it will be impressive if HP's thickness claim is with the lid closed.
The lid of the new Ultrabook features a handsome, brushed aluminium look, unlike the Gorilla Glass of the previous [[artnid:418604|ENVY Spectre]] that we reviewed in March (which was also good looking, mind you).
HP's ENVY Spectre XT has an all-metal design and is said to be only 14.5mm thick. It features a third generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM (1600MHz), a 13.3in screen, a micro SATA 128GB solid state drive (SSD), USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and a weight of about 1.4kg. Here are a few images of the new Ultrabook, as supplied by HP.
Here's a good pic that shows both sides. You can see that the right side has a collapsible Gigabit Ethernet port, a full-sized HDMI port, another USB port, and what looks to be an awkwardly-placed cable lock facility.
The ENVY Spectre XT also has four speakers and Beats Audio processing and its keyboard is backlit. It's also pre-loaded with full versions of Adobe Premiere Elements 10 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.
It has a starting price of $US999.
The left-rear view shows off the tapering chassis design, which makes it look thinner at the front, as well as some of the ports: power, USB, an SD card slot and a combination headphone and microphone jack.
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