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.
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.