HP ENVY 14 BEATS Edition Announced W/ BEATS Styling & Headphones

Today HP announced a new version of the popular HP ENVY line of notebooks, the HP ENVY 14 BEATS Edition. While The ENVY 14 BEATS Edition is similar to the original HP ENVY 14, which also has Beats audio, but takes the Beats branding and experience to the next level with a black case, red backlit keys and a pair of Beats by Dre Solo headphones.

The ENVY 14 Beats Edition is wrapped in a black aluminum covering with the signature black and red Beats styling; which is carried over to the red backlit keyboard and three specially designed wallpapers. Inside the machine is powered by Beats Audio which is designed to provide a aural experience the way that the artist intended it through Beats headphones or external speakers.

Powering the ENVY 14 Beats edition is a 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 switchable GPU with 1GB DDR3 RAM and a 640GB hard drive. Users will also find a slot-loading Dual Layer DVD RW drive and a HP TrueVision Webcam. The 14.5″ display offers a 1366×768 resolution on the standard screen, no word on whether the ENVY 14 Beats Edition will gain the 1600 x 900 HP Radiance display that is an option on the standard HP ENVY 14.

Alongside the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition will sit a pair of Beats Solo by Dr. Dre headphones designed for optimal performance with the Beats audio found inside the new HP ENVY 17 3D and the rest of the HP ENVY line. These headphones retail for $199.99 and also connect to your iPhone or other smartphone to complete calls with the built-in mic.

THE HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition is rated to last 6 hours with the standard 8 cell battery, but can be extended to 13 hours with the optional HP Slim Fit Extended Life battery. The Slim fit battery snaps onto the bottom of the notebook adding to the thickness of the sleek machine, but not jutting out the back as many extended batteries do.

The HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition, and the HP ENVY 17, also come with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements 8 to kick-start your creativity out of the box.

The HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition starts at $1,249, $250 more than the standard ENVY 14, but you gain a pair of $200 headphones, faster processor and the Beats branding. You can purchase the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition starting today.

HP Envy 14 Beats Edition Detailed Specifications:

Brand HP
Model Envy 14 Beats Edition
Processor Intel dual core i5 processor
14.5″ diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1366 x 768)
Memory 4 GB DDR3-1333 MHz RAM – 2 x SODIMM slots – Up to 8 GB max. system memory
Storage 640GB 7200RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart
Optical  drive Slot-Loading SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Operating system Window 7 Home Premium
Graphics card Switchable Graphics Supporting both:

1.(UMA) Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD

2.(DISC) ATI Mobility Radeon 5650 w/1GB DDR3

Form factor Two-spindle clamshell w/ Infinity Display
Dimension (inches) 14.01 * 9.33 * 1.09 (front) / 1.11 (back) (w*d*h)
Weight 5.69 lbs
Input devices Island-style , Red Backlit UV Painted Keyboard

HP Clickpad with multi touch gestures enabled

Audio Beats branded audio
Wireless communication Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n with Bluetooth
Webcam Integrated low light HP HD True-Vision webcam – 1280×720 resolution w/24 frames per second, Dual Digital Integrated Microphones
Ports 3 USB 2.0, eSATA (shared with 1 USB), HDMI v1.3c, Mini-Display Port, 2-1 Digital Media Reader (SD, MMC), BEATSâ„¢ Headphone Jack, Second Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack, Ethernet (Gigabit), Kensington Lock, AC Adapter (SmartPin), Secondary Extended battery connector
Battery and power Primary: 59Whr, 8 cell, Lithium-ion polymerSecondary: Optional, 62Whr 6-cell (Slice)AC Adapter: Standard 65W, Localized plug support

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