Dre beats laptops: HP Envy 14 Beats Audio Laptop with Monster Dr. Dre Solo Headphones

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HP Envy 14 Beats Audio Laptop with Monster Dr. Dre Solo Headphones

Through a unique collaboration with music industry innovator Dr. Dre and InterScope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine, Hewlett Packard presents the Envy 14-2160SE 14.5″ Beats Edition Notebook Computer. With a brushed aluminum top cover and a black soft-touch surface threaded throughout the body, this HP Beats Edition notebook takes center stage. The full size island-style keyboard is backlit in Beats signature red to add to the sleek design. Built-in Beats Audio and integrated speakers produce amazing sound with studio-quality music so you can listen to songs the way the artist intended you to.

The 14.5″ HD BrightView Infinity LED-backlit display provides exceptional brightness and color gamut for optimal image quality. It boosts a 1366 x 768 native resolution, thanks to the AMD Radeon HD 6630 graphics processing unit (GPU). With a mini-DisplayPort and a HDMI port, you’ll be able to output video signals to a larger external display, such as a monitor or an HDTV. If you would rather go wirelessly, built-in Intel WiDi technology enables you to wirelessly stream your music, photos and videos and other PC content to an HDTV. A compatible TV adapter is sold separately and is required.

This system is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5-2430M processor. It also has 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a total of 830GB (80GB mSATA SSD + 750GB 7200rpm HDD) of hard drive storage, a slot-loading SuperMulti DVD burner, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with WiDi support, a digital media card reader, integrated webcam and microphone. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Beats Audio
Whether you’re into rap, rock, dance or pop, this HP Beats Edition notebook lets you experience music the way your favorite artists intended you to. Hear the difference with superb playback that minimizes background noise and separates the crisp highs, distinct lows and subtle mids. Turn up the volume without muddying the sound, thanks to Beats Audio software that maintains fidelity as the energy goes up. Access the Beats Audio Console to customize your mix with a powerful, easy-to-use equalizer. Bump up the bass with a single keystroke (Fn + B). Further immerse yourself in the sound with Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones.

A Display of Excellence
The 14.5″ HD BrightView Infinity LED-backlit display of this HP notebook provides an exceptional viewing experience with full-screen views of HD content through the clean, edge-to-edge glass screen. The AMD Radeon HD 6630 graphics processing unit (GPU) has 1GB of dedicated memory and can use the system memory to provide up to a total of 3045MB graphics memory. With a 1366 x 768 native resolution, subtle yet significant refinements elevate the your viewing experience

Powerful Performance
This HP Beats Edition notebook features a 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2430M processor, which uses its dual cores to produce a CPU speed of 2. 40GHz. With the help of Intel Turbo Boost technology, the Core i5-2430M can overclock its quad cores to a CPU speed of 3.00GHz for ultimate performance. With 6GB of DDR3 RAM, this HP notebook provides smooth multi-tasking and fast video rendering. It can also be upgraded to a maximum RAM capacity of 16GB via its 2 DIMM memory slots

Going Green in Style
Enjoy an etched aluminum finish with carbon relic on this HP notebook. The sleek design will leave your onlookers in awe while making others green with envy. Speaking of green, this HP notebook 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

Stay Connected
Now you can enjoy the best online experience possible with a 10/100/1000 Ethernet jack, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. A built-in HP TrueVision HD Webcam with an integrated 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. With a total of 5.5 hours of run time, you can stay connected while on the go

Tough Enough
HP notebooks are engineered to meet select US Department of Defense standards for equipment used in combat to help ensure they survive extreme conditions for high temperature, humidity, shock and vibration. Before releasing this HP notebook for consumer use, it was put through a minimum of 140 tests in order to ensure it can outlasts the rigors of daily life.

With Beats Solo, you’ll hear every sonic detail the musicians and recording engineers laid down in the studio. Deep bass. Hard hitting drums. Bold midrange. And clean, undistorted highs. All in a comfortable fit you can wear for hours.

Compact Design Perfect While on the Move
Solos are compact and incredibly lightweight and ready for your active lifestyle, gym work out, or frequent travel. The tri-fold design allows Solos to fit into the included compact carrying case. With Beats Solos getting a great music experience has never been easier.

