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HP Envy 14-series
6.2 out of 10

HP Envy 14-series

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Overall 8
8.0

HP Envy 14-3100 Spectre Review

Review guidelines
3 June 2013
  • Summary: The HP Envy 14-3100 Spectre is an ultrabook intended for those who want a beautifully designed device, which makes certain to note, without sacrificing performance. Undoubtedly, the strengths are the lid and the palm rest covered with Gorilla Glass. The backlit keyboard with proximity sensor and autonomy especially high.
  • Pros: Backlit keyboard, Radiance Display high-resolution Full connectivity, Beats Audio technology, aluminum alloy body with Corning Gorilla; HDMI output, HD Webcam
  • Cons: Internal capacity; Price
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 8
7.8
Weight 9
8.9
Noise 9
9.1
Gaming performance 6
6.2
Connectivity 7
6.6
Keyboard 9
9.3
Temperature 9
8.9

Review HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
10 May 2012
  • Summary: A Beautiful Accessory or Cutting-Edge Technology? The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a beautiful laptop with a price tag of $1200 USD. Many buyers will be enticed by the model's looks, but is the laptop really worth the money? We find out in the following review.
  • Pros: Very high quality workmanship, Nearly perfect keyboard, Good battery life, Easily accessible ports, The SSD has great access times, Very quiet (during normal use), High-quality speakers ("beats-audio"), The built-in keyboard is well-designed and is a pleasure to type on. The controls for the audio combined with the high-quality "beats-audio" speakers will satisfy multimedia fans.
  • Cons: The surface of the touchpad is too smooth, Glare display, No Kensington Lock, Heavy weight, The display should also be premium quality.
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Overall 9
8.5

HP Envy 14 Spectre Review

Digitaltrends
30 April 2012
  • Conclusion: None of the competitors mentioned above is as drop-dead sexy as the Spectre, they all have smaller displays (with the exception of the Ultra M3), and none have integrated media-streaming features. On the other hand, each one of them is less expensive (by several hundred dollars, in some cases), and several are considerably faster than the Spectre. If sheer performance is your foremost concern, you can leave this machine off your list of contenders.
  • Pros: Beautiful design, Great display, High-end feature set, Generous and genuinely useful software bundle
  • Cons: Expensive, Glass likely to shatter if dropped, Heavy for its size, Fan turns noisy under load
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 7
6.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Portability 7
7.0

HP Envy 14 Spectre - Unbreakable

Hardware Zone
2 April 2012
  • Excerpt: HP's Envy 14 Spectre wowed us at CES 2012, but looks can be deceiving. In this full review we find out if this 'premium Ultrabook' is worth the extra price, or if it's just a big, shiny, fingerprint magnet. Read on for the finer details.
  • Pros: Durable Gorilla Glass covered design, Superb build quality, Excellent keyboard, Great audio
  • Cons: Expensive for its specs, Heavy for its size
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 8
8.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Software 8
8.0

Can HP step out of Apple's shadow with an ultrabook design all its own?

theverge.com
14 March 2012
  • Summary: The Envy 14 Spectre is a perfectly fine, competent and desirable machine. It checks most of the right boxes up and down the line. Still, I have to admit, I wonder for whom it would be the right choice. While it's a striking machine, to be sure, I can't honestly say it beats the MacBook Air on any crucial point, and it costs $100 more. HP paints a lovely picture in bold strokes, but lacks Apple's attention to detail.
  • Pros: Original, attractive design, Crisp, clear display, Responsive trackpad, Good allotment of ports
  • Cons: Crummy speakers, Battery life doesn't match girth, Lid hard to open, Pricier than most
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Envy 14 Spectre Review

LAPTOP Magazine
14 March 2012
  • Summary: The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a highly functional work of art, fusing stunning good looks with strong performance, a fast boot time, good audio and satisfying battery life. However, the design feels a little heavy for a notebook without an optical drive, and the $1,399 price is $100 more than the 13-inch MacBook Air.
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
6.9
Weight 8
8.2
Noise 8
8.0
Gaming performance 8
7.9
Connectivity 8
7.6
Keyboard 9
9.2
Temperature 9
9.3

Review HP Envy 14-2090eo Notebook

Notebookcheck
3 February 2012
  • Summary: Compact performance. With the 14.5-inch Envy 14, HP has managed to squeeze some powerful components into a slim and stylish chassis--particularly if you opt for a model like this one, with a quad-core, 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 processor. It is also equipped with a midrange graphics card from AMD, which is switchable to integrated graphics when longer battery life is required. So, is this the perfect traveling companion? Not entirely. Keep reading to find out why.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Excellent build quality, Very good overall performance, Decent gaming performance, Acceptable battery life, The Envy 14-2090eo is a powerful and versatile laptop in a small form factor. At the same time it offers a more than decent battery life thanks to switchable graphics.
  • Cons: Low quality display panel, Poor brightness, Glossy display, HP does not impress with the choice of display. The low-end panel does not match the laptop's otherwise striking appearance.
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 7
6.9
Weight 8
8.2
Noise 8
8.0
Gaming performance 8
7.9
Connectivity 8
7.6
Keyboard 9
9.2
Temperature 9
9.3

Review HP Envy 14-2090eo Notebook

Notebookcheck
3 February 2012
  • Summary: Compact performance. With the 14.5-inch Envy 14, HP has managed to squeeze some powerful components into a slim and stylish chassis--particularly if you opt for a model like this one, with a quad-core, 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 processor. It is also equipped with a midrange graphics card from AMD, which is switchable to integrated graphics when longer battery life is required. So, is this the perfect traveling companion? Not entirely. Keep reading to find out why.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Excellent build quality, Very good overall performance, Decent gaming performance, Acceptable battery life, The Envy 14-2090eo is a powerful and versatile laptop in a small form factor. At the same time it offers a more than decent battery life thanks to switchable graphics.
  • Cons: Low quality display panel, Poor brightness, Glossy display, HP does not impress with the choice of display. The low-end panel does not match the laptop's otherwise striking appearance.
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Overall 9
8.5

HP Envy 14 Review

Digitaltrends
26 September 2011
  • Excerpt: When word slipped in August that HP was looking to kill off its personal computing business , it came as a shock to many consumers. Some have wondered if HP would simply going to stop making laptops, leaving holes on the shelves of Best Buys across the nation. Whatever fate holds for the future of the company’s PCs, the short term impact is zip. Zero. Nada.
  • Pros: Robust chassis, Excellent performance, Above-average display, Surprisingly good battery life, Runs cool
  • Cons: Fan can be a bit loud, Heavy, Less stylish than prior Envys
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Envy 14 (2011) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
8 August 2011
  • Summary: There was already a lot to like about the HP Envy 14, including a bright display, elegant design, and Beats Audio. Now you get speedier Core i5 performance, beefier switchable graphics, and a clickpad that's easier to use. Just as important, our configuration costs a very reasonable $1,079, which is $120 less than the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
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