HP Envy 14-k008tx Sleekbook
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 14-k008tx Sleekbook
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2013
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
The HP Envy 14-k008tx Sleekbook is part of the ultra stylish HP Envy line. With a name like Sleekbook, it clearly announces the thin frame of this 14 inch device. It is a variation of the Ultrabook title, which is owned by Intel. HP have opted to use the word Sleekbook, because under the hood, are AMD chips. Though there are plenty of Ultrabooks that would measure less at the premium end of the range, this device is reasonably slim for a mid-range device. In terms of performance, the AMD chip will likely prove worthy of most moderate to moderately demanding tasks, though this machine will not be a good choice for gaming, unless for the most casual games. The price of this device is quite low before optional upgrades are added, which should make this an attractive choice for some users.
Covered in brushed metal on almost every surface, with audio powered by Beats Audio, this should be low-key and yet satisfactorily stylish for most users. The keyboard is backlit, and the clickable touchpad has the look of stainless steel. There are plenty of ports with an ethernet port, HDMI out, microphone and headphone jacks, three USB ports and an SD card slot. Unfortunately only one of the USB ports is USB 3.0. The storage space can be configured. The standard machine comes with an ample 320 GB HDD, with an option to choose an SSD upgrade. The screen is a decent 1366 x 768 resolution screen, which should look fine at this small size. Overall, this is a decent mid-range machine that seems well rounded and should prove to be a sturdy work horse, and decent entertainment machine, for a good price.
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.
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91.5%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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