The big news late in the week was HPs new Envy Spectre ultrabook. It a beautiful glass-backed powerhouse designed to put competition on the board for Apple's MacBook Air. It has an Intel i5 or i7 processor, with options for 128 or 256 Gb solid state drives. It had an HD screen, capable of 1600 x 900 pixels worth of resolution. It has USB 3.0 ports and HDMI out, as well as integrated Ethernet. The glass on the back of the display is the new corning Gorilla glass. It is extremely resilient, and can take the impact of a drop or fall. This new glass was first rumored to be the main component of new generation mobile phones, HP snaps to attention and issues this revolutionary glass on a full size, lightweight laptop PC!
This laptop won a cNet.com CES "Best of" award and will be a major player in the battle for consumer's dollars in the new ultrabook category. Looks like a worthy competitor has arisen from the PC side of the fence.