Check out the sleek and light ultrabook designs on display at CES, from HP, Lenovo, Samsung and more. There's more than good looks at stake: Think battery life, instant-on, and powerful Intel chips.
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HP's Envy 14 Spectre is a beautiful device with glass lid, display, and palm-rests. The company claims it fits a full 14-inch high-definition HP Radiance Display inside a 13.3-inch body. We're not sure about that claim, but the display is crisp and beautiful at 1600 x 900 resolution. HP had discontinued use of the Radiance due to supply problems, which now appear to be resolved. The sleek laptop lists at $1399, claims a 9-hour battery life, and weighs 3.8 pounds. The glass case is unique in the ultrabook field, but probably adds slightly to the unit's thickness and weight. For more on this device, including a video report from InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson, see HP's "No Compromise" Ultrabook.