CNET First Look
HP Envy 14 SpectreThe 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.
I'm (Bennett Collin?) and we are here taking a look at a brand new HPNV 14 inspector last bought it at CES 2012. Now unlike most laptops would prefer generic great looking but it's occasionally get something to break in the design (mold?) along in the time it's usually inventive designs things like the Dell or (Dano?) XPS or the Acer icon (??) laptop with the two touch screens instead of a screen and a keyboard. Other just a little bit too corky to really catch on and or the companies behind them don't support them long enough and it's gonna fade out of view. At least indicates of the spector it's opt to a good start because at CES at one hour computers and hard work category best of category and it generated a lot of buzz at the show largely because the designs being one of the first 14 inch ultra book laptop which just means that it needs intel definition for what a thin powerful ultra book is. It's very unusual in that designs the glass all over the front of the screen. There's glass on the back of the lid and even a glass risk (??) went all way across here and it incorporates a touch band. Now on top of that there are few other cool features like (bid?) audio which a HP laptop haven't even in NFC your new field communication antenna which means that if you take a compatibly Android phone which we (??) very right now and you download this HP app you can just place the phone right here and connect to the laptop and share data and playing around the right when you can only share web pages but eventually hopefully you'll be able to do contacts and phone number and all kinds of other information maybe in photos. Now you maybe asking yourself, self why would I want a glass (??) laptop there's kind of dangerous and yes that element of danger kinda makes it a little bit exciting but at the same time this is (??) Gorilla glass that is the same glass that's on products like the Apple iPad and it's fairly scratch resistant and shutter resistant I still wouldn't go pushes off a table and you know hope the best I'll be doing it but a very cool look and when you close it, it has a very nice slab like feel from the back well if you look it from the front you almost think maybe it's you know 15 inch Mac book pro. It's actually a much smaller than that. It's a 14 inch screen it's... close to kind of 13 inch body which means it feels a little bit dense and heavy compared to what you think would feel like when you first touch it. The one part I was super crazy about is it's actually glass risk here. It's really comfortable under the palms of your hands but at the same time its got a brook drop off. It's just like a big (slabbic?) glass right there. I will say multi touch gestures on the big click ad are some of the best I've seen on a Windows laptop. So far the biggest tumbling block to the (spector?) seems to be it's price. It's starts 1399 which is a lot more than just about any other ultra book and for that you only get standard core 5 CPU, 128 gig SSD no fancy graphics or anything like that. You can get pretty much the same specs and the (??) book they may not be as fancy for like 899 maybe a little bit less if you shop around. That's it. The experience is a lot of fun. The design is very unique it's eye catching. It's just a (??) laptop that carry, run and use. You are hover paying a design premium but a lot of companies including Apple and maybe for Sony have gotten aware of that for a long time. The reason the HP spector can't either. I'm Dan (??) and this is the HP NV 14 Spector.