HP reveals Envy: MacBook Pro lookalike for Windows users
HP has a serious case of Mac envy with its latest notebooks.
HP has introduced several new notebooks and desktops this week including the attractive dm3 13.3-inch notebook
. HP also unveiled the appropriately named HP Envy
. I say appropriately named, because this sexy notebook will get looks of envy from the people you know. Before you get all worried thinking the new Envy will carry the same massive price tag as HP owned Voodoo strapped its Envy notebook with, don't fret.HP Australia hasn't yet announced availability of the notebooks, but in the US, HP says it will offer two new Envy models with one being the Envy 13 and the other being the Envy 15. The Envy 13 will sell for $US1699 ($AUD1975) with the Envy 15 selling for $US1799 ($AUD2091). Both of the machines are formed from an alchemist's mix of aluminum and magnesium. The lids of both machines get etching for good looks.The keyboards are the chicklet style popularized by Apple, which is appropriate given that the Envy rigs are clearly aimed directly at people who might buy a MacBook Pro, thanks to near-identical looks. The Envy 13 is 2cm thick and weighs 1.7KG. The screen has 410 nits of brightness, making it twice as bright as other LED screens. Graphics are via ATI Radeon HD 4330 and the machine has an ULV Core 2 Duo inside.The Envy 15 has a 15.6-inch screen and runs an Intel Core i7 CPU with support for up to 16GB of RAM. Graphics are via ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4830. Both of the models will be available on October 15 and pricing and release date for Australia is unknown.