HP, world’s leading manufacturer of PC leader announces its new range of portable redesigned series of envy. The new notebooks include the ENVY 15, 17 and ENVY ENVY 17 3D version. The new devices have been specially designed to provide users with a powerful performance, high-tech machines with a totally new design.
HP also introduces two wireless accessories, along with new devices including the HP Wireless Audio and HP X7000 Wi-Fi Touch mouse. There is no denying that envy redesigned 15 and 17 are very similar to the MacBook Pro and we’re not complaining. For the first time in three years, HP has done a thorough review of its premium notebook line. The No. 1 PC maker abandoned the darker colors and stamped metal look past Envys in favor of a lighter color of aluminum on the inside that says it will appeal to a wider audience. The cover is black, so aesthetics is not entirely Appleseque.
The Envy 15 will start at $ 1,099, compared to $ 1,799 for 15-inch MacBook Pro. Envy and 17 will start at $ 1,249, a total of $ 1.250 less than the 17-inch Pro. But while the Core i7 CPUs have MBPros in their base configurations start the envy Core i5 processors. Another Envys that make these stand out from the MacBook Pro is a physical volume control on the right side. It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything like this in a notebook. The metal sphere has a nice weight to it, and pressing down opens the audio control panel blows. Both the Envy Envy 15 and 17 will feature six speakers: four in the front, and two above the keyboard, plus a subwoofer on the bottom. The keyboard is in a pit that is lined with a red stripe. HP said to improve backlight, each button has its own LED, so it is brighter and less loss of light around the keys. The main difference between Envy Envy 15 and 17 is that the latter will have a full-size numeric keypad.
Although we really like the look of these machines, which are significantly heavier than their counterparts Macs Envy 15 weighs 6.3 pounds versus 5.6 pounds for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Envy and the new 17 weighs almost a kilo more than the Pro 17-inch (7.5 vs 6.6 lbs).
Both notebooks are available with optional Full HD screen glow, and the Envy 17 will have an optional 3D panel. Both systems start with an Intel Core i5 and AMD discrete graphics. The envy of the 17 also comes with two DisplayPort connections, and HDMI, which means that consumers will be able to take full advantage of AMD Eyefinity technology for powering three displays simultaneously. Despite all this power, the Envy 15 will last for up to 9 hours on one charge and 17 Envy will last up to 9.5 hours, according to HP.
HP ENVY Specifications
Weight: 7.37 pounds (3.34kg)
Windows 7 Home Premium / Home Professional / Ultimate 64-bit OS
17.3-inch HD display with optional Full HD and 3D capabilities
1 GB of GDDR5 VRAM graphics processor AMD
Up to 16 GB of DDR3 RAM
Up to 2 TB Hard Drive
2 x display ports
1 x HDMI port
1 x mSATA solid state drive
2 x HDD
Blu-ray optical drive (optional)
3 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x USB 2.0
2-in-1 Media Card Reader
HP Multi-touch enabled Imagepad
High-performance WLAN (optional)
Intel ® Centrino ® Ultimate-N 6300 with Bluetooth (optional)
Truevision HP Webcam HD
6.1 audio system blows
HP Integrated Wireless Audio
HP technology Cool sense
6 or 9 cell Li-ion