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HP Unveils the HP Envy 14 and Envy 17 Along with Several New Consumer Notebooks
      #36969 - 05/05/10 08:58 AM

HP today unveiled a redesigned portfolio of consumer notebook PCs that delivers distinctive design elements, new materials, enhanced performance and better experiences to consumers.

With updates across the HP ENVY, HP Pavilion and HP Mini lines, HP is fusing style and efficiency to offer stylish notebook PCs that meet the personal computing needs of every consumer.

Etched metal finishes, touchable textures and a mix of high-quality materials create a simple, clean look that seamlessly fits into the lives of consumers. These new notebook PCs also can be customized with a choice of 15 exclusive wallpapers, including 12 designed by well-known artists from around the world.

HP ENVY 14 and 17

The new HP ENVY 14 and 17 deliver premium experiences to satisfy the most demanding customers. The notebooks offer the ideal balance of design and technology by combining the latest in manufacturing with artistic expression and world-class performance.



Both ENVY notebooks feature powerful Intel processors and ATI Mobility Radeon high-definition (HD) 5830 discrete graphics for gaming, videos and 3-D images. They come with a backlit keyboard, slot-loading optical drive, HP TrueVision HD webcam, a mini DisplayPort Connector and the latest in wireless and connectivity options.

The notebooks also include Beats Audio, a unique, high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre to provide the optimal sound experience ? the way the artist intended it ? when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers.

The slim and light ENVY 14 features a precision-crafted design with a 14.5-inch diagonal HD Radiance display that offers picture quality up to 59 percent brighter than any notebook with a standard display. With up to six hours of battery life, the ENVY 14 is one of the thinnest and lightest quad-core notebooks available in the world. The ENVY 14 also offers optional WWAN/3G.

With up to 2 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity, the ENVY 17 has the horsepower and flexibility for the most demanding tasks. The ENVY 17 offers enhanced performance with ATI Eyefinity Technology for multiple external display support and an HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer for outstanding sound.

HP Pavilion PCs

The new HP Pavilion notebook PCs, including the dm4, dv5, dv6 and dv7, meet a wide variety of power, performance and mobility needs at prices that fit most budgets.



Thin and light, the HP Pavilion dm4 offers mobility paired with a sleek, metal finish and cool etched patterns, making it a stylish and ideal choice for all-day computing.

At just 1 inch thin and weighing only 4.4 pounds, the dm4 features a stunning full-metal chassis with an elegant etched pattern on its brushed aluminum finish. Powered by an Intel Core processor, it includes a 14-inch diagonal BrightView HD LED display, internal optical drive, fingerprint reader and up to 6.5 hours of battery life.

The high-performing HP Pavilion dv5, dv6 and dv7 are ideal for any type of media-rich experience, offering the latest in graphics, audio and video.

* With exterior bold finishes and touchable textures, the HP Pavilion dv5 and dv6 are designed to suit every consumer?s personal style. The dv5, available in black cherry, champagne and Sonoma red Imprint finishes, features a unique 14.5-inch diagonal HD display, ideal for work and play.

* Available in the same Imprint finishes, plus a brushed-aluminum finish etched with a stream design, the dv6 is the first HP Pavilion notebook PC available with an optional touch screen in the United States. Dolby Advanced Audio and Altec Lansing speakers are available on the dv5, dv6 and dv7 Imprint finishes.

* The HP Pavilion dv7 is the ultimate balance of power and performance for entertainment. With an HD display, Altec Lansing speakers, an HP Triple Bass Subwoofer and the option of Beats Audio, the dv7 provides a superb audio and virtual surround sound experience, bringing out the best of every song, TV show or movie. The notebook also comes with Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 and Corel VideoStudio Pro X3 for creating photo and video content.

The HP Pavilion dm4, dv6 and the dv7 with metal finish also come with HP SimplePass, providing consumers enhanced security access to all their passwords with a simple swipe of a finger.

All of these new HP Pavilion notebook PCs include exclusive technology such as HP TrueVision WebCam, which optimizes video for any light setting, and HP QuickWeb, which gives users access to the web without booting up the notebook by simply pushing a button.

HP Mini netbooks

HP also has expanded the HP Mini 210 line with two new designs, preppy pink and white crystal. The pink, plaid-like design on the preppy pink HP Mini 210 features HP Imprint 3-D, the industry?s first 3-D PC surface technology, which debuted on the HP Mini 110 by Studio Tord Boontje. Multiple layers on the top and bottom covers make the design appear to float on the surface while casting shadows onto lower layers. The HP ClickPad also features the preppy pink finish and tiny cupcake Imprint at the bottom of the unit.

The updated HP Mini 110, HP?s entry-level Mini, now offers an integrated six-cell battery that provides up to eight hours of battery life.

Pricing and availability

* The HP ENVY 14 is expected to be available in the United States on June 27 with a starting price of $999.99. The HP ENVY 17 is expected to be available in the United States on May 19 with a starting price of $1,399.99.

