HP announces refreshed family of premium ENVY laptops

HP has announced a redesigned family of ENVY laptops. The company has unveiled 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-inch notebooks for 2015, packing inside the latest processors from Intel and AMD, as well as powerful graphics options.

The new 14 and 15.6-inch ENVY models provide choice between an Intel i5 and i7 processor. Standard stuff. The storage options are where things get really interesting. HP will offer up to 2TB of internal storage, with options for hybrid and SSD setups. Up to 16GB of RAM will be included on Intel-based configurations, while AMD fans get up to 8GB and up to 1TB of storage.

For the display, the 14-inch ENVY will support both HD and Full HD non-touch, while the 15.6-inch model expands the choice to cover QHD+ with touch as an option. Unlike the new Pavilion x2, HP opted not to include USB-C ports on the new ENVY laptops, offering USB 3 or USB 3 and 2 depending on your choice of processor. Battery life across the two sizes clock up to 10 hours, depending on configuration.

Joining the 14- and 15.6-inch ENVY laptops is the new 17.3-inch high-end HP notebook. The new laptop comes with an Intel i7 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 940M or GTX950M graphics, and up to 4TB of disk space, with options for SSD and hybrid. Four USB 3 ports are at hand, as well as HDMI and Ethernet. Battery life is again touted as hitting the 10 hour mark.

As an added bonus for music lovers, Intel-based configurations feature Bang & Olufsen audio, quad speakers and subwoofers to produce premium sounds. HP expects to launch the new notebooks in July in the US. Select configurations of both the 15.6- and 17.3-inch models will also be available at Best Buy in August and July respectively.

Source: HP

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