How do you turn heads when everyone on the block has an Ultrabook—and most of them look like bootleg MacBook Airs? Make yours fast as hell and built from a bunch of damn glass.
The HP Spectre 14 isn't made entirely out of glass, but it sure does dominate the thing: wristpad, screen, lid, all covered in a shimmering crystalline layer of "scratch-resistant" (Gorilla?) glass. It makes the thing sparkle, but it's also glowing inside: Core i7 processor, up to 256 GB of SSD storage, and a potential 8 GB of RAM.
The 14-inch Spectre weighs a pound more than the Air, which isn't trivial, but those looking for an Ultrabook that both stands out and will kill it performance-wise should be pleased. And hey! Beats by Dre audio, if you're into that.
Just don't drop it. [HP]