HP Launches $2,299 Dr Dre Music Notebook

Back in August we reported on rumors that said Dr Dre and Iovine were expanding their Beats line of headphones to include HP-brand laptops dedicated to delivering only the best in high quality sound. While there was no confirmation at the time, HP Friday unveiled a new notebook in its Envy line that is aimed at DJs and music lovers.

“When Dre and I got together on Beats, it was about an idea which was to improve the transmission of sound between the record makers and the consumers,” said Iovine in a statement. “We realized that with the digital revolution, what went terribly wrong was the degradation of sound, which is the heartbeat of music. We found that most PCs downgrade sound to unacceptable levels and when you reduce it further to a limited platform, like an mp3, the music doesn’t stand a chance.

Aside from some vague details about a specially tuned Beats audio system, HP hasn't provided much in the way of details for the notebook. The company has said it will pack Intel's Core i7 and ship with a pair of Beats over-the-ear headphones and Native Instruments' Traktor LE software. Customers have a choice of two 15.6-inch HP BrightView high-resolution LED backlit displays, and HP claims the laptop can run up to seven hours on one charge.

Availability is set for Windows 7 Day (October 22) with a nice $2,299 price tag.

Check out the Envy 15 Beats site for more or less the same information you see here. We can only assume HP will add more info as the release date draws nearer.

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  • hellwig
    I think music producers seriously underestimate the hearing of the average person. Anyone who thinks a 320-kbit MP3 is a reduced platform for music either works in the music industry or spends too much time listening to music.

    Sure, I want my music to sound good, but anyone who walks around listening to Dr. Dre thinking "man, I really could have used a little more on the high-end there when he was talking about beating down hoes" has their head up their ass.
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  • doomtomb
    Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine continue to fight the war on degrading sound quality by introducing $2300 laptops. Such a noble fight.... >_>
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  • hellwig
    I think music producers seriously underestimate the hearing of the average person. Anyone who thinks a 320-kbit MP3 is a reduced platform for music either works in the music industry or spends too much time listening to music.

    Sure, I want my music to sound good, but anyone who walks around listening to Dr. Dre thinking "man, I really could have used a little more on the high-end there when he was talking about beating down hoes" has their head up their ass.
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  • hellwig
    Damnit, I meant to say overestimate. I know I don't hear that well.
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