Groove is in the laptop: HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition model announced

HP is to release a limited edition version of its new HP Envy 15 laptop in the US, the company has confirmed.

Called the HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook PC, the new model will be a collaboration with rapper Dr Dre, his Beats Electronics company and HP engineers.

"We found that most PCs downgrade sound to unacceptable levels and when you reduce it further to a limited platform, like an mp3, the music doesn’t stand a chance. If music is an emotion, if it sounds better, then the emotion is better" said Jimmy Iovine from Beats on the announcement.

The HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook PC will feature a Beats sound system and sport a piano black, high-gloss finish rather than the silver finish of the original model (photos), and come with a signature Beats design as found in the Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones.

It also comes with Native Instrument's Traktor LE software and Audio 2 DJ Traktor LE software with Audio 2 DJ multichannel splitter so you can get mixing out of the box.

Those who sign up for the deal will also get a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Studio High-Definition Headphones thrown in.

The HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition is expected to be available in the United States on 22 October with a starting price of $2299.