With the launch of Envy Spectre XT, HP has added a significant width in its Ultra book portfolio, complementing the hugely successful HP Folio 13 and HP Envy Ultra book range. The much awaited Envy Spectre XT Ultra book finally reaches India. For the uninitiated, Ultra books are featured to reduce size and weight.
As always what first strikes the eye is the very sleek style that could even give the Macbook Air a pang of envy. At a weight of a mere 1.39 kg the Ultra book is light on the hands and the solid brushed aluminum casing banishes any trace of possible fragility. It is an incredible half an inch thick (Extra Thin) ensuring pixel density and the 13.3 inch display ensures a healthy combination of work and entertainment.
To top this there is also the HDMI 1.4a port for high quality digital output. The optional backlit display is much better than Folio or other similar products in the market. They keyboard size is just perfect for the size and is allows the palms to fit snugly and the fingers to fly. The thin tapering at the end makes its sleek and aero dynamic to go with those who like the sharp image to go with their own.
The HP Ultra book does not get hot and the fan has very low noise making it a very quiet player in the market.
But the real beauty is the audio, which is loud and clear thanks to the four speakers. The Beat Audio which is a featured in the Ultra book ensures the “Small Size Big Sound” motto.
For the hard working folks there is the Ivy Bridge on-board CPU, which allows automatic Smart Connect feature that allows email updates and sync even while the Ultrabook may be in sleep mode.
The Hp Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook sports 128GB or 256GB1 mSATA solid-state drive that allows lightning-fast performance and incredibly fast boot and wake times. Users also have the option of Hard Disk Drive plus mStata for caching. The battery life of approximately eight hours gives enough of continuous working for a normal working day.
Hp Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook Features / Specifications
- Operating system: Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
- Display: 13.3-inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
- CPU: 3rd Gen 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: 1.39 kgs.
- 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
All of the above features at an introductory price in India of Rs.64,990 is quite a steal especially when one looks at its closest competition the Dell XPS 13 at Rs.80,000 plus price range.
This combined with the very strong brand reputation that HP has in India makes this a potential market leader in the Ultrabooks category for those who are looking at a combination of sexy style and robust functionality.