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HP Showcases Envy Spectre XT, Envy UItrabooks

HP has added two new products to its Envry Spectre Ultrabook range; the the Envy Spectre XT and the Envy; the first model will be available from the 8th of June for $1000 (around £630) while the Envy will cost $750 (around £470) and will go on sale today.

The first model is the Envy Spectre XT which has an all-metal body, comes with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, weighs 1.4kg and is only 14.5mm thick. HP has also bundled a 13.3in 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution, a USB 3.0 port, Backlit keyboard, Intel Wireless Display, Beats Audio with four speakers, a 128GB SSD with an estimated battery life of eight hours.

The bigger Envy has a slightly bigger 14in display but the same resolution. It is also thicker at almost 20mm and weighs around 400g more with two speakers and a subwoofer. To keep prices down, HP has opted for a hybrid storage setup with a 32GB mSATA "cache" drive and a 500GB hard disk drive. An even bigger 15.6in model will be available for $50 extra with the same specification as its smaller 14in sibling.

Other common features include 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium, as well as HDMI, GbE Ethernet plus Adobe Premier Elements, Photoshop Elements and a two-year license for Norton Internet Security, HP CoolSense technology, HP TrueVision HD Webcam, one-year subscription to Absolute Data Protect plus a concierge phone line dedicated exclusively to HP ENVY Spectre owners.