SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Hewlett Packard introduced the Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, but the company’s CEO already has to defend it as not being a clone of Apple’s popular MacBook Air.

An Ultrabook is a basically another name for a high-end laptop, a term that Intel came up with, with the requirements that it’s light, fast and a reasonably powerful machine.

They typically weigh in at around the three pound mark. One big selling point of these types of machines are that you can pretty much open them up and start working on them.

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It has a solid state drive or an SSD. Within a couple of seconds of you opening it up it comes to life. They have good battery management and are quick to get going since they wake up from sleep mode pretty quickly.

But is the Envy a clone? It does look a lot like a MacBook Air which is the industry standard that I shelled out about $1,400 for last year. I could have gotten a much cheaper laptop, but it’s a very nice product.

I don’t blame HP for wanting to come out with a machine that is very similar.

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