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Unannounced Intel Core CPUs Show Up in HP Envy

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 22 comments

Well, well, well, what do we have here?

Intel just last week confirmed its Core i3 and i5 ULV chips but so far, there's been nothing said about some supposedly new chips that are debuting in the HP Envy. Engadget reports that the folks over at HPfansite.com have uncovered references to three new standard-voltage Core 2010 chips in the service manuals for the Envy 15 and 17.

As you can see from the screen capture above, the i7 840QM appears to be Intel's new high-end quad core, boasting a clock speed of 1.86GHz clock that boosts to 3.20GHz and 8MB of L3 cache. Next is the i7 740QM with clock speeds of 1.73GHz, turbo boosting to 2.93 GHz and a 6MB L3 cache. Lastly we've got the i5 450M which looks identical to the current i5-520M with 2.4GHz / 2.93 GHz and 3MB of L3.

While Intel has yet to comment on this little piece of news, the Envy 17 is set for a May 26 retail launch so it could only be a matter of weeks before we find out. Then again, the mention of the 15 could mean these will be saved for revised models. Stay tuned, we'll let you know when we find out more!

*Image via Engadget

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    Trueno07 , May 11, 2010 2:33 AM
    1.86 bosting to 3.2?

    Goodness....
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    JohnnyLucky , May 11, 2010 2:32 AM
    Had to go look and see what the HP Envy was.
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  • 17 Hide
    Trueno07 , May 11, 2010 2:33 AM
    1.86 bosting to 3.2?

    Goodness....
  • 2 Hide
    sseyler , May 11, 2010 2:42 AM
    I'm not sure if I want the HP Envy, the new Macbook Pro, the Sony Z series or the new 13" Toshiba that's supposed to come out soon.
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    SneakySnake , May 11, 2010 3:02 AM
    Just had a glance at that HP Envy. Whoever designed it seems to be pretty envious of the macbook pro, cuz especially when its open, it looks very similar
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    Anonymous , May 11, 2010 3:09 AM
    I wanna go to heaven, please ...
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    godwhomismike , May 11, 2010 3:15 AM
    Those Core i7 mobile processors are awesome!!!
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    Anonymous , May 11, 2010 3:25 AM
    These Envy'es are freaking expensive!!!
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    Glorian , May 11, 2010 3:56 AM
    dude from marsThese Envy'es are freaking expensive!!!


    Doing it just too prone they aren't' the only ones who can have over priced hardware.
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    lauxenburg , May 11, 2010 4:46 AM
    I think I saw the 840 somewhere....Cmon where the hell are the quad Turions AMD?
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    anamaniac , May 11, 2010 5:11 AM
    Maybe I'll wait a couple more weeks on ordering my i7-720QM laptop.
    Thanks Toms.
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    thepinkpanther , May 11, 2010 6:20 AM
    dude from marsThese Envy'es are freaking expensive!!!


    if u wait till the time is right u can pick up a coupon for up to $450 off, which is what i did. Got one for $1057 total!
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    apache_lives , May 11, 2010 8:17 AM
    Q840m with SC turbo upto 3.20mhz!?!
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    rskyline , May 11, 2010 8:49 AM
    The HP Envy series used to be the Voodoo PC Envy series. HP bought the company a few years back and made the Envy series their own...
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    mikeadelic , May 11, 2010 11:37 AM
    apache_livesQ840m with SC turbo upto 3.20mhz!?!

    ...

    How many years of being constantly bombarded with advertisements saying GHz does it take the public to realize the difference?
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    dextermat , May 11, 2010 12:42 PM
    HP laptops are junk the only "envy" i have when looking at it is the Envy to buy an Asus laptop. So many trouble with HP
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    Scotteq , May 11, 2010 12:56 PM
    Just a minute... HP!??! Have a *Fansite*!?!?!!
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    rebb , May 11, 2010 2:55 PM
    dude from marsThese Envy'es are freaking expensive!!!
    Or you can order an equivalently specced Mac for 3 times the price! :) 
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    Grims , May 11, 2010 4:34 PM
    rebbOr you can order an equivalently specced Mac for 3 times the price!



    no you can't because there isn't an equivalently specced Mac for any price :) 
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    tayb , May 11, 2010 5:10 PM
    If I'm going to spend that much on a laptop I'd rather have a Macbook Pro simply because of the battery life. I can still run Windows.


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