updated 12:01 am EDT, Thu September 20, 2012
Envy m4 notebook, Envy Phoenix h9 desktop announced
HP announced today two new additions to its Envy line of computers, a notebook and a desktop PC. The Envy m4 notebook is built for performance and mobility and aimed at customers that want entertainment on the go. The Envy Phoenix h9 features high-performance graphics processing internals and is built for fast computing, heavy gaming, and easy modification.
The Envy m4 features a 14-inch HD display and an Intel Ivy Bridge processor. It comes with an HP TrueVision HD Webcam, and select models feature Intel WiDi, allowing users to beam PC content wirelessly to an HDTV. It also features Beats Audio technology, a subwoofer, and two speakers. It comes with HP Connected Photo and HP Connected Music pre-installed.
The Envy Phoenix h9 features an armor-plated design with integrated lighting. Its hard-disk bays allow for removal and modification without the need for tools, and its cable dressing improves airflow and cooling in the chassis. Inside, it has two Ivy Bridge processors, and customers can choose from a range of NVIDIA discrete graphics options or AMD ultra-high-performance graphics options. Customers also have the option of adding a solid state drive or liquid cooling for improved performance. It also features Beats Audio technology, HP Connected Remote, and HP Connected Photo.
Both models are designed to work with Windows 8 and will have Microsoft's new operating system pre-installed. The Envy Phoenix h9 starts at $899 and is expected to be available in the United States on October 26. The Envy m4 will start at $900 and will be available in select markets on October 26.