HP (Voodoo) Envy 13, 15 thin-and-lights expected this month

HP (Voodoo) Envy 13, 15 thin-and-lights expected this month

Summary: It's been a long time since Voodoo has updated its popular but aging Envy 133 high-powered thin-and-light laptop, and rumblings around the Web point to two new models sporting the badge of their parent company, HP.

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It's been a long time since Voodoo has updated its popular but aging Envy 133 high-powered thin-and-light laptop, and rumblings around the Web point to two new models sporting the badge of their parent company, HP.

The new models -- the Envy 13 and Envy 15, with names indicating size -- are rumored to be running Windows 7 on an Intel chipset.

Judging by leaked glamor images of the 13-inch model (pictured at top), you'll find at least 2 USB ports, HDMI and a unique trackpad.

The 15-inch model (pictured above) is said to have a 1600 MHz Intel Core i7 processor with (6MB cache), 320GB HDD, 4GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 graphics, a Night Vision Webcam with IR LEDs, 6-cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium.

It certainly helps that Voodoo founder Rahul Sood tweeted of a "new product coming out in September/October (ish)," that will make you "the envy of all your friends."

Topics: Software, Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Processors, Windows

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  • I kind of hope for hardware upgrades...

    I can't judge a product before an official launch with out official specs. However, if the post was accurate, the hardware is kind of weak for a supposedly high end machine.

    I have heard rumors of 6 GB RAM or even 8 GB RAM machines in the near future.

    Voodoo used to be a brand for high end graphics cards, sound cards, pumped memory, killer processing and huge storage. Now, not so much.
    mr1972
    • Escuse me, Weak? A Core i7 weak? The latest

      generation quad core from Intel..weak? The fastest quad Intel has..weak?
      NeoGeneration
      • Supports 64 bit?

        Last time I bought HP laptop, I found that there were missing drivers for 64 bit on a machine supposedly built for 64 bit. So I will wait until it is proven that I do not have to run 32bit OS on a 64 bit hardware
        amin_adatia
      • Clarification

        I do think the given hardware specs are weak for a Voodoo branded machine.
        I am actually doing some research on my next computer purchase and I have found hardware that exceeds the given specs.

        Now if HP is going to allow for massive hardware upgrades, then of course my statement can be taken with a grain of salt.

        But from the given specs you can by a next generation machine from a major manufacturer with the same specs.

        If HP is going to use the Voodoo brand to mean "superior gaming level performance" and call the machine "Envy", I want the machine to make me the envy of gamers out there.

        If HP is just lowering the bar on the Voodoo brand, meh, I can check out someone else's gaming rig.
        mr1972
  • Sweet design. Voodoo FTW.

    the Voodoo Envy laptops have been the best looking laptops out there, smashing Sony/Apple and the rest,
    NeoGeneration
  • the designers at HP are lazy!!!

    This looks like a macbook, basically they took a macbook removed apple logo and stuck hp logo on it!
    mfbullet
    • apple copied Sony

      Sony came out with this style years ago. This is nothing new.
      Maarek
  • they look like the Sony Vaios

    Apple and HP Copied Sony.

    Apple is not inovated, they just take ideas from other companies
    Maarek
    • Too funny!

      You lack of knowledge of the history of computers and manufacturing
      innovations is way too funny Maarek.
      eddndee
  • Who cares its still HP

    Which will fall apart couple of days after warranty runs out... (personal experience, and no it wasnt just one laptop)
    lemining@...