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HP Envy m4

Specifications

HP Envy m4Notebook: HP Envy m4
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
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Reviews for the HP Envy m4

HP Envy m4 Review – A New Windows 8 Laptop
Source: Student Buying Guide English
The Envy m4 seems to be a well put together package. For your money you get an attractive, decently built notebook that with a 9-cell battery that should offer long battery life. You also get a notebook with a good screen for the segment, has easily swappable parts such as the the battery and hard drive/memory, and DVDRW drive. At 4.8 pounds, the m4 isn’t the lightest in the segment, but still should offer good portability for its buyers. To me the biggest complaints about the Envy m4 is the noisy fan and the bouncy and rather shallow keyboard. If those are deal breakers for you, you should try to get a look at it before buying.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2012
HP ENVY m4 First Look
Source: Student Buying Guide English
The HP Envy m4 is an upcoming laptop release that will likely go on sale to coincide with the Microsoft Windows 8 release in late October. The Envy m4 will be a blend between the Envy 4t Sleekbook and Pavilion dv4t-5100 that are currently available from HP. It’s a 14-inch premium style laptop that comes with a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, built-in optical drive and all aluminum shell body.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/10/2012

Foreign Reviews

HP Envy m4 y HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 y 15, portátiles con Windows 8
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2012

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.


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.  


3520M: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based Dual-Core, 2,9 - 3,6 GHz core clock» 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.


2.5 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 %

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

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Acer Aspire V5-571P-6499
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HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 15.0", 1.6 kg

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HP Zbook 15U G2
FirePro W4170M, Core i7 5600U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
HP Envy 15-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.34 kg
HP ProBook 470 G2 L3Q28EA
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HP G1 EliteBook Folio 1040 (H5F66EA)
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HP Envy 15-k050sh
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HP Pavilion 15-p020nc Touch Beats Edition
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HP Envy 15-k051sr
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HP Pavilion 15-p003sr Beats Special Edition
Radeon HD 8510G, A-Series A8-5545M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
HP Envy 15-k050sr
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.8 kg
HP Pavilion 15-p006tx
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HP Envy 15-j151sr
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HP Pavilion 15-p011nr
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HP Pavilion 15-p029tx
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-19 (Update: 2012-08-19)