Friday, 18 November 2011

New HP Envy 17 and HP Envy 15 laptops: 5 things you need to know


New HP Envy 17 and HP Envy 15 laptops: 5 things you need to know


New HP Envy 17 and HP Envy 15 laptops: 5 things you need to know

The new high-end HP Envy and HP Envy 15 laptops have been revealed, and they are stunning. Redesigned from the inside out, and coated in brushed aluminium, they more than look the business.

The HP Envy line is HP’s highest-end range, and so feature some terrifically meaty specs. On that note we bring you five things you need to know about the HP Envy 17 and HP Envy 15. 

Watch full high definition movies in 3D

 The HP Envy 17 will arrive in stores with what HP calls a 1080p Radiance screen. That means you’ll be able to view movies and video in full 1080p-rated high definition – the best quality picture possible. The HP Envy 15 will come with a slightly lower resolution 1366×768 screen, however, demanding high definition fans will be able to upgrade. There will also be a HP Envy 17 3D from which users can watch movies on its built-in Blu-ray player, and play games in 3D. A pair of active 3D shutter glasses will be supplied.


Super specs

 potential purchasers will be pleased to know that both stock versions of the HP Envy 15 and HP Envy 17 will feature the same specs. On board, these include a powerful Core i5-2430M processor, 6 gigs of DDR3 memory, a 7,200RPM hard drive and AMD Radeon graphics and, what is expected to be a gig of video memory. So whether you’re playing games, watching videos on the web, or just doing a bit of work, performance will remain top notch.

Beats by Dr. Dre integration

 Fresh from dipping his toes into the headphone business, rapper Dr. Dre has lent his audio know-how to HP, in a move that could deliver one of the best sounding laptops we’ve ever heard. The Beats by Dr. Dre partnership adds a six-channel speaker set-up, complete with a subwoofer sure to be able to pump that bass like its nobody’s business. Dr. Dre’s philosophy has been to deliver music the way an artist wants you to hear it. So the HP Envy 15 and HP Envy 17 could end up sounding very special indeed. 

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Impressive battery life

 Nobody wants to carry their cable leads wherever they go. HP is promising a nine hour battery life on the HP Envy 15. Meanwhile, the HP Envy 17 will get nine and a half hours, says HP – more than enough for a full working day. Although workaholics will have something to say about that.

It’s out this year

 The HP Envy 17, Hp Envy 17 3D and HP Envy 15 will be dropping in stores on December 7th. So there’s still plenty of time should you need to start saving up. UK pricing has yet to be revealed. U.S prices currently start form $1,100, up to $1,599 for the HP Envy 3D.

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