As I could not find a specific thread for the soon-to-be-launched HP Envy Spectre XT, I decided to create one.
I think this is going to be one of the most desired ultrabooks of the market. I was convinced to buy ASUS UX31, then I was getting disappointed by the several complains about the crap keyboard, trackpad and SSD speeds. Then Spectre XT was announced, and BINGO! It was love at the first sight!
What you guys think about the spec's? I consider the low screen resolution the most considerable drawback, but I can live with it. Probably it was the only way to keep the price tag below 1000 bucks.
HP Envy Spectre XT
Starts at $999.99; available on June 8
Operating system: Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
Display: 13.3-inches (1366 x 768 resolution)
CPU: Available with third-generation 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, 2x2 WLAN, Bluetooth, Intel Wireless Display
Ports include: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (1), HDMI
Dimensions: 327 x 221 x 14.5 mm
Weight: 3.07 lbs.
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
Concierge phone line dedicated exclusively to HP ENVY Spectre owners
> ACER Aspire 4937G-964G50Mn (Dec 2009) + HP Touchpad 32GB x 2 (Sep 2011)
> HP Pavilion (ENVY?) DV6-6100 with AUO B156HW01 V4 (Sep 2012) + LG Electronics WideBook R590-P.ADRB7A3 (Feb 2012) + Macbook Pro 15 + Macbook Air 11/13 that fails to Turbo
What are the odds of a higher-res panel for an extra fee? I'm eagerly waiting for this one to come out, but the low-res panel makes me hesitant. Optional discrete GPU would also be awesome, but might be a stretch.
HP has never released any 13" laptop with high res display, and the 14" with 1600x900 display suffered from a lot of supply chain issues.
If you want 1920x1080, I'd recommend waiting for the Envy 15-32XX, or possibly the dv6t/dv6z.
Poop. I don't need super high 1080p, but 1600*900 really oughta be standard on 13" and above these days. The main things I do on the go are word process, internet, movies, editing photos, and would like to be able to run my 3D modeling stuff, and all of those benefit from as much real estate as you can give them.