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HP Envy 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 reviews of HP Envy 15. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are less positive about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen

battery, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Envy 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Envy 15


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of HP Envy 15 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and reliability. The design and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the image quality and energy efficiency. Opinions are divided on the screen.

performance, portability, design, reliability, durability

battery, energy, image quality

52% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 15-1060ea Laptop PC (15.6 inch, Intel Core Processor i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 320 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, Bluetooth, Gigabit EthernHP Envy 15-1060ea Laptop PC (15.6 inch, Intel Core Processor i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 320 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethern

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Envy 15


alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of HP Envy 15 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The portability and performance also get good feedback. The connectivity and battery get critical opinions.

usability, performance, portability, design, price

reliability, battery, connectivity

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Leitner (

Review HP Envy 15 Notebook


They are around us. With the new Envy notebook HP finally dares t ...

Attractive design ; Pleasant haptics of the high-quality materials ; Very stable case ; User-friendly keyboard ; Multi-gesture touchpad ; Good 3D and application performance ; Acceptable sound scape ; Supplement battery and external drive included

Limited connectivity ; All ports in the front area of the right side ; Low brightness of the screen ; Always audible fan, very loud under load ; Case surfaces are always warm ; Moderate battery life

Even if HP might not like this, we have to mention the Alu MacBook Pro's in the first place. Also the Dell Studio XPS 16 has a kind of premium touch, however in direct comparison it appears rather common

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

HP Envy 15 review


One of the few consistent high-end Windows laptop lines, HP's Envy series has always impressed with its sharp design, high-end components, and (aside from the too-expensive very first models) reasonable prices. With this new revision, the Envy has...

The updated HP Envy 15 has premium design and performance for a decent price, plus swanky extras such as a backlit keyboard and physical volume control wheel.

Despite the big touch pad, multitouch gestures are still finicky, and the new look is so MacBook-like, it's like HP isn't even trying to pretend otherwise.

HP's Envy line has always been a reliable high-end PC laptop line, and this new redesign adds some useful features, such as a volume wheel, while keeping the upscale look and feel.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Crider (

HP ENVY 15 Review


All the headlines these days seem to be grabbed by those svelte little Ultrabooks, but there's still a considerable market for big-screen, high-power laptops out there. HP is more than happy to serve, and their latest offerings in the top of the line...

Is the ENVY 15 as good as the 15-inch MacBook Pro? No. But considering that for the hardware that we tested you’d have to spend nearly $2000 on an Apple machine, it doesn’t have to be. If you find yourself spending most of your computer time within the...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: ZDNet (

HP Envy 15 (1015TX)


HP's new Envy 15 packs high-powered components into a svelte 15-inch body. The result is an upscale status symbol that still shows a few first-generation rough edges.

Slim for a powerhouse 15-inch laptop, 1080p screen, Solid construction

No internal optical drive, Some Blu-ray playback issues, Very expensive

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

HP Envy 15 review


There are laptops and then there are laptops. The Envy 15 has fallen into that second category ever since we got our hands-on: it's the first PC we've

Striking all metal design ; Powerful Core i7 processor, ATI graphics ; Awesome multimedia experience

Gets incredibly hot ; Less than two hours of battery life ; Insanely frustrating touchpad

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

HP Envy 15 (2009) Review


While it offers a brilliant screen, awesome performance, and a unique design, the Envy 15's short battery life (with the standard battery), hot temperatures, and awkward keyboard will turn many buyers off. If you're a graphics designer or video editor,...

Fast Performance, Stylish, lightweight design, Beautiful and bright full HD screen, Good sound

Poor battery life, Hot temperatures, Touchpad jumpy for two-handed use, Awkward keyboard layout

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

HP Envy 15


The Envy 15 is a hot-looking and hot-feeling Core i7 laptop, targeted at gamers and mobile performance enthusiasts.

Aluminum metals are a sight to behold. Lightweight. Dreamy parts like an Intel Core i7 processor and 6GB of memory. Excellent graphics card. Awesome resolution. Fast hard drive. Excellent audio system.

Heat can be felt throughout the laptop. No backlit keyboard option. Six-cell battery alone doesn't deliver enough juice. Expensive.

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Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Voodoo Envy M152 Laptop


The HP Voodoo Envy M:152, the first laptop we've tested with the new Intel Core 2 X7800 Extreme mobile gaming processor, smoked the field. Light for a desktop replacement, it also offers a bright screen and has surprisingly good battery life. In our...

Fastest dual-core we've tested so far ; Has rewritable DVD drive

Outrageously expensive ; Lacquered look not for everyone

The bottom line for well-heeled gamers: Unless you need the HP Voodoo Envy M:152's appealing weight and battery life, you might want to think twice about spending your dollars on this laptop and instead opt for a heavier but faster gaming portable such...

Dec, 2007


Expert review by: Timothy Torres (

HP Envy 15 (2012 Version)


The newly redesigned HP Envy 15 is worthy of its name. Just take one glance at it: Its backlit keyboard, great-looking 15.6-inch HD screen, and overall tasteful design might cause others to go green in the eyes. Add superior audio quality, decent...

Eye-catching design ; Terrific audio, with volume dial on laptop's side ; USB 3.0 ports ; Excellent software bundle, including premium Adobe apps

Not the speediest machine for the price ; Multitouch touch pad could be better ; Hefty chassis ; Runs warm

The HP Envy 15 offers decent performance and terrific audio in a stylish shell. College students and multimedia enthusiasts will find it especially worthy.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Ricky (

HP Envy 15-1050nr Laptop Review


We were delighted to have a gamming notebook in our test centers after a long string of slow notebooks and net books. This is a power full beast 1.6GHz Intel Core i7 720QM, 6GB, 1,066MHz DDR3, ATI Radeon HD 4830 have been brought together to give you a...

Solid construction, 1080p screen

No internal optical drive, expensive

Hp Envy 15 will give direct competition to Alienware m15x. While HP’s product scores in some departments when the two beasts go head to head, we predict that Alienware will still win in the end due to its haphazard shape(but down right sexy looks) and...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

The ENVY 15 is a powerhouse in disguise. Breaking free of the performance notebook mold, it boasts a light weight and sophisticated design. But this beauty is also a beast. Envy offers the Intel Core i7 processor for exceptional mobile performance for the most demanding tasks from video editing to intense games. A 15.6" diagonal Brightview widescreen display and an ATI Mobility Radeon discrete graphics processor produce brilliantly clear and bright visuals for viewing Blu-Ray and 1080p content.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB/6MB


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
Panel Type:IPS / SVA / TFT

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in/15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm/39.6cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 576/1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.811
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R4 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x191B / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Envy/HP Mini

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


Type: None


4G: No
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/Bluetooth/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/2.26GHz
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Braswell / Broadwell / Clarksfield / Haswell / Skylake
Processor Number:I5-430M/I7-720QM/N270
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45 / 6
Type:Atom/Core i5/Core i7

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Boot: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 81016 / 84695 / 85212 / 88193 / 88967 / 91832
Processor package size:25 x 27 / 37.5 / 40 / 42


Installed Size:1GB/4GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/1GB


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


SSD form factor:M.2

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Netbook/Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830/ATI Radeon HD 4830/Intel GMA 950