HP Envy 14-1195ea


HP Envy 14-1195eaNotebook: HP Envy 14-1195ea (Envy 14 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 14.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 62.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Envy 14-1195ea

50% HP Envy 14 Beats Edition (14-1195ea) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Though it's undeniably a stylish and attractive machine which has plenty of power even for a fairly intense workload, the HP Envy 14 14-1195ea Beats Edition doesn't excel enough in any area to justify its ridiculously high price, and the inclusion of the sub-par Beats Solo headphones doesn't help.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 90%
70% HP ENVY 14-1195ea Beats Edition review
Source: Pocket Lint English
All that metal adds to the weight; at 2.58kg it feels like you're carrying a 15-inch laptop, but without the screen resolution. This is on the borderline of what we'd call portable and the short battery life only emphasises that. The price might also make you think twice. It isn’t quite a full-on gaming system or a pro audio setup, although it’s packed with goodies. With this specification, the HP Envy 14 Beats Edition is much more like a mobile powerhouse for heavy professional users who still want a stylish system than a general multimedia laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy 14 Beats Edition review
Source: PC Advisor English
The HP Envy 14 Beats Edition is a solid enough 14.5in notebook, spruced up here to appeal to a younger audience. Yet we can't help feeling that Hewlett Packard is playing the trendy dad, not really understanding the youth generation so instead buying in credibility with the heavily trademarked Dr Dre name. As a laptop, the HP Envy 14 Beats Edition has reasonably quick performance and good gaming credentials, but the quad-core processor means it gets warmer than brethren with newer Core i5 chips, and battery life suffers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% HP Envy 14-1195ea Beats Edition review
Source: CNet English
If you read our review of the HP Envy 14 and thought to yourself, "Hmm. I like it, but it looks like a laptop for fusty old losers with no appreciation for skull-exploding bass," then we have a real treat for you. If you're after a stylish desktop replacement machine, this is a cool twist on the Envy line of laptops. The trackpad is quite annoying though, and there's no Blu-ray player on board, so think carefully before throwing down your notes
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

HP Envy 14
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/25/2010



With everything getting slimmer, HP's Envy 14 Spectre is one of the reincarnations of ultrabooks by HP. Previous laptops which fell into Intel’s specification for ultrabooks were enclosed in either a 11” or 13” inch body. Only recently, we’ve been seeing new variations of these premium laptops.

The unique touch to this 14” HP envy Spectre would be its tough glass-covered design, which makes it not only stylish but also stays cool. Whilst Dell has used the Corning's scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass for the display of its XPS 13z and 14 ultrabooks, HP has goon a step further by covering the entire display, lid and arm rest with this glass. It feels durable and sleek at the same time. However, all this comes with a price, which is the slightly heavier feel to it but still remains lighter than many other laptops.

For a slim 14-inch ultrabook body, it comes with most requirements that are expected for a regular 14 “laptop. The available ports and the Beats powered audio system is certainly sufficient to cater for a regular mainstream use. Another major feature which sets it apart from the rest is it’s built in NFC chip. The near feel communication technology has already made its way through smart phones and it could potentially facilitate laptop users as well for wireless data transfer purposes. The multitouch touchpad also feels very responsive for a Windows laptop by far. The only downside to this ultrabook would be the asking price. A similarly equipped Dell XPS 14 ultrabook would cost at least €200 lesser.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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62.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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» Toshiba Satellite L650-1NC
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» Sony Vaio VPC-EB3M1E
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
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» Acer Aspire 5943G-5464G50Bnss
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» Toshiba Satellite L655-1K0
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-59-054998
Core i3 370M, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQ
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.536 kg
» Acer Aspire 5942G-746G64Mnbk
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» Toshiba Satellite L670D-14K
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Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)