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Sandy Bridge, Radeon HD 6000M to be part of HP Envy 17, dv6 and dv7

dv6 and dv7 to be released by 9th of January 2011

Technology major HP has added cool upgrades to its notebooks, being the HP Envy 17, dv6 and dv7. Empowered  processing capabilities of HP’s  3 upper end notebooks, will now enable users to be able to experience enhanced speed and powerful processing, thanks to the Intel's Sandy Bridge-based Core processors and AMD's newer Radeon HD 6000M graphics which will now be part of both the HP Envy 17 and the HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7. On the Envy 17 Intel video can be used which will bring down power consumption and enhance battery life on account of AMD's completely new Radeon HD 6850M with graphics switching. And that’s not all, systems can use up to the quad Core i7.

Although there is still a lot to be known as for the specifications of the Envy 17, what we do know is that the design has been given a lift to include the Coolsense airflow system, the very same as can be seen on HP's dm3 ultraportable. This technology intelligently accounts for automatically adjusting the fan speed, which is varied not just on the workload but a combination of several other factors like increasing the speed when the notebook is on the users lap and slowing it down while working on a desk or hard surface.

The Envy 17 is said to hold as much as 2TB of storage and an upgrade to the Envy 17 3D will have a TriDef Ignition Game Player that will give stereoscopic 3D for 2D games. Updates on the dv6 and dv7 will revolve around mid-range AMD video alongside the new Intel processors. Beats audio and a more powerful subwoofer will be a part of the dv7.

The 15.6-inch dv6 is pegged at a price of $900 and has an official release date of the 9th of January 2011. While you may have to shell out $1,000 for the 17.3-inch, this one also is set to release on the 9th of this month. And as for the Envy 17, like most other details about it that are sketchy, HP has not till date given out either a price or a ship date for the same.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)