Parece que os rumores sobre uns HP Envy de 14 e 17 polegadas se confirmaram: hoje a HP expandiu a sua linha de notebooks mais caros para incluir o Envy 14 e o Envy 17. E os garotões têm lenha para queimar.

O Envy 17 tem o design gravado a laser familiar aos modelo atual de 15 polegadas, e abriga processadores que podem ser tão bons quanto um Core i7 com ATI Mobility Radeon 5850. Vem com estrondoso áudio Beats e uma coleção completa de portas, incluindo uma USB 3.0, além de poder ser configurado com até 2TB de armazenamento e 8GB de RAM DDR3. O de 17 polegadas também suporta ATI Eyefinity, o que significa que você pode ligá-lo a múltiplos monitores.

Apesar do Mark estar torcendo para que eles esquecessem o drive óptico para fazer mais espaço para uma bateria melhor, tanto o HP 14 e o HP 17 têm drives por padrão. E isso nem é a pior coisa, especialmente no HP 17. Ele pesa 3,4kg, o que significa que ele não será lá muito portátil, essencialmente tornando um computador de mesa. Ser capaz de carregar um Blu-Ray e assisti-lo naquela tela de 1920×1080, porém, é algo que eu sentiria falta se não fosse possível fazer.

O Envy 17 estará disponível a partir de 19 de Maio, começando por US$ 1.400. Não é tão caro assim, considerando os componentes, mas também não é nem um pouco barato.

HP Expands Design Leadership with Updated Consumer Notebook PC Portfolio
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 5, 2010 – HP today unveiled a redesigned portfolio of consumer notebook PCs that delivers distinctive design elements, new materials, enhanced performance and better experiences to consumers.
With updates across the HP ENVY, HP Pavilion and HP Mini lines, HP is fusing style and efficiency to offer stylish notebook PCs that meet the personal computing needs of every consumer.
The models reflect HP’s ?MUSE? (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experiences) design philosophy of fusing a rich mix of materials that create textured finishes, easy-to-use features for improved usability, a blend of artisan elements for sensory appeal, and intuitive features for simple experiences.
Etched metal finishes, touchable textures and a mix of high-quality materials create a simple, clean look that seamlessly fits into the lives of consumers. These new notebook PCs also can be customized with a choice of 15 exclusive wallpapers, including 12 designed by well-known artists from around the world.
?With these new designs, we offer customers a broad portfolio of notebook PCs and Minis that are innovative on the outside and the inside,? said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Notebooks, Personal Systems Group, HP. ?Each notebook provides a unique experience for the customer and allows customers to express their personality.?
HP ENVY 14 and 17
The new HP ENVY 14 and 17 deliver premium experiences to satisfy the most demanding customers. The notebooks offer the ideal balance of design and technology by combining the latest in manufacturing with artistic expression and world-class performance.
Both ENVY notebooks feature powerful Intel® processors(1) and ATI Mobility RadeonTM high-definition (HD) 5830 discrete graphics for gaming, videos and 3-D images. They come with a backlit keyboard, slot-loading optical drive, HP TrueVision HD(2) webcam, a mini DisplayPort Connector and the latest in wireless(3) and connectivity options.
The notebooks also include BeatsTM Audio, a unique, high-performance technologydeveloped by HP and Beats by Dr. DreTM to provide the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it – when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers.
The slim and light ENVY 14 features a precision-crafted design with a 14.5-inch diagonal HD(2) Radiance display that offers picture quality up to 59 percent brighter than any notebook with a standard display. With up to six hours of battery life,(4) the ENVY 14 is one of the thinnest and lightest quad-core notebooks available in the world.(5) The ENVY 14 also offers optional WWAN/3G.(6)
With up to 2 terabytes(7) (TB) of storage capacity, the ENVY 17 has the horsepower and flexibility for the most demanding tasks. The ENVY 17 offers enhanced performance with ATI Eyefinity Technology for multiple external display support and an HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer for outstanding sound.