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HP Envy 14 and 17 Official, Starting at $999

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HP has finally made the Envy 14 and Envy 17 official and it looks like we're saying goodbye to the Envy 13.

HP has announced official specs for the latest additions to its Envy line and is said to be phasing out the Envy 13, replacing it with the newly announced Envy 14 (pictured). The Envy 14 and Envy 17 come with ATI Mobility Radeon discrete graphics and options for Intel's Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. They have matching aluminum cases with backlit keyboards and come with HD webcams and Beats by Dr Dre Audio. The Envy 17 is a little more extravagant packing support for ATI's multi-display Eyefinity technology, up to 2 TB of storage and the option for Blu-ray.

The most surprising thing about the Envy 14 is that despite being bigger and more up to date than the notebook it's replacing, it's actually quite a bit cheaper; the 14 starts at $999, $400 less than the Envy 13's $1,399 pricetag. The Envy 17 will start at $1,399 and will be available May 26 in the US. The Envy 14 will hit shelves a little bit later, on June 27.

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    babybeluga , May 6, 2010 12:00 AM
    Sexy. Is tom's going to give me one for being such a great comment whore?
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    Platypus , May 6, 2010 12:10 AM
    babybelugaSexy. Is tom's going to give me one for being such a great comment whore?

    Yes! :p 

    Beats by Dr Dre? They're still trying to get people to care about that?
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    buckinbottoms , May 6, 2010 12:16 AM
    The paint job is pretty sweet on this thing. Can't see it anywhere here but its a funky dot-matrix effect.
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    frostyfireball , May 6, 2010 12:50 AM
    999$ is a pretty good deal for such a laptop, I'm assuming that the 999 model has the discrete graphics like the HD5570 or so.
    If they can get it to have ~6 hours of battery life at moderate use that would be a laptop i'd consider buying if i was looking for a 14 inch.
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    trkraus , May 6, 2010 1:05 AM
    I've been looking at the envy 15 inch for a long time now and was considering getting it, but it was not perfect. Battery life was only about 2 hours without the battery slide, no internal optical drive or backlit keyboard, and got very hot
    This 14 inch one looks awesome...probably going to end up buying it when it comes out.
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    JMcEntegart , May 6, 2010 1:09 AM
    babybelugaSexy. Is tom's going to give me one for being such a great comment whore?


    Sadly no, all commenting whoring will get you is us saying, "Hey this guy has been commenting loads lately ... "
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    falchard , May 6, 2010 1:20 AM
    I think the question to be asking is do these have more horsepower then ASUS and MSI equivalents. HP uses cheaper parts yet same or higher prices. If they expect to compete they need some kind of advantage over those 2.
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    Luscious , May 6, 2010 1:28 AM
    Hey Jane, any info on the display on the Envy 17?
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    dante01010 , May 6, 2010 2:23 AM
    i´d take a macbook pro or a Asus g51jx over this Mac wanna be notebook
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    mouettus , May 6, 2010 2:40 AM
    falchardI think the question to be asking is do these have more horsepower then ASUS and MSI equivalents. HP uses cheaper parts yet same or higher prices. If they expect to compete they need some kind of advantage over those 2.


    what models?
    do you have any links to provide? I'd be very interested to compare. I've been looking over for a well-constructed laptop for some time now. I can't stand those plasticky, bending feels. the only ones that seems well constructed to me (that I've seen and felt in stores) are the macs, lenovo, and HP envy
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    babybeluga , May 6, 2010 3:19 AM
    JMcEntegartSadly no, all commenting whoring will get you is us saying, "Hey this guy has been commenting loads lately ... "


    Such a downer!
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    FrozenGpu , May 6, 2010 3:27 AM


    looks like a 5650, I was hoping for a 5830, but that's probably too much to ask for in envy 14.
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    touchdowntexas13 , May 6, 2010 3:42 AM
    dante01010i´d take a macbook pro or a Asus g51jx over this Mac wanna be notebook


    Well you would be getting ripped off if you got the macbook...
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    JMcEntegart , May 6, 2010 4:11 AM
    LusciousHey Jane, any info on the display on the Envy 17?


    Let me have a look around for you. HP aren't exactly going nuts with the details for these two.
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    jecastej , May 6, 2010 5:37 AM
    Personally I have no trouble at all with the design but I thought for a second it was Apple news.

    This became an epiphany for me.

    I have received a lot of insults lately here at Tom's from a lot of readers for using a Mac and I don't blame you people, I respect you. Again, I am a PC user too and I love my PC with Windows included. And I am not criticizing HP as I would do the same they are doing. But this is pure indulgence.
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    spentshells , May 6, 2010 6:53 AM
    would be great for free
    the advantage to this notebook..is saying i'm cooler than you and saving no time at all getting to facebook and being a total douche ag
    well and you are not paying an extra 400-700 for mac software...frig that must be an amazing operating system
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    amdgamer666 , May 6, 2010 9:19 AM
    I'm glad HP is refreshing the envy lineup. I recently acquired an envy 15" with a 1080p screen for a cool grand and I absolutely love it. The new ones will have optical drives and backlit keyboards, both of which are features that I would like but weren't dealbreakers for me.

    frostyfireball999$ is a pretty good deal for such a laptop, I'm assuming that the 999 model has the discrete graphics like the HD5570 or so. If they can get it to have ~6 hours of battery life at moderate use that would be a laptop i'd consider buying if i was looking for a 14 inch.


    Actually, the base model is using Intel graphics. You're going to have to shell out a little money for dedicated performance unfortunately.

    LusciousHey Jane, any info on the display on the Envy 17?


    1600x900 by default, 1920x1080 optional
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    mouettus , May 6, 2010 1:06 PM
    amdgamer666Actually, the base model is using Intel graphics. You're going to have to shell out a little money for dedicated performance unfortunately.
    1600x900 by default, 1920x1080 optional


    Actually I wouldn't game on a 14".So as long as the integrated solution is powerful enough for smooth 1080p playback, I'm all about saving a little money and battery power.
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    lip008 , May 6, 2010 1:54 PM
    With the footprint these take up I don't understand why an optical drive isn't crammed in.
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    figgus , May 6, 2010 2:31 PM
    $999 is too much for an HP of any kind. HP has been worse than Acer as far as durability goes.
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