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Dr. Dre, HP Make Limited Edition Envy 15

Earlier this week, we learned about HP's impressive looking new line of premium notebooks the Envy 13 and Envy 15, both of which borrow a lot of the desirable styling of Apple's MacBook Pros.

"HP Envy includes the latest in materials and technology inside and out and pushes the technological and performance boundaries of what can be done in sleek, powerful and lightweight notebook PCs," said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Notebook Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. "Discerning consumers will get a premium experience and performance."

Before the notebooks are even hitting the streets, HP has announced a limited edition of its Envy 15, designed in collaboration with Beats by Dr. Dre.

Of course, both the Envy 13 and Envy 15 feature speakers that are designed in conjunction with Beats, so it appears that this limited edition Envy 15 only differentiates itself by its black exterior and Beats logo on the lid.

Although specifics of this Envy are still unknown, the Envy 15 is what HP calls its fastest consumer notebook and "dream machine," coming in a 1-inch thin, 5.18-pound package. It'll pack a 'future' Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16 GB of DDR3 1,066-MHz system memory in four SODIMM memory slots. It also has space to add two solid-state drives in a RAID-0 configuration if you need the speed.

The regular Envy 15 will run for $1,799, so expect the limited edition to be at least that much.

  • Ridik876
    That's what I want...16 GB on a laptop.
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  • Ridik876
    -__-
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  • this isnt a laptop its a mini supercomputer
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  • tipoo
    The Envy 13 seems like a rip off, its speced and priced equally to the MBP.

    The 15 on the other hand is pretty impressive... A Core i7 in a 1 inch thick notebook that gets incredible battery life, has 16 gigs (!) of RAM and still weighs less than a 15 inch Macbook Pro? Thats some slick work right there HP.
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  • leafblower29
    Now that's awesome.
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  • Ah yes, swooning over a still non-existant Core i7 laptop CPU. Still a dual-core, but at a much lower clockspeed, with turbo mode to 2.8ghz, which I'd assume would give you 3rd degree burns on your lap if you actually did something long and computationally intensive, like, let's say, compiling a Linux kernel, or rendering you latest hip-hop beat in Fruity Loops.
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  • Shadow703793
    It will NOT be anything like the current i7s. For starters it's going to be slower (clock speed) and possibly could be the 32nm Clarkdale (2C/4T). I'd also guess Turbo would be limited.
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  • doomtomb
    I don't see how they are going to fit an i7 in a 5lb notebook but we'll see.
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  • rpmrush
    It's the newest 1156 pin I7's not the 1366 pin.
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  • christop
    Why would you need 16 gigs of memory in a laptop?
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