Ear Cushion A Natural Fit
With Solos, you feel the music, not the headphones. Plush, on-ear cushions comfort your ears and form an acoustic seal that keeps the sound in and noise out.

Solo HD RED Control TalkControlTalk: The Ultimate in iPod® and iPhone™ Control and iPhone/Music Phone Hands-Free Calling
With the built-in ControlTalk remote on the Beats Solo™ headphone cable, you get on-cable control of your music, as well as easy, high quality hands-free calling. You’ll enjoy quick-access music playback control, like volume, play/pause and tracking, without having to dig for your iPod or iPhone. Plus, the high-grade mic and high-resolution, sound-isolating headphones all combine to let you hear and be heard much more clearly—and conveniently—than you ever could with your iPhone to your ear.

HP DV6-6c35dx Entertainment PC with Beats by Dr. Dre Laptop Review

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When I read the specs of this laptop my first thought was “Wow… now THAT is a powerhouse machine!” And it lives up to my expectations…mostly. The HP dv6 with Beats by Dr. Dre is certainly made to impress. This laptop is very stylish with a 15.6″ screen, speaker *bar* nestled under the LCD, and fingerprint reader. A couple of years ago a machine of this caliber probably would have cost three times the price. But at only $579.99 this one fits the budget nicely.

Since receiving this laptop, it has become my primary machine. I have really put it to the test. The way I work I very often have 5 or more programs open at one time. And it is not unusual for me to run 2 different web browsers with several tabs open in each. Right now my Chrome browser has 17 tabs open. 😐 The HP dv6-6c35dx handles it all without much problem. The problems that I do have I blame on the software. I swear both Chrome and Firefox have issues these days. Anyway… with 6gb of RAM I run into no problems multi-tasking.

The included fingerprint reader allows you to log in to your computer with just a swipe of the finger. And using the included HP SimplePass 2012 software you can use it to log in to commonly used websites securely.

Fingerprint Reader


Full Specifications

Product Name dv6-6c35dx
US Product Number A6Y53UA
Microprocessor 2. 5GHz/1.6GHz VISION A8 Technology from AMD with AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M Accelerated Processor
Microprocessor Cache 4MB L2 Cache
Memory 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
Memory Max Maximum supported = 16GB
Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6620G Discrete-Class Graphics
Video Memory Up to 3061MB total graphics memory
Hard Drive 640GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Multimedia Drive SuperMulti DVD burner
Display 15. 6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366×768)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Sound Beats Audio with 4 speakers
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
Pointing Device Touchpad with on/off button. Illuminated LED touchpad border: press fn + space to turn on or off.
PC Card Slots
  • Digital media card reader for Secure Digital and Multimedia cards
External Ports
  • 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • 2 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 VGA (15-pin)
  • 1 RJ-45 (LAN)
  • 2 Headphone-out
  • 1 Microphone-in
Dimensions 14.88″ (L) x 9.71″ (W) x 1.23″ (min H) -1.39″ (max H)
Weight 6.01 lbs
  • Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
  • Power-on password
  • Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
  • 65W AC adapter
  • 6-cell 55WHr lithium-ion battery
ID Mech Description HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphoneHP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader


Stand-out Features

The features that make it stand out most for me are the quad-core AMD A8 processor, 6GB of RAM (upgradeable to 8gb), 4 USB ports (most laptops have 3), and fingerprint reader.  The AMD A8-3520M APU with Radeon HD graphics runs at 1.6GHz. And a big plus for me, unlike my older 17″ HP machine, this one stays pretty cool to the touch. Also, unlike some laptops that have switched to now having only an HDMI port, this one has both an HDMI and VGA port so you should have no problem hooking it up to an older projector. It also offers 2 headphone jacks so that you can share the music with a friend, or send the audio to another device. This is awesome for DJs. Also, the chrome finished speaker bar is an attractive addition.

Speaker Bar

At 1366×768 resolution, the 15.6 inch screen does not have as much real estate as my 17″ with 1600 x 1200 resolution, but it is still good. Graphics and video are crisp and clean. The glossy screen makes everything awesome and bright, although it is hard to see in bright light situations.


