HP's new ENVY 13 and 15 laptops are now official, and as you may have noticed in the previously published screenshots, they look an awful lot like Apple's MacBook Pro notebooks.
Like the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the ENVY 13 isn't quite thin-and-light, weighing 3.74 lbs. But it does strike a balance: it omits an internal disc drive, but offers Radeon HD 4330 discrete graphics. it's got a 13.1-inch WXGA display (82% color gamut; 410 nit) and an optional Slim Fit extended life battery that doubles the 7-hour battery life.
The ENVY 13's case is magnesium coated with aluminum, and the (two) buttonless trackpad is glass. It will start at $1,699.
The HP ENVY 15, on the other hand, is about an inch thick and weighs 5.18 lbs. Outside design is the same (trackpad, etc.), but the 15-inch model packs a new Core i7 processor, dual SSD drives and non-switchable discrete Radeon HD 4830 graphics with 1GB of VRAM.
The ENVY 15's 15.6-inch LCD manages 300 nits, and HP shoehorned the Slim Fit battery into this model as well. It will start at $1,799.
Both will be available on October 18 with Windows 7 installed.