HP Pavilion and Envy series coming with updated AMD A10 and FX APUs
Skylake won't be the only newcomer for this latter half of the year.
Alongside the recently revealed 15.6-inch Lenovo Y700 gaming notebook, AMD showed off a couple more models aimed at the budget and mainstream crowds. These are the familiar HP Pavilion 15 and Envy 15 notebooks that have been staples for the manufacturer.
Aesthetically, the Envy 15 has been updated with an edge-to-edge glass panel and a "hooked" edge at the rear of the outer lid. The purpose of the design is to prop up the notebook at a slight angle for improved comfort during use. Edges and corners are sleeker and less rotund compared to the current Envy 15 iteration and Beats Audio has been soundly replaced by Bang and Olufsen speakers. Almost all ports have been relocated to the left side of the notebook and the optical drive is nowhere to be found. The rear holds no ports due to the hooked design of the outer lid.
Meanwhile, the Pavilion 15 lacks the edge-to-edge glass panel for a matte approach instead. We have already reviewed the Intel version of this model just this month, so we highly suggest checking out our full rundown here for more details and specifications.
The Pavilion 15 will ship with an AMD A10-8700P APU and Radeon R6 graphics while the Envy 15 will come with an AMD FX-8800P APU and Radeon R7 graphics. Additional configurations and colors are likely to be available as usual for HP consumer notebooks. We expect to hear more details on the Envy 15 as we move closer to its Q4 2015 launch.