Summary: More than just an Ultrabook? Most Ultrabook buyers have to sacrifice performance in favor of enhanced mobility. HP's Envy 6 bucks the trend, and aims to woo gamers with a dedicated graphics card, all while delivering good value for money.
Pros: high applications performance, gaming capability, SSD cache, decent speakers, good workmanship, long battery life, Unlike most of its rivals, the Envy 6 is ready for more than just web browsing and mobile work: The dedicated Radeon graphics card qualifies the Ultrabook as a combile companion for...
Cons: glossy and dim display, limited choice of connectors, GPU throttling on battery, slow and low range wifi, As we've seen so often, it's the display that prevents a better rating: poor contrast, glossy and much too dark, it's the weak spot of an otherwise pretty decent notebook.
Conclusion: HP has positioned its AMD-powered HP Envy Sleekbook 6z-1000 as a lower-priced alternative to Intel-certified ultrabooks. Unfortunately, the axiom that "you get what you pay for" applies here. It's underpowered, has a mediocre screen, and may feel slow even when brand new.
Pros: Less expensive than ultrabooks. Good port selection. Metal construction
Cons: Sluggish performance. Loaded with bloatware. Low-resolution display. Screen door effect on display. Fingerprint magnet.
Summary: If you want a 15.6 inch ultrabook, the HP ENVY 6 provides solid value for the buck. It's sleek, light and nicely built and fast enough for the average daily tasks. However, HP could have worked on the details, as the screen, keyboard or trackpad are merely average.
Pros: slim and light for a 15.6 inch laptop, good looking and nicely put together, fast enough for daily use and multimedia, good speakers, decent battery life
Cons: The screen, keyboard and trackpad are only average, not as fast as other laptops in this class, easily catches fingerprints
Summary: However, while the Sleekbook is powerful enough for everyday tasks such as surfing the Web and playing HD video and mainstream games, Intel-powered Ultrabooks perform better. HP's Envy 6t offers a faster Core i5 CPU for $200 more, or you could spend $699 to get the smaller 14-inch Envy 4T or...
Summary: Getting the balance almost right, AMD shows it's still a contender
Pros: Excellent design and build, Great price tag, Roomy keyboard, Strong battery life, The styling of the Sleekbook is to be commended, since it looks like a far more expensive system than it actually is. The curving of the chassis hides the true thickness of the machine well, and given it isn't that ...
Cons: Underwhelming APU, Slow hard drive, Poor gaming performance, The main problem with the HP Envy Sleekbook 6-1126sa is that it simply doesn't have the raw processor performance or the gaming prowess that it promises. Yes it supports the latest DirectX 11, which is used by the most recent games, but...
Summary: The HP Envy 6 is bigger and heavier than most Ultrabooks
Pros: Fairly thin, Reasonably light, Screen is bright and clear, Fast enough, Lack of bloatware, Thin and light for its size, it works well for sofa surfers. It's not much of a hassle to carry around the house, and its rubberised rear makes it easy to hold. The keyboard's pleasant to use, and the range...
Cons: Poor battery life, Terrible trackpad, Fingerprint/grease magnet, SSD only for fast boot, Low screen resolution, Though there are a few problems with the HP Envy 6, the trackpad is easily the worst. It makes the whole Ultrabook more of a pain to use – an operating system is only as good as the inp...
Conclusion: The HP Envy 6 wraps up reasonable capabilities into a decent-looking, if not rather plasticky body. It’s not going to be the very fastest or most able machine, but then what this Sleekbook lacks in higher-end features it makes up for in its price.
Pros: Affordable, USB 3.0, looks good considering the price, bright screen, SD card slot, two finger trackpad
Cons: So-so screen resolution, no optical drive, plasticky build quality, average performance (though that will suit many buyers’ needs)
Excerpt: HP’s Envy label has always been reserved for premium products with flashy design and strong performance, so it came as no surprise when the company announced its latest line of Ultrabooks would carry the Envy label. The 15.6in Envy 6 is a slim and light Ultrabook for a very reasonable £700.