Confirmed: New HP Envy 4 and Envy 6 Ultrabooks Leaked

Posted on 24 April 2012 by

It hasn’t been long since HP officially launched the HP Folio 13 Ultrabook and the Envy Spectre 14 Ultrabook, but it seems that they’re already working on successors so these devices. Uncovered in a thread over at NotebookReview forum was some internal HP communiqué indicating two new additions to HP’s ‘EVNY’ line, the Envy 4, and Envy 6. Evidence thus far suggests that these two new models will be Ultrabooks, likely using the current-generation Sandy Bridge platform along with discrete graphics from AMD. I was able to confirm the model numbers by tracking down some leaked official end-of-life documentation for both the Envy 4 and Envy 6:

This confirms the additions to the Envy series, but the real question is whether or not the two units will indeed be Ultrabooks (as per Intel’s criteria).

Further digging from the folks at the NotebookReview forums has purportedly resulted in specifications for the Envy 6 (6-1001x) as well as a manual which reveals an image of the Ultrabook (seen above):

  • Hardware
    • Product Name: 6-1001tx
    • US Product Number: B4P09PA
    • Microprocessor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-2467M
    • Microprocessor Cache: 3 MB L3 Cache
    • Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    • Memory Max: 2 user accessible slots
    • RAM: Supports up to 8 GB DDR3
    • Video Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    • Video Memory: 2 GB DDR3 dedicated
    • Hard Drive: 500GB (5400rpm) with Intel Smart Response and Rapid Start Technology with a 32GB SLC mSATA
    • Display: 15.6″ diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
    • Network Card: Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WLAN
    • Bluetooth
    • Sound: Beats Audio with 2 speakers and audio playback
    • PC Card Slots: Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards & Multimedia cards
  • External Ports
    • 2 USB 3.0
    • 1 USB 2.0
    • 1 HDMI
    • 1 RJ-45 / Ethernet
    • 2 Headphone-out
    • 1 Microphone-in
  • Dimensions: 37.4 x 25.28 x 1.98 cm
  • Weight Starting at 2.15 kg
  • Security Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
  • Power 4-cell Li-Ion polymer battery

Note the dimensions: 1.98cm thickness is of course 19.8mm which falls within Intel’s guidelines for Ultrabooks with displays of 14″ or larger. The weight, 2.15kb (4.7 pounds) seems quite high, but then again we’re talking about a 15.7″ display. The Envy 4’s specs have not yet been revealed in this detail, though the folks from Laptop Reviews reason that it will likely feature a 14″ screen:

The HP dv6t is a 15.6” screen laptop, as is the ENVY 6, and therefore since the HP dv4 is a 14” screen laptop we can comfortably assume the ENVY 4 will be very similar to the ENVY 6 but with a 14” screen, lighter weight and most probably thinner profile.

As they also mention, because the Envy 4 and 6 appear to be based on Sandy Bridge processors, it’s likely that we’ll see these products launch soon — HP will want to get them out the door before Sandy Bridge becomes dated… Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks will be launching soon!

via Laptop Reviews

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  • robert

    so being AMD this would be their equivalent to the ultrabook brand called ultrathin ? Or is the ultrabook being intel-inspired still the name attached to it even with amd-cpu´s ?

    it would be nice to see HP using mat-screen for a change.

    the bright screens of the folio and spectre are a dealbreaker
    for many they were for me.

    • Ben Lang

      ‘Ultrabook’ is a name trademarked by Intel. Along with that name, they have defined criteria that a device must meet to be considered an Ultrabook.

      ‘Ultrathin’ is a generic term for a notebook which is thin and light, but may not meet the criteria as Intel defined it, or might not have permission to use the term from Intel.

      Also note that the Envy 6 as shown above uses an Intel CPU. AMD is used for the discrete GPU, and thus the Envy 6 could still be considered an Ultrabook as long as it meets the other criteria.

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