HP's New ENVY 15 and ENVY 17 First Look: Good Design and 3D Discussion

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by J.R. Nelson, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. J.R. Nelson

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    The Envy 15 looks interesting to me. If it has the 6850m then it'd have a good balance between performance and battery life.
     
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    Give me this with Ivy Bridge, Radeon HD 78xx graphics, and Windows 8 and I'd die a happy man. There, I said it.
     
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    I have to say, I think my favorite feature is the daggone volume dial and I can provide precisely zero logical reasons for it. I just like it.
     
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    but 720p on the 15" is disappointing
     
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    zirdaj Notebook Consultant

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    That's why they also offer a full HD upgrade.

    "Starting with those bright displays, the Envy 15 will be offered with a 15.6-inch, 1080p Radiance panel, which should hearten anyone who was dismayed when HP discontinued that kind of screen for the Envy 14. " - Engadget
     
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    Dear Hewlett Packard,

    It's good to see you back.

    Sincerely,
    Mitlov
     
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    If their build quality woes are finally resolved and that they can pack the 15 with Gen-1/2 GPU power, I think they will win their marbles back...
     
  10. Jerry Jackson

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    Well, I'm not sure "discontinued" is the best term to use.

    HP stopped offering the screens on the ENVY 14 because they had a supply issue with its only OEM for the Radiance screens ... which was made worse earlier this year after the disaster in Japan (earthquake, tsunami and radiation leak from nuclear power plant). HP had to stop offering the Radiance panels for a while because of the interruption in supply.
     
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