HP today revealed new consumer notebook PCs including the HP Envy 17 3D, the first 17-inch notebook PC to support 1080p 3-D and Blu-ray, the HP EVNY 14 Beats Edition, the HP Pavilion dm3 and HP Mini 210 and Mini 5103. Here is more info on these newly announced HP notebooks and netbooks:
HP ENVY 17 3D
With advanced 3-D technology as well as Beats Audio and an HP Triple Bass Reflex subwoofer, the HP ENVY 17 3D has the power and performance to deliver an unbelievable entertainment experience ? just like in movie theaters. The 17.3-inch HP 3D Ultra BrightView Display provides crisp, 1080p full HD viewing and an ideal visual experience for 3-D Blu-ray content. HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses provide a seamless viewing experience by wirelessly synchronizing each frame of the 3-D content between the display and the glasses, enabling a higher quality image. Included content allows customers to experience instant 3-D gratification. As part of HP?s ongoing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), select models include sizzling 3-D action from the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. Additionally a 3-D movie trailer for the upcoming animated film ?MEGAMIND? from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is included.
With up to 2 terabytes of storage capacity, powerful quad-core Intel Core i7 processors and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 discrete graphics, the HP ENVY 17 3D has the horsepower and flexibility to handle the most demanding tasks simultaneously. The HP ENVY 17 3D also offers an immersive visual experience with ATI Eyefinity Technology for multiple external display support.
HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition
HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition is designed and engineered to offer power and performance along with state-of-the-art audio technology and an overall superior PC experience.
This Beats Edition notebook includes 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. In a sleek and soft-touch, precision-crafted aluminum design, the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition maintains the signature Beats Audio black and red design style and includes a red backlit keyboard and three custom Beats-themed wallpapers.
To take advantage of its powerful performance and entertainment capabilities, the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition ? as well as the HP ENVY 17 ? includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere Elements 8 software for photo and video editing on select models. Offering up to 6.5 hours of battery life with the standard battery, and up to 13 hours with the optional HP Slim Fit Extended-Life battery, the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition includes powerful Intel Core processors and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics for demanding tasks.
Each HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition comes with Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones from Monster with ControlTalk, and additional headphones may be purchased. Beats Solos have an advanced driver design for precise audio clarity. Beats Audio was developed in collaboration with legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine. Unveiled last October in the first Beats Edition notebook, Beats Audio also is available on all HP ENVY premium notebooks as well as the HP Pavilion dv7 and HP TouchSmart 600.
HP Pavilion dm3
Thin and light, the HP Pavilion dm3 notebook PC is literally a cool notebook. Innovative HP CoolSense Technology combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software to pioneer a notebook that feels noticeably cooler and automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a customer?s personal preferences.
Advanced materials ? metal alloys, soft-touch paint and non-conductive surfaces ? plus strategically placed vents minimize heat and channel it away from the bottom of the PC for optimal comfort.
The HP Pavilion dm3 includes a 13.3-inch diagonal HD display, an island-style keyboard with optional backlit feature and a stylish and durable metal finish with soft-touch surfaces in matte black.
Offering up to 7.5 hours of battery life and measuring less than 1-inch thin, the HP Pavilion dm3 gives consumers the ideal balance of mobility and performance in an affordable, slim and light notebook PC.
HP Mini 210
The HP Mini 210 is the ideal companion PC for the mobile consumer, providing all-day computing in an ultra-portable and stylish design.
Created for consumers who surf the web, check email, listen to music, and need access to friends, family or information while on the go, the Mini 210 includes built-in WLAN, webcam, microphone and a nearly full-sized, island-style keyboard. It also is offered with the optional new dual-core Intel Atom processor N550, in addition to the Intel Atom N455 and N475 processors, all of which support DDR3 memory.
Less than 1-inch thin and weighing 3.1 pounds, the Mini 210 comes standard with an inline six-cell battery that provides up to 10.75 hours of battery life and fits flush, complementing the overall design.
The Mini 210 is available in a choice of five HP Imprint finishes: charcoal, crimson red, lavender frost, luminous rose and ocean drive.
An optional 10.1-inch diagonal HD display and optional Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator enables smooth 720p and 1080p HD content playback and video streaming from popular websites, allowing users to experience their own personal multiplex. Dolby Advanced Audio delivers optimal playback for movies, music and gaming.
New software enhances the HP Mini 210?s multimedia experience:
* HP Media Suite provides one location to easily organize, store and play multimedia content such as music, photos and videos. * Evernote note-taking software allows users to quickly capture and search for notes.
Additionally, HP QuickSync makes it easy to automatically synchronize files with a home PC over a wireless connection. HP QuickWeb allows users to access the web in seconds without booting up the notebook.
HP Navigator, included with the optional global positioning system (GPS), provides general mapping, route planning, points of interest and voice-guided navigation.
HP Mini 5103
With a starting weight of only 2.64 pounds, the HP Mini 5103 is a full-performance companion PC designed for mobile professionals as well as K-12 and higher-education students. The HP Mini 5103 supports the Atom N550, Intel?s latest dual-core processor, in addition to the new Atom N455 and N475 processors, all of which support DDR3 memory.
Available in standard or touch-enabled versions, the HP Mini 5103 features a sturdy, lightweight, anodized-aluminum display enclosure with a brushed, espresso-colored finish. It also includes an optional handle for easy transport.
The HP Mini 5103 features a spacious, functional, 95 percent of full size QWERTY keyboard plus a touchpad, providing an optimal experience for email, instant messaging and other text-driven applications. The optional touchscreen allows users to work intuitively and quickly, through multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the screen, providing easier navigation of applications, information and websites.
The HP Mini 5103 features a large, 10.1-inch diagonal LED display, available in either WSVGA or HD resolutions. When equipped with the Broadcom HD video decoder card, the HP Mini 5103 can play back high-resolution 720p and 1080p HD video content from the most advanced video websites.
Customers can choose either a four-cell battery for lighter weight or optional six-cell battery for longer battery life. When configured with the optional six-cell battery, the HP Mini 5103 delivers up to 10 hours and 15 minutes of battery runtime.
Pricing and availability
The HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition and HP Pavilion dm3 are currently available in the United States with the following starting prices:
* HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition: $1,249 * HP Pavilion dm3: $549
The HP ENVY 17 3D is expected to be available this holiday season with pricing to be determined.
The HP Mini 210 is currently available in the United States with a starting price of $329.
The HP Mini 5103 is currently available in the United States with a starting price of $399.