* The HP Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 and the dv7 Select Edition are expected to be available in the United States on May 19 with starting prices of $729.99, $649.99, $699.99 and $849.99, respectively.

* The HP Mini 210 in preppy pink and white crystal and the Mini 110 are expected to be available in the United States on June 15 with starting prices of $354.99 and $279.99, respectively.

Matching accessories are available for most of these notebook PCs and Mini netbooks. Notebook sleeves, which include an exterior pocket, and notebook mice, which include advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology for less interference and longer range of operation, start at $29.99.

For more info visit hpdirect.com



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HP Envy 14 and Envy 17 Detailed Specs [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #36970 - 05/05/10 09:23 AM

Envy 14 Detailed Specs and Options:






Intel Core i7
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i3

Display
14.5? diagonal HP Radiance Display
?350nit brightness, 82% Color Gamut, Wide Viewing Angle
?HD+ (1600x900) ResolutionMemoryDDR3-1333 memory2xSODIMM slots, Up to 8GB max system memory

Storage
2.5? Storage Devices
?HDD: 250/320/500/640GB
?SSD: 160/256GBOptical Drive9.5mm SATA slot load
?DVD SuperMulti3OS/SW Windows 710Professional/Premium/Ultimate 64-bitHP QuickWeb

Form Factor
Two-spindle clamshell w/ Infinity Display

Dimensions:
?(inches) 14.01 x 9.33 x 1.09 (front) / 1.11 (back)
?5.25lbs

Industrial Design
ENVY ?Muse? ID language
?Magnesium/aluminum alloy material
?Carbon Relic color with metal-etched pattern

Graphics
Dual Core7(Arrandale) Processors: Switchable Graphics Supporting both:
1.(UMA) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
2.(DISC) ATI Mobility Radeon 5650 w/1GB DDR3Supports ATI PowerXpress

Quad Core7(Clarksfield) Processors:ATI Mobility Radeon 5650 w/1GB DDR3

Input Devices
Island-style , Backlit UV Painted Keyboard HP Clickpad with multi touch gestures enabledAudioBEATS Branded Audio

Wireless communications
Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
WWAN w/GPS Option

Webcam
Integrated low light HP HD TrueVisionWebcam
1280x720 resolution w/24 frames per second
Dual Digital Integrated Microphones

Ports
(3) USB 2.0
eSATA (shared with 1 USB)
HDMI v1.3c
Mini-Display Port
2-1 Digital Media Reader (SD, MMC)
BEATS Headphone Jack
Second Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack
Ethernet (Gigabit)
Kensington Lock
AC Adapter (SmartPin)
Secondary Extended battery connector

Battery and Power
Primary: 59Whr, 8 cell, Lithium-ion polymerSecondary: Optional, 62Whr 6-cell (Slice)AC Adapter: Standard 65W, Localized plug support


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Envy 17 Detailed Specs:





Intel Core i7
Intel Core i5

Display
17.3? diagonal HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display
?300nit brightness, 72% Color Gamut, Wide Viewing Angle
?FHD (1920x1080) Resolution17.3? diagonal BrightView Infinity Display
?200nit brightness, 60% Color Gamut, Std Viewing Angle
?HD+ (1600x900) Resolution

Storage
2x12.5mm, 2.5? Storage Devices Allows for up to 2 of the following:
?HDD: 320/500/750GB, 1TB
?SSD: 160GBOptical Drive12.5mm SATA slot load, Blu-ray11and SuperMulti3OS/SW Windows 710 Professional/Premium/Ultimate 64-bit HP QuickWeb

Form Factor
Three-spindle clamshell w/ Infinity Display
Dimensions:
?(inches) 16.38 x 10.83 x 1.24 (front) / 1.52 (back)
?7.51lbs

Industrial Design
ENVY ?MUSE? ID language
?Metal alloy material
?Carbon Relic color with metal-etched pattern

Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon 5850 w/1GB GDDR5

Input Devices
Island-style , Backlit UV Painted Keyboard w/ Numeric Keypad.
HP Clickpad with multi touch gestures enabled

Audio
BEATS Branded Audio

Wireless communications
Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)

Webcam
Integrated HP TrueVisionHD Webcam1280x800 resolution w/24 frames per secondDual Digital Integrated Microphones

Ports
(2) USB 2.0
(1)USB 3.0
eSATA(shared with 1 USB 2.0)VGA, HDMI v1.3cMini-Display Port5-1 Digital Media Reader (SD, MMC, SD-HC, MS, XD)Beats Headphone JackSecond Headphone + Microphone Combo JackEthernet (Gigabit)Kensington LockAC Adapter (SmartPin)

Battery and Power
Primary: 62Whr, 6 cell, Lithium-ion CylindricalSecondary: Optional, 93Whr 9-cellAC Adapter: Standard 120W, Localized plug support

Memory
DDR3-1333 memory2xSODIMM slots, Up to 8GB max system memory


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