  • Fast AMD A8 Process
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 640GB Hard Drive
  • Beats Audio
  • Has both HDMI & VGA out


  • Sometimes the finger printer reader does not “wake up” after sleep mode. This happens a couple of times a week. I walk away from the computer and when I come back and hit a button to wake it up the fingerprint reader light never starts blinking and will not register my swipe, so I have to log in manually. There is a fix offered on HP’s website. I am going to give it a try and see if it fixes my problem.   UPDATE (4/26): I did as the HP website suggested and all is now good with the fingerprint reader. YAYY!!
  • I have also had a problem a couple of times with screen flicker. It is not clear just yet if it might be due to a driver issue. It has not happened in a couple of weeks. But, right at the top of my screen a white line shows up and flickers all the way across.
  • I am not impressed by the sound in this laptop. Yes, it has Beats Audio. BUT… when put up against a Toshiba laptop that I have here with Dolby Advanced Audio, the Toshiba blows it away. The sound is good when wearing headphones, but not when playing from the built-in speakers.

At under $600 this laptop is the perfect choice for someone needing a portable powerhouse or even a desktop replacement. It is also the perfect machine for a college student that needs something portable, but something that can also stand up to heavy use in their room. Check out the array of great HP laptops available at Best Buy.

Click the picture to be taken to Best Buy’s listing for this machine.

Disclosure: I received the HP DV6 laptop as part of my involvement in the AMD Tech Moms program. All opinions are my own.

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Kris McDonald is Chicago mom to 2 sets of twins, wife, photography nut, gadget addict, travel addict, and tech blogger who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She figured out a while ago that she was destined to be really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that. Read More…

To laptop Dr. Dre will join other producers

October 13, 2009, 12:33

To laptop Dr.

Dre will join other producers

Notebook development by Dr. Dre and Hewlett-Packard are being tapped by Kanye West, Pharrell and Timbaland.

Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovin and Dr. Dre turned to a range of renowned producers such as Kanye West, Pharrell and Timbaland to help refine Dr. Dre x HP Envy.

Unofficially dubbed the “Mac killer”, the laptop features a cutting-edge design and comes with an outstanding audio system that will require consultation from popular beatmakers to fine-tune.

For some reason it seems that an intelligent sound engineer would have coped with the task just as well, but then they wouldn’t write about it in the news, right?

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Play with computer for free full screen online

Nowadays, intellectual entertainment is becoming a rarity, which is why we are especially glad to welcome you to the chess site. Here you can play chess online for free with a computer in full screen, fight with real people, try classic or smart chess. Any of these options will give you real pleasure. You will discover more and more secrets of the ancient game and develop mental skills. Have a good game!

Chess is a game that is popular all over the world. And now it’s even more affordable – you don’t even need to purchase a board and figurine set. It is enough to have access to the Internet – and you can play chess with a computer for free see. Considering that most people have a PC or laptop, and access to the network is most often unlimited or with a large supply of traffic, this is very convenient and profitable.

Play online chess with a computer for free

People often ask – is it possible to play online chess with a computer for free? Yes, sure! And you can do it right on our website. By the way, in many respects because of this, many fans just prefer to fight with an electronic monster. The program is ready to play with anyone and as much as you like, because it is designed to work for the benefit of humanity. Accordingly, it is very convenient to use it for training and practicing some tricks. For example, you can test the options you are interested in in a game with a computer before puzzle your friend with them.

However, you should not stop only at playing chess with a computer, because it is much more interesting to fight with protein opponents, that is, living people. They always play unpredictably, they can be caught in a trap, and finally, discuss the game after it is over. You lose all this when playing against a soulless electronic monster. However, it’s up to you to choose here, and tastes differ. We further want to dwell on some points that may be useful to you.

If you have not tried to play chess with a computer, then you definitely think whether this idea is worth it. Still, this is not a party with a person and not live communication, which also has its advantages. But many people like this idea. In the course of the game, it quickly becomes clear that playing chess with a computer is no easier or more boring than with a live player, and in many cases it is even more interesting. The fact is that it is not so easy to beat the machine: it “holds” a huge amount of information in memory and analyzes it in a very short time. As a result, you have a very strong opponent in front of you.

