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HP Envy 17 3D now Shipping with Sandy Bridge

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If you’ve been waiting to get your 3D gaming on with a beautiful looking notebook, then you should head over to HP where the HP Envy 17 3D is now available with the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processor options as well as a new AMD GPU that powers the mobile 3D experience.

The base model  has a 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, 6GB DDR3 RAM and a 1GB Radeon HD 6850M GDDR5 GPU. The Envy 17 3D has a 640GB hard drive, backlit keyboard, Bluetooth and a built in Blu-Ray player.The HP Envy 17 3D ships with a 1920×1080 Full HD 3D Display which is used with active 3D glasses. The notebook includes one pair of active 3D shutter glasses .

We were able to see the Envy 17 3D back at CES 2011 and were quite impressed with the 3D display during our hands on demo. The Envy 17 has the same design as the rest of the Envy line, and offers a stylish and sturdy gaming solution. The 3D display can be used to play 3D games and watch 3D movies as well as display 2D content when you don’t want to wear the glasses.

The HP Envy 17 3D can be purchased from HP.com starting at $1,599

Envy 17 3D Specifications:

Processor 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM (2.0 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz
Graphics card 1GB Radeon(TM) HD 6850M GDDR5 Graphics [HDMI]
Memory 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Hard drive 640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Primary battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (standard) – Up to 2.25 hours of battery life +++
Display 17.3″ diagonal Full HD HP 3D Ultra BrightView Infinity LED Display (1920×1080)
Primary optical drive Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
Personalization HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Networking Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R)
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard
Included Software Bundle Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 9 & Adobe Premiere(R) Elements 9
Included Accessories HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses

Josh Smith is a longtime mobile tech user, currently using a Droid as his primary smartphone. Josh is also an editor at Notebooks.com where he reviews notebooks and other mobile tech. Follow Josh on Twitter @Josh_Smith or email him Josh@Notebooks.com.

1 Comment

  1. Stephan

    March 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Just ordered mine from HP 2 days ago. I’m really excited to get it. I was waiting for it to ship with Sandy Bridge before ordering so I wish I had seen this article earlier.

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