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Eyes on the HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook (pictures)

The HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook features Windows 8.1 and an unique large touch pad that supports special gestures.

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Meet the Spectre 13 Ultrabook

HP is staying in the ultrabook game with the Spectre 13 Ultrabook, a 13-inch laptop with a thin design and a large touch pad that supports gestures in Windows 8.1.
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Soft-touch covering

The top of the ultrabook sports a soft matte design with a shiny HP logo.
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Left-side ports

On the left edge you'll find a SD card slot, headphone jack, and USB port.
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Right edge

On the right, there's another USB port, a mini DisplayPort, and an HDMI port, plus the charging connection.
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Ultrathin

The HP Spectra 13 Ultrabook has a thin profile with an aluminum case, and doesn't have a fan.
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Pricing and availability

Expect the laptop to hit stores in late 2013 starting at $999.

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