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HP Envy 14 Specs

Updated on June 20, 2011

The new MacBook-like HP Envy 14 is a premium laptop which was announced by HP together with the HP Envy 17, to add to HP's current 13 and 15-inch line up of Envy premium laptops.

It's a part of HP's Apple "look and feel" lawsuit-baiting Envy lineup which came out of Voodoo PC, a company acquired by HP in Sept 2006, that focused on high performance computing. It is for HP what Alienware is for Dell. It's products are created to deliver premium computing experience. That is why Envy's come dressed in a nice metallic case with elegantly etched design, which is so easy to fall in love with and made the machine stand out even in a meeting room full of high end but similiar looking black colored notebooks


Judging by people's comments, the Envy line may be HP's best laptops yet as most people were captivated by some of its standout features which include:
-An island-style keyboard with LED backlight, so that you can type comfortably in darkness
-ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 discrete graphics with 1GB DDR3 memory, great for gaming. The ones that come with Intel Dual Core processors, has integrated Intel GMA HD graphics and support switchable graphics. Those that come with the Quad Cores do not have integrated graphics, and thus do not support switchable graphics.
-A super thin chassis at 1.1 inch, made of a magnesium-aluminum alloy, with an elegant, laser-etched aluminium finish.
-A slot loading DVD Burner, for fast access
-Great sound reproduction with Beats™ audio, which optimizes the sound for listening through headphones or external speakers, and produces a crisp sound
-A 14.5-in HD Radiance display (@1600 by 900 pixels) which is 59 percent brighter than standard, with brightness at 350 nits and color gamut at 82 percent
-Up to six hours of battery life (depending on your processor and whether you have switchable graphics). Also available as an option: up to 14 hrs of extended battery life, to work on a project all night long.
-HP QuickWeb, an instant-on lite OS for quick connection to the internet, e-mail, and other apps; starts within seconds
-HP ProtectSmart, which automatically locks the hard drive to prevent data loss if your laptop is accidentally dropped
-HP TrueVision HD webcam that optimizes video, especially for low light conditions

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64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OR Genuine
64-bitMicrosoft Windows 7 Professional
OR Genuine
64-bitMicrosoft Windows 7 Ultimate

-Intel Core i3-370M Dual Core cpu @2.40GHz, 3MB L3 Cache
OR Intel Core i5-450M Dual Core
cpu @2.40GHz, has 3MB L3 Cache with Turbo Boost up to 2.66 GHz
OR Intel Core i5-520M Dual Core
cpu @2.40GHz, has 3MB L3 Cache with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz
OR Intel Core i7-720QM Quad Core
cpu @1.6GHz, has 6MB L3 Cache with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz
OR Intel Core i7-740QM Quad Core
cpu @1.73GHz, has 6MB L3 Cache with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz
OR Intel Core i7-840QM
Quad Core cpu @1.86GHz, has 8MB L3 Cache with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz

-4GB DDR3 Memory (2 DIMMs)
OR 4GB DDR3 Memory (1
OR 6GB DDR3 Memory (2
OR 8GB DDR3 Memory (2

-320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
OR 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
OR 160GB Solid State Drive Flash Module
OR 256GB Solid State Drive Flash Module

-8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
OR Two 8 Cell Lithium Ion Batteries
OR One 8 Cell Lithium Ion (standard) and One 6-Cell Extended-Life Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery (over-sized)

Software Bundle:
-Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3
-Corel VideoStudio Pro X3
-Microsoft Office Starter 2010
OR Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
OR Microsoft Office Office Home and Business 2010
OR Microsoft Office Professional 2010

GPU: 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics
14.5in diagonal HD with HP Radiance Infinity LED Display @1600x900 resolution
Backlit Island-style keyboard with ClickPad
Accessible memory slots:
Maximum memory expansion:

Beats™ Audio for superior sound reproduction
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Dual Digital Integrated Microphones

Optical drive:
Slot loading SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW (with Double Layer Support)
Memory card reader:
2-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader (SD and MMC)
Network (Wifi):
Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
Network (LAN):
External 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
PC Card Slot:
Blu-ray Drive:
3 USB ports (the 3rd one shared with eSATA), HDMI v1.3c
Additional Ports:
mini-Display Port, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, Beats headphone jack, a second headphone + microphone combo jack

Included Software:
HP MediaSmart puts Entertainment at your fingertips
brushed aluminum in carbon relic (metal)
Power Adapter:
90W AC Adapter
14.01in (W) x 9.33in (D) x 1.09in (H min)/1.11" (H max)
5.2 lbs (2.36kg)

1-year Premium Support
30-Days Free Limited Software, 1-year limited hardware

Mobile Broadband: (Optional, Requires activation)
-HP Mobile Broadband (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, or Sprint service activation required)

Security software: (Optional, Requires activation)
-Norton Internet Security 2010 [15 Month Subscription]
(@$20 OFF!)
-Norton 360 [15 Months]
-Norton Internet Security 2010 [2 Year Subscription]
-FREE Upgrade to Norton Internet Security 2010 [3 Year from 2 Year]

Theft protection: (Optional)
-Computrace LoJack for Laptops

Photo & Movie Editing Software: (Optional)
-Cyberlink DVD Suite Premium 7
(@$10 OFF! )
-Roxio PhotoShow
-CyberLink PowerDirector 8 Platinum
(@$30 OFF!)
-Adobe Premiere Elements 8
-Adobe PhotoShop Elements 8
-Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere Elements 8

Back-up & media management: (Optional)
-Roxio BackOnTrack 3
-Roxio BackOnTrack 3 Deluxe

*Prices, specifications, availability and terms of offers may change without prior notice, and is presented here as a guide. Please double check when you make your order online or at your local retailer.

Look at this youtube video showing the gorgeous casing, and also the easily accessible hard drive bay:

The optional extended battery is good to have:

Why Buy This?

-The Envy is one of the best HP notebooks ever
-It has better ventilation than the existing 13 and 15-inch Envy's, and hence, run cooler
-It does not look boring!
-It seems as if HP has built a more affordable Mac :)
-People who have bought this complimented on the great backlit keyboard, high quality audio and great shell design, as well as the outstanding graphics performance
-Great for games; can play StarCraft 2 easily and also more demanding 3D FPS games as it has high end discrete graphics (For even better gaming capability, check out my hub on the Envy 17)


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    • profile image 6 years ago from bear, de, 19701

      New brand model comes with any surprise. we never knows til this well tested.