Press Release: September 01, 2010
Topics: Mobility

HP Unveils Stylish New Consumer Notebook PCs Featuring Advanced 3-D and Cooling Technologies

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today revealed new consumer notebook PCs that fuse advanced technologies with stylish designs to deliver a superior computing experience.

  • For maximum sensory appeal, HP delivers the thrill of 3-D entertainment to the HP ENVY 17 3D – the first 17-inch notebook PC to support 1080p 3-D and Blu-ray – and superb audio to the HP ENVY 14 Beats™ Edition.
  • The HP Pavilion dm3 notebook PC features an HP-developed intelligent cooling system to minimize heat and provide consumers with advanced comfort.
  • HP Wireless TV Connect allows customers to wirelessly experience 1080p high-definition (HD) Blu-ray multimedia content.

“With these new technology and design enhancements, we are offering customers visually stunning entertainment and an overall better computing experience,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Notebooks, Personal Systems Group, HP. “These new HP notebooks and accessories deliver breakthrough technology, power and advanced styling to satisfy the most discerning user.”

HP ENVY 17 3D

With advanced 3-D technology as well as Beats Audio and an HP Triple Bass Reflex subwoofer, the HP ENVY 17 3D has the power and performance to deliver an unbelievable entertainment experience – just like in movie theaters.

Offering the best stereoscopic 3-D(1) visual experience without compromising 2-D content, the 17.3-inch HP 3D Ultra BrightView Display provides crisp, 1080p full HD(2) viewing and an ideal visual experience for 3-D Blu-ray content.

HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses provide a seamless viewing experience by wirelessly synchronizing each frame of the 3-D content between the display and the glasses, enabling a higher quality image.

Included content allows customers to experience instant 3-D gratification. As part of HP’s ongoing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), select models include sizzling 3-D action from the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. Additionally a 3-D movie trailer for the upcoming animated film “MEGAMIND” from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is included.

Crafted in precision-etched brushed aluminum, the HP ENVY 17 3D offers a sleek and stylish exterior to match its powerful interior.

With up to 2 terabytes(3) of storage capacity, powerful quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processors(4) and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5850 discrete graphics, the HP ENVY 17 3D has the horsepower and flexibility to handle the most demanding tasks simultaneously.

The HP ENVY 17 3D also offers an immersive visual experience with ATI Eyefinity Technology for multiple external display support.

HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition

HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition is designed and engineered to offer power and performance along with state-of-the-art audio technology and an overall superior PC experience.

This Beats Edition notebook includes Beats Audio, a unique, high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats by Dr. Dre™ to provide the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it – when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers.

In a sleek and soft-touch, precision-crafted aluminum design, the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition maintains the signature Beats Audio black and red design style and includes a red backlit keyboard and three custom Beats-themed wallpapers.

To take advantage of its powerful performance and entertainment capabilities, the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition – as well as the HP ENVY 17 – includes Adobe Photoshop® Elements 8 and Adobe® Premiere Elements 8 software for photo and video editing on select models.

Offering up to 6.5 hours of battery life with the standard battery, and up to 13 hours with the optional HP Slim Fit Extended-Life battery,(5) the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition includes powerful Intel Core processors and ATI Mobility Radeon HD(2) 5650 graphics for demanding tasks.

Each HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition comes with Beats by Dr. Dre Solo™ Headphones from Monster with ControlTalk™, and additional headphones may be purchased. Beats Solos have an advanced driver design for precise audio clarity.

Beats Audio was developed in collaboration with legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine. Unveiled last October in the first Beats Edition notebook, Beats Audio also is available on all HP ENVY premium notebooks as well as the HP Pavilion dv7 and HP TouchSmart 600.

HP Pavilion dm3

Thin and light, the HP Pavilion dm3 notebook PC is literally a cool notebook. Innovative HP CoolSense Technology combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software to pioneer a notebook that feels noticeably cooler and automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a customer’s personal preferences.

Advanced materials – metal alloys, soft-touch paint and non-conductive surfaces – plus strategically placed vents minimize heat and channel it away from the bottom of the PC for optimal comfort.

HP Thermal Assistant software detects how the PC is being used – for example, around the house or on a desk – and an accelerometer automatically shifts into either a maximum cooling mode or maximum performance mode based on the customer’s choice.

With HP Fences, users can effortlessly organize desktop multimedia content, such as photos, music and videos, by categories, then access them quickly, keeping the desktop uncluttered.

The HP Pavilion dm3 includes a 13.3-inch diagonal HD(2) display, an island-style keyboard with optional backlit feature and a stylish and durable metal finish with soft-touch surfaces in matte black.

Offering up to 7.5 hours of battery life(5) and measuring less than 1-inch thin, the HP Pavilion dm3 gives consumers the ideal balance of mobility and performance in an affordable, slim and light notebook PC.

HP Wireless TV Connect

Complementing HP’s PC portfolio, HP Wireless TV Connect allows customers to wirelessly stream 1080p HD multimedia content, such as Blu-ray movies, videos and photos, from the notebook PC to a TV or home entertainment center without the clutter of audio or video cables.

By simply connecting the PC adapter to the notebook PC and connecting the TV adapter to the HDTV via HDMI, users have the freedom to experience 1080p HD content without a timelag between the notebook PC and the display and without installing software. HP Wireless TV Connect fully supports protected content such as Blu-ray and DVD movies.

Additionally, the notebook adapter is powered off the USB port, freeing up the user to sit anywhere in the room. The Wireless TV Connect functions with almost any notebook PC with an HDMI port.

Pricing and availability(6)

The HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition and HP Pavilion dm3 are currently available in the United States with the following starting prices:

  • HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition: $1,249
  • HP Pavilion dm3: $549

The HP ENVY 17 3D is expected to be available this holiday season with pricing to be determined. Additional information about the HP ENVY 17 3D is available at www.hp.com/go/ENVY.

The HP Wireless TV Connect accessory is expected to be available in the United States next month with a starting price of $199.

Starting today, customers can reserve an HP ENVY 17 3D or an HP Wireless TV Connect by calling +1 800 230 5752.

Additional information is available at www.hp.com/personal.

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(1) 3-D glasses and 3-D content are required to view images in 3-D. 3-D visual experience may vary by viewer.

(2) HD content is required to view HD images.

(3) For hard drives, 1 TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 20 gigabytes of hard drive is reserved for the system recovery software.

(4) Quad Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology.

(5) Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality (including the wireless functionality) and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See MobileMark07 battery benchmark www.bapco.com/products/mobilemark2007 for additional details.

(6) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.


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