Summary: This laptop is essentially a Macbook Air for half the price. It is actually not as long or wide as the air, making it smaller in those dementions. I have never had an issue with it slowing down and am extremely impress with the 7 hour battery life, 256gb ssd extreme speeds, strong 4-thread processor, and backlit keyboard. Definitely recommend.
OK for home surfing - poor as a serious work machine
2 January 2012
Summary: Bought one of these as a home laptop, so that I could work away from my desk - I'd love to like it but I find it unusable for doing any serious work because of non-standard behaviours which lower productivity so I feel I wasted my money. The first thing you notice is that there is no "Home" key or "End" key which makes doing any work (document editing, programming, etc) awkward if you're used to doing editing quickly and efficiently - you *can* press the "Fn" meta-key...
Summary: This is a good and (reasonably) light notebook with acceptable battery live-time (realistically total 8-9 hours for both batteries together). The processor is good but it is an older generation of Intel ULV processor (SL9400). I bought this when Amazon had an offer (a few months ago).
Summary: I have had the envy for a few months now and the only complaint i can make is of the little protector, which stops the screen from hitting the base of the laptop, has come off and keeps falling out of place. It is a brilliant little computer which can handle almost any situation. I have occasionally had it shut down after hours of intense use (8 tabs on firfox plus word, itunes, photoshop) but that is nothing compared to what it has achieved.
Summary: I bought this notebook for light use when travelling. I am delighted with it. It is very well made and it meets my needs exactly, except only that I would have preferred it to have an SSD instead of a HDD. The price through Amazon was good. In fact I had not expected the package to include an external DVD drive and a 'slice' battery (i.e. a second battery that can be easily added on when needed).
Summary: I can't really speak too highly of my Envy 13. I've had it for a couple of months now and I can safely say this is the best laptop/notebook/netbook I've ever owned or used (and yes, that does include a macbook pro). Windows 7 64 bit is a fine operating system (far superior to vista and xp, and much better than os x). The notebook itself oozes build quality. It isnt a gaming machine but the graphics are decent.
Excerpt: D'une finition exemplaire, cet Envy (qui peu -selon certains - bien porter son nom) affiche une robe tout en aluminium et mélange de matières (verre, plastiques) teintées en noir. C'est un ultraportable complet où ses intérêts majeurs sont la recherche d'esthétisme et de performances. Je ne vais pas y aller par 4 chemins et je préfère énumérer les points négatifs et les autres plus décevants. Points positifs : - Légèreté.
Pros: К железу, дизайну и производительности претензий нет
Cons: 1. Функциональные кнопки F1-F12 по умолчанию работают только с клавишей Fn. Этот режим переключается в биосе 2. Пока не привык к отсутствию PgUp, PgDown, Home, End 3. Больше всего бесит дёрганый, скверно настраиваемый тачпад. Если вы предпочитаете тачпад мыши - этот ноут не для вас.