HP Envy 3D Ivy Bridge Version

8/29/2012 1:10:48 AM

Last June, HP announced that they would update all Envy series laptop including 15, 17 and 17 3D up to Intel Ivy Bridge CPU.

Today, the most advanced version – Envy 173D was on our hand officially. Being an entertainment laptop, HP Envy 17 3D is equipped with 17.3-inch HD screen at 1080p. The accompanied equipment includes Active Shutter Glass and the advanced sound system Beats Audio. The large screen and the body made of aluminum make it heavy. Specially, the device is equipped with 2 hard drive trap under the battery lid and users can easily upgrade or expand hard disks.

Description: HP Envy 3D Ivy Bridge

HP Envy 3D Ivy Bridge

Through basic experiences, HP Envy 17 3D actually delivers a lot of impression. The design is nice with scratch-resistance aluminum cover. Lighted HP logo is located at the corner. The large chicklet keyboard is raised out of the silver aluminum layer. The keyboard is equipped with backlit lights with on/off effect which are attractive and one more thing is the volume button is designed as a turn-knob, instead of a traditional button anymore.

The large screen with HD resolution and LED delivers sharp and pure images. In addition, 3D technology of ATI delivers an experience of 3 dimensions as good as that of Nvidia or TriDef. Besides, Beats Audio sound system with speakers located in 3 positions: on the keyboard and 2 lower paths makes the sound sonorous and detailed.

Description: Active Shutter Glass

Active Shutter Glass

One more advantage is that it won’t get hot during use, because of the big cooling system located in the back and the hard disk is moved to the upper location instead of under the wrist rest like before. However, the clearest disadvantage is that HP Envy 17 3D is quite heavy (3.34 kg) so it is inconvenient for ones who like moving.

Specs of HP Envy 17 3D Ivy Bridge

Screen: Radiance Infinity HD Full HD (1,920x1,080) + background LED

CPU: Intel Core i7-3610QM Ivy Bridge, quad-core, 6MB L3 Cache

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850M 1GB GDDR5

RAM: 8GB DDR3 bus 1600MHz (2 Dimm)

Hard disk: 1TB 5400 rpm

Optical disk: Blu-ray & SuperMulti DVD

Speaker: Beats Audio

Webcam: HP TrueVision 720p HD

Connections: 4 x Super Speed USB 3.0, 2 x DisplayPort, HDMI, RJ45 and memory storage slot

Battery: 6-cell 120 W

Price: 1,600 USD

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