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HP Envy 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 587 reviews of HP Envy 14. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and screen are overall positive. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the touchpad.

performance, design, portability, screen, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Envy 14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Envy 14

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Envy 14 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the battery and sound are on the whole positive. The energy efficiency and performance are also mentioned favorably.

design, performance, energy, sound, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 14-1190 14.5 inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-460M Processor, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)HP Envy 14-1190 14.5 inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i5-460M Processor, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Envy 14

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of HP Envy 14 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the sound and screen. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the portability.

performance, design, usability, screen, sound

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hp - Envy 14" Laptop - 8gb Memory - 1tb Hard Drive - SilverHp - Envy 14" Laptop - 8gb Memory - 1tb Hard Drive - Silver

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jesper Berg (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Envy 14-2090eo Notebook

 

Compact performance. With the 14.5-inch Envy 14, HP has managed t

Attractive design; Excellent build quality; Very good overall performance; Decent gaming performance; Acceptable battery life

Low quality display panel; Poor brightness; Glossy display

One of the Envy 14's closest competitors is the Dell XPS 14z--also a "premium" laptop but equipped with a graphics solution from Nvidia.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Envy 14 Beats Edition Notebook

 

Display Flop. We now test the "successor" of the Envy 14-1010eg's

Attractive design; High-end materials; Excellent case stability; Good loudspeaker sound; Complete connectivity; Supplies & full versions; Comfortable keyboard; Fast hard disk; Low case heating; Acceptable battery life

Contrast low & color weak TFT; Reflective display; Narrow viewing angles and low brightness; Unfavorable port distribution; High system noise under load; Persistently audible hard disk; Downclocked HD 5650

Here is a notebook that practically can't be bought anywhere.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Envy 14-1010eg Notebook

 

en'vy (en'vé) n. There are only few handpicked devices that have

Attractive design; High-end materials; Excellent case stability; Full-fledged connectivity; Pleasant keyboard; Outstanding display; Very good application performance; Case's temperature stay within limits; Reasonable battery life

Unfavorable port positioning; Multi-touch pad needs getting used to; Possible reflections on the display; Partly high noise possible; Moderate sound output quality

In the Windows field, most likely found in business notebooks: Lenovo Thinkpad T410s, and Dell Latitude E6410, but without style factor. If design is an issue: Apple MacBook Pro 13.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review: Something More Than Envy

 

It's interesting, we recently met up with HP in San Francisco to see what they have planned for the future (and they do have some very compelling stuff in the pipeline), but one of the quirkier things I noticed was a shift in branding. For a while now,...

I've used the phrase "you already know if you want it" for another review, but with the HP Envy 14 Spectre it again seems appropriate. This isn't a bad notebook necessarily, but its distinctive design does come with a series of caveats and compromises....

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

HP Envy 14 Spectre Review: Beefing Up the Ultrabook

 

First impressions are important, and the HP Envy 14 Spectre makes a great one. The glossy, glass-topped display bezel and keyboard tray look elegant and understated, and the uniform, thin chassis gives the laptop a sleek appearance. Second impressions...

Superb, color-accurate, high-res display ; Very good keyboard and excellent touchpad

Heavier than similar Ultrabooks in its class ; Not quite as thin and light as it could be

Gorgeous looks plus a great interface and display overcome the Envy 14 Spectre's slightly higher weight.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: HP Envy 14 Spectre

 

With the Envy 14 Spectre, HP takes an already out-there idea to its barely sane terminus by making a little more than half of this...

Soft-touch magnesium alloy base gives grip to the underside. Stable, with solid performance. Outstanding audio quality. Love the approach to bundling. Slim power brick includes a USB charging port

Weak on the specs: Slow CPU and no graphics card. Design is difficult to open and even pick up single-handedly. Feels awfully heavy in the MacBook Air era

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

HP Envy 14 Spectre review

 

Can you believe that just six months ago, HP was thinking of ditching the PC business? It seems far fetched today, now that we know the company had laptops like the lightweight, long-lasting Folio...

