Hands-on with ENVY SpectreXT, Ultrabooks and Sleekbooks

HP ENVY Ultrabooks and Sleekbooks

HP has introduced a whole slew of new additions to the ENVY family. These new models are all super thin – or in particular, as thin as 19.8mm. They of-course pack in Beats Audio and a super light weight chassis- starting at just 4lbs. But besides for the new ENVY Ultrabook models, which come in 14″ and 15.6″ flavors, ENVY Sleekbooks are a new category of laptops being introduced. These are thin and light laptops that are almost identical in form-factor to the ENVY Ultrabooks, but they don’t meet all of an Ultrabook’s specifications. As a result, the ENVY Sleekbooks are bit more affordable than their Ultrabook counterparts. Regardless, all of these new Ultrabook and Sleekbook models pack in a battery life of up-to eight hours, a HP TrueVision HD Webcam, Beats Audio with dual speakers and a subwoofer, USB 3.0 ports, and 4GB of ram.

But we’re especially digging the new black/red versions of the ENVY Sleekbook and Ultrabook which are obviously Beats inspired. Pricing for the HP ENVY Sleekbook starts at $699 for the 14″ models and $599 for the 15.6″ models. Meanwhile pricing for the 14″ HP ENVY Ultrabook begins at $749 and $799 for the 15.6″ models.

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If you thought the HP ENVY Spectre was sexy, check out its new sibling, the HP ENVY SpectreXT. The SpectreXT. The SpectreXT weighs even less than the Spectre – it’s just 3.07lbs light and it measures just 14.5mm thin. Under the hood you get a 128GB SSD, USB 3.0, ethernet, HDMI, Beats Audio, and a 13.3″ display. HP is also bundling the laptop with a 2 year subscription to Norton Internet Security, along with a copy of Adobe Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements.

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Check out our Hands-on gallery below for all of these new ENVY additions.

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