HP Envy 15 (late 2011)

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

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Mainstream
Thickness 1.1 inches
Weight 6.3 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 15.6 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
Base discrete GPU brand AMD
Optical drive type Slot-loading
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 17 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Mainstream
Width 14.9 inches
Depth 9.6 inches
Thickness 1.1 inches
Weight 6.3 pounds
Color Silver / Black
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 15.6 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px
Display (max)
Size (diagonal) 15.6 inches
Technology LCD
Backlit LED
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i5-2430M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.4 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3 GHz
GPU (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
Memory
Base RAM size 6 GB
RAM type DDR3
RAM slots 2
Storage
Base drive type HDD (7200RPM)
Base drive capacity 500 GB
Optical Drive
Optical drive type Slot-loading
Compatible media DVD±R/RW
Audio
Speakers 6
Subwoofer Yes
Audio brand Beats Audio
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Wireless video WiDi
Battery
Size 76 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Benchmarks
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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