HP Updates Envy Laptop Line-Up

As well as announcing its first Ultrabook, HP has also

revamped its Envy range of notebooks with refreshed  Envy 15 and Envy 17 and as well as updating the Envy 17


The three new laptops will feature a new

backlit keyboard with individual LEDs dedicated to each key and a proximity

sensor which will light up or dim the keyboard as someone approaches or leaves.

The laptops will also feature six speakers and a subwoofer

as well as using the Beats Audio technology seen in a lot of HP’s laptops these

days. There is even an aluminium volume dial included in the design to

highlight the laptops’ audio credentials.

HP Envy 17 Envy 15

The 15.6in and 17.3in screens of the Envy 15 and Envy 17 will feature the Radiance Infinity technology promising up to 50 per cent more brightness than standard

as well as richer colours and better viewing angles. The laptops comes with a

1366 x 768 resolution panel as standard, but the option to upgrade to 1920 x 1080 is available.

Both laptops will be powered by a variety of Sandy Bridge

processors from Core i5 up to dual- or quad-core Core i7 chips combined with AMD’s Radeon GPUs. Both laptops will support up

to 16GB of DDR3 RAM.

HP Envy 17 Envy 15

The Envy 17 supports up to two 1TB hard drives and a

128GB mSATA SSD, as well as an optional slot-loading Blu-ray drive. Connectivity

is taken car of with 2x Display Ports, 1x HDMI port, 3x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB

port, a 2-in-1 card reader, 2x headphone jacks and 1x microphone jack. Its

battery life is purported to be 9.5 hours.

The new Envy 15 will come with 1x Display Port, 1x HDMI

port, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB port, a 2-in-1 card reader, 2x headphone jacks

and 1x microphone jack. It battery life is claimed to be nine hours.

HP Envy 17 Envy 15

HP has also announced an updated Envy 17 3D which as the smarter

among you may have guessed, is a 3D capable version of the Envy 17. The base

model of the Envy 17 3D will come with a Full Radiance 3D, 120Hz panel, one

pair of active shutter glasses, a Blu-ray drive, Core i5 processor, 6GB of

RAM, a 500GB hard drive and AMD Radeon GPU with 1GB of VRAM and will set you

back $1,599.

The base models of the Envy 15 and Envy 17 with the same

specs as the Envy 17 3D minus the Blu-ray drive and 3D technology, and will set you back $1,100 and

$1,250 respectively.

HP Envy 17 Envy 15

Like the HP Folio 13 Ultrabook, the new Envy range will be

shipping in the US on 7

December with pricing and availability to be announced for the UK.

The new Envy’s are certainly attractive looking machines

with their brushed aluminium core, new black lids and red livery to highlight

the Beats Audio technology inside.

Are the new HP laptops’ good looks making you envious or are the prices enough to put you off? Let us know in

the comments.

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