HP Envy 4-1030us

Specifications

HP Envy 4-1030usNotebook: HP Envy 4-1030us (Envy Ultrabook 4 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Envy 4-1030us

HP Envy 4 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
This computer is what Intel promised when it introduced the Ultrabook concept. Thin and fast laptops don’t have to be the standard bearer for their manufacturer, and the HP Envy 4 proves it. While using it, I could tell that HP makes a better laptop. There are certainly design decisions that differentiate this laptop from its upmarket cousin, the HP Spectre Envy line. But that’s okay, because there are a great deal of people–perhaps you’re one–who need a computer for daily life, not to benchmark or lust over. The HP Envy 4 does almost everything well and would be an decent, useable computer for just about anybody.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2012
HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook Review
Source: Slashgear English
This isn’t quite as impressive as the Acer Aspire S5 we recently reviewed, but then it’s also much cheaper too. For the mid-range price and great “Ultrabook” specs this will surely make anyone happy for under $800. Overall the The Envy 4 is fairly named, and some others in this range will “envy” it. Featuring a premium design and attractive use of the color red certainly makes it an Ultrabook worth checking out. Enjoy the pictures and some of our other HP reviews below.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2012
70% HP Envy 4-1030us
Source: Techreview Source English
The HP Envy 4-1030us is a new Ultrabook that caught our eye because of its sleek design, Beats Audio and strong set of internal components. While we were impressed with most of what this new comer had to offer, we were disappointed at a strange design flaw and a poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy 4-1030US Ultrabook Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $799, the HP Envy 4-1030us is a highly portable and stylish Ultrabook that provides snappy performance at a reasonable price. Add to that excellent audio, a comfy backlit keyboard, a cool-running chassis and fairly long battery life, and this could easily be one of our favorite value-priced Ultrabooks. We're just concerned about quality control.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Envy Ultrabook 4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The HP Envy 4 is aptly named. It's a solid machine, with good performance scores, excellent speakers and audio enhancement software, and a mediocre screen, keyboard, and trackpad. The only big drawback is the battery life, which is disappointingly under 6 hours, despite HP's tantalizing promise of 9. Luckily, the power block is small enough to carry with you, though plugging in the laptop might cramp the Envy's style. The Envy 4's premium design and attractive use of colour certainly makes it the "envy" of other Ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Envy 4 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
We’re a bit confused about why HP has decided to take the Envy line down-market. Luxury pricing for luxury products was the entire point, and there’s no reason why the Envy 4 could not have been a very nice Pavilion. HP’s decision to market nearly the same PC as both an Ultrabook and a Sleekbook is also confusing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1030us
Source: PC World English
The HP Envy 4 is aptly named. It's a solid machine, with good performance scores, excellent speakers and audio enhancement software, and a mediocre screen, keyboard, and trackpad. The only big drawback is the battery life, which is disappointingly under 6 hours, despite HP's tantalizing promise of 9. Luckily, the power block is small enough to carry with you, though plugging in the laptop might cramp the Envy's style. The Envy 4's premium design and attractive use of color certainly makes it the "envy" of other Ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

HP Envy 4, análisis a fondo
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Quite attractive design; competitive price; backlit keyboard; great mobility; quality sound; connectivity.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 07/18/2012
HP ENVY4-1000 の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Nice design; cheap; long battery life. Negative: Viewing angle is not good; quite hot in high loading; buttons of touchpad are hard to click.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2012

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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


72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-26 (Update: 2012-07-26)