Envy is Good

first_img 1 min read This story appears in the March 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » February 16, 2010 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Laptop engineers and designers spent much of last year trying to outdo the Apple MacBook Pro. That’s what happens when a machine aimed at business professionals sets a new standard for performance and style. Few challengers have come close, but you can make a pretty good argument for the HP Envy 15. It’s a classy chassis: a thin, 5-pound-or-so unit with a somewhat psychedelically patterned top that’s toned down by cool, businesslike gunmetal shading. Performance-wise, it’s a laptop that surpasses many desktop PCs, with world-beating processing speed from Intel’s 1.6 GHz Core i7 chip, along with a 6 GB DDR3 memory, 500 GB, 7,200 RPM hard drive fronted by Windows 7. Still, seamless multitasking has a price: $1,800 for starters. Also, that i7 sucker runs hot, which means your in-flight tray table would be a better place to set it down than in your lap–unless heat is, you know, your thing. Enroll Now for Freelast_img

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