HP Envy Lineup Comes With New Designs and Specs [Videos]

November 16, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

HP’s redesigned Envy lineup is out. Looks like it might stay true to its name to be a source of envy for all laptops in the market.

The company has brought forth the Envy 15, Envy 17 and the Envy 17 3D. Hewlett-Packard has brushed up a few strokes of their own with the red-accented, analog volume dial on the right side of the keyboard deck and the black lid and thin red strip around the keyboard.

The Envy 15 will be on shelves with a 15.6-inch, 1080p Radiance panel. This was previously discontinued by the company for the Envy 14, but now they are back.

The Envy 17 also gets the 1080p Radiance screen, though the panel is a TN one, while the Envy 15 gathers the IPS. The backlit keyboards are lit with Radiance technology, where individual LEDs are assigned for each of the keys, as well as equipped with a proximity sensor that revs up the backlighting as soon as someone is sensed in the vicinity.

Under the hood, these devices pack quad-core CPUs and they also sport six speakers, a subwoofer, HP’s CoolSense technology as well as support for HP Wireless Audio. Moreover, they all come with Beats Audio on-board, which you see in every HP lineup.

The Envy 17 can be configured with a 128GB mSATA SSD or you can go for the 1TB drives. The basic specs for the Envy 15 consists of a Core i5-2430M CPU coupled with 6GB of RAM and a 500GB 7,200RPM hard drive.

The device claims to have a battery life of nine hours and will have a display of resolution 1366 x 768 and support for Bluetooth, Intel Wireless Display, a slot-loading DVD burner and AMD Radeon HD graphics. There’s one HDMI port, one Display Port, two USB 3.0 sockets and one of the 2.0 persuasion.

Going on to the Envy 17, you find the entry-level device with a Core i5-2430 CPU coupled with 6GB of RAM. There’s AMD graphics and a 750GB 7,200RPM drive and support for Bluetooth, WiDi (Wireless Display by Intel) and DVD burner.

A six-cell, 91Wh battery promises nine and a half hours of power. With the 17-inch model, an extra Display Port and a bonus USB 3.0 socket is up for grabs.

The Envy 17 3D also comes with the same Core i5 CPU along with 8GB of RAM and a 750GB 7,200RPM drive. There’s support for AMD Radeon HD graphics, a six-cell battery, Bluetooth, WiDi, a Blu-ray player and one pair of active shutter glasses.

These three boys will be in the market on the December 7th, with the Envy 15, Envy 17 and Envy 17 3D starting at a price of $1,100, $1,250 and $1,600, respectively. Are you looking forward to it?

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