If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, Apple should be blushing. That's because Hewlett-Packard went and redesigned its Envy notebooks, which now bear a striking resemblance to the MacBook Pro, only a little sleeker overall, and of course with Windows 7 running the software the show. The Envy is now an attractive looking laptop with a black and silver metal-alloy chassis that HP says is durable, and the keyboard has been upgraded with a backlight.
It isn't just any backlight, mind you, but a new HP Radiance Backlit keyboard featuring individual LEDs dedicated to each keycap. HP says the keyboard works with an advanced proximately sensor so it knows to light up when you approach the notebook.
There are three models to choose from: Envy 15, Envy 17, and Envy 17 3D. Pricing for these models start at $1,100, $1,250, and $1,600, respectively. Specs will vary by model, but each one will have a Blu-ray upgrade option, six speakers and a subwoofer, Beats audio, SSD and HDD options, and up to a quad-core Core i7 processor from Intel.
The redesigned Envy notebooks will be available starting December 7, 2011.
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HP Unveils New Generation of Envy Notebooks
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:18:28 GMT