|Type||Laptop/Notebook , Desktop Computer|
|Release date||October 15, 2009|
|CPU||AMD APU, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7|
|Related articles||HP Pavilion, HP TouchSmart|
The HP Envy (AITCH-pee-EN-vee) 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.
There are three Ultrabooks in the early 2013 ENVY lineup - the ENVY 4 TouchSmart, ENVY 4, and ENVY 6.
Spectre 13 x2
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 on November 2013.
In 2015, the Spectre 13 is revised to the style of a luxury 2-in-1 laptop. The fanless detachable hybrid runs on Intel's Skylake (microarchitecture) Core M processor. The laptop runs on Windows 10 and was released on November 2015.
The Spectre 13 is the latest ultrabook from HP's premium Spectre line. It starts at $1000 and the entry level model features a 13.3-inch display with a dual-core Core i5-4200U processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and a 1920 x 1080 display. It can be specced up for $1400 for a dual-core Core i7-4500U processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2560 x 1440 resolution. It weighs 3.34 pounds and was released in October 2013.
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 GT 650M 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.
In November 2015, HP released a new Envy Dv6. It accommodates a FHD display and 1.5 TB HDD. The new Dv6 comes with Windows 10 and can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 processor. Nvidia GeForce GT900M graphics and a "lifted" hinge design. It also comes with B&O Play.
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 GT 650M 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..
There have been several series of Envy desktops, including Envy H8, Envy 700, Envy H9, Envy Phoenix 800, Envy Phoenix 860 and Envy Phoenix H9. A wide variety of features differentiate the individual models. As a result, they range from mainstream through gamer-oriented.
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