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HP Envy 4 series
6.8 out of 10

HP Envy 4 series

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Overall 8
8.0

Decent laptop with good Intel Processor...

Stann, Amazon
28 January 2015
  • Summary: This HP Envy puts touch into a standard ultrabook, a welcome change that won't force users too far outside of their comfort-zone. Pros: + Comes with Windows 8. + Intel Core i5-3317U processor. + Beats Audio. Cons: - Hinges too wobbly for touch.
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Overall 8
8.0

apart from that everything else works good so far

Melvin Hooker, Amazon
30 July 2014
  • Summary: Comes with everything as the specifications said...and it meets all minimum requirements just an small detail, it should have a disk drive and the CPU speed should be a bit higher than 2.30 GHz...apart from that everything else works good so far....
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice

Dave A., Amazon
18 August 2013
  • Summary: A very nice laptop...the touchscreen is very good, although you will have to get use o cleaning it frequently because of your fingerprints it leaves behind on the screen. It is a slim laptop..not to heavy and easy to carry around. It works great and reacts fast enough
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast and light...with some minor quirks

marc, Newegg
24 July 2013
  • Summary: Great value for this laptop. Couldn't find a better deal and if my replacement has the arrow issue fixed I will use this laptop for a long time.
  • Pros: Excellent battery life (5-7 hours), lightweight, fast processor, plenty of RAM included, windows 7. Upgraded from an old Core2 Solo laptop and this thing blows it out of the water.
  • Cons: Unit I received had a malfunctioning down arrow. Would activate with the slightest touch, not even pushing it down. Thought I could live with it but it was so annoying that I RMA'd it. We'll see about the replacement.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall, nice purchase

Mandy Schmidt, Amazon
23 May 2013
  • Summary: The HP Envy is a nice ultrabook. It is light, fast, has nice features, audio is good. My only real complaints are the glare from the computer screen in all kinds of natural light and the smudging that occurs everywhere on the ultrabook.
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Overall 8
8.0

Like it, but NO OPTICAL drive (CD/DVD)

txpillman, Newegg
30 March 2013
  • Pros: Fast, lightweight, nice large keyboard, HDMI and WiDi, but I must say when I read the description I overlooked what WASN'T there, I.e., CD/DVD.
  • Cons: My previous Sony VAIO had two hard drives, which I eventually replaced with an boot SSD and large HDD. When I saw this one had a similar setup, I assumed the SSD was the boot drive. Not so..it is the RECOVER drive, and unusable otherwise.
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Overall 8
8.0

correction

Krish S., Newegg
27 February 2013
  • Pros: In my review I mentioned that only one dimm was available for RAM upgrade and that the rest of the ram was soldered on board. That was wrong and resulted from bad research. There are two easy to reach dimm slots. Noticed it when I was upgrading the hdd to a samsung series 840 256GB SSD. Also an e...
  • Cons: Still the same cons I listed in my original review.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid 4 egg machine

Justin S., Newegg
24 February 2013
  • Summary: --Windows 8 can be easily altered to essentially function like Windows 7. I don't understand what all the hullabaloo is about. If you install Classic Shell to replace the start button and turn off edge swiping, Win 8 is very similar to Win 7.
  • Pros: --The build quality is good on this computer, and this was very important to me considering that I carry my laptop with me regularly. --I was looking at business class notebooks at a comparable price range or even a bit more expensive, and while there were some solid business machines, I didn't s...
  • Cons: --The screen is probably the weak point of the machine but is certainly manageable. First of all, adjusting the graphics settings like other reviewers have suggested is helpful with the dullness of the screen out of the box (I will post the values I used at the end of the review)... Since the col...
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Overall 8
8.0

Its a keeper

Krish S., Newegg
16 February 2013
  • Summary: A few cons prevent this from being a 5 star laptop for me but i do believe the bang for your buck is amazing. There is a plethora of $600 ultrabooks popping up and this makes a compelling case for itself.
  • Pros: Let me start off by saying that i don't do a lot of reviews but the lack of reviews on this ultrabook almost stopped me from buying it. Anyway, here goes: 1. Build quality is top notch 2. Backlit keyboard is very handy. Its a white backlight and i am happy to say there isn't a lot of light bleedi...
  • Cons: not really cons but here are things that i can live with but wouldn't mind if there were improvements: 1. Screen. Usual 1366x768 resolution glossy screen. My 5 year old dell d620 had a 14inch 1600x900 matt finish screen that trumped this in every way. That being said, I can look at this screen al...
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Overall 8
8.0

Fine computer, so-so screen

HGadget, Amazon
7 February 2013
  • Summary: When I got this computer I was impressed by much of it. it was light, sleek, and fast. It's backlit keys were a big plus, much like on the MacBook. The trackpad worked fine. My biggest drawback, and it's not inconsequential, is the quality of the screen.
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