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HP Envy 14-3000eg Spectre


HP Envy 14-3000eg Spectre
HP Envy 14-3000eg Spectre (Envy 14 Series)
Intel Core i5-2467M 2 x 1.6 - 2.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
14.00 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1400 Euro



Average Score: 81.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 54%, performance: 71%, features: 59%, display: 81% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the HP Envy 14-3000eg Spectre

90% HP Envy 14 Spectre
Source: Mobile Tech Review English version
The HP Envy 14 Spectre is an unusual notebook in a class by itself, and it's hard to assign a star rating. It reminds us of Sony's heyday when they made incredibly sexy luxury products that took chances with design and pricing. If you want a notebook that's unique and truly stunning, the Spectre might be for you. We're a little scared of that unprotected glass lid, and only time will tell if it stands up to normal portable use. Utrabooks are about durability and portability, while the Envy 14 Spectre is more of a coffee table book. In a way, I think HP would've done better to market this as a luxury portable rather than an Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

77% XL-Ultrabooks
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 77%
67% Spektakuläres Ultrabook
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 54% performance: 45% features: 55% display: 92% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 70%
80% HP Envy 14 Spectre im Test: Schön, aber teuer
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 67% display: 87% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
HP Envy 14-3000eg Spectre
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 40%
83% Ultra cool leicht schnell
Source: Computerbild - 9/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 84% features: 82% display: 83% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 91%
90% HP Envy 14-3000eg SPECTRE
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 75% display: 85% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
HP ENVY14-3000 SPECTRE の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2012



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.

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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.


In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

81.17%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)