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More Details About The New HP Envy Notebooks Emerge

Yesterday, HP announced the launch of a pair of new Envy laptops which might well be in the race for the sexiest laptops of 2010.

More details have emerged about the two laptops from third parties; trying to get more information about the specifications from HP has proved to be quite difficult.

We now know that the HP Envy 14 has a 1600x900 pixels display on a 14.5-inch diagonal, the same screen resolution as the Envy 17 except that the latter has a 17.3-3-inch one.

Both models can offer up to a quad-core Intel i7 processor and support 8GB DDR3 memory. Interestingly, the Envy 17 has two storage bays which can be kitted with two 1TB hard disk drives or a pair of 160GB SSDs.

The ENVY models will come with a pair of integrated microphones and a 1280x720 pixels webcam. The Envy 17 has as starting price of $1400 while the Envy $14 costs as little as $1000.

Interestingly, the bigger ENVY will come with an ATI Mobility Radeon 5850 with 1GB GDDR5 RAM and, surprise, a USB 3.0 port. Now, we said interesting because HP's Envy sees the quasi end of the VoodooPC line which HP purchased a few years ago.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.