HP wants to not only make their laptop PCs powerful and easy to use, but the company also wants to have them look and feel different than any other notebooks on the market. Today, HP announced new versions of the Envy laptop and x360 convertible PCs, and all of them have real wood as part of their materials. HP says that the convertible Envy notebooks are the first ones ever release with authentic wood in their designs.
The wood on the new Envy laptops are either natural walnut or pale birch and are used for the area below the keyboard, including the top of the Microsoft Precision Touchpad that are used in all of the Envy notebooks. HP says the wood material retains its natural texture and feel, while at the same time is also highly durable. HP added that the wood used in the Envy is environmentally friendly as it comes from a sustainable forest.
The new Envy laptops come in three models. The Envy 13 features an Intel processor and natural walnut wood combined with Nightfall Black materials for the rest of the notebook. It will also be sold as an x360 convertible, with AMD processors, in your choice of either natural walnut and Nightfall Black or with the pale birch wood combined with the ceramic white material. The notebooks weight less than 2.6 pounds and will have a battery life of up to 19.5 hours.
The HP Envy 15 will be sold just as an x360 convertible notebook, with either an Intel or AMD chip. You also have the option to include either natural walnut and Nightfall Black or the pale birch wood combined with the natural silver material. Finally, there’s the large HP Envy 17 standard laptop, with Intel chips and pale birch wood and natural silver material options.
HP has yet to reveal more specific info on its new Envy notebooks, including hardware specs, prices, and release date. We will update this post when we learn more.