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HP Starts Shipping USB 3.0 Envy 15

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HP has started shipping its USB 3.0 enabled Envy 15.

HP has become one of the first PC companies to ship computers packing USB 3.0 technology. Commonly referred to as SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0 offers transfer speeds of up to ten times what we've come to expect from USB 2.0.

HP spokesperson Sheila Watson confirmed to CNet that the company is now shipping certain Envy 15 configurations with USB 3.0 ports. "HP Direct (our online store) does now sell the Envy 15 with the USB 3.0 along with the new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830 Graphics (DX11)," said Watson.

Watson advised customers eager to get their hands on a model with USB 3.0 ports to configure their laptop with new ATI 5830 graphics and quad-core i7 processor.

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    tapnick , January 13, 2010 4:59 PM
    yes please
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    HavoCnMe , January 13, 2010 5:07 PM
    Pretty nice setup for a laptop, just order it with an SSD, and you will be Envied.
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    superblahman123 , January 13, 2010 5:12 PM
    Whats the data transfer rate for USB 3? Obviously faster than USB 2, but what are the numbers?
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    HavoCnMe , January 13, 2010 5:14 PM
    4.8Gb/s
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    HavoCnMe , January 13, 2010 5:16 PM
    4.8Gb/s /8 = 600MB/s Max throughput
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    captaincharisma , January 13, 2010 6:35 PM
    yay! another crappy computer from HP
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    cknobman , January 13, 2010 7:10 PM
    almost bought one of these when a special $300 coupon worked (this saturday for about 2 hours) lowering the price to just over a $1000.
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    trkraus , January 13, 2010 7:38 PM
    i really like this laptop. I don't need one right now but in a few months i will probably be looking to buy this one. Powerful, thin, good-looking...
    What's not to like?
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    eurodj , January 13, 2010 7:58 PM
    Ditto here i just bought a Asus UL20 For my portable needs but il be upgrading my macbook pro to either this one or another macbook if they come out with quads this year if not than ENVY me they WILL!!!!!!!
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    jrocks84 , January 13, 2010 10:27 PM
    I just saw one of the Envy 15's in a local hardware store, and boy was it hot just running a slide show! I haven't checked out reviews to see if that's normal, but the new 5830 should use less power idling, so it'll hopefully result in a cooler laptop.
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    loomis86 , January 13, 2010 10:28 PM
    income tax return going for a new laptop with SSD and usb3.0. I'll start shopping around in about a month.
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    ashrafpasha , January 14, 2010 3:21 AM
    nice..
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    ruffhouseutah , January 14, 2010 5:53 PM
    Just configured one on HP's site, with the i7 and 5830, it says NOTHING about USB 3.0, so I ain't buyin'.
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    mikeynavy1976 , January 14, 2010 9:51 PM
    I just asked their technical support and they said it was 2.0. I know they probably wouldn't know...yet...but it isn't reassuring none the less.