updated 07:45 pm EST, Mon January 2, 2012
HP Spectre may be ultrabook Envy
HP has teased that it might have more at CES than it has told the media in a teaser slipped out Monday. Called just the Spectre in the video (below) seeded to Engadget and multiple other sites, and believed to be part of the Envy line, it looks to be an extremely thin notebook with a flat lid. Very little else is shown other than patterns that infer the very thin design.
The company technically has an ultrabook, the Folio 13. At well over three pounds, though, it stretches the definition of the category and is intended mostly for business and cost-conscious users. Envy notebooks are usually targeted at gamers and high-end users. If the same as the FCC filing, it could be a 14-inch notebook.
Convenient timing from the HP employee has the teaser arriving just before CES and makes the Spectre a candidate for the Las Vegas show. It could show HP competing more directly with the Apple MacBook Air and ASUS Zenbook series rather than trying to avoid competition.