HP Envy

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HP ENVY
HP Envy 23 BB jeh.jpg
Developer HP
Type Laptop/Notebook , Desktop Computer
Release date October 15, 2009
CPU AMD APU, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7
Website HP Envy Product Line (incomplete)

The HP ENVY series is a line of Laptops and other products manufactured and sold by Hewlett-Packard. The ENVY competes with Dell XPS, and Sony VAIO. HP originally launched the line on October 15, 2009 with two high performance models, the Envy 13 and the Envy 15. These models replaced the Voodoo Envy when HP and VoodooPC merged. After that, Hewlett-Packard expanded the series with the addition of the Envy 14 and Envy 17 models.

In 2012, HP discontinued their traditional Envy 13, 14, 15 and 17 models by rebranding their Pavilion line of computers as the new Envy lineup. The new ENVY line has a starting price of $499 USD, and consists of the (rebranded Pavilion) Envy notebook line and the hybrid HP Envy x2. The rebranded Pavilion laptops continue with Beats Audio branded speakers and dedicated Nvidia graphic processors.

HP has branded desktops and even printers with the Envy label.[1]

Notebook Models[edit]

Current models[edit]

Ultrabook[edit]

There are three Ultrabooks in the early 2013 ENVY lineup - the ENVY 4 TouchSmart, ENVY 4, and ENVY 6.

Envy X2[edit]

HP Envy X2

The HP ENVY X2 is a convertible laptop running Windows 8 with a removable keyboard dock.[2]

Spectre 13 x2[edit]

The Spectre 13 x2 is a 13.3-inch detachable hybrid ultrabook that doubles as a standalone tablet or a laptop. This is the first fanless detachable hybrid ultrabook powered by Intel's Haswell processor. The Spectre 13 x2 runs Windows 8.1. This ultrabook features a FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution display and was released in November 2013.[3]

Envy Dv6[edit]

The Envy Dv6 is a 15.6-inch laptop starting at ~$700–1300 USD that resembles the previous Pavilion Dv6. It weighs ~5 pounds and can be customized to accommodate a 1080p matte display, multi-touch trackpad, and up to 1.5TB HDD. The HP Envy Dv6 runs Windows 8 and is replacement to the successful HP Envy 15. The Dv6 can be configured to have an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor, Up to Nvidia GT650M graphics and a backlit keyboard. The Dv6 comes with beats audio and has a mostly aluminum chassis. There are two main variants of the Dv6, the Dv6 comes with AMD processors while the Dv6t come with Intel processors.

Envy Dv7[edit]

For 2013 the series are now named Envy 17t. Intel Haswell (Lynx Point) processors are offered with Intel HD 4600 graphics, and optional NVIDIA GT740M graphics along with Blu-ray optical drives.

The Envy Dv7 is a high-end 17.3-inch laptop priced at ~$800–1600 USD (depending on the configuration) that resembles the previous Pavilion Dv7. It weighs ~6 pounds and can be customized to accommodate a 1080p TN matte display, multi-touch trackpad, and can hold two hard drives (Up to 1 TB each when bought from HP ). The HP Envy Dv7 runs Windows 8 and is replacement to the successful HP Envy 17. The Dv7 can be configured to have an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor, Up to Nvidia GT650M graphics and a backlit keyboard. The Dv7 comes with Beats Audio and has an aluminum chassis. There are two main variants of the Dv7, the Dv7z has AMD processors while the Dv7t come with more powerful Intel processors..

Discontinued models[edit]

As of October 2012 the Envy 13, 14, 15, and 17 have been discontinued. The first of these models was originally released on October 15, 2009.[4] All models have a standard battery that fits in the chassis as well as an optional slice battery that fits below the chassis, in each case promised by HP to more than double the battery life. Both machines are also constructed from layered magnesium and aluminum etched with a subtle design pattern. The slice battery adds about 1.5 inches to the laptop's height and 680 g of weight. However, it more than doubles the battery life. The AC adapter is also of considerable size since it must power the laptop and charge both batteries.

Envy 13[edit]

The Envy 13 uses mobile a 1.86 GHz CULV Core 2 Duo processor with 3GB of DDR3 memory. For graphics the Envy 13 makes use of the entry-level ATI Radeon Mobility 4330. The 13 has a 13.1" HP LED Ultra BrightView Infinity display with a 1366x768 resolution. Available as an upgrade was the highly praised HP Radiance Infinity Display with a 1600x900 resolution. At launch it had a price of $1,799, though it has been dropped to $1,299.

