I know that there is probably a whole lot of you out there right now who would like nothing more than to get your hands on either the Envy 14 or the Envy 17, the newest high-end laptops from HP. The only problem is that you probably do not have the cash. Understandable. With the economic woes most people are facing coupled with the cheapest Envy being nearly $1,000, I’m sure there are a lot of disappointed people out there.
Well, it appears that HP has heard your cries and made you all a suitable replacement for the Envy 14 and Envy 17. HP’s new Pavilion dv6 and Pavilion dv7 could be exactly what you are looking for. These new 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch laptops take out some of the higher-end features of the Envy and are refreshed with Beats Audio speakers, HD webcams and HP’s CoolSense technology. In addition to that, the Pavilions have been given a “dark number” metal lid and palm rest as well as an illuminating touchpad.
Ok, so this may be a little different than the etched metal case of the Envy but it is definitely an improvement over previously glossy devices from HP. The $750 and $1,000 starting prices are not bad either. Both the Pavilion dv6 and Pavilion dv7 offer Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors, AMD Radeon 6000M graphics and USB 3.0 ports. Both devices will additionally be available with Blu-ray drives and up to 2 TB of storage. If you were eager to try and get the Envy, you are probably eager to get your hands on these devices as well, however, you will have to wait until “sometime in March” to get one.