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.
This top-rated touchscreen laptop normally sells for $999.99. And you can sweeten the deal a little further with a cashback service.
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.
HP tried to capture some high-end Windows 8 excitement for the Spectre One, but it falls short on both features and value.
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.
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.
This slim, reasonably priced ultrabook adds new touch pad design to stand out from the crowd.
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.
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.