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HP Envy 14-series
6.0 out of 10

HP Envy 14-series

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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 audi...
  • 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.
  • 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

Review: HP Envy 14 Spectre

Wired
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Apple probably didn’t realize what it was starting when it decided to build the iPhone 4 out of two panes of glass, forgoing the traditional metal or plastic backing and causing thousands of geek brains to simultaneously explode at the prospect.
  • Pros: Soft-touch magnesium alloy base gives grip to the underside. Stable, with solid performance. Outstanding audio quality. Love the approach to bundling. Slim power brick includes a USB charging port.
  • Cons: Weak on the specs: Slow CPU and no graphics card. Design is difficult to open and even pick up single-handedly. Feels awfully heavy in the MacBook Air era.
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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

HP Envy 14 Spectre review

theverge.com
14 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Can you believe that just six months ago, HP was thinking of ditching the PC business? It seems far fetched today, now that we know the company had laptops like the lightweight, long-lasting Folio 13 and the powerful yet relatively inexpensive Envy series up its sleeves.
  • 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...
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
8.0

HP Envy 14 Spectre

PC Magazine
20 October 2011
  • Conclusion: With its sexy glass casing, fine keyboard, and great battery life, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is a slick premium package.
  • Pros: Sexy back, and front and palm rest, thanks to glass casing. Sunny screen and backlit keyboard. Great audio and battery life.
  • Cons: A little heavy and costly for an ultrabook.
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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.
  • 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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