HP ENVY 14: Quick Review

By Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Thursday, November 11, 2010

HP drags your attention to ENVY 14, the 14.5-inch laptop which will offer you the excellent technology and great features. The all aluminum chassis design gives it an elegant look and make it stand out from the crowd, though it is often referred to as the MacBook Pro clone.


Though the 1.1 inches thickness makes it a little thicker than the old Envy, but it would still slip easily into a shoulder bag. This new notebook offers you an HD Radiance display, which is 59% brighter than any notebook with a standard display. It comes with a DVD burner and a HDMI port. In addition, it supports dual monitors and you can configure it with a core i3 or i5 processors, along with the options for an i7 processor if you need. Moreover, you can expand the RAM up to 8GB, which gives you a very powerful notebook.

Other specifactions include:

  • 500GB SATA HDD
  • Upto 1600 x 900 resolution
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650/Intel GMA HD
  • Bluetooth
  • DMI
  • 2 x USB
  • 2-1 card reader
  • Approx 2.2 kg Weight

There are some minor issues with the gesture-enabled touchpad, and speakers. Otherwise, the HP Envy 14 is a pretty fast laptop that lives up to its brand. The notebook starts at a thousand bucks mark, along with HP’s one year limited warranty on hardware. I think it takes the good areas of the MacBook by offering a great balance of quality, portability, and performance which justifies it’s slightly higher than average price.

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