The competition for ultrabooks in the market continues to grow day by day as every company is trying its best to bring the balanced amalgam of premium looks with high performance. Ultrabooks are certainly the devices of the future and they have a lot to offer as compared to traditional laptops. Their sleek design allows for mobility without compromising with best in class performance using the latest components. HP has introduced its new ultrabook, the Spectre 13 which certainly packs the latest processor and other stuff, and it packs all that in beautiful eye catchy design.
The company has used brushed slightly brown colored aluminum in crafting the body of this device. This metal not only covers the entire lid, but further extends to keyboard support, and adjacent palm rest without any external joints. The center of the lid contains a bright and reflective HP logo adding to premium feel. Dimensions are 12.8 X 8.7 X 0.59 inches. It weighs 3.3 pounds, but stays slightly behind the popular Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus which has a thickness of mere 0.54 inches and weighs 3.2 pounds. The control center touchpad in Spectre 13 has been carefully crafted to efficiently support all native Windows 8 gestures and controls. There’s a special control zone surrounding the normal box for better interaction with the operating system.
The 13 inch display packs a full HD resolution of 1920 X 1080p over touch screen supporting a multi-touch of up to 10 fingers simultaneously. There’s another option available for the users with QHD resolution of 2560 X 1440p which they can bag after paying additional $70. The display is pretty sharp, and produces life like colors with a warmer feel and enhanced contrast levels. The machine comes preloaded with Beats Audio Software which helps in production of clear sounds through bottom mounted dual speakers.
The fourth generation dual core Intel Core i5 processor powering up the device has been clocked at 1.6 GHz. There’s a dedicated 4 GB of DDR3 RAM to support the processor. 128 GB of fast SSD helps to boot Windows 8.1 in only 10 seconds proving its superfast speed. Integrated Intel HD 4400 chip looks after graphic processing stuff helping in play normal games which do not need any external graphic cards. The four cell battery can provide a backup of one day owing to the latest fourth generation components. Average battery life is over 9 hours in this device.
The device ships with all Windows 8.1 native apps and games without much junk from HP. The I5 version starts from $999. Users can even opt for a higher version compromising of same processor with 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and 2560 X 1440p display at a price tag of $1229. The model can further be customized with an i7 processor by paying $195 extra. This new gadget from HP certainly contains superfast processing power, and even seems to surpass MacBook Air when it comes to display quality, making it a superior option over other competitors.