HP Envy 13 and HP Envy 15 Hands On
HP has a slew of slick new laptops and netbooks to unveil this week. At the highend, is the new Envy series. These two new laptops are essentially a brainchild of HP and their Voodoo Envy line. The new Envy13 sports HP’s new radiance display that is exceptionally bright and colorful to behold in person. This is definitely one of the best laptop displays on the market. Weighing just 3.74lbs, measuring 0.8 inches with a 13.1 inch screen (16:9), this high performance laptop comes with 7 hours of battery life that can be extended up to a whopping 18 hours using an ultra-high capacity battery slice, that discreetly covers the bottom of the laptop. This is the laptop for long plane flights and road trips – never fight for a seat at Starbucks near an outlet again! Under the hood you can expect the latest Intel SL9000 series Core 2 Duo processor and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 512mb video card. The Envy13will start at $1,699.
The Envy15 is HP’s most powerful laptop ever, so it’s hard to believe that it manages to be just 1 inch thin and 5.18 lbs in weight. It has got a laser-etched all aluminum chassis and is running on the future Intel Core i7 Processor. You can configure this system with up 16gb ram, two hard drives (for optional RAID configuration), and a 1GB dedicated video card! Pricing starts at $1,799.
Members of the Envy line will come in super minimalist packaging which is not only good for the environment, but easy to unwrap. The systems don’t come with paper documentation, instead all of the documentation is included on an SD card. Envy owners will also benefit from an exclusive support line that promises shorter holding times. Plus, the Envy13 and Envy15 feature HP QuickWeb which is an instant-on system that lets users surf the web, listen to music, view pictures, and watch videos without having to boot in to Windows. Beats Audio (as in Beats by Dr. Dre) is also featured in both systems in order to provide you with the best audio experience possible. “The world-class BeatsTM audio system offers crisp stereo sound with one-button bass enhancement to make your music sing. Its powerful audio profile is tuned specifically for ENVY’s exceptional audio components and tested by Interscope musical artists. It provides amazing, crystal-clear sound, with deep controlled bass that can be accessed with a single key stroke.”