But there is no need to get upset and think that the outcome is a foregone conclusion. If you are going to play chess with a computer, you can choose the level of difficulty. Depending on the program, there may be more than three or even five. Thus, you not only have fun and kill time, but also learn: starting from a simple or intermediate level, over time you can reach the maximum and play chess with a computer under the most stringent conditions.

Along with the game level you can choose:

  • the color of the pieces – and hence the sequence of moves;
  • starting position: standard, free, chosen opening;
  • features of time control.

In the latter case, you choose the time for a move, a game, or a variant without control. That is, you can play chess with a computer for free initially on those conditions that are interesting and suitable for you. This means that the chances of winning will be quite high – and certainly they do not boil down to the fact that only the machine will win.

Playing chess with a computer for free is a great entertainment that is available to people of different ages, professions and occupations. It is pleasant to spend time behind such a game for both a schoolboy and a mature person, and even a pensioner.

Moreover, if you decide to play chess with a computer and not with a live opponent, you can do it absolutely at any time. It does not depend on the time zone, time of day or night. You won’t have to wait long for someone to be free to keep you company. The computer is always ready to work – you just need to select the conditions of the “battle” and tune in to the winning mood. And you can repeat the game until you get bored – you can interrupt in the middle of the process, not caring at all that you can offend or upset someone with such behavior. And if you want to play chess in full screen with your computer all day long, no one will deny you this pleasure. And it’s also very convenient.

Online chess with a computer

Very often, sites that provide access to various games announce that their offer is free and available to everyone, but they ask you to register on the site. In fact, there is nothing terrible or difficult in this if personal data is not requested. And anyone can spend a few minutes and enter their email. Sometimes, after registration, you can play chess online with a computer on more interesting terms. For example, in this case, the site disables advertising for registered users or provides additional tools that can be used to play.

If such an offer is not relevant for you, you can always play chess with a computer without registration. Discomfort in this case is minimal – for example, you need to endure a small advertisement. But this will not affect the process of the game itself, especially in a drastic way. You will still be able to play chess against the computer, get statistics, adjust the game settings and perform a host of other tasks.

Many sites offer not only to play chess in full screen for free and without registration with a computer – they organize fights between different users. If you still want to interact with a person, there will be no difficulties with this. True, in most situations you will not see your opponent, but you will know that on the other side of the screen is not a mathematical algorithm, but also a living brain that can make mistakes and show imperfection. But even under this condition, you can play chess for free and without registration – it all depends on the resource you bet on.

How can I play chess for free?

Even if you plan to play chess on your computer, it doesn’t have to be done only at home. This option is perfect for a lunch break at work – spend an hour with the maximum benefit for your brain. Developing and at the same time being distracted from routine affairs, you will receive an incredible boost of vivacity, energy, you will be able to switch, so that later you can perform work tasks with renewed vigor.

Use this opportunity to have fun with your friends. You can gather at someone’s house and play chess with a computer in turn or collectively. It will be even more interesting. In the first case, you can arrange a tacit competition, and offer some interesting prize to the one who beats the computer in chess. If the game is a collective game, you can simply test yourself for the possibilities – start chess of a more complex level and try to defeat the computer together. This pastime is also suitable for the whole family: connect parents, children, wife or husband, brother or sister to the task – everyone who likes to think and solve logical problems will be happy to play chess with a computer.

Chess with a computer for free and without registration

This game will help you if you are not in the mood and want to be distracted by something interesting. You can watch the series, but it is unlikely to bring any benefit. And chess in full screen with a computer is a solution that will justify itself right away. Such a game is also suitable in difficult periods of life, when you need to concentrate, but because of the nerves this does not work out. Two or three games of chess online – and you can already solve some problems with a higher level of efficiency.

On a working day, during weekends, vacations or holidays – chess with a computer online and for free will be an excellent choice. You can also turn on the game on your mobile device while you are on the road (on a train, on a bus) – it is only important to have constant access to the Internet and equipment with a good battery charge.

Chess is development, safe excitement, as well as an opportunity in any situation to distract from other topics or tasks that are already boring.

Of course, you can play chess with a computer without registration, but it is much more convenient to go through this simple procedure. This will greatly facilitate your use of the sites. You can save your progress, get a chess player rating, and unlock new options. Do not put off this step for later, because registration will take you just a couple of minutes. It is enough to indicate:

  • your e-mail;
  • original nickname;
  • password to enter the account.

Level for playing chess with a computer

Many beginners find it difficult to determine their level in order to play chess with a computer more comfortably. The easiest way is to play several games at different levels. It is in the practical game that it becomes obvious which chess engine will become your partner and assistant. Perhaps you have already performed 1 rank in chess before, then play with the computer at the same strength or a little weaker.

Complicated chess when playing with a computer

We have already discussed this in the previous paragraph. The service allows you to set exactly the level that suits you specifically. Just figure out the settings so that the program will act according to your playing strength. The problem is that many users simply state: “I want to play chess for free with a computer here and now.” At the same time, they do not even bother to go through an elementary educational program and deal with the rules. Don’t repeat their mistakes.

Chess for beginners with a computer

Some people think that playing chess with a computer is a bad idea for beginners. Not at all. Of course, beginners should not perceive the program as a real competitor, but the machine can be an excellent simulator for you. It is with the help of artificial intelligence that you will hone your own skills.

Play chess with a computer in full screen

I would like to give some advice on how to play chess with a computer in full screen. These recommendations are especially useful for beginners who are just mastering this ancient game. But if you have already been seriously engaged, but have not tried your hand at fighting the machine, this note will also be useful to you.

Tips for playing chess with a computer

  • The computer often plays according to a pattern, so try to remember what mistakes it makes right away. In subsequent games, you will surely be able to come to the same position and easily beat him.
  • Be sure to analyze the games you have played, as this will help you improve your skill level. If you have questions about any position, then take a screenshot of the screen and drop the link to the image in the chat (just above this article), chess master will definitely explain everything to you.
  • The strength of the game of the computer program can be set manually, so that after the first games you can easily evaluate your skills and compete with an equal opponent in the future. So it’s much more interesting than if you played much stronger or weaker than your opponent.
  • do not be upset after defeats, because every person makes mistakes. Experienced chess players endure failures much easier, because they understand that in this game a winner and a loser are necessarily determined. Consider them as a reason to brush up on your knowledge, for example, by watching video tutorials on openings and chess traps, which are collected in large numbers on our portal.
  • try to play with the computer only in your free time so that chess does not interfere with your work and other activities. In addition, this is such a game that requires special concentration to win.

How the game is technically implemented depends largely on the site. There are sites where the virtual whiteboard is small – and this is not convenient for all users. But there are resources where you can turn on chess in full screen and play with the computer as conveniently as possible.

When the screen is rotated when playing chess, you have a better view of what is happening, not distracted by other images or text on the monitor. This makes it much more efficient to focus on the process. This is especially true for those people who have some vision problems. For them, the ability to play chess with a computer in full screen is very important.

Why should I play chess regularly?

Playing chess with a computer is not exactly an opportunity to somehow kill time, spend it on something interesting. The fact is that such a game (even in a virtual format) brings a lot of benefits to players, for example:

  • Teaches logical thinking. A good chess player thinks through his steps for a long time ahead. This means that he not only keeps the current situation in mind, but also builds several options for the future. To do this, you need to be able to concentrate, not be distracted by extraneous things.
  • Increases the level of attention. If you decide to play chess with a computer (for free and without registration), then you should know that a cold-blooded opponent is against you. The computer is not distracted, not upset – it has absolutely no emotions. This suggests that you also need to control yourself and avoid unnecessary emotional outbursts, and also not pay attention to everything that is happening around. This situation trains much-needed concentration.
  • Teaches perseverance, consistency. If you sit down to play chess with a computer, then prepare in advance for the fact that if you lose, it will be to a “soulless” machine. Your pride is unlikely to be hurt, as is the case with a person. You see the goal and go to it without being distracted by your inner feelings, expectations, resentment and other manifestations. As a result, you learn to work on a specific task, discarding everything superfluous. This strategy can then be used in life and achieve great success in different areas of life.

It is interesting that you can start playing chess with a computer at any age. If you’re in your 30s, 40s, or even 50s, but you’ve never been into this sort of thing, it’s time to start. The plasticity of the brain is developed gradually, so with due diligence at any age, you can reach a very high level and win even against a machine that is not subject to human weaknesses.

To play chess on your computer in full screen, just a few clicks are enough.