Move to the Head of the Class with Hot New PCs from HP: The ENVY Ultrabook and ENVY SpectreXT

Move to the Head of the Class with Hot New PCs from HP: The ENVY Ultrabook and ENVY SpectreXT

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Thinking about what to buy the graduate this June? Today, HP has announced a flock of new PCs and devices just in time for graduation. I love them all, but picked the ENVY Ultrabook and ENVY SpectreXT because they have some great features for students working on summer internship or getting ready to head to school in the fall. Having just graduated from college last June, I know durability and portability are very important, but so is rocking a PC that looks great.

The new ENVY Ultrabook is a stunner in black and built to handle the four (or sometimes five) grinding years of college without breaking a sweat. The 15.6” version is a mere 19.8 mm thin and weighs around four pounds; I can almost guarantee that it will be easier to throw in your backpack than your Biology textbook.

Speaking from experience, I can attest to how difficult finding a good study spot in the library can be (especially during finals week), let alone finding an outlet to charge your laptop. The ENVY Ultrabook offers up to nine hours of battery life, meaning that you can be on campus from 8 to 5 without having to go hunting for power. Having great study music is a must have and the ENVY packs Beats Audio.

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Are you anxious to get your hands on to this striking PC? The good news is that you will not have to wait long. The ENVY Ultrabook is available today starting at just $749 for the 14 inch and $799 for the 15.6 inch.

Having to wait for your PC to start up at the beginning of class can be a hassle; especially you’re your professor launches into their lecture the moment class starts. The ENVY SpectreXT promises super-fast startup and shutdown times, so you will the first one out the door after class, and ready to go right when the next class starts.

The ENVY SpectreXT shed the Gorilla Glass (a prominent feature on its predecessor, the ENVY 14 Spectre) and opted for a sleek brushed-metal body. This beauty is 14.5 mm thin and a feathery 3.07 pounds, making it ideal for students who are on the go all the time (AKA all students). Are you wondering if it has Beats Audio like the ENVY Ultrabook? Not to worry, HP has you covered because the SpectreXT comes with Beats Audio as well.

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Starting at $999 the SpectreXT will hit store shelves sometime in June—stay tuned for the actual date it will launch.

Throughout college your PC becomes your best friend and lifeline to family and friends. It was my social link to stay connected to my family and friends across the country via Skype and Facebook (good thing the ENVY and SpectreXT have built in webcams), but it is also the tool that you must have to aid in earning your degree. A PC is more than a back to school essential—it is a tool to unlock your future! For more information on these PCs check out HP ENVY Laptops and make sure you buy a PC that best fits your needs and your life.

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  • The resolution must be pretty sad, even their specification page doesn't mention it. ( h41112.www4.hp.com/.../specifications-ultrabook.html ). They also don't seem to support touch-screen so Windows 8 will be touch-pad-finger-simulation.. I have no idea how frustrating that is going to be.

  • Gurtej
    24 Posts

    Totally agree with GlenC on screen resolutions.

  • GlenC
    6 Posts

    These look great but please always list screen resolutions when discussing laptops. 1366x768 is just not desirable to most of us and when these specs are left out you can only assume they were omitted for this reason.

    Ultrabook makers: 1600x900 or higher or please don't bother.