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HP Envy 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and keyboard are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the touchpad and value for money are different, while there are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and reliability.

screen, performance, design, keyboard, portability

reliability, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Envy 15

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 32 user reviews of HP Envy 15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, design, build quality, sound, keyboard

screen, battery

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 Notebook PC (15.6 inch, Intel Core Processor i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 320 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, Bluetooth, Gigabit EthHP Envy 15-1060ea Notebook PC (15.6 inch, Intel Core Processor i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 320 GB SATA, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethe

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Envy 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of HP Envy 15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, keyboard, value for money, design

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

This summary is based on the products: HP Mini 1150NR Mobile Broadband Edition 10.1-Inch Netbook, Black (AT&T)HP ENVY 15-1050NR 15.6-Inch Laptop (Magnesium Alloy)HP Mini 1150NR Mobile Broadband Edition 10.1-Inch Netbook, Black (AT&T)

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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

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HP Envy 15 (winter 2012)

 

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.

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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...

UPDATE: At the behest of some of the commenters, I investigated the switchable graphics with respect to battery life. This necessitated going into the BIOS and setting the graphics to a manual switch, since the option doesn’t appear in any of the...

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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

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HP Envy 15-1050nr

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Holiday Roundup , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Slim for a powerhouse 15-inch laptop; 1080p screen; solid construction.

No internal optical drive; some Blu-ray playback issues; very expensive.

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.

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HP Envy 15

 

HP's premium 15-inch notebook is more powerful than a MacBook, but weak battery life and hot temperatures hold it back.

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,...

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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...

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HP Envy 15

 

The 15.6-inch widescreen is a boon for video and photo editors, rich in colors and enshrined with a 1,920-by-1,080 resolution. Both the Dell XPS 16 and Sony FW390, too, have options for 1080p resolutions on their 16-inch screens. I don't mind that it...

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

Every component that powers the Envy 15 is what performance dreams are made of, but heat, unfortunately, is an aggravating side effect.

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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...

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HP Envy 15

 

Stylish enough to take on Apple's MacBook, the Envy 15 backs up its good looks with excellent performance, superb audio, and great ergonomics. If you don't need an all-day battery, this is a dream machine.

Excellent performance; vibrant, sharp 1080p screen; superb music playback; stylish; light for its performance class

Short battery life; no built-in optical drive; included dongle needed to connect VGA monitors and projectors

Overall, the HP Envy 15 is a best-in-class notebook. It offers excellent performance, a superb screen, stellar audio, and comfortable ergonomics. It's not a good choice for long flights or other extended usage away from wall sockets. But for those who...

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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.6in/9.6in
Height:1.1in/1in
Weight:2.4lbs/5.1lbs/5.3lbs
Width:10.3in/15in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:1150NR/15-1050nr/15-1055SE/15-1150NR
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Envy/HP Mini

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Type:DVD/None

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/2.26GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:I5-430M/I7-720QM/N270
Type:Atom/Core i5/Core i7

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/4GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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