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HP Spectre Ultrabook makes grand CES debut

Large but barely-there ultraportable takes Ultrabooks into new realm

Ultrabooks were popular at CES, but HP was the only manufacturer to launch a seethrough model.  The glass-clad ultraportable has a 14in display, besting the 13in screens of most other Ultrabooks we’ve seen so far. It has sports NFC technology, allowing for contactless micropayments and augmented short code reading. The multi-touch trackpad is less of a surprise, as is the claim of the screen size being larger than the chassis it’s been poured into -  HP says the dimensions mirror those of a standard 13.3in ultraportable laptop.

There’s a choice of 4GB or 8GB of RAM, a 128GB or 256GB SSD and Intel Core i5 or i7 ULV processors. A mini DisplayPort and a USB 3.0 port both feature, as do 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. HP says users can expect a battery life of nine hours between charges. 

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