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HP Envy 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 591 reviews of HP Envy 14. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The screen and design also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the portability. There are some less positive views about the touchpad.

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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 88/100 = 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. People are impressed by the battery and sound. The energy efficiency and performance also get good reviews.

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)

Jun, 2016

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and screen. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but views 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

Jun, 2016

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: 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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Crider (slashgear.com)

HP Envy 14 Spectre Review

 

The HP ENVY 14 Spectre was easily one of the most promising ultrabooks we saw at CES 2012, and a few months of waiting hasn't dampened our enthusiasm. The premium notebook combines high-end features and unique materials into a 14-inch body that's...

Without a doubt, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is one of the best ultrabooks we've ever tested. Solid performance, unique style, plenty of inputs and a gorgeous high-resolution screen make it a joy to use. This is the first ultrabook that's seriously tempted...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.714 / 3.738
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28