A rare larger-screen hybrid, the HP Spectre x2 aims to be both a portable laptop and a video-friendly slate. The price is right, but the design feels awkward and the wonky touch pad makes it hard to use as a full-time laptop.
HP tried to capture some high-end Windows 8 excitement for the Spectre One, but it falls short on both features and value.
A high-end laptop at a mainstream price, the HP Envy Spectre XT gets much of the look and feel right, with only a few missteps.
The HP Spectre TouchSmart XT is a rare superslim 15-inch laptop with a touch screen, but for the premium price, it should include more high-end extras.
The first big high-design laptop of 2012, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is a bold experiment that largely succeeds, if you're willing to pay a premium for it.
This top-rated touchscreen laptop normally sells for $999.99. And you can sweeten the deal a little further with a cashback service.
With a detachable 13-inch tablet screen and large keyboard, this hybrid can be a full-time PC.
HP announced two new Spectres: a convertible hybrid and full-fledged ultrabook.
This slim, reasonably priced ultrabook adds new touch pad design to stand out from the crowd.
As in previous computing eras, giants like Apple and Google will try to keep their winning streaks going, while the upstarts hope to disrupt the incumbents.