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CES 2012 | HP officially unveils Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook

The Envy 14 Spectre will be covered, practically from top to bottom, with Gorilla Glass for a launch this February at $1400

The mysterious ultrathin notebook HP has been teasing leading up to CES has finally been unveiled.

The Envy 14 Spectre will be a 14-inch Ultrabook sporting not one, but three distinct layers of smooth and shiny Gorilla glass. The first layer will be on the outer lid of the notebook, the second will cover the touchpad and the third will protect the screen itself. The triple use of Gorilla Glass is anticipated to be the unique selling point of this Envy Ultrabook.

Outside of the glass coverings, the HP Ultrabook will have Intel Core i5 and i7 options (likely Sandy Bridge), 1600x900 resolution display, up to 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB mSATA SSD, 1x USB 3.0, wireless-n, Mini DisplayPort and a backlit keyboard. Beats Audio speakers with a built-in subwoofer will be included as well, alongside a dedicated stereo-out jack.

In terms of physical dimensions, HP lists the notebook as being only 0.79-inch (20mm) thick and weighing just less than 4 pounds (1.81kg). Battery life is rated at up to 9 hours.

The HP Envy 14 Spectre, according to CNet, will be available this February 8th for a hefty $1400. Unfortunately, this also means that the Ultrabook will likely not be using the recently revealed Gorilla Glass 2, but the over-the-top use of Gorilla Glass is still intriguing nonetheless.

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Allen Ngo, 2012-01-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)