HP Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details

HP Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details: The Envy Spectre XT is a premium ultrabook from HP, and is meant to be the flagship model for the company’s Envy line. It is a follow up model to the HP Envy Spectre, also an HP premium ultrabook that was memorable for its gleaming and unique glass lid and palm-rests. The Envy Spectre XT on the other hand lacks the Gorilla glass design and is even housed in a cheaper aluminum chassis. For those who were not a big fan of the chunkiness and heaviness of the HP Envy Spectre, the XT is lighter and a less chunky. It is also less expensive that’s why it’s not hard to imagine it to serve as an alternative of the Envy Spectre for those who are a little on the low budget side. Specifications too are a little toned down compared to its brother. Overall though, the HP Envy Spectre XT performs well and is adequate for day-to-day tasks.

Design-wise, the HP Envy Spectre XT is smaller than its predecessor. Rather than the 14-inch screen in a 13-inch chassis of the Spectre, the screen of the XT has been made a tad smaller. Despite of this, the XT still remains a good-looking laptop with its Chiclet-style keyboard and all metal chassis. It may even go as far as being more attractive than its predecessor. The chassis of the XT is 14.5 mm thick and weighs just less than 1.4 kg (basically the same weight as that of the MacBook Air) – all within the guidelines and specifications set by Intel for an ultrabook. The chrome edges and slightly different design of the XT help it stand out from the rest of the competitions. Its body tapers slightly towards the front, and the lid has a brushed finish look. It seems at par with many other ultrabooks in that it is light but solid on the hand.

As mentioned, the keyboard of the HP Envy Spectre XT is a handsome Chiclet-style that is comfortable to type on and very responsive. It is also backlit with a soft white glow, which makes it handy for late night typing. Along with the keyboard, there is a large touchpad, or the HP Imagepad as what the company calls it. It dominates a large chunk of the bottom of the ultrabook and is able to support multi-touch gestures. However, these aren’t as smooth as that on the MacBook Air due largely to certain Windows 7 restrictions. The pad feels accurate and responsive though and is adequate for standard desktop use.

Interface-wise, the HP Envy Spectre XT is more complete than many 14-inch ultrabooks. The thin profile of the XT houses a full range of ports including an Ethernet port that many ultrabooks ditch for a USB adaptor to save on space. The XT offers a Gigabit Ethernet direct connection in the form of a fold down port. The port can be made to expand whenever needed, and closed up during travel or when using wireless connections instead. Added to this are full-sized USB v 3.0 ports for fast external storage, and a full-sized HDMI output for external display connections. It also houses an SDXC card slot. The XT has a built-in Beats Audio that is supported by its quad speakers through the headphone output.

The HP Envy Spectre XT features a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, lower than that of the Envy Spectre, but basically what one would normally find in an ultrabook. Despite of the downgrade, the screen still boasts of excellent viewing angles. Images look decently contrasted but not particularly sharp. Like the screen, specifications are also a little toned down compared to the HP Envy Spectre. The XT comes with the usual Ivy Bridge processor backed by 4 GB worth of RAM and a 128 GB SSD storage.

HP Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 1,250.00 (Starting Price)

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