New HP Envy 15, Envy 17, Envy 17 3D And Pavilion Dm4 Laptops Debut

Posted: Nov 16 2011, 12:51am CST | by , Updated: Nov 16 2011, 12:57am CST, in Notebooks


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New HP Envy 15, Envy 17, Envy 17 3D and Pavilion dm4 Laptops debut

HP unveiled new Envy and Pavilion dm4 notebooks.

HP today introduced new HP ENVY 17 and HP ENVY 15 laptops that exude power, performance, advanced technologies and precision craftsmanship. The company also announced Pavilion dm4 notebook PCs that provide the ideal balance of mobility and high performance. In addition, HP introduced two new wireless accessories with the HP Wireless Audio and the Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000. Watch videos below introducing the new HP products.

HP ENVY 15 and ENVY 17 notebook PCs
Featuring a new HP Radiance Backlit keyboard, the HP ENVY notebooks provide outstanding illumination using individual LEDs dedicated to each keycap. The keyboard also works with an advanced proximity sensor to illuminate when it detects a user approaching the notebook and deactivate after the user leaves.

With six powerful speakers and a subwoofer, the HP ENVY notebooks deliver an optimal sound experience, featuring Beats Audio, an exclusive, high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre. A new aluminum analog volume dial acts as a visual design cue, working seamlessly with the Beats Audio Manager so users can easily and precisely adjust audio levels.

The new HP ENVY 15 and ENVY 17 provide the powerful performance needed for even the most demanding tasks, with optional Intel Quad Core and AMD Mobility Radeon HD graphic processors. With optional 3x3 wireless technology, the HP ENVY notebooks offer up to three times the speed and twice the range of typical network connections.

The ENVY 15 and ENVY 17 are available with optional Radiance Full HD Infinity displays – either 15.6-inch diagonal or 17.3-inch diagonal, respectively. Radiance displays offer higher resolution, richer color, better brightness and wider viewing angles than traditional notebook displays. The ENVY 17 display boasts 50 percent greater brightness than standard.

With support for HDMI and full-size DisplayPorts, users can connect up to three external displays. The ENVY 17 also offers an advanced option with support for a 128-gigabyte mSATA SSD and up to two 1-terabyte hard drives. The ENVY 15 boasts up to 9 hours of battery life, while the ENVY 17 can achieve up to 9.5 hours in ideal conditions.

3D viewing experience
For those seeking the ultimate multimedia experience, the HP ENVY 17 3D offers 3D visual experience in a notebook PC. In addition to all the features of the ENVY 17, the ENVY 17 3D provides 1080p full HD viewing along with improved viewing angles and color gamut for all 2-D and 3-D content.

The new HP ENVY notebook PCs are planned to be available in the United States on Dec. 7.

  • The HP ENVY 15 has a starting price of $1,099.99.
  • The HP ENVY 17 has a starting price of $1,249.99.
  • The HP ENVY 17 3D has a starting price of $1,599.99.

HP Pavilion dm4
Designed to tackle daily tasks on-the-go with uncompromising performance, the HP Pavilion dm4 boasts a 1-inch thin profile in front, 14-inch HD LED display, and Beats Audio for an ideal, mobile entertainment experience.

Weighing less than 4.5 pounds and offering up to seven hours of battery life, the HP Pavilion dm4 features a brushed aluminum dark umber or steel gray metal finish with optional backlit keyboard.

HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition
Sleek and metal, the HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition offers the same power and performance as the Pavilion dm4 but reflects the signature Beats black and red design. The black exterior features a red Beats logo and a striking, black keyboard that is backlit in red. The soft-touch surface on the palm rest provides a smooth, silk-like tactile experience. It also includes exclusive Beats wallpaper and a Beats microfiber sleeve.

New wireless technology
Using the same technology integrated into the new HP ENVY notebooks, HP Wireless Audio allows users to stream uncompressed audio to up to four external devices or directly to any KleerNet device. The thumb-sized dongle attaches to any PC and the tiny receiver attaches to legacy speakers through its two analog or two digital ports.

The new HP Pavilion dm4 and Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition are expected to be available in the United States on Dec. 18.

  • The HP Pavilion dm4 has a starting price of $629.99.
  • The HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition has a starting price of $899.99.

HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000
An ideal companion to the new HP ENVY notebooks, the HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000 features a sculpted shape and glossy black finish. The standard-sized wireless mouse comes equipped with an innovative capacitive-touch scroll and six customizable buttons, including a button for one-touch uploads to Facebook. It stays connected up to 30 feet away with no wires or USB dongle required and has a battery life of up to nine months – twice as long as that of comparable Bluetooth models.

See also the new HP Folio 13 Ultrabook announcement HP made earlier today.

Shop for HP laptops on the online HP Store.

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