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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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • tu_illegalamigo
    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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  • Maziar
    Looks good, but i hope they'll have better cooling solution too
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  • Tmanishere
    I want 3D without the glasses.
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  • haramir
    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.
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  • pangedit
    3d on the go? Good luck wearing 3d glasses in public areas hahahahaha
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  • Ch33ky
    What about 3D contact lenses?
    i'm just kidding but it would be
    nice to
    not have to wear those glasses
    every time you want to
    rock out to a 3D movie ....
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  • NotYetRated
    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.
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  • Stifle
    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.
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  • coopchennick
    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.
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  • adrcalei
    for me 3D is BS tech
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