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AllThingsD Reviews HP’s Ultrabook, the Envy Spectre 14, on WSJ “Digits”

If you’ve been shopping for a laptop in the past six months, you’ve probably heard a lot about Ultrabooks. In this week’s product review on AllThingsD, I took a close look at the HP Envy Spectre 14, an attractive, glass-coated Ultrabook that weighs more — and at $1,400, costs more — than other Ultrabooks, but also comes with some features that laptop lovers might appreciate. Here, I bring the laptop on The Wall Street Journal’s “Digits” show to discuss some of the pros and cons of the Ultrabook.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work