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The HP Envy 15 features a 15.6-inch LED-backlit display and a backlit keyboard with a proximity sensor that allows it to automatically illuminate when your hands are near. It also packs 6GB RAM and a multitouch trackpad.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Dec. 7, 2011
  • Price at launch: $1,099.99


  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 14.9 inches
  • Depth: 9.6 inches
  • Thickness: 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 6.3 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black


  • Operating system: Windows 7


  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.6 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Size (diagonal): 15.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlit: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px

Display (max)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No


  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2430M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 7690M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 6 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • RAM slots: 2


  • Base drive type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB


  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 6
  • Subwoofer: Yes
  • Audio brand: Beats Audio


  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wireless video: WiDi


  • Size: 76 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)


  • PCMarkVantage: 7360
  • 3DMarkVantage (GPU): 5558
  • 3DMark06 (GPU): 8988
  • Just Cause 2: 29.24
  • The Verge Battery Test: 4 hours and 17 minutes


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