HP Envy 14-2020NR
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 14-2020NR
Source: Digital Trends
There’s no one area where this laptop obviously excels. While it gives the Sony Vaio C Series a run for its money on performance, it did score slightly slower overall. Though reasonably portable, it’s a far cry from the Asus U36JC. Using the keyboard and touchpad is pleasurable, but Apple’s MacBooks have a clear edge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
It's been thirteen months since we first reviewed the Envy 14 and while that's dog years in the gadget world, we're still pretty pleased with the thing, though we'd be exaggerating at this point if we said we were smitten. On the one hand, its well built, beautiful design hasn't changed and frankly, most competitors haven't delivered anything as memorable in this size / price class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2011
The HP Envy 14 aims to compete with the Apple MacBook, so the 14-inch model has a slick metal chassis and backlit keyboard. Adjusted to balanced power profile the HP Envy 14 musters four-and-a-half hours, not enough to justify the extra weight of its 8-cell battery. The slim-fit extended-life battery add-on adds two hours to that, but also adds more weight and expense.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2011
Source: PC World
The Envy 14 is competent or better in every regard, but a near-miss in its attempt (by its name) to invoke one of the seven deadly sins. It's good, but not great-looking; fast, but not the fastest; and full-featured, but not spectacular ergonomically. It's pricey, but not out of line with similarly configured all-purpose laptops. It would be a good purchase on sale.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
There was already a lot to like about the HP Envy 14, including a bright display, elegant design, and Beats Audio. Now you get speedier Core i5 performance, beefier switchable graphics, and a clickpad that's easier to use. Just as important, our configuration costs a very reasonable $1,079, which is $120 less than the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The battery life could be better--and the design is still a bit hefty for a 14-incher--but overall the Envy 14 is a great premium notebook with an affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techreview Source
Performance with the HP Envy 14 is quite admirable, but not the best out there. Multitasking and watching HD video was no problem for this laptop, however, and gave us good results. Gaming was rated good, but only with the discrete graphics enabled. Battery life is very good at about 5-5.5 hours of life, but this is while using the integrated graphics. Expect to get about 1.5-2 hours less if you use the ATI HD graphics instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The HP Envy 14 (Sandy Bridge) marks a clear improvement for the Envy line, and the newer Intel processor provides performance that will meet the needs of most any consumer. When weighed against the competition, however, this HP premium laptop may wind up feeling a bit envious itself, as it's outperformed by competitors in most every area. Given its slim power adapter, generous warranty, and genuinely useful software it's still a solid laptop, but you can get better all-around performance from our Editors' Choice, the Asus U46E-BAL5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
The past couple of generations of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops from Apple have focused on improving the internal components while keeping the high-design exterior largely the same. much-needed update to its internal components makes HP's Envy 14 one of the best high-end laptops for those looking for a PC with the flair of a MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
The ENVY 14 is a well-designed multimedia laptop with great performance and only a few flaws.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Computer Shopper
Unless you are after a massive desktop replacement, the HP Envy 14 is nearly the perfect entertainment laptop. Its 14.5-inch display isn’t as expansive as 15.6- or 17.3-inch models, and its resolution, while capable of 720p playback, falls short of 1080p. HP retains its gorgeous design while improving the components, software bundle, and warranty. This laptop is sure to please any media maven.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 94%
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.
AMD Radeon HD 6630M: Successor of the slow clocked (low power) versions of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
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This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
81.13%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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