Envy 14[edit]

The Envy 14 has a 14.5" HP BrightView Infinity LED display. It is powered by Intel's Core series of processors and a mid-level ATI Radeon Mobility 5650. The dynamic swapping GPU's come in handy when gaming or using graphic demanding programs. With a Radiance HD screen at a surprising 1600x900 Resolution, there is plenty of space to use. The 14 also provides longer battery life with an 8 Cell Lithium Ion battery. Unlike the 13 and 15 models, the Envy 14 also comes with a backlit keyboard, a standard Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth and a slot-loading DVD+-R/RW drive. The base price for the Envy 14 is $999. The ENVY 14 also comes in a special Beats edition, which is in an all-black design with a red back-lit keyboard, starting at $1,099. In Mid 2011, HP released a new version of the envy 14. The 2nd Gen Envy 14 at basic configuration comes with a 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 @ 2.4 GHz and is upgradable up to the quad-core i7 @2.3 GHz. Standard configurations come with 6GB DDR3 RAM installed, but the system can handle up to 16GB. The same backlit keyboard and 8-cell battery comes standard on all laptops, along with the same 8x Slot loading DVD R/RW drive. The GPU is upgraded to the dual Intel GMA 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6630, although the screen resolution was reduced to a more entry-grade resolution of 1366x768. The base price of the system remains the same as the first generation, starting at around $999.

Envy 15[edit]

The Envy 15 uses mobile Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors (4 and 2 cores respectively) and can hold a maximum of 16 GB of RAM housed in 4 DIMM slots (2 of which are user accessible). The 15 makes use of the 40 nm ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830 with 1 GB of dedicated graphics memory. The 15 ships with a 15.6" HP LED display with 1366x768 (TN) or 1920x1080 (IPS) resolution.

The webcam on the Envy 15 is night-vision capable with infra-red sensor. The Envy 15 is designed to house a single 2.5" Serial ATA drive, or two 1.8" SATA drives, with two 160GB solid state drives configuration available. This model had a price of $1,999 at launch but has been dropped to $1,299. New generation of HP Envy m6 model, called as HP ENVY m6-1225dx release in January, 2013. This model had a price of $699 with a 2.6GHZ Intel Core i5-3230M Dual Core processor (up to 3.2GHZ via Turbo Boost) and Microsoft Windows 8.[5]

The 15.6" Full HD "Radiance" display panel which was sold with this laptop has an issue in which the color red displays closer to orange. In response HP had issued a software utility called MyDisplay but does not appear to completely correct the problem with some users saying all it does is mask a problem which is actually hardware based and not software.[6]

Starting May 2013, HP has released its new line of HP Envy laptops that come with the 4th generation Haswell Core i7 processors. These laptops come with an optional upgrade to nVidia GT740M graphic cards with 2 GB of dedicated graphics memory. Whether HP uses the GK107 or GK208 variant in the 740M is undisclosed. The laptops also offer a hybrid 1 TB hard drive, and the line starts from the price of $799.

Envy 17[edit]

The Envy 17 comes with all basic features and with certain distinct features. All 17 models have a Blu-ray option and, similar to the Envy 14, come equipped with a backlit keyboard. It has also an optional Full-HD 1080p display, option for Dual Hard-disk or SSD and Supports Eyefinity by which it can be connected to 3 displays via VGA, mini-display and HDMI out supported by ATI 5850 GDDR5 Graphics.

Envy 17 3D[edit]

The Envy 17 comes with all basic features of Envy 17 plus a 3D Full HD display and HP 3D glasses.

Envy 14 Spectre[edit]

The Envy 14 Spectre is a 14-inch ultrabook starting at $1399.99 USD. It weighs four pounds and includes a radiance display, buttonless multi-touch trackpad, and solid-state drive. The HP Envy 14 Spectre runs Windows 7. The 14 Spectre was removed from HP's 2013 ENVY lineup.

Envy Spectre XT[edit]

The Envy Spectre XT is a 13-inch ultrabook starting at $999.99 USD. It weighs three pounds and includes a HD display, buttonless multi-touch trackpad, and solid-state drive. The HP Envy Spectre XT runs Windows 7. The Spectre XT was removed from HP's 2013 ENVY lineup.

Desktop Models[edit]

There have been several series of Envy desktops, including Envy H8, Envy 700, Envy H9, Envy Phoenix 800, and Envy Phoenix H9. A wide variety of features differentiate the individual models. As a result they range from mainstream[7] through gamer-oriented.[8]

Printers[edit]

There have been several All-in-One printers with the Envy brand, including Envy 100, Envy 110, Envy 120, Envy 4500, and Envy 5530.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Matt. "Too much of a good thing? How HP made a mockery of Envy". Digital Trends. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "HP Unveils Innovative Multitouch Hybrid PC and Ultrabooks". August 30, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "HP Spectre 13 xReleased". Tabletmonkeys. 
  4. ^ Stern, Joanna (15 October 2009). "HP Envy Hands On: MacBook Pro Clone Better Than the Real Thing?". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  5. ^ HP ENVY m6-1225dx Short Review and Specifications, 15.6 inch Impressive i5-3230M Laptop Price $699
  6. ^ HP Envy 15 Radiance Display Recall Petition
  7. ^ Kyrnin, Mark. "HP ENVY 700-060 Desktop PC". About.com. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Jacobi, Jon L. "HP Envy Phoenix h9-1420t review: Gaming power in a subtle form". PCWorld. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Stone, M. David. "HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One Printer". PC Magazine. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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