HP Envy 4-1120SW
Reviews for the HP Envy 4-1120SW
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Positive: Elegant appearance; well-spaced connectors; 2 hard drives; decent sound system; good price. Negative: Low contrast display; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2014
As the name suggests, the HP Envy 4-1120SW is the envy of every ultrabook with is elegant design, premium feel and color injection. The brush aluminium cover with the red frame, while being slightly thicker than other ultrabooks', has its own design which totally rocks. The hardware includes an Intel Core i5-3317U clocked at 1.7 GHz with 3 MB L3 cache, 6 GB DDR3 RAM; upgradeable to 16 GB total, and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU.
This capable setup is combined with a 14 inch HD BrightView LED-backlit panel. Picture quality is very good with vivid colors and brightness levels. The storage device is a 500 GB SATA hard drive which is more than enough for the average on-the-go multimedia junkie. The sound quality is another well thought of aspect with Beats Audio taking center stage. The 2 speakers and HP Triple Bass reflex subwoofer certainly deliver crisp highs and solid lows.
There is a full-size keyboard packed into the HP Envy 4-1120SW with island-style keys which are fully backlit. Even the touchpad is engineered well and it comes with an on/off button which reduces accidental touch when using an external mouse. Weighing at 1.8 kg, the HP Envy 4-1120SW is a portable setup and can go the distance with the 4-cell Li-ion polymer battery as its power source.
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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