HP promises improved viewing angles and a much cooler laptop.
The HP Envy line is well named. They're very slick laptops and the newest additions to the line are even slicker. They give you Intel Core i7 processing power and AMD Mobility Radeon graphics processing. You'll get a minimum of 6GB of RAM - upgradeable to 16GB - and at least a 750GB hard drive.
The Envy 15, the Envy 17 and the Envy 17 3D all pack Blu-ray players and boast pristine HD pictures but only the latter takes it into the third dimension. You'll use included active shutter 3D glasses to enjoy your 3D viewing experience.
As far as audio goes, you can use headphones or send sound through the six speakers and single subwoofer featuring Beats Audio technology.
The Envy line will be available on December 7th, with the Envy 17 3D coming in at $1,599.