HP Envy 15-3040nr
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Envy 15-3040nr (Envy 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7690M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1900 euro
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 15-3040nr
The Radiance Notebook. What makes this high-end multimedia laptop so great? For starters, how about its bright 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display? In this review, we scrutinize the latest HP 2012 Envy 15 and explain how it managed to miss an even more spectacular rating.
Source: Hardware Zone
Ultimately when you put everything together, the HP Envy 15 is actually a pretty good multimedia machine. It does what you need it to do, and does it well without any issues. For those focused on superficial aspects, it would seem to be emulating an Apple MacBook Pro, but as we've mentioned in the review, its color combination and other design elements do give it a slightly unique footprint.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 75%
Source: Computer Shopper
The HP Envy 15 comes with a two-year warranty. We found that a pleasant surprise, considering that these days we seldom see any warranties beyond a year in consumer laptops.HP also didn't skimp on the bundled software for this machine. The HP Envy 15 offers decent performance and terrific audio in a stylish shell.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Good Gear Guide
With good looks and a solid configuration, the HP Envy 15 is a laptop that's worth considering. It's not overly expensive considering it's a premium model, but it's also not as refined as a premium model should be. We'd put in a touchpad with better reliability, a screen with less gloss, a slightly more solid keyboard and a better quality volume control, and we'd add a line input.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
Okay, time to get it out of your system. Say it with us: the Envy 15 unapologetically copies the MacBook Pro. Feel good, getting that off your chest? Excellent. Onto the business of evaluating the laptop for what it does. In some ways, the 15 improves on the notebook it so unsubtly imitates: it has a sharper (though imprecisely calibrated) display with wide viewing angles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2012
Source: PC World
The new HP Envy 15 is a fairly slick all-purpose laptop, if a little on the bulky side. It has lots of great wireless and wired connectivity options, fantastic audio, a very useful analog volume dial, and a good keyboard. HP has two major issues to work out before I can recommend it, though. The first is the color-calibration problem on the otherwise very desirable display upgrade option, and the other is the terrible palm detection and stiff clicking on the touchpad. If the company can address those two sticking points, it will be easy to give the Envy 15 a thumbs-up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Techreview Source
The HP Envy 15 has been updated with new features that only added to an already great machine. The 2012 refresh adds a backlit keyboard, volume control wheel and more. Performance is really top-notch thanks to the updated Intel Core i5-2450M CPU, 6GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
We really like the HP Envy 15-3040nr: it's a high performance yet portable laptop that's clad in metal and has all the creature comforts you'd expect from a higher end laptop. We like the dual HDMI and DisplayPort with the ability to drive multiple monitors, strong dedicated graphics, backlit keyboard and a full HD 1080p IPS display. Though I purchased the Envy for review purposes, I've decided to keep it as my main Windows machine. It's a fast and capable gamer and Photoshop machine that can run for 5 hours on AC power-- sweet. And I like the aluminum casing, sturdy build and easily accessible internals too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
One of the few consistent high-end Windows laptop lines, HP's Envy series has always impressed with its sharp design, high-end components, and (aside from the too-expensive very first models) reasonable prices. HP's Envy line has always been a reliable high-end PC laptop line, and this new redesign adds some useful features, such as a volume wheel, while keeping the upscale look and feel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
The evolution of the HP Envy line has been interesting to watch. It’s obvious that the engineers responsible for this laptop are learning as they go, improving the laptop with each version. With this new Envy 15 we see not only hardware improvements, but also a cleaner designer, a better keyboard and excellent audio. Battery life is impressive, as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
Like J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, HP's new Envy 15 is a strong reboot of a franchise that was getting a bit long in the tooth. We like the eye-catching redesign along with the bright, 1080p display, strong performance, and excellent audio. It's not the lightest laptop in its class--and it struggles a bit with the latest games--but those looking for a stylish multimedia laptop will find the Envy 15 to be one of the best money can buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Is the ENVY 15 as good as the 15-inch MacBook Pro? No. But considering that for the hardware that we tested you’d have to spend nearly $2000 on an Apple machine, it doesn’t have to be. If you find yourself spending most of your computer time within the reach of an AC outlet, it’s tough to beat for power and media capabilities. I wish it was a little lighter and lasted a little longer, but as a desktop replacement and media consumption/creation specialist, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything with these kinds of specs, fit and finish in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2012
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% display: 82% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 74%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2012
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2012
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 92%
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2012
AMD Radeon HD 7690M: Essentially a renamed Radeon HD 6750M, the Radeon HD 7690M shares many of the same specifications but with slightly higher DDR3 memory clock rates
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.627 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 %
81.77%: 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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