Laptop Review – HP Envy 15
The Hewlett-Packard Envy 15 series offers all the features found in a desktop computer but at a fraction of its size. The name of this laptop is fitting since it does catch the stares of most people who see it. But since this laptop’s pricier than most of its contemporaries, it’s best we take a close look at the features to see if they’re worth the cost.
We start off to see where the Envy 15 gets its power. Its 1.6GHz Intel Core processor and a capacity of up to 16-gigabytes of random access memory space are remarkable. In addition, it does have the Windows 7 operating system so it definitely much that we can do with this laptop.
The Envy 15’s connectivity is extensive and should have what every user needs. For instance, it can be used as a home server and to create a network for the computers in the household. File and data sharing can be supported by this laptop.
SPECS AVAILABLE OPTIONS
CPU – Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB), Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-820QM Processor (1.73GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
RAM – 6GB-16GB DDR3
Screen Size – 15.6″ diagonal Full High Definition LED HP Ultra Brightview Widescreen Display (1920×1080), 15.6″ diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366×768)
Operating System – Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Professional 64-bit
Battery Life – 7.25 hours (manufacturer’s estimate)
Graphics – Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD, 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Graphic Card
Some people might wrongly conclude that upgradeability is not a feature that is as valuable as the other specs when in fact, it should be foremost on every user’s criteria. The Envy 15 can be upgraded to suit a change in the user’s requirements or to open up a whole lot of possibilities. Customization is a feature of the Envy 15 that is most sought after.
This laptop’s 15.6-inch screen is larger than most laptops and since it allows for high-definition viewing, you’re assured to have a great time watching videos. The screen size is also perfect for those who compare documents or those who do photo or video editing and want to have the highest detail possible.
The Envy 15 can be connected to an external device and so viewing can be done on a different computer monitor or on HDTV.
The Envy 15 can get to be as hot as 40 degrees Celsius even during an idle mode. This is a matter that we hope HP would have done something about. It’s distressful having to mind the heat especially when the user plans to leave it on for longer periods of time.
Despite its first-rate specifications and features, some might prefer to take a pause before making the purchase. The heat is a problem but if you don’t mind bringing along a cooler pad, then that fixes it. The HP Envy is recommended due to its superior features in a package that’s reasonably priced.