|An elegant case, good battery life and decent design. Those are the three things the HP Envy 14 excels. Furthermore there is a very low noise level. On the contra side there is a touchpad which has a left and right button that need way too much force until they release. Another thing that could be improved is the displays brightness. In fact you'll struggle to read text when you're using the device outside when the sun is shining. Furhtermore there is the price: at 1'400 Euro (est. CHF 1'599.-) it isn't exactly cheap.||- Case
|- Touchpad keys|
|Display / Input devices||+||-|
|HP equipped its 14 inch Ultrabook with a display that
isn't above average. Although there is a high resolution the TN panel doens't offer enough
brightness to use the device outside when the sun is shining.
Fortunately there is good stability concerning the viewing angle: almost
Another thing that could be improved concerns the touchpads keys. You need way too much force until they release, which really is a pity. Furthermore there is a very slippery surface which makes you miss icons or menu entries quite often.
|- Keyboard||- Display Brightness - Touchpad click - Touchpad precision|
|Performance / Battery Life||+||-|
|Equipped with a Core i5-2467M
dual core CPU that has four threads, clocked at 1.6 GHz and Intels
integrated graphics chip, the Envy 14 Spectre isn't the fastest notebook
we've ever tested. But that's also not what it's been built
for. Thanks to a quick SSD it feels very responsive.
Looking at battery life shows that the Envy 14 Spectre really has shows stamina. It takes more than four hours and fourty minutes until the device is going to shut down when you browse the web via using the integrated WiFi module.
- Battery Life
|If you should be looking for a luxurious Ultrabook and you're willing to spend about 1'400 Euros (est. CHF 1'599.-), the HP Envy 14 Spectre is a good choice, whereas you shouldn't be looking for the lightest Ultrabook.||- Ultra portable|
|We give the Envy 14 Spectre from HP good four out of five stars.|
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|Page 2 - Preview||Page 8 - Web browsing / Data decryption / Windows Defender|
|Page 3 - Specifications / Chassis||Page 9 - Cinebench / WinRAR|
|Page 4 - Display / Keyboard||Page 10 - Battery Eater / Power Consumption|
|Page 5 - Test Setup||Page 11 - Noise Level / Temperature|
|Page 6 - Video Playback / Downscaling Transcoding / Storage||Page 12 - Conclusion|
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