Everybody is going 3D and I don’t know if I like that or not. I just don’t care for the glasses honestly, I don’t think I should have to carry around an extra pair of glasses just to enjoy my laptop. Seriously is 3D worth all the fuss? Have any of you actually gotten any 3D setups up and running and actually enjoy it? Anyway, there’s three new laptops being announced today, the Envy 17 3D, the Envy 14 Beats Edition and the Pavilion dm3.
“With these new technology and design enhancements, we are offering customers visually stunning entertainment and an overall better computing experience,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Notebooks, Personal Systems Group, HP. “These new HP notebooks and accessories deliver breakthrough technology, power and advanced styling to satisfy the most discerning user.”
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.
Offering the best stereoscopic 3-D visual experience without compromising 2-D content, 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.
Crafted in precision-etched brushed aluminum, the HP ENVY 17 3D offers a sleek and stylish exterior to match its powerful interior.
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.
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.
HP Thermal Assistant software detects how the PC is being used – for example, around the house or on a desk – and an accelerometer automatically shifts into either a maximum cooling mode or maximum performance mode based on the customer’s choice.
With HP Fences, users can effortlessly organize desktop multimedia content, such as photos, music and videos, by categories, then access them quickly, keeping the desktop uncluttered.
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.
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. Additional information about the HP ENVY 17 3D is available at www.hp.com/go/ENVY.
The HP Wireless TV Connect accessory is expected to be available in the United States next month with a starting price of $199.