's dedicated Voodoo PC line pretty much in the tank (or just
phased out), it looks like Dr. Dre will be stepping in to fill the
superstar void. Both Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have jointly worked with
HP in order to issue the HP Beats
Limited Edition notebook, which is
little more than a highly styled ENVY 15 with a thing for multimedia.
The HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook features a sleek, piano
black, high-gloss finish and signature Beats design as found in the
"Beats by Dr. Dre" line of headphones, and while specifics are scant,
we're told that the audio capabilities on this notebook far exceeds
those found on rivals. As expected, the machine comes with something a
little extra that only music-heads will love: Native Instruments’
Traktor LE software and Audio 2 DJ.
As for specs, you'll get a 15" notebook starting at 5.19lbs and
measuring 1" thick. Inside, there's an Intel Core i7 mobile CPU, an HP
BrightView LCD, Nightvision VGA webcam, an optional Slim Fit
Extended-Life Notebook Battery (giving users up to seven hours of
battery life), and an external optical drive.
HP has also launched the official machine website, and if you just has to know, it's expected to be available in the
United States on October 22 with a starting price of $2,299. Ouch!