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NOW AVAILABLE - Updated ENVY 15, ENVY 17 / ENVY 17 3D

Discussion in 'HP Envy & HDX' started by eafd, Nov 16, 2011.

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Did you purchase a shiny new ENVY 15 and/or ENVY 17?

  1. Yes, purchased the ENVY 15!

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  2. Yes, purchased the ENVY 17 / ENVY 17 3D!

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  1. eafd

    eafd Notebook Deity

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  2. TheAtreidesHawk

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    I'm loving the black lid and the sleeker look. Optical drive is now on the left side of the 17....

    Im definitely getting the new one. December 7th isnt that far away
     
  3. justinkw1

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    TheAtreidesHawk Notebook Deity

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    Based on the pics from NBR and The Verge this new Envy line is hands down the sexiest laptops in the pipeline. I cannot wait till it's in my hands. My only issue is if there will be 30% coupon when it comes out...
     
  5. wild05kid05

    wild05kid05 Cook Free or Die

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    For god sake. I just bought a second gen motherboard !
     
  6. justinkw1

    justinkw1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Actually, this upcoming ENVY 15 notebook is the true second-generation ENVY 15. The ENVY 15 that was released a little ways back were collectively the first generation, with minor refreshes (11XX / 12XX series).
     
  7. wild05kid05

    wild05kid05 Cook Free or Die

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    I am sad now. :( and drooling ...
     
  8. Alf Tanner

    Alf Tanner Notebook Consultant

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    +1 for the physical volume control.
    +1 for multiple display ports.
    +1 for the redesigned speaker locations

    Let's hope the wireless issues and the redesigned trackpad solve the issues which plague this generation of Envys
     
  9. 2.0™

    2.0™ NBR Macro-Mod® Super Moderator

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    IPS display on the Envy 15 FTW! :D
     
  10. computerwiz908

    computerwiz908 Notebook Consultant

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    Really nice looking laptops. Is this the end for the Envy 14, though? I won't be as jealous in that case... ;) 15.6" is just too big for me.
     
  11. kingp1ng

    kingp1ng Notebook Evangelist

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    This is the end of the Envy 14. Sadly.

    But the Envy 15 looks awesome!!!

    - 1080 IPS screen (17'' doesn't have IPS)
    - 6 speakers and 1 subwoofer (hope the quality is good)
    - Large and wide vent on the back
    - Hopefully AMD 6770 like on the dv6t
    - Evenly distributed backlit keyboard
    - 79 whr battery (my Envy 14 only has a 59 whr battery)

    ..... Hopefully Beats audio is actually good.
    I wanna buy!! But I won't have the money. :(
     
  12. a7medo778

    a7medo778 Notebook Consultant

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    15.6 isnt that portable,,,,,

    any info about the weight ?

    update : its weight the same as the envy 14...
     
  13. infinitespecter

    infinitespecter Notebook Enthusiast

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    Are blu-ray drives available for both machines? It's also interesting that the 15 can have both an SSD and a spinning HD. Best of both worlds.
     
  14. justinkw1

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    The slot-loading Blu-Ray drives should be optional features for both models.
     
  15. moralar

    moralar Notebook Geek

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    This is relevant to my interests... :)
     
  16. klas

    klas Notebook Deity

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    I wonder if graphics card will be good. Very tempting to replace my aging 14 Envy
     
  17. BigNerd

    BigNerd Notebook Evangelist

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    I like that they removed that left side vertical row on the 15 keyboard.

    Making me regret my Sony SE purchase but it looks like the 1080p 15" is going to be pricey.
     
  18. MikeWarner

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    Really nice - but I'd miss the textured lid like I have on my Envy 14. Saying that, my next notebook is likely to be a Macbook Pro, but there is a couple of years left in my current Envy at least!
     
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    Woohoo! I'm glad Samsung confused the hell out of me with their Chronos series. They made me wait long enough to hear this great news about the new Envy 15!! :D Can't wait!
     
  20. Fat Dragon

    Fat Dragon Just this guy, you know?

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    Get a sexy Ivy Bridge Envy 14 refresh with a good screen and a real improvement on the GPU and it's an insta-buy for me next summer. The current Envy 14 is already fairly large for my portability desires, though, so an Envy 15 would have to shrink the bezel significantly to really attract me.

    Still, it looks really sexy and it's great to see that HP appears to be developing the Envy line toward it's potential rather than the step back that was the Envy 14 2XXX series (or really, any post-Radiance Envy 14).
     

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