HP's Envy 15, 17 Ivy Bridge update sneaks out

HP slips a full range of Ivy Bridge silicon into the high-end Envy 15 and 17.

HP's high-performance Envy 15 and Envy 17 now offer a full-range of Ivy Bridge chips -- both dual-core and quad-core.
HP's high-performance Envy 15 and Envy 17 now offer a full-range of Ivy Bridge chips -- both dual-core and quad-core. Hewlett-Packard

HP has snuck out some new Envy 15 and 17 models with dual-core and quad-core Ivy Bridge processors.

The HP Envy 15t-3200 starts at $1,099 with an Intel dual-core i5-3210M Ivy Bridge processor -- what Intel calls "3rd generation Intel Core."

By adding higher-performance Ivy Bridge silicon, the price steps up as follows:

  • Core i5-3210M processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz), $1,099*
  • Core i7-3610QM** processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache), add $100.
  • Core i7-3720QM processor (2.6 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache), add $275.
  • Core i7-3820QM processor (2.7 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache), add $500.
*Laptop Reviews says there is a coupon that bumps the base model price down to $887.
**QM designates quad-core processor.

HP's larger Envy 17t-3200 starts at $1,249 with Core i5-3210M Processor and ranges up to $1,749 with a Core i7-3820QM. Laptop Reviews says the base Envy 17 model price drops to $988 with a coupon.

All systems come with the new AMD 1GB Radeon HD 7750M GDDR5 graphics card.

[Via Engadget]


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