HP Envy 14 Spectre now Available to Order for $1,399

HP Envy 14 Spectre Order page As promised the Envy 14 Spectre is now available on HP.com with a $1,649.99 price tag but of course thanks to an instant rebate of $250 that price magically drops to the $1,399 that HP had already quoted.  You have to love marketing.  The specs for the base model Envy 14 Spectre include the following:

  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Screen: 14.0″ diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1600 x 900)
  • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2467M (1.6 GHz) Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • RAM: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
  • Storage: SSD 128GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module)
  • Battery: 4 Cell Lithium Ion Battery with 9.5 hours of claimed battery life
  • Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone
  • Wireless: Intel 802.11a/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth
  • Warranty: Included 2 Year Warranty

As you can see by the screenshot we took of our final cart price the estimated ship date is February 17, so you’d have a mere 10-day or so wait for this new HP Ultrabook to land on your doorstep.

HP Envy 14 Spectre If you want to upgrade the Envy 14 to an Intel Core i7-2677M processor it’ll cost you +$200, there is no option to upgrade from the standard 4GB of memory, and an upgrade to a larger 256GB SSD – which simply involves dual 128GB SSDs, will cost you +$300.  Other than those rather pricey upgrades what you see is what you get, there are of course options to add accessories such as an external optical drive but nothing more on the inside.

As a quick refresher, the $1,399 buys you an Ultrabook that weighs 3.97lbs, is 0.79” thin, has a backlit keyboard and a sleek looking glass lid (a la a giant iPhone) that could be a fingerprint magnet.  Since the Spectre 14 is yet to be owned or reviewed there’s no telling if there’s some type of oleophobic finish on the lid to reduce fingerprints, we certainly hope so.

3 responses to “HP Envy 14 Spectre now Available to Order for $1,399”

  1. J.R. says:

    I played with one of these. It’s definitely shiny, that’s for sure – I’m curious to see how these are going to look after you’ve played with one for a couple of weeks. Maybe it’ll be like my iPad, which I’m compelled to neurotically wipe off the fingerprints every so often. 😉

  2. john says:

    I just wanted you to know that you listed the screen resolution as 1366×768 and it is really 1600×900 which there are only a few laptops with this screen resolution or better the new 2012 samsung series 9(not yet out) the sony vaio z series the apple pro books and macbooks and hp spectre 14 and maybe one or two more high end gaming type laptops so it is among the elite in screen resolution and I thought you might want to get this right since it is a major selling point. thank you.

    • Thanks for that correction John, I have updated the post. I think I did that because HP initially actually had it listed as 1366 x 768 on their site, you can see in the screenshot I took of the cart checkout the specs listed as such. I’ve got one on order and the order confirmation says 1366 x 768, I sure hope it’s wrong!

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