Thursday, September 6, 2012
Geez, you would think I am jumping the fashion plank and rapidly sinking into the world of technology and all it's goodies with these recent TECH posts I have been doing.. But hey, how can one resist all the amazing techie things that are out these days? As a blogger I can not stress how important having the perfect laptop/computer/work-station is. You all know I'm a naturally picky person when it comes to what I'm wearing so you already know I am the worst PICKY-TECH-BETCH when it comes to my laptop because it's something I'm going to have with me for a long period of time. This device has to be something that will literally pass the test of time, trend, style and power!! NOW, ENTER THE HP SPECTRE XT... A premium ultrabook with sleek design (consists of a brushed aluminum casing making it chic and clean giving the Spectre XT a super rich and premium feel), outstanding features and a powerful mainframe to back up its beauty and, it's branded as HEWLETT PACKARD giving the traditional HP customer a new view on the brand. There are loads of features like the signature Beats by Dre Audio and details like an HD camera- I recently did a google+ hangout from my Spectre XT and the video (camera & sound) quality were awesome!
Now let's talk about what's inside. Upon opening the device and my initial use of it I have to (right off the bat) say I have a severe crush over the keyboard, the keys are extremely comfortable and perfectly spaced so their easy to use and get adjusted to. Another keyboard plus, the dimming feature (one button to turn the keyboard lights on and off!!! The touchpad is super responsive, ESPECIALLY WHEN I GOTS-TA photoshop a little ol' bit of myself here and there (totally joking.......) - and since we're on the topic of photoshop, how awesome is it that HP Spectre XT includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 in their software bundles!? Which are both excellent bits of software truly worth having, especially being a blogger and someone who works with images, etc. One other thing I noticed which I am a super big fan of is the super fast open and close response time. When I flipped up the screen or pushed it down to close there was barely a second of delay! Best part is all this weighs in at a beautiful 3.07lbs which means YES you can happily and easily fit this into your Birkin's & Celine bags without feeling like you brought a pair of McQueen armadillo heels out with you.
HP has also included some new features and technology including CoolSense technology, designed to keep the laptop cooler and more comfortable using both physical design, where the vents are designed to channel heat away from the latop's base, to intelligent fan control, which detects where you're using the laptop and adjusts the cooling to match. Some more +'s to the Spectre XT are things like a built in ethernet port which MAY I ADD is so necessary! When I was in Vegas last week for Project there were some WiFi issues because of all the people connected to it and an ethernet port was needed to get connection for the bloggers so YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE how reassuring it was to be able to plug in my Spectre XT while others and their [shall not be named] devices were left in the cold without ports. Another great built-in to this Ultrabook is the SD card reader! Makes trasnferring data, especially photos taken such a breeze, and the speed at which the Spectre XT reads the card is really amazing to (I can not get over the response time of this device)! The LAST THING I think is really cool is that every HP Spectre XT comes with a unique Concierge Service. A dedicated telephone support line specifically for this line of laptops. The SpectreXT's also come with Absolute Data Protect anti-theft system, which is integrated into the BIOS MEANING It helps you track your laptop if it's stolen and protect your data, too. There's also two years' of Norton Internet Security 2012.