HP Envy 15-ae15030tx
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Unfortunately, while the components in the HP Envy 15 are totally suitable for a computer buyer this year, the screen is not, and HP really lets down the entire package with this disaster of a display. We’re sure the company will argue with us on this one, but when you struggle to find a decent viewing angle, and when the clarity and definition is just plain horrible, and the brightness and contrast both leave something to be desired, you have to wonder what exactly the engineers were thinking, and perhaps whether their collective arms were twisted by someone in the finance division. And that’s really how the HP Envy 15 feels, because it’s like the company has produced something that could be decent if not for that horrible antiquated screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Model: The HP Envy 15-ae15030tx is an all-round performance laptop suitable for either business or entertainment. The laptop has a medium-weight yet durable chassis, which is silver from the lid to the keyboard. Edges are rounded and the entire laptop is finished in elegant matte satin. There is a full-sized Chiclet keyboard and a large touchpad supplemented by touchscreen capability, which is helpful. The 15.6 inch anti-glare WLED panel features an HD resolution. Image sharpness and colour saturation are acceptable but nothing to shout about.
The Windows 8.1 system is upgradable to Windows 10 and comes with an Intel Core i7-5500U dual-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz, 8 GB of 8 GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M GPU with 4 GB of DDR3L VRAM, and a 2 TB HDD as internal storage. Audio quality is impressive with a setup from 4 speakers and a subwoofer tuned by Bang and Olufsen. Other features found on the HP Envy 15-ae15030tx are Bluetooth 4.0, four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out, a card reader and an optical multi-drive. A 3-cell pack rated at 55.5 Wh make for an excellent battery life.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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