The ENVY 15-j030us 15.6" Notebook Computer from Hewlett Packard has a glass fiber chassis, complete with silky soft-touch paint in a natural silver finish. The island-style keyboard features a numeric keypad and comfortable typing. The HP Clickpad supports multi-touch gestures, which makes navigating through Windows 8 a more intuitive experience.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M processor. It also has 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 640GB 5400rpm hard drive, a multi-format digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel WiDi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in quad speakers with dual subwoofers utilizing Beats Audio technology.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
HP ENVY 15
Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel i5 Performance
The HP ENVY 15 houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3230M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.6GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.2GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently
15.6" HD BrightView LED-Backlit Display
The 15.6" HD widescreen display features LED backlight technology, which has lower power consumption and better energy efficiency than their CCFL counterparts. The screen also has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. With this resolution, you'll be able to play 720p HD content natively without upscaling. You can also output video to an external display, such as an HDTV, via the HDMI port
HP sound engineers collaborated with Dr. Dre, will.i.am and InterScope Records founder Jimmy Iovine to deliver a studio quality audio experience on a notebook computer. Exclusive to HP computers, this notebook has integrated speakers with built-in Beats Audio technology. Beats Audio improves sound quality by eliminating electronic background noise, going from mute to maximum volume without flattening out the sound, adding powerful amplifiers for full-bodied sound and a bass boost button for to increase the volume even more. Beats Audio lets you hear and feel the music just as the artist intended
Intel Wireless Display
The HP ENVY 15 has an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3230M processor, which supports Intel Wireless Display (WiDi). WiDi allows you to display what is on your ENVY 15's screen to an external WiDi-compatible display wirelessly. You'll need the latest drivers and firmware updates on both your ENVY 15 and the display you want to output video to. Some HDTVs come with WiDi built-in while others may require a WiDi TV adapter
Access the Internet with a fast wired connection using the 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack. If you want to go wireless, you can use 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth support allows you to connect Bluetooth-compatible devices, such as a Bluetooth mouse, to your ENVY 15 wirelessly. A built-in HP TrueVision HD Webcam with an integrated digital microphone puts you face-to-face with friends or colleagues. Capture high quality HD videos or photos and send them to friends or post them on Facebook directly
Going Green in Style
Enjoy a glass fiber chassis with a natural silver finish on the HP ENVY 15. The HP ENVY 15 is Energy Star certified and EPEAT Silver registered for excellent energy efficiency. It also has a mercury-free LED display, arsenic-free display glass, and free recycling for your old computer hardware to promote a green, eco-friendly lifestyle
HP provides you with several unique technologies to keep your ENVY 15 running efficiently:
HP CoolSense keeps your notebook cool
HP ProtectSmart keeps your notebook's hard drive safe from accidental bumps and bruises
HP SimplePass allows you to access online accounts with just a swipe of a finger
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it