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HP Envy Ultrabook 4 Series

HP Envy 4-1130usProcessor: Intel Core i3 2367M, Intel Core i3 2377M, Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 1.8kg, 2.7kg
Price: 700, 800, 900 euro
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 60%, features: 50%, display: - %
mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

 

HP Envy 4-1030us

Specifications

HP Envy 4-1030usNotebook: HP Envy 4-1030us
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy 4-1030us (Model)

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

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%
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

 

HP Envy 4-1010ea

Specifications

HP Envy 4-1010eaNotebook: HP Envy 4-1010ea
Processor: Intel Core i3 2367M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy 4-1010ea (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% HP Envy 4-1010ea 14in Ultrabook review
Source: Reg Hardware English
This is one of those ‘glass half full’ situations. If you consider portability to be the be-all and end-all of an Ultrabook then the Envy 4 – like the Spectre – falls short when compared to its slimmer, lighter 13in rivals. On the other hand, it’s cheaper than most Ultrabooks, whilst also being a lot lighter than most conventional 15.6in notebooks. So if you’re looking for a lightweight, affordable laptop with a decent screen and performance, and impressive battery life then the HP Envy 4 may well satisfy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% HP Envy 4 Ultrabook review
Source: CNet English
The world of the ultrabook is becoming increasingly varied, with every laptop manufacturer offering its own take on what a good super-portable machine should be like.The HP Envy 4 Ultrabook is slim, stylish and affordable, but it's sadly let down by poor performance from an outdated processor and a trackpad that's just plain unpleasant.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Envy 4-1015dx

Specifications

HP Envy 4-1015dxNotebook: HP Envy 4-1015dx
Processor: Intel Core i3 2377M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy 4-1015dx (Model)

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

72% HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1015dx
Source: CNet English
There was a time, last year or so, when an ultrabook represented a distinct product within a computer line. HP's Envy 4 is an attractive, affordable type of ultrabook with a basic but solid set of features, even if it lacks the speed of more expensive alternatives in our entry-level configuration. Your best bet is to pay more for a faster version, or consider the even more affordable larger-screened AMD Sleekbook 6 instead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 60% mobility: 90%

 

HP Envy 4-1038tx

Specifications

HP Envy 4-1038txNotebook: HP Envy 4-1038tx
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: HP homepage
 Envy 4-1038tx (Model)

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

성능과 휴대성의 뛰어난 밸런스 - HP 엔비4 울트라북 1038TX (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2012
91% 성능과 휴대성의 뛰어난 밸런스 - HP 엔비4 울트라북 1038TX (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

HP Envy 4-1062ef

Specifications

HP Envy 4-1062efNotebook: HP Envy 4-1062ef
Processor: Intel Core i3 2367M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% HP Envy 4
Source: Digital Versus English
Not long after the Folio 13, HP is launching another ultrabook, the Envy 4, this time for the "big screen" laptop market with a sale price starting at £650. The disappointing figures we got when we tested the display automatically put the Envy 4 down two stars. The sound from the headphone and speaker jacks also needs some major work and the heat levels are a bit high. In this price range, we'd say go with a Vaio T13 instead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP ENVY ULTRABOOK 4-1062EF
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Envy 4-1020ea

Specifications

HP Envy 4-1020eaNotebook: HP Envy 4-1020ea
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy 4-1020ea (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% HP Envy 4-1020ea review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Envy 4 is a good looking and well-made laptop for the price. It's not as attractive at Lenovo's U410, though, and battery life is the only real standout feature. We prefer the U410's extra gaming power, but the Envy 4 remains a sensible choice if you need to work away from the mains.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 50% ergonomy: 80%

 

HP Envy 4-1130us

Specifications

HP Envy 4-1130usNotebook: HP Envy 4-1130us
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Envy 4-1130us (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1130us 14-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
HP's Envy Ultrabook 4 offers a very stylish 14-inch ultrabook design with some very fast boot times. Overall it isn't a terribly bad package but it has a few flaws that make it just average. First off, the screen is dark and harder to use in many situations. More importantly, Windows 8 is much better with touchscreen displays and several 14-inch touchscreen ultrabooks are available at the same price as this.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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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 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.

AMD Radeon HD 7670M: Renamed Radeon HD 6650M and therefore still produced in 40nm.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

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.

Intel Core i3:

2367M: Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.4 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1000 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.

2377M: Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.5 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1000 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.


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.

2.7 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.


71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-31 (Update: 2012-07-31)