HP’s ENVY 17: Leap Motion + NVIDIA graphics


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Take a high-powered desktop replacement laptop. Load it with a meaty CPU. Insert NVIDIA graphics as an upgrade. How about the gorgeous 1920 by 1080-pixel, 17.3-inch touchscreen? Then embed Leap Motion controls into the keyboard. Stop and think about that for a second. This is the first laptop with Leap Motion technology onboard - you don't need to actually touch anything to control apps. Suddenly, you’ve got a laptop that lets you do everything you need and interact with it the way you want. Pretty sweet, right? If you aren’t going to read beyond this paragraph, that is the new ENVY17 Leap Motion Special Edition.  Want a closer look at this thing? Thought so….

 

OK, so let’s address that whole Leap Motion thing, first. Assuming you haven’t been following the development of Leap Motion, here’s the lightning-quick breakdown: It’s a tiny device that can recognize motion from two hands / 10 fingers and lets you perform natural tasks within a PC environment. For a slight taste of what I’m talking about, I caught HP’s Kevin Wentzel sneaking in a couple games between product demos.

 

 

You might not have spotted it from the video, but the Leap Motion sensor is cleverly embedded in a little speed bump in the wrist rest area to the right of the track pad. If I didn’t know it was a sensor there, I actually would think it just looked funky. In a good way.

 


What’s exciting here (besides the immediate news, of course) is that we’re now seeing people get multiple ways to interact with their PC. Keyboards and mice are still, well, key. You're finding touchscreens appearing everywhere – like this laptop. Voice control continues improving. And now, with Leap Motion control, you don't even need to touch anything to control apps....I just can’t wait to see more software that takes full advantage of it. (Speaking of which, check out the Airspace site so you can download a whole bunch of art, science and videogame apps made to take advantage of Leap Motion control.)

 

The default loadout for this machine is a 4th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and a 1TB HDD (from what I understand, the default drive is 5400rpm – that should be the first thing you upgrade AT LEAST to a 7200rpm speed drive. Also, there’s ample room for two drives inside.)

 

Another big upgrade for a big rig like this is the right graphics card. After all, you don’t want that screen and CPU go to waste! If you want to do some quality gaming or maybe some video / photo editing, opt for the NVIDIA graphics upgrade.

 

Now I only had some very limited time with this particular laptop – which I intend to update you with more details at a later date. So I can’t really talk to you about performance on this. Yet. BUT I WILL….as soon as I get hands-on time with a test unit.

 

That should be sooner rather than later since the ENVY17 Leap Motion Special Edition will be available October 16th, starting at $1,049.99. In the meantime, if you have any questions about how it works, ask away!

Comments
by HussainEmad on ‎09-19-2013 09:51 AM

WoW HP Create new generation of laptops
Nice Work HP :smileywink:

by 883805 on ‎09-29-2013 10:37 AM

hi to hp hp is peatiful world

im old customer for hp

my name is hussain abdulla

from saudi arabia

im intresting to buy one oft the new product HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Special Edition 360 Product Rotation

i want full option i want one include the best proccesser

best nvidia best display card

full option

and if theres one is petter than the one i mintoened to i wiil buy

please help

i know releasing time on 16 october

put may be they will not offer the best in my country

i want the best of version and full option

sorry my english is not so good

and marry cresmes

and happy new year from now befor too much traffic

please hp help i fall in love with this laptop

my phone number is 009966504551414

 

by LE November

DEAR HP CEO

   I AM MR PAUL,COME FROM MALAYSIA.I HAVE SEE YOUR BRAND NEW HP ENVY SPECTRE XT 17.3 WINDOWS 8 TOUCH ENABLED+LEAP MOTION HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Special Edition 360 Product Rotation.SO THIS LAPTOP IS BEST FOR ME TO DO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP,ILLUSTRATOR,AFTER EFFECTS,MULTIMEDIA&OTHERS.BUT,ON OUR MALAYSIA.THERE IS NO 17.3 INCH OF HP SPECTRE ENVY 17 LEAP MOTION WITH TOUCH SCREEN.YET,THE RELEASE TIME IS 16 OCTOBER.I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS FOR THE HP SPECIAL TECHS.

by 883805 December

I fall in love with computer since the first time i see it i get anew one its wonderfull device

 

i advise every one to get this device thnx hp hp is apetiful world

 

sorry for wrong spelling my english is not so good

by 883805 December
I weated around 4 months untill its came to saudi arabia im the first one in my country get this computer beleve me every body its worth every dollar you bay to get this computer
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