HP's Envy 17 With Blu-ray 3D, Envy 14 With Beats

3D is the big thing these days and HP is updating its top of the line laptop to accommodate Blu-ray 3D technology.

Coming this holiday season will be the Envy 17 3D – the first 17-inch notebook PC to support 1080p 3-D and Blu-ray.

HP hopes to attract those looking for a sleek, metal-cased thin laptop with the best video and sound. This Envy 17 3D features Beats Audio and an HP Triple Bass Reflex subwoofer and a 17.3-inch HP 3D Ultra BrightView Display. To experience the 3D, however, one will need the Active Shutter Glasses.

Under the hood will be a quad-core Intel Core i7 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 discrete graphics with ATI Eyefinity Technology for multiple external display support.

HP hasn't announced pricing yet for this one, but it's not going to be cheap to put under the tree.

Those looking for a smaller form factor will have to give up some visuals but not much in the sound department. HP also announced the Envy 14 Beats Edition.

As the name suggest, the Envy 14 Beats Edition notebook includes Beats Audio along with the black and red design style and includes a red backlit keyboard and three custom Beats-themed wallpapers.

Each Envy 14 Beats Edition comes with Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones from Monster with ControlTalk, and additional headphones may be purchased.

The Envy 14 Beats Edition is available now for $1,249.

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  • Not bad specs, but seems like it`ll be hell on almost any battery you put in there. Has anyone heard the sound from these? I`ve usually had nothing but crappy experiences with built in speakers.
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  • Looks good, but i hope they'll have better cooling solution too
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  • I want 3D without the glasses.
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