HP Announce 3D Notebook With Envy 17 3D

Manufacture HP

Product HP Envy 17, Envey 17 3D

Platform Notebook

Release Date  Jan 2012

HP today introduced redesigned HP ENVY 17 and ENVY 17 3D notebooks – that exude powerful performance, advanced technologies and precision craftsmanship.

HP ENVY 17 – cutting-edge design and breakthrough performance

The new HP ENVY 17 sports an all-metal chassis with rounded edges in a classic black and silver finish.

The Radiance Backlit keyboard is a new technology that has been developed by HP to provide outstanding keyboard illumination using individual LEDs dedicated to each keycap. In addition, the keyboard works with 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 new ENVY notebook delivers the optimal sound experience, featuring HP Beats Audio technology, an exclusive, high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre.

An aluminum analog volume dial acts as a visual design cue to the premium audio featured on the ENVY.  Using ball bearings to create resistance, the dial works seamlessly with the Beats Audio Manager so users can easily and precisely adjust audio levels.

Available with optional Radiance Full HD display the ENVY 17 provides premium clarity and quality in a 43.9 cm (17.3”) diagonal display offering higher resolution, improved colour richness, better brightness and wider viewing angles. Powered by an Intel Quad Core processors, the ENVY 17 includes support for three external displays for an immersive viewing experience.

Using 3×3 wireless technology, the ENVY notebooks offer the latest wireless performance options, providing up to three times the speed and twice the range of typical network connections.

Fast boot and resume times, a performance-tuned software image, the ENVY 17 offers best-in-class battery life with up to 8 hours and can support up to three storage devices – including an optional mSATA solid state drive (SSD) and up to 2 standard hard disc drives for the ideal balance of SSD performance with storage capacity of hard drives.

Other innovations featured include HP CoolSense technology, which uses advanced hardware and intelligent software to automatically adjust performance and internal fan settings for a noticeably cooler PC, and HP ImagePad, which uses image sensor technology for precise multi-finger touch navigation.

HP ENVY 17 3D – a best-in-class 3D viewing experience

For those seeking the ultimate multimedia experience, the HP ENVY 17 3D offers the best 3D visual experience in in a 43.9 cm (17.3”) display notebook PC. In addition to all the features of the ENVY 17, the ENVY 17 3D provides the industry’s largest full 3D Radiance display and 1080p full HD viewing. Consumers can enjoy improved brightness, viewing angles and color gamut without compromising 2D content.

HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses supply a seamless viewing experience by wirelessly synchronizing each frame of the 3D content between the display and glasses. The glasses provide crisp 3D Blu-Ray viewing as all 3D content appears in full HD resolution.

HP Wireless Audio – music where you want it

Integrated into the new HP ENVYs, Wireless Audio transforms a notebook into a fully integrated audio system for the home.  It allows users to stream high-quality audio to up to four external devices or directly to any or directly to any KleerNet device.

Advanced tri-band connectivity reduces interference, lag time and latency for the best possible sound quality.

Consumers can also purchase an HP Wireless Audio transmitter separately to enjoy wireless audio without an ENVY notebook. The thumb-sized dongle can easily be attached to any notebook PC and supports R/L analog RCA jacks, 3.5mm mini, TOSLINK line-out, and  Coax RCA-style S/PDIF connections.

An ideal companion to the advanced design of HP’s new ENVY notebooks, the HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse x7000 features a streamlined, ergonomic design and glossy black finish. The mouse comes equipped with an innovative touch scroll six customizable buttons, including a button for one-click uploads to Facebook. A reliable, first-time pairing connects the mouse to the PC via the PC’s built-in Wi-Fi receiver – no wires or USB dongle required. It stays connected up to 9 meters feet away and has a battery life of up to nine months – twice as long as that of comparable Bluetooth models.


Pricing and availability

—      The HP ENVY 17 and ENVY 17 3D are expected to be available mid-January at a starting price of €1599.

—      The HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse x7000 is expected to be available in January at a starting price of €75.

—      The HP Wireless Audio transmitter is expected to be available in February at a starting price of €119.

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