I think HP already built the first legitimate competitor to Apple when it started to ship last years HP Envy 15 (though the mentioned display issue put a damper on it). The Spectre is a strong second swing at Cupertino. Its built nearly as well as Apples products, provides a better display than the 13 Air or Pro and offers significantly better sound quality. I also think the Spectre is more attractive."
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