Reviews and Problems with HP Envy Spectre Ultrabook 14 / Spectre 14 Pro
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HP Envy 14 Spectre 14 Inch Ultrabook Review
17 April 2014
Summary: From the moment you slide the Envy 14 Spectre out of its sleeve and boot into Windows 7, everything about this ultrabook says "premium." We liked the fast booting time, and how it runs cool most of the time.
Pros: Super-Fast Booting From SSD Drive:, Small, Light, and Easy To Transport:, Backlit Keyboard:, Smooth As Glass (It IS Glass) ClickPad and Wrist Rest:, Great Looks/Feel:, Great Sound/Options:, Advanced/Premium Features:, Runs Cool and Mostly Quiet:, 2-Year Warranty:, Restore Partition:
Cons: USB Ports Too Close:, Battery Life Way Short of Spec:, Only 4 GB of RAM:, Heavier Than You'd Expect:, Resolution Too High?:, No Optical Drive:
Excerpt: HP's Envy 14 Spectre wowed us at CES 2012, but looks can be deceiving. In this full review we find out if this 'premium Ultrabook' is worth the extra price, or if it's just a big, shiny, fingerprint magnet. Read on for the finer details.
Excerpt: Apple probably didn’t realize what it was starting when it decided to build the iPhone 4 out of two panes of glass, forgoing the traditional metal or plastic backing and causing thousands of geek brains to simultaneously explode at the prospect.
Pros: Soft-touch magnesium alloy base gives grip to the underside. Stable, with solid performance. Outstanding audio quality. Love the approach to bundling. Slim power brick includes a USB charging port.
Cons: Weak on the specs: Slow CPU and no graphics card. Design is difficult to open and even pick up single-handedly. Feels awfully heavy in the MacBook Air era.
Summary: The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a highly functional work of art, fusing stunning good looks with strong performance, a fast boot time, good audio and satisfying battery life. However, the design feels a little heavy for a notebook without an optical drive, and the $1,399 price is $100 more than the...
Conclusion: None of the competitors mentioned above is as drop-dead sexy as the Spectre, they all have smaller displays (with the exception of the Ultra M3), and none have integrated media-streaming features.
Conclusion: It's a bit thicker and heavier than most ultrabooks, so if you're counting the grams it's not going to work for you. Performance is average though nothing to be ashamed of, but that luscious glass casing is most likely to be the main appeal.
Conclusion: HP heeft met de Spectre Ultrabook 14 een mooie laptop neergezet, maar ik blijf er bij: de prijs van 1.499 euro is gewoon te hoog. Voor dit geld krijg je wel de beschikking over een prachtig ontworpen systeem en dure aanvullende software, maar qua hardware is de Spectre Ultrabook 14 gewoon niet zo...
Pros: Beats-ondersteuning;, Overwegend goede prestaties;, Mooie gratis software;, Touchpad biedt veel mogelijkheid tot personalisatie;, Draaghoes meegeleverd;, Mooi ontwerp..
Cons: ..maar elke vingerafdruk blijft staan;, Behuizing is niet stevig;, Hoge prijs voor de hardware;, Slechts 4 GB RAM-geheugen;, Geen touchscreen.