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HP's Got a Crazy-slim Laptop Called the Spectre

By - Source: Engadget | B 30 comments

Looks like we're not alone in our bid to slim down in the new year.

It's hard to go back to work after a few days off, but HP is sure coming back with a bang. The company this week leaked a video to Engadget that shows an incredibly thin laptop that's believed to be the newest Envy and the latest notebook to join HP's Ultrabook line. The video itself gives away little in the way of information, however, with CES only a week away, it's likely that HP plans to share more about this device in Las Vegas in just a few day's time.

Here's hoping ... Check it out below!

HP Spectre Teaser

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    freggo , January 4, 2012 12:26 PM
    Stylish teaser video... I just wasted 30 seconds of my live.
    That's not how to build up 'excitement', HP !
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    lamorpa , January 4, 2012 1:31 PM
    sseylerI second this. Plastic would probably be its death spell.

    death spell?
    death well?
    death shell?
    death tell?

    It's 'death knell' - something that heralds death or destruction
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    Marcus52 , January 4, 2012 2:53 PM
    nebuni hope it's not made out of plastic....that would ruin the whole deal....we need some carbon fiber or magnesium laptops


    Uh, "carbon fiber" is plastic with carbon fibers in it.

    I wouldn't have a problem with a properly engineered plastic body for something like this.

    I think it's a bit funny how many people still think of "plastic" as "cheap".

    ;) 
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    nebun , January 4, 2012 12:04 PM
    i hope it's not made out of plastic....that would ruin the whole deal....we need some carbon fiber or magnesium laptops
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    freggo , January 4, 2012 12:26 PM
    Stylish teaser video... I just wasted 30 seconds of my live.
    That's not how to build up 'excitement', HP !
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    sseyler , January 4, 2012 12:26 PM
    nebuni hope it's not made out of plastic....that would ruin the whole deal....we need some carbon fiber or magnesium laptops


    I second this. Plastic would probably be its death spell.
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    jlats26 , January 4, 2012 12:46 PM
    That video just made me angry....not excited...bad form HP...make sure your next teaser actually features the product your trying to hype.
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    g-thor , January 4, 2012 1:07 PM
    I watched the trailer without sound. I have no idea what they're trying to sell, but it seemed to be thin sheets of plastic or glass that rotate in mid air - perhaps some sort of modern art piece.

    If HP wants me to spend money on their product, they'd better showcase the product visually. I like to mute commercials. The splashy effects were nice, but I still don't know what HP is selling.

    Besides, it's HP. They lost my trust in 2007 with a bad laptop.
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    lamorpa , January 4, 2012 1:31 PM
    sseylerI second this. Plastic would probably be its death spell.

    death spell?
    death well?
    death shell?
    death tell?

    It's 'death knell' - something that heralds death or destruction
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    enewmen , January 4, 2012 1:34 PM
    That's 30 secs of my life I'll never get back..
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    huron , January 4, 2012 1:39 PM
    I always wonder about the marketing firm (and the execs that OK it) that think this is likely to sell me this product.
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    olaf , January 4, 2012 2:00 PM
    Unimpressive. shows nothing but an unknow name logo. ive seen better ads for vasectomy.
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    mcd023 , January 4, 2012 2:39 PM
    well, at least the sfx were pretty cool, but it my be a good idea to include "HP" somewhere in there. but they're doing CES anyway
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    qhoa1385 , January 4, 2012 2:53 PM
    HP Spectre firesale anyone? hehe
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    Marcus52 , January 4, 2012 2:53 PM
    nebuni hope it's not made out of plastic....that would ruin the whole deal....we need some carbon fiber or magnesium laptops


    Uh, "carbon fiber" is plastic with carbon fibers in it.

    I wouldn't have a problem with a properly engineered plastic body for something like this.

    I think it's a bit funny how many people still think of "plastic" as "cheap".

    ;) 
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    southernshark , January 4, 2012 3:10 PM
    I hope its made out of carbon.
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    tntom , January 4, 2012 3:42 PM
    All of HP's newest Laptop have really upped the use of metals and build quality. My parents got a Envy17 and it is both beautiful and sturdy feeling. It would be impossible to quantify it to a Macbook's perceived value but HP is finally going in the right direction. Thank you Apple for pushing peoples perception of what quality is because now us consumers can buy affordable products with nice build quality. I hope HP simplifies their laptops model names and reduce the number of models.
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    DaddyW123 , January 4, 2012 4:21 PM
    I think it's still a bit early for carbon fiber laptops. The material is still pretty pricy to produce. So you will be adding like $300 to the price tag at least, just to be able to say "My laptop is made out of Carbon Fiber! What's yours made out of? Plastic?"
    Yeah, no thanks.
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    robochump , January 4, 2012 4:54 PM
    Prolly a fake and its really just a re-badged MacBook Air...lol.
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    Solandri , January 4, 2012 5:49 PM
    tntomAll of HP's newest Laptop have really upped the use of metals and build quality. My parents got a Envy17 and it is both beautiful and sturdy feeling. It would be impossible to quantify it to a Macbook's perceived value but HP is finally going in the right direction. Thank you Apple for pushing peoples perception of what quality is because now us consumers can buy affordable products with nice build quality.

    Apple doesn't make laptops. The MacBook and MBP are made by Quanta. Quanta also makes most of HP's laptops.
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    iLLz , January 4, 2012 5:51 PM
    That looked mighty thin if you ask me. Interesting if the laptop actually is that thin or if that's just the screen element.
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    burmese_dude , January 4, 2012 6:14 PM
    They should've just put a chipmunk with a dramatic look instead of this crap on teaser video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw
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    svdb , January 4, 2012 6:46 PM
    I didn't see an actual product...
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