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.Reply
Looks good, but i hope they'll have better cooling solution tooReply
I want 3D without the glasses.Reply
I'm still not sold on 3D. I agree that any solution would have to be sans-glasses. I have a family of 5 and having that many glasses just doesn't seem practical. Not to mention, what do you do if you have company over to watch a movie? Maybe I need to visit some retailers and look at some more TV's and computers to be convinced. Unfortunately, I don't know of any good trade shows in Indiana where I can see the most advanced models.Reply
3d on the go? Good luck wearing 3d glasses in public areas hahahahahaReply
What about 3D contact lenses?Reply
i'm just kidding but it would be
not have to wear those glasses
every time you want to
rock out to a 3D movie ....
Boy that puppy would be fun. Will have to make do with my old laptop though.. Would be interesting to see people watching 3D movies in public though.... haha people used to watch stuff all the time around University of Akron campus. Would like to see them doing so in glasses.Reply
Still hoping that 3d is a fad, that it dies again and then true 3d displays that don't rely on fooling your brain come to fruition sometime in the near future.Reply
Well if you perceive 3D from a flat display, it's fooling your brain. I agree with what I think you're saying: 3D displays that don't require stupid glasses.Reply
for me 3D is BS techReply