Original, attractive design ; Crisp, clear display ; Responsive trackpad ; Good allotment of ports

Crummy speakers ; Battery life doesn't match girth ; Lid hard to open ; Pricier than most

HP paints a lovely picture in bold strokes, but lacks Apple's attention to detail

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

HP Envy 14 Spectre

 

In a previous life, the HP Envy 14 was a laptop's laptop: a 5.69-pound slugger with an optical drive, discrete AMD graphics and a battery that couldn't last four hours in our battery rundown test. That notebook -- one of our favorites in the 2010-2011...

Striking glass-and-metal design ; Vibrant 1600 x 900 display ; Stellar audio quality ; Two-year warranty ; Generous software package

Stiff clickpad ; Expensive compared to similarly performing Ultrabooks

The Spectre looks the part of a premium Ultrabook, but its average performance and stiff touchpad don't justify the high price.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

HP Envy 14 Spectre

 

Each new Ultrabook seems to bring with it a new innovation, and the HP Envy 14 Spectre is no different. This stunning 14-incher is the first laptop to feature a glass lid and palm rest, making it one of the sleekest machines we've seen. However, the...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

HP Envy 14 Spectre

 

With its sexy glass casing, fine keyboard, and great battery life, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is a slick premium package.

Sexy back, and front and palm rest, thanks to glass casing. Sunny screen and backlit keyboard. Great audio and battery life.

A little heavy and costly for an ultrabook.

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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:59
Battery capacity (Watt hours):59
Battery life (max):9
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8

Camera

Front camera:Y
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:EPEAT Silver
Energy Star certified: / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product: / Aluminium, Silver / Black / Black, Silver / Bronze / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 14.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 6330M / AMD Radeon HD 6630M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.714 / 3.738
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1200 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Y
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-24 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:Beats / Beats Audio / HD
Chassis type:
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.9 x 8.7 x 0.787
Display:LCD / LED
Energy efficiency compliance:
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI, Intel / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Size:12.9
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:5.57
Weight (imperial):5.57
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Package depth:12.9
Package dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 5.12 x 12.2 / 17 x 6.42 x 12.9
Package height:6.42
Package weight:11 / 7.91
Package width:17
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Proximity sensor: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset: / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-3317U / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M / I7-2630QM / i7-720QM
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.20
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-3317U / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M / I7-2630QM / i7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / D2 / J1 / K0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 47341 / 49653 / 50179 / 52219 / 52224 / 52952 / 65707
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBTT / SLC22 / SLC26 / SR02Y / SR0N8
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:Power on / Yes
Password protection type:Power on / Y

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Photoshop Element\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nNorton Internet Security (60-day trial version, and Korean)\nQuick Starter\nRecovery\nS PhotoStudio\nS Player +\nSamsung Link\nSamsung SideSync\nSettings\nSupport Center\nSW Update / HP MediaSmart Suite\nHP Setup\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ProtectSmart\nOmnifone MusicStation\nCyberlink DVD Suite\nAdobe Photoshop Elements\nAdobe Premiere Elements\nStardock My Colors\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer\nWindows Live Messenger\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash Player / Microsoft Security Essentials / Microsoft Security Essentials\nAdobe Flash\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Shockwave\nBeats Audio\nHP MediaSmart\nHP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistance\nWindows Live Photo Gallery\nMicrosoft Silverlight / Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Windows® Live Messenger, Adobe® Reader, Adobe® Flash Player
Drivers included:Y
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2010 / Norton Internet Security 2011 / Symantec Norton Internet Security / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC,SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.7 / 9 / 9.33
Depth (imperial):9.33
Height:0.787 / 1 / 1.11 / 11.6
Height (front):1.09 / 1.16
Height (front) (imperial):1.16
Height (rear):1.11 / 1.18
Height (rear) (imperial):1.18
Weight:3.97 / 5.2 / 5.51 / 5.56 / 5.69 / 7
Width:1.4 / 12.9 / 14
Width (imperial):14