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HP Envy 14

Specifications

HP Envy 14Notebook: HP Envy 14 (Envy 14 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 14.5 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
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Average Score: 81.94% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 82%, features: 83%, display: 40% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Envy 14

80% HP Envy 14 review
Source: PC Advisor English

The HP Envy 14 is Hewlett Packard's rendering of a MacBook Pro, now available in 14.5in widescreen size, and with useful improvements beyond the HP Envy 13


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
70% HP Envy Beats Edition review
Source: Techradar English
HP employs the help of Dr Dre for this special edition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Envy 14 notebook review
Source: Hexus English

It's easy to fall in love with the HP Envy 14. The notebook is visually stunning, and its high-end guise is matched by a powerful internal combination of Intel's Core i5 processor and AMD's Radeon HD graphics. Usability is excellent thanks to a bright, clear display and one of the best notebook keyboards on the market, and HP has ironed out many of the issues surrounding earlier Envy models.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Hp Envy 14
Source: Wired Magazine English

Sometimes, a little identity crisis is a wonderful thing. Since acquiring Voodoo in 2006, HP has been quietly injecting the specialty gaming PC maker’s high-dollar DNA into its own mass-market machines. It’s taken some time, but the fruits of that marriage are finally ripe: an inexpensive yet fast, feature-rich, and exquisitely designed computer. HP dropped serious hardware into this box, with a 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5 processor and smoking ATI Radeon 5650 graphics card, backed up by enough RAM and hard drive space to rip a pile of movies on the quick. And all that power is ensconced in decadent luxury. The spacious island-style keyboard offers full-size arrow keys typically unheard of on laptops. The slot-loading DVD drive is smooth and responsive, battery life is great, and three USB ports keep your gear connected. Even better is the gloriously high-resolution LED-backlit display that loads up on enough pixels (1600 x 900) in its 14.5 inches to give games, movies, and photos an immersive level of realism. Finally, it’s simply beautiful to behold, with a richly textured and patterned aluminum case that looks like a custom etching. The result is a sophisticated and sleek machine that makes Envy an affordable luxury.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Computer of the year: HP Envy 14
Source: Wired Magazine English
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2010
80% HP Envy 14 Beats Edition
Source: Laptop Mag English

HP certainly got more right in the second-generation Envy 14 than it did with the 13 and 15-inch releases from last year. The $1,149 Beats Edition also shows improvement, not just in performance, but in value. For more than $300 less than the 15-inch MacBook Pro, you're getting a machine with a comparable display, better graphics, superior audio, and (some might argue) a better look. If you're willing to put up with relatively short battery life, this special edition is definitely worth the investment.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Small Business Notebook Review: The HP Envy 14
Source: Small Business Computing English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% HP Envy 14 laptop review
Source: Channel Web English

There's plenty to like about the Envy 14, not least the impressive specs and its eye-catching design. However, battery life is disappointing, as is the badly designed trackpad. Similarly, although the powerful 3D graphics card is impressive, it also adds a fair amount to the price tag and will be of limited use to most business users. That said, if portability isn't a concern and decent 3D performance is required, the Envy 14 is well worth considering.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Envy 14 laptop review
Source: Computing English

There's plenty to like about the Envy 14, not least the impressive specs and its eye-catching design. However, battery life is disappointing, as is the badly designed trackpad. Similarly, although the powerful 3D graphics card is impressive, it also adds a fair amount to the price tag and will be of limited use to most business users. That said, if portability isn't a concern and decent 3D performance is required, the Envy 14 is well worth considering.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Envy 14 laptop review
Source: V3.co.uk English
There's plenty to like about the Envy 14, not least the impressive specs and its eye-catching design. However, battery life is disappointing, as is the badly designed trackpad. Similarly, although the powerful 3D graphics card is impressive, it also adds a fair amount to the price tag and will be of limited use to most business users. That said, if portability isn't a concern and decent 3D performance is required, the Envy 14 is well worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HP ENVY 14 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP ENVY 14 is a powerful 14.5-inch gaming notebook powered by an ATI Radeon HD 5650 graphics card and Intel Core i5 processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90%
HP Envy 14 Notebook Review
Source: Techspot English
The HP Envy 14 ($1,389.99, as tested) is a competent multimedia notebook that is small and durable enough to toss in your bag and stand up against the elements. The 14.5" HD+ HP Radiance LED display is overpriced in my opinion but the switchable ATI 5650, Beats Audio and backlit island-style keyboard are all quality features. Subtract the $300 Radiance display and the Envy 14 is a much better value in my book.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2010
Rating: price: 40% display: 40%
HP Envy 14
Source: PC World English
The design of the Envy 14 seems clearly inspired by the MacBook Pro, which is a good thing. This is a powerful, attractive laptop at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2010
Rating: performance: 88% features: 86%
80% HP Envy 14
Source: CNet English
HP's high-end Envy line of laptops is one of the few bright spots for laptop design in an industry currently filled with midprice plastic boxes. With a solidly built (but slightly too heavy) aluminum and magnesium chassis and a capable collection of components, we liked the original 13- and 15-inch versions of the Envy, but they were priced out of reach for most.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%
80% HP Envy 14
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Envy 14 is the most tricked out laptop money can buy. It can scale all the way up to a quad core processor and throws in ton of features.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Envy 14 review
Source: Engadget English
Turns out, our fifth grade teacher was right: with careful revision and a bit more attention to details a once mediocre product can be turned into one of the best around. The Envy 14's superior build, head-turning design, great audio, beautiful display, and powerful organs makes it well worth $999 – and even $1,290 for our review unit's configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Envy 14
Source: Laptop Mag English
HP erred when it came out with 13- and 15-inch Envys that directly competed with Apple's MacBook Pros of the same size. However, by splitting the difference--not just in size, but price, too--the Envy 14 is a compelling Windows 7 notebook. For $500 less than the 15-inch MacBook Pro, you're getting a machine with a comparable display, better graphics, and superior audio. Needless to say, we're happy that the touchpad issues have been resolved. We just wish this notebook lasted longer on a charge without requiring a slice battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP ENVY 14 Review
Source: Slashgear English
Where Apple can afford a relatively leisurely upgrade cycle, HP is forced to compete in a far faster moving ecosystem; buyers of PC laptops are spoilt for choice, complete with some bargain-basement pricing on offer too. The ENVY 14 could be seen as HP’s attempt to push through into a premium segment that would allow them a little more breathing room, though they’ve not short-changed the buyer in the process. Apple’s extra budget goes on the nicer elements of garnish – the HP’s power adapter lacks the finesse and magnetic connector of the MacBook Pro’s, and the ENVY 14?s ports protrude from the angled edges of the chassis rather than feeling punched through a unibody – but we imagine many buyers would prefer to have the cash in the bank. It’s a balancing act, and HP has done well with it; Blu-ray is the glaring omission, but generally the HP ENVY 14 offers a strong mixture of performance, style and quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
94% HP Envy 14
Source: Computer Shopper English
When we reviewed HP’s first-generation Envy 15  last year, we were impressed with its chic, quality construction and excellent performance but disappointed with its lack of an internal optical drive and its poor battery life. The HP Envy 14 delivers top-notch performance, styling that could make a MacBook Pro fan jealous, excellent multimedia, and an awesome keyboard—all at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94%

Foreign Reviews

84% HP Envy 14
Source: PC Go - 10/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% HP Envy 14
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Series:

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.


370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» 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.


2.4 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 %

HP reviews


81.94%: 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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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HP Envy 14-1196ea
Core i7 720QM
» HP Envy 14-1100el
Core i7 720QM
» HP Envy 14-1210NR
Core i5 480M
» HP Envy 14-1114ef Beats
Core i7 720QM
» HP Envy 14-1090eo
Core i5 450M
» HP Envy 14-1050ea
Core i5 460M
» HP Envy 14-1195ea
Core i7 720QM
» HP Envy 14-10NR
Core i5 450M
» HP Envy 14-1110NR
Core i5 460M
» HP Envy 14-1010eg
Core i5 520M

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite Pro L650-1QG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7741G-5464G50Mnkk
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L650-1NC
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB3M1E
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L670-1M2
Core i5 480M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LM94-SB-570FR
Athlon II P340, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-5464G50Bnss
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3 kg
» 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
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-4190sf
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-4025ew
Phenom II X4 P920, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB3S1E/BQ
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 7540G-504G50Mi
Turion II M500, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L670D-14K
Phenom II X3 N850, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 4551G-N832G32Mn
Phenom II X3 N830, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Asus A40JP-043D460M
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)