Released last autumn, HP's ENVY 14 Beats Edition laptop is finally stepping its game up and adopting Intel's Sandy Bridge-flavored Huron River platform. This upgrade hasn't been made official by HP but it's pretty much confirmed by Amazon who's actually selling the 'new' mobile PC.
The up-to-date ENVY 14 Beats Edition packs a 14.5-inch (1366 x 768) LED backlit display, makes use of the HP CoolSense technology, and features a black aluminum finish with soft-touch surfaces, a backlit keyboard, and of course a Beats Audio-enhanced sound system.
Spec wise, HP's machine boasts a 2.3 GHz Core i5-2410M processor, 6GB of RAM, a 750GB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a Radeon HD 6630 1GB graphics card (a switchable graphics function is included), a DVD writer, a webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and a battery enabling up to 6.25 hours of operation.
The 2011 edition ENVY 14 Beats Edition also has WiDi (Wireless Display) capabilities, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Those interested can get it via this page for $1,050 .