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HP teases Envy Spectre in possible ultrabook rivalry

updated 07:45 pm EST, Mon January 2, 2012

HP Spectre may be ultrabook Envy

HP has teased that it might have more at CES than it has told the media in a teaser slipped out Monday. Called just the Spectre in the video (below) seeded to Engadget and multiple other sites, and believed to be part of the Envy line, it looks to be an extremely thin notebook with a flat lid. Very little else is shown other than patterns that infer the very thin design.

The company technically has an ultrabook, the Folio 13. At well over three pounds, though, it stretches the definition of the category and is intended mostly for business and cost-conscious users. Envy notebooks are usually targeted at gamers and high-end users. If the same as the FCC filing, it could be a 14-inch notebook.

Convenient timing from the HP employee has the teaser arriving just before CES and makes the Spectre a candidate for the Las Vegas show. It could show HP competing more directly with the Apple MacBook Air and ASUS Zenbook series rather than trying to avoid competition.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I announced HP would drop their TouchPad

    30 minutes before the press release came out. Let me state it here:

    By Q3 or even Q2 of 2012, this thing will fold up and disappear.

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    by the way, name one product that was...

    the 'star' of the CES that wasn't a bomb.

    The real 'stars' are the ones next door, at the adult entertainment convention.

  1. rumplestiltskin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    "imply", not "infer".

  1. brainiac

    Joined: Dec 1969



    They have already done so much with the HP acquisition of VooDoo and made the line more popular than ever! It is good to see that they continue to extend the line with powerful, one of a kind computers based on that architecture. Oh, no wait a minute. VooDoo was another squandered opportunity and this is just another me-too device in the transmogrification of the line.

    Working at HP I always had computer issues with their laptops and crashing/software glitches. It cost me about 1 hour of productivity a week. One time I got a replacement laptop shell, probably refurbished, and it had either cat or dog hair in it. Now that's quality.

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