Electronics & Computers

HP Embeds Leap Motion Technology in Notebook

September 24, 2013

The HP ENVY17 Leap Motion Special Edition, which incorporates the revolutionary gesture-recognition technology and Airspace app platform, is scheduled to be available this fall, sporting a new micro sensor that opens broad potential for future form factors.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA /Marketwired/ -- Leap Motion, the company providing a revolutionary new 3D motion control technology for people to play, create, and explore with their hands in the air, has launched phase two of its product roadmap—embedding into other devices. Today, HP announced the HP ENVY17 Leap Motion Special Edition (SE), the world's first notebook PC embedded with Leap Motion's revolutionary technology and its Airspace app platform. Going on sale in the next few weeks, the notebook uses new micro sensor technology from Leap Motion that allows for a wide range of integrations in future HP form factors.

The HP ENVY17 Leap Motion SE will go on sale first in select U.S. retailers, then around the world and online. It will retail for a starting price of $1049.99. HP will deliver these PCs pre-loaded with Leap Motion's Airspace Home and a bundle of selected apps designed for Leap Motion. The integration in notebook computers offers a seamless user experience. To turn Leap Motion's technology on and off, users select function+space bar.

A video preview is available online.

The Leap Motion integration into the HP ENVY17 marks an industry milestone, as the first PC notebook with built-in 3D motion control capabilities. To achieve this, Leap Motion designed a new micro sensor that has a height of just 3.5 mm, "smaller than any 3D motion control technology on the market."

"HP integrating Leap Motion's technology so rapidly pushes the industry forward to offer users more innovative computing options," said Michael Buckwald, co-founder and CEO of Leap Motion. "With our new micro sensor, there's tremendous opportunity to integrate into other form factors like keyboards, smartphones, tablets, head-mounted displays, and more. This is the next step for our company, with tremendous potential for the future."

"The Leap Motion team has developed incredible technology that fundamentally changes how consumers interact with digital content," said Ron Coughlin, Senior Vice President of HP's Consumer PC and Services Group. "We are excited to be the first to embed Leap Motion's technology in a PC, and our collaboration with Leap Motion is just one example of how HP is innovating and defining the next-generation computing experience."

Leap Motion's technology allows people to play, create, explore, and learn with their computers through natural hand and finger movements. The company launched its first product, the Leap Motion Controller, in July around the world. Since then, the Airspace Store has grown to more than 100 titles, and people have downloaded more than 1 million apps.

About Leap Motion
Leap Motion Inc. provides a revolutionary new way for people to play, create, explore, and learn with their computers. Leap Motion's proprietary technology, invented by co-founder David Holz, can track the in-air movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with incredible accuracy and no visible latency. The Leap Motion Controller is a small USB device available for $79.99. Leap Motion's technology, including its Airspace platform for apps, has been embedded into a notebook computer by HP, and can easily embed into other consumer and enterprise hardware.

Leap Motion and Airspace are trademarks of Leap Motion Inc.

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