HP unveiled an all new glass encased laptop at the CES 2012. This is a step taken by the largest computer manufacturer against its rival Apple which already has a strong foothold in the market of high end PCs.
The glass encased laptop is known as HP Envy 14 Spectre and it is the company's recent entry into the slim ultrabook category of PCs. This laptop is the first one to make use of a glass on its display, plamrest and lid.
The Spectre is a 14 inch laptop that has in-built wireless links for the speakers and also the capability to transfer the website links from a phone which is close by to the browser active on the laptop. This is done by a technology known as near field communication (NFC) which is emerging.
The HP Spectre will make its presence in the market from next month and it will cost $1,400 which is pretty expensive than the Apple's MacBook Air of 13 inch.
The PC sales were a lackluster in the last year and the main reason for this is that the consumers concentrated more on the mobile devices like tablets and smartphones and the faltering economy added some pressure on the corporate expenditure made on the technology hardware.
Lot of market analysts expect this year to be a bounceback as many PC manufacturers like HP are coming out with small size computers. The ultrabooks are also getting popular this year.