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13.3-inch HP Envy Spectre XT ultrabook now official

Ivy Bridge-powered metallic wonder
by Neps Firmalan | May 9, 2012
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HP has just taken the wraps off its newest creations and of the freshly unveiled bunch the one that first made us stand up and take notice is the Envy Spectre XT. Why so? Well, it's a metal-clad ultrabook which has the hardware to go toe-to-toe with its rivals from other brands. And yes, it will come slapped with an Ivy Bridge chip.

So, let's get down to the innards, shall we? As we've said, the Envy Spectre XT will be powered by a third-gen Intel Core chips which makes it one of the select few in the market to sport Ivy Bridge processors. In tandem with the CPU is 4GB of DDR3 memory and, just like other ultrabooks, the Envy Spectre XT comes with an SSD (solid-state drive) with 128GB capacity (up to 256GB max). There's also a 13.3-inch display (1366 x 768), a USB 3.0 port, HDMI and an Ethernet jack. And, unlike its glass-covered sibling, the Envy 14 Spectre, this one is encased in an all-metal frame measuring just 14.5mm-thick.

For those already putting the Envy Spectre XT in their to-buy list, be prepared to shell out more than P40,000 as the device's SRP is $999.99 (about P42,600) for the base version. It'll be available next month in the US of A although there's still no word on a local release. We'll keep you updated. In the meantime, check out the gallery below for a handful of press photos.

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