New Music Computer From HP & Dr. Dre

Combines Quad-Core Processing, Better Sound & Native Instruments Software      11/10/09
New Music Computer From HP & Dr. Dre


HP and has introduced a new collaboration with Dr. Dre, the HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook PC - an audio laptop tries to bring Mac-level hardware design to the PC.

The HP ENVY 15 Beats PC emerged from collaboration between artist and producer Dr. Dre, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, and HP engineers.

“Most PCs downgrade sound to unacceptable levels and when you reduce it further to a limited platform, like an mp3, the music doesn’t stand a chance," said Iovine in a statement. "With HP, we found a partner willing to take the steps to improve the overall sound in the PC and to bring it up to the level that musicians hear in the studio.”

The high-performance Beats Audio solution is designed to offer an optimal sound experience when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers. The HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition comes with Beats by Dr. Dre Studio High-Definition Headphones.

HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition also comes with Native Instruments’ Traktor LE software and Audio 2 DJ. Traktor LE software with an Audio 2 DJ multichannel splitter.

The HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition features quad-core processing performance in an ultrathin design, starting at 5.19 pounds and 1-inch thick, and features the Intel Core i7 mobile processor.

The notebook features a choice of two 15.6-inch HP BrightView high-resolution LED backlit displays, including the full high-definition LED HP Ultra BrightView Widescreen Display. A Nightvision VGA webcam is optimized for low-light conditions and is standard.

The HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition has an optional Slim Fit Extended-Life Notebook Battery, giving users up to seven hours of battery life, and an external optical drive.

Pricing and Availability

The Envy 15 Beats runs Windows 7 and is scheduled to be available the same day the new operating system ships, Oct. 22. It has a starting price of $2,299.

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