HP has officially unveiled the ultraslim notebook that they first revealed in a teaser video released a few days ago. Called the Envy 14 Spectre, the notebook packs a nice spec into a stylish frame that’s topped off with a glass outer lid. Despite the glass covers, it’s not necessarily something you’d need to handle with caution in case you were worried about scratching the beautiful surfaces. Specifically, the screen, outer lid and touchpad is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass, the same scratch-resistant glass that you’ll find protecting Apple’s iPhone 4 and 4S.
The Envy 14 Spectre isn’t just another pretty notebook though (although anyone would have to admit that it’s definitely a looker), this thing is packed with a decent spec. It looks geared for multimedia playback, with Beats audio and a 14-inch 1600 x 900-pixel HD screen packed inside a 13.3-inch sized frame. HP also added a nifty aluminum analog dial for volume control, as well as HP Wireless Audio for streaming music to other devices.
The ultrabook runs on a range of Intel’s Core processors (with a 1.6GHz Core i5 as standard) for performance, an optional 25GB SSD for storage, and an updated set of connectivity options that includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, HDMI, and a Mini DisplayPort.
The Spectre is set to ship on February 8th, starting